2018 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

2018 Mazda3
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Best Car Brand: Mazda

The Best Car Brand winner is Mazda. Its lineup, which includes the Mazda3, Mazda6, and Mazda Miata, offers engaging driving dynamics, accommodating seats, attractive cabin designs, and user-friendly technology.

The Mazda3 is one of the sportiest compact cars on the market, but it also offers the civility and comfort required to make it an excellent daily commuting partner. Efficiency is also a strong suit, as the Mazda3 returns up to 38 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.

Inside, the Mazda3 has a more premium cabin than many other cars in its price range. The Mazda Connect infotainment system is simple to operate, with intuitive menus and a responsive touch screen. If space is a priority, opt for the hatchback model, which has enough room for a snowboard or bicycle if you fold down the rear seats.