2018 Best Vehicle Brand Awards

2018 Mazda6
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Best Car Brand: Mazda

The Mazda6 offers everything the Mazda3 does, just in a slightly larger package. Its roomier rear seat makes the Mazda6 a viable option for a small family. Plus, it receives top-notch crash test ratings; that should give you some added peace of mind when you strap the car seat into the second row.

If sportiness is more important than interior space, the MX-5 Miata is the Mazda for you. It’s one of the most nimble cars on the market, and its zippy powertrain and light weight make it feel quick.

While it only seats two, the Miata is a practical choice in other ways. For one, its gas mileage of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway is excellent for a sports car. Plus, it’s available with more advanced safety features than you’d expect for the segment, like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane departure warning.

No matter which Mazda model you choose, be sure to check out the Mazda deals page to find all the best finance and lease offers currently available. Then use the U.S. News Best Price Program to find the Mazda dealer in your area with the best available price on the model you’re after.