Mazda vs. Honda: 2017 Battle of the Brands

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Which Brand Makes the Best Cars?

While both Honda and Mazda are Japanese automakers that offer competing products and fare well in U.S. News rankings, the two automakers’ focus is much different.

Honda offers more models and sells more cars. Its priorities are the mass market and overall value, with a hint of sportiness. Mazda works to appeal to a more specialized market, with greater emphasis on styling and nimble handling. Honda’s vehicles are widely known for their dependability, while Mazda touts its vehicles’ “fun-to-drive” status and head-turning good looks.

How do these automakers’ vehicles compare head-to-head? We’ve lined up both automakers in several categories and classes, from pricing to compact SUVs. In each category, we declare a winner based on the brand with the highest average score.

Click through the following slideshow to find out if Mazda or Honda takes the crown in this battle of the brands.

Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.

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