Though reliability tests are often a good measure of how reliable a car actually is, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, cars that are reliable in real-life score poorly on tests, and conversely, sometimes unreliable cars score well on the tests. That’s why Consumer Reports came up with their brand Report Cards.
The Consumer Reports Report Cards offer a composite of an automaker’s average road-test score, including factors like overall fuel-efficiency, refinement, driving and handling dynamics, among others. These scores provide an overall view of an automaker’s reliability and predicted performance.
This year, Mazda scored as second-best among all auto brands, coming in second only behind Lexus. Every single Mazda model was graded above average for reliability, with the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 boasting particularly high scores.
“SKYACTIV Technology sets Mazda apart, with strong, lightweight and efficient engineering that instills excellent fuel economy and standout handling in every one of our new-generation vehicles,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO in a statement. “Our innovation prowess allows us to keep pushing boundaries with our dramatic KODO—Soul of Motion designs and first-class technology and features, and we’re proud to be recognized for our efforts.”
This accomplishment is especially impressive for Mazda, since more than half of its lineup is brand new or went through redesigns in the last three years.
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