Mazda is Consumer Reports’ ‘Best Car Brand for 2021’!

We are excited, but not so surprised, to announce that Mazda was ranked first in Consumer Reports “Best Car Brands of 2021”! Consumer Reports ranks vehicles based on a Road-Test Score, Predicted Reliability, Owner Satisfaction, Safety, Green Choices and an Overall Score. Seven out of seven Mazda models tested by Consumer Reports came recommended. Mazda jumped from number four in brands in 2020 to number one in 2021. Mazda also tops the Most Reliable Car Brands of 2021.

Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization; all evaluations and reviews come not from paid professionals or industry insiders, but from unbiased consumers, like you, who anonymously purchase the cars they test.

The Road-Test Score is based on more than 50 tests and evaluations for each vehicle. Consumer Reports tests over 250 different models. 

Predicted Reliability is rated on the amount and severity of problems reported by its members in 17 key trouble areas. Mazda received an 83 out of 100 score, followed by Toyota with 74. 

Owner Satisfaction is measured by whether or not Consumer Reports members report that they would buy the vehicle again. 

The Safety rating is determined by the results of crash-test results, with extra points given if the vehicle comes with these safety features on all trim levels. 

The Overall Score is based on the results of the four key ratings: the road-test, owner satisfaction, reliability and safety. Mazda was ranked number one with an Overall Score of 80 out of 100!

Green Choices are for vehicles that received a Green Choice designation for having the lowest emissions. While Mazda did not have any qualifying Green Choices for the 2021 Consumer Reports rankings, we suspect that the upcoming all-electric and plug-in hybrid Mazda MX-30 models will be on their radar next year! Mazda designs all of its vehicles for maximum fuel efficiency without hybrid technology.

Seven of the current 2021 Mazda models were evaluated: 2021 Mazda3, 2021 Mazda6, 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2021 Mazda CX-3, 2021 Mazda CX-30, 2021 Mazda CX-5, and 2021 Mazda CX-9. All seven models come recommended by Consumer Reports for their high quality, sleek good looks, consistent reliability and, of course, simply being fun to drive.

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 also earned the top Subcompact SUV on the list of Consumer Reports’ 10 Top Picks of 2021. Quoting the Mazda CX-30’s six-speed automatic transmission as a cure for the “joyless continuously variable transmissions” usually found in crossovers. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 now comes with an available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine that pumps out up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque and available i-ACTIV® AWD.

All Mazda models are built following the KODO design philosophy, ‘soul of motion’. New Mazda models are designed to seem in motion even when standing still. The design of each Mazda starts from the perspective of the driver, with a driver-centric cockpit that creates a sense of harmony, a connection between car and driver. Driver and passengers alike will enjoy premium cabin materials designed by skilled craftsmen and state-of-the-art infotainment technology inside every new Mazda.

Mazda SKYACTIV® technology is designed for efficiency and a superior drive. Perhaps no better seen and felt than in the iconic Mazda MX-5 Miata with its near 50/50 weight distribution. And the new SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine adds power to performance.

All new Mazda models come equipped with the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety features, which have earned Mazda more IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards than any other auto manufacturer!

Whether you want a fun and sporty 2021 Mazda3 or Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible, need a family hauler that can handle adventures like a 2021 Mazda CX-5 or three-row Mazda CX-9, you can find one with expert help at Dublin Mazda in Dublin, California. If you prefer a classic sedan like the 2021 Mazda6 or want something in between like the 2021 Mazda CX-3 or Mazda CX-30 crossovers, Dublin Mazda can help. 

Experience the joy of Mazda by taking a test drive of your favorite model at Dublin Mazda. We have a diverse selection of new Mazda models perfect for Northern California driving just waiting for you to get behind the wheel. So shop online or visit Dublin Mazda in Dublin, CA, today!