Consumers Digest: Mazda is Best Buy 2016!

February 18th, 2016 by


Consumers Digest Names 2016 Mazda3 and Mazda6 as ‘Best Buys’ for 2016

What do you get when you combine 54 years of commitment to the consumer, scrutiny of 12 automobile design and performance characteristics, and 124 combined years of behind-the-wheel auto know-how? Consumers Digest’s Automotive Best Buy recommendations for the 2016 model year, that’s what. That means 48 recommended vehicles (across 13 classes of automobiles) that represent exceptional values in each segment. It means evaluation of specific vehicle attributes; analysis by and feedback from six longtime automotive journalists; answers to questions that you would pose to dealers and salespeople yourself.

What don’t you get? You don’t get dated, often inappropriate recommendations of vehicles that are based solely on prior model-year surveys. You don’t get reviews by amateurs. You don’t get recommendations that are rooted in bias.

The 2016 Mazda3 and the 2016 Mazda6 have earned top honors on the Consumers Digest “Best Buys” list for 2016. The Mazda3 was selected in the “Compact Cars” category, while the Mazda6 was named one of the best “Family Cars.”

Consumers Digest describes the 2016 Mazda6 as “one of the most entertaining-to-drive midsize sedans” and says that “the cabin is spacious and quiet and affords generous rear legroom…” The 2016 Mazda3 is recognized as a “Best Buy” because it “looks, feels and drives like a more expensive car.” The magazine describes the 2016 Mazda3 as being “the sportiest-feeling model in its class…” Both vehicles are currently available at dealers nationwide.

Consumers Digest determines “Best Buys” by recognizing the cars with exceptional value. According to the magazine, value is based by the car’s purchase price and ownership costs, as well as comfort, performance and utility. The automotive experts with Consumers Digest decide category winners after driving the vehicles under a range of circumstances and conditions, while also using a checklist to determine performance characteristics and design quality.

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