Mazda3 earns another award!

March 25th, 2016 by

2016 Mazda3

It was recently announced that the 2016 Mazda3 5-Door S Grand Touring has been selected as the ‘Best Compact’ vehicle for Good Housekeeping/Car and Driver’s inaugural ‘2016 Best New Car Awards.’ Now how awesome is that?

2016 Good HSKP awards

Good Housekeeping, along with Car and Driver, worked together to screen an initial list of the top 160 vehicles all the way down to 41 vehicles. They named four categories: Compact, Sedan, Eco and Crossover. Then, the engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute logged over 2000 miles on the roads. They took into account a multitude of vehicle features. They tested everything from performance, safety features, and family friendliness, to price, infotainment systems, usability, storage and intuitive design. The 2016 Mazda3 was popular for its stylish design and sophisticated MAZDA CONNECT system that set it apart from the competition.

“The sleek KODO design and Mazda’s SKYACTIV™ Technologies are what differentiates Mazda from other automakers,” said Robert Davis, Senior VP of U.S. Operations, Mazda North American Operations. He continued by saying “We are proud that Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver have recognized Mazda3’s quality and value by naming it the Best Compact Car for 2016.”

We know the safety and reliability of the Mazda 3 contribute to the family friendliness of the vehicle. The Mazda3 has set the bar high for standards of safety. It was even awarded as a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earning the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Notably, the Mazda3 was also selected this year as a Car and Driver 10 Best honoree.

The Mazda3 also features SKYACTIV™ TECHNOLOGY, “KODO—Soul of Motion” design and awesome features such as i-ELOOP, which will enhance the vehicle’s fuel economy, MAZDA CONNECT and the safety features included with i-ACTIVSENSE. The award-winning Mazda3 is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class and is available in four- and five-door configurations. It’s offered with either a SKYACTIV™-G 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter engine. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions also are available.

For more information about the Mazda 3 or to schedule your VIP test drive experience, give Beach Mazda a call today. Our appointment times are filling quickly, so please don’t delay!

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