Mazda, known for its famous tagline "Driving Matters," is making a buzz in the automotive industry. With its stunning new innovations and designs, it has been capturing the eager eyes of car enthusiasts for decades (hi, Miata!). Mazda has become known as one of the most revered car companies due to its various features such as superior fuel efficiency, reliability, and sporty driving features.
Though it may be small compared to the scope of other car manufacturers, Mazda has proven its brand's competitive edge in the market by continuously focusing on tried-and-true gas engines with superb cars that will stand up strong against any of the competitors. For enthusiasts and Mazda first-timers alike, here is a Complete Guide to Mazda's Car Line up.
10 Crossover: 2019 Mazda CX-3
This dynamic and powerful car is one limelight-stealer, especially for any driving enthusiast. The Mazda CX-3 crossover is more powerful than ever as it comes in great sporty and cool trims such as Sports, Touring and Grand Touring. It also has many new innovations that make it exciting to drive.
The marvelous car features comfy 5 passenger seat, an 16 and 18 wheel design, piano black and chrome exterior accents, an autohold function, a 146-hp four-cylinder engine, a redesigned center console, and a G-Vectoring Control system. Safety Features include 3-point seat belts for all seating positions, Hill Launch Assist, Rearview Camera, Blind Spot Monitoring9 with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and many more. Overall a great package for a crossover model with a starting price of $20,390.
9 Sedan: 2019 Mazda 2
The 2019 Mazda 2 is better than ever with its spectacular new innovations and great design. Though it may be the smallest among the Mazda car's line, this hatchback car enjoys all of the fantastic design and power of its brothers.
It now utilizes the brands KODO: Soul of Motion design for a dynamic look that will surely catch any onlooker's attention. It features a roomy 5 seater interior, a 7-inch touchscreen LCD monitor in the middle, G-Vectoring Control, paddle shifters, automatic climate control, and an active driving display. Under its hood is a 1.5L SKYACTIV-G 16-valve engine, which is coupled to a SkyActiv-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode, making driving anywhere smooth and easy. Lastly and the most important are its fantastic safety features like Airbags SRS, Anti-lock Braking System, Childproof rear door locks, Emergency Stop Signal and many more. Its price starts at $21,500.
8 Sporty Sedan or Hatchback: 2019 Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 was first introduced in 2003, and since its release it has won numerous awards, such as "2018 Best Car Brand" by US News & World Report, 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick, and was even named a Car and Driver ‘10 Best’ four years in a row.
The 2019 edition features new Cruising and Traffic Support (CTS) system which aids in reducing the driver's fatigue, safety features like a Smart City Brake that prevents frontal collisions while driving at slow speeds, i-Activsense for safe driving and lastly it has the new Mazda Connect system which allows the driver to see information without taking their eyes off the road when driving. Its price starts at $21,500.
7 Crossover: 2019 Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is a crossover that has a sophisticated design and advanced systems to improve the on-road experience of both the driver and passengers. It is more refined, has better handling, and an improved interior over previous models. This is because of a design aesthetic based on refined toughness and adhering to a human-centered approach.
The stunning car features a SKYACTIV-G In-line 4-Cylinder DOHC engine, featuring 16 Valves with i-STOP, SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-Speed Automatic transmission, MacPherson Strut (Front) / Multi-link beam (Rear) suspension. It also boast advanced active safety features such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and radar cruise control. It price starts around $24,350.
6 Sports Car: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Since its debut in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 has become one of the most iconic sports cars around the world. The company has sold 1.1 million MX-5s in the span of 29 years, which makes it the biggest selling roadster of all time. It was even certified by Guinness World Records as the world's "Best selling two-seater sports car".
The 2019 edition of this incredible masterpiece features SKYACTIV®-G1 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with VVT, electronically controlled fuel injection, 16 x 6.5 aluminum alloy wheels in Metallic Black finish, upgraded horsepower, an increased redline of 7,500 rpm, giving it both stunning good lucks and mind-blowing power. This convertible roadster also packs great safety features such as an adaptive front-lighting system, high beam control, blind-spot monitoring and many more. ith its magnificent features, it is indeed a showstopper on the road. Its price starts around $25,730.
5 Crossover SUV: 2019 Mazda CX-9
The Mazda CX-9 is a 7 seater crossover SUV, which is a perfect ride for the whole family. With its roomy and well-crafted interior, it has a reputation for providing a comfortable ride for every passenger. The car also has the KODO design making it more stylish and elegant than others in its segment.
It features a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-turbo that produces 227hp and 420Nm of torque, a motor with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and is available in front-wheel drive (Sport Touring) or all-wheel drive (Signature Series). Like other Mazda models, its equipped with advanced safety features like Advanced Smart City Brake Support, Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, and many more. It price is around $32,100.
4 Pick-Up: 2019 Mazda BT-50
The Mazda BT-50 is a sporty pick-up that lets you go anywhere with ease. It is built to take on any task, with plenty of room for gear, power for pulling a load, or even taking it off road. This workhorse can take on payloads of up to 1,389 kg and has a towing capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes. This stylish truck will definitely take on any challenge.
It features cruise control, reinforced body shell, a Trailer Sway Control (TSC), a Hill Launch Assist (HLA), a Hill Descent Control (HDC), and Dynamic Stability Control & Traction Control System. Worry less with its incredible advanced safety features like antilock brakes, dual front airbags, intelligent seatbelt reminders, and a side thorax airbags. The price of this car starts around $34,490.
3 Sedan: 2019 Mazda 6
This stylish and beautifully sculpted midsize sedan is the first in its collection to feature a turbocharged gas engine. The Mazda 6 2019 is a five-seat midsize sedan that features the company's most cutting-edge technology, such as 'G-Vectoring' steering control, the debut of the 2.5-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder petrol engine, and an 11-speaker Bose stereo Not only is this vehicle innovative-- it offers superior comfort as well, with a spacious back seat, cabin quietness, and more standard active safety features.
Though it's highly acclaimed for these features, some drivers dislike its lack of low-end power, higher noise level, and somewhat bulky facade. Overall, the 2019 Mazda 6 stands out for its handling, sporty design and affordability. Price starts at $35,100.
2 Pre-owned Minivan: 2016 Mazda 5
The Mazda 5 was first introduced in 2006 as a roomy minivan and had a 2.3-liter Inline four-cylinder engine that was rated at 157 horsepower. Since then, it developed new features and designs to catch up with the competitive market.
Its 2007 model showcased a new Ground Touring Trim that boasted heated seats, leather upholstery and powerful HID headlamps, which were grand innovations for the time. Other model years, like the 2008 version, offered new styling on the front and rear. The 2010 model offered traction and stability control as standard features far ahead of the curve in the segment. Unfortunately, Mazda 5 was discontinued in 2016.
1 Pre-owned Sports Car: 2011 Mazda RX-8
Since its debut in 2004, the Mazda RX-8 earned a reputation as an eye-catcher with its sleek and cool design. It is packed with great balance and agility, making it perfect for driving on curvy roads. Like its brothers, each new model year introduced new features for a better driving experience.
The car showcases a 1.3-liter engine that can produce 232 horsepower, a 6-speed shiftable automatic/manual transmission, 18-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels, twin polished exhaust tips and LED taillights. Great as it is, the model was discontinued in 2011, though sports car enthusiasts often seek this model for projects and collections.