Mazda is a Japanese automaker whose parent company began making small vehicles over 70 years ago. Mazda has sold cars in the US since the seventies. Mazda offers a collection of vehicles that are intended to be more fun to drive than their competition.

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For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Mazda MX-5 RF 64-68
Mazda MX-5 64-68
Mazda Mazda3 sedan 57-61
Mazda Mazda3 5d 56-60
Mazda Mazda6 56-60
Mazda CX-9 51-59
Mazda CX-5 47-58
Mazda CX-3 48-50

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.