Mazda has recently been churning out great cars, and 2014 was no different. Therefore, they have been busy all year accepting awards from various publications. Two of their main sedans really cleaned up this year: The Mazda3 and the Mazda6.
Every award that they won they actually shared. For instance, the Mazda3 won Motor Trend’s “Big Test” Award, Car & Driver’s “10 Best” Award, and Road & Track’s “Best of Everything” Award. The Mazda6 also won all three of those same awards! The most recent one was awarded in June; however, that one did not go to both sedans. The 3 won Automobile Magazine’s “All-Star” Award.
The Big Test Award is a comparison award given out by Motor Trend. It pits similar cars up against each other for multiple tests. Mazda3 and Mazda6 defeated compact and mid-size sedans such as the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, and Chevy Malibu.
Car & Driver has the “10 Best” Award, and that is obviously given to the ten best cars or sometime sets of cars. In this instance, the 3 and 6 won it together. To make the list, they both actually bullied their sibling off the list this year – the Miata.
The last award they won together was the Best of Everything Award from Road & Track. This is given out every year, and the 3 won it in the compact category, while the 6 won it in the mid-size category.
The final award won by the Mazda3 was the All-Star Award from Automobile Magazine. The stylish 3 breathes new life into the crowded compact-car arena: it drives with even more poise than before, returns superb fuel economy, and has an interior that shames pricier cars. The 3 joins the likes of the Cadillac CTS and the BMW 3 Series with their win in this category.
Here at Preston Mazda in Maryland, we have the 2014 Mazda3’s and Mazda6’s in stock if you’d like to come in for a test drive. Also, for the remainder of September 2014 we are letting you pay what we pay! That’s right employee pricing is as good as it gets for brand new cars, and until the end of the month every single car on the Preston Autoplex is priced to sell at employee pricing.