2016 Mazda CX-5 Awards and Recognitions
Mazda is an award-winning automotive brand, and it seems like it is being recognized for its excellence all the time. We can’t always keep up with all the awards Mazda receives, but today, we’d like to highlight some of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 awards and recognitions, starting with Mazda’s stellar performance in the New York Daily News Auto Awards.
Best Small SUV Winner in the New York Daily News Auto Awards
The entire Mazda lineup deserves recognition for this one, but with the small SUV segment being so popular and so filled with options, the CX-5’s popularity in the segment is phenomenal. In fact, the New York Daily News made the 2016 Mazda CX-5 the winner of its small SUV category, recognized for its 6-speed manual transmission, stylish design, fun driving experience and Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the IIHS.
Like we said, however, the entire Mazda lineup deserves recognition as well, with many placing first in their segment. Here are the results:
- 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Fun Car winner
- 2016 Mazda 3: Small Car winner
- 2016 Mazda 6: Family Car winner
- 2016 Mazda CX-3: City SUV winner
- 2016 Mazda CX-5: Small SUV winner
Best Value Family Car from Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association
The 2016 Mazda 6 above isn’t the only Mazda vehicle to be recognized as a great model for families. The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association named the 2016 CX-5 as the Best Value Family Car. To qualify, a model had to be priced below $32,086 (considered the average new car price) and deliver affordable, yet outstanding, performance in many categories.
It’s no surprise that the CX-5 excelled here. The vehicle not only looks great, but delivers excellent efficiency thanks to its SKYACTIV engine and engineering. It also offers Mazda Connect infotainment on a large 7-inch color touchscreen, helping to make sure everyone in the vehicle stays entertained. As we mentioned above, the vehicle was also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, which is a critical factor for many families.
Compact SUV J.D. Power APEAL Survey Award Winner
For those unfamiliar with J.D. Power’s APEAL Survey, it stands for Automotive Performance Execution and Layout Study. It takes input from consumers who have owned their vehicle for more than 90 days to find the top model in each segment, and since it is based on consumer feedback, this award is probably the most impressive of the bunch. The 2016 CX-5 earned the top spot in the compact SUV segment, requiring it to excel in categories like design, handling/braking, comfort and engine/transmission.
Like we said, Mazda is an award-winning brand, and these 2016 Mazda CX-5 awards and recognitions are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the Mazda lineup has achieved. To learn more about the awards Mazda has won and why they’ve won them, you can contact us at Mazda of Midland or just set up a test drive to experience Mazda for yourself.