Mazda, for years, has been an als0-ran against Toyota and Honda, but the automaker has stepped up its game considerably in recent times.
Its interiors are among the best of any vehicles in their respective price points, and almost all of the company’s cars and crossovers offer a level of driving engagement and excitement not seen elsewhere.
The 2021 Mazda lineup can almost be viewed as a transitional phase, as the CX-3 model has been simplified and the automaker is focusing on building out its other vehicle lines.
Mazda regularly appears in our “best of” lists, including:
Because of its size and sporty personality, there aren’t many direct competitors within the Miata’s exact price range.
Fiat 124 Spider
Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ
Best of the 2021 Mazda Lineup
There’s not a bad seat in the house when it comes to Mazda, so making the decision on which model is the best is a difficult one. That said, the Mazda3 has been so improved in the last few years that it’s almost unrecognizable against previous versions of the car. It’s an even more compelling choice now, as it’s offered in both a hatchback and a sedan and can be had with all-wheel drive. On top of that, the Mazda3 is an engaging car to drive, and has a personality that far outshines its power numbers and its size.