Mazda Ranked Second Among All Automotive Brands in Independent Evaluations, According to Leading Consumer Publication

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - A leading consumer publication named Mazda as the second-highest-ranked automotive brand in North America in its annual new-car issue, behind only luxury brand Lexus.

Through independent evaluation, Mazda vehicles were recognized for their road test scores—a composite of fuel-efficiency, driving and handling dynamics and refinement, among other factors—and predicted reliability. Standouts included the compact Mazda3, midsize Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, which were all recommended by the publication. All Mazda models were noted for above-average predicted reliability.

"Mazda's new generation of vehicles, featuring the perfect balance of fuel economy, handling and performance, impressive styling, and technology and safety features typically reserved for luxury vehicles, continue to demonstrate proven reliability and exceptional road-test performance," said Kory Koreeda, president, Mazda Canada Inc. "To be recognized for these efforts is an honour."

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Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at

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