Mazda continues to impress automotive experts with our distinctive style, stellar safety technology and proven performance. The awards and honours make us proud, but it’s our loyal Mazda drivers who are the real proof we’re building the best vehicles in the world.
We like breaking records and our Mazda3 went back-to-back with AJAC Car of the Year awards for 2020 and 2021. It’s the only nameplate to have done this, and to have won the highest honour three times.READ MORE
The AJAC awards are Canada’s premier automotive awards, combining rigorous testing along with extensive on-road evaluations. Top automotive journalists deliver detailed reports based on real driving conditions in this country.
Each year, 20 expert automotive journalists evaluate every car available in the Canadian market – more than 350 vehicles – based on 20 different criteria. Criteria varies for each class of vehicle, so a luxury car won’t be penalized on price, and a minivan won’t be judged heavily on its exterior or style.
Car Guide’s Best Buy Awards are selected by members of the editorial staff, who looked at all the new models from the auto industry and considered several aspects including innovation, performance and overall quality. Car Guide awards include a Best Car and Best SUV of the Year but also popular categories like Best Urban Crossover, Best Compact Car and Best Sports Car.
One of the most prestigious awards in the automotive world, J.D. Power has long singled out and recognized Mazda as a leader in engine performance, design and dependability.
Drivers rely on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highly regarded vehicle ratings to choose their next vehicle. All tested Mazda vehicles have won its highest award, the TOP SAFETY PICK+.
Awarded since 2009 by a panel of women automotive journalists from 37 countries, this unique award judges vehicles for their performance, design and safety features, but also reflects the priorities and preferences of women drivers.