Consumer Reports ranked Mazda in second for the 2013 Car Brand Report Cards.
Every year, Consumer Reports releases Car Brand Report Cards. In 2013, Consumer Reports revised its entire methodology, now allowing individual brands to be ranked and not just the larger corporate umbrella companies. According to Bright Bay Mazda, Mazda tied for second this year, earning an overall score of 76.
To calculate the overall score for each brand, Consumer Reports utilizes a composite (equally weighted) of the reliability and road-test scores for each and every model. Scores for reliability are generated from the company’s Annual Auto Survey.
Consumer Reports enjoyed all Mazda vehicles because they are all highly practical, very sporty, and incredibly efficient, in part due to the new SKYACTIV® technology Mazda has rolled out. In fact, according to the Consumer Reports press release, Mazda vehicles are among the most reliable in the industry, and the company recommends 89% of all Mazda vehicles tested.
Consumer Reports was especially interested in the CX-5 SUV. The 2014 model features the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing. This impressive powertrain manages 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. With a manual transmission and in four-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-5 can get up to 35 mpg on the highway, one of the highest ratings for an SUV that the EPA has ever released.
Customers interested in learning more about all the sporty and efficient vehicles in the Mazda lineup are invited to visit Bright Bay Mazda in Bay Shore, New York, near Long Island.
About Bright Bay Mazda
Bright Bay Mazda (http://brightbaymazda.com) is proud to serve the Long Island, NY area. Carrying a full line of new and used Mazda cars, Bright Bay Mazda offers the ultimate selection for purchasing a vehicle. The knowledgeable and award-winning service department is ready to assist with all repairs and maintenance needs, and the parts department offers the latest and best variety of Mazda parts and accessories. Bright Bay Mazda strives for 100 percent customer satisfaction during each and every visit.