It seems that the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 are loved by both Everett, WA drivers and industry experts alike. Car and Driver magazine just announced their 10Best Trucks and SUV list and the Mazda brand earned two of the spots on the list! The 2018 Mazda CX-5 won the Best Compact SUV category and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 won the Best Mid-Size SUV category.
In order to determine which car earns the top honor, Car and Driver looks at each vehicle in three different ways. The vehicle needs to offer a strong value proposition, it must inspire in how well it fulfills its mission and that of the segment it’s in, and it has to be engaging to drive. In addition to data collection, the editorial team at Car and Driver spends plenty of behind-the-wheel time to evaluate each competing vehicle in their respective category.
The Mazda CX-5 impressed the editors at Car and Driver for its modern design, superior handling, and efficient performance. The editors said: “From the first turn of the wheel, it’s evident that the Mazda is something different. The [Mazda] CX-5 follows steering commands with an eagerness that belies its category. Its chassis provides a master class in body control—firm enough to make for engaging handling yet supple enough to shrug off pavement imperfections.”
While the Mazda CX-9 was praised for its versatile cabin and excellent driving dynamics. “Practicality may be king for vehicles tasked with the demands of suburban responsibility, yet our chores need not be devoid of enjoyment. Mazda gets that, and the [Mazda] CX-9 crossover is its flagship example of bringing driving satisfaction to the daily grind, a sophisticated standout that sets the benchmark for how a three-row SUV should satisfy its driver.”
Ready to get behind the wheel of one of these award-winning vehicles? Let the team at your Puyallup, WA Mazda dealer set you up for a test drive and walk you through the features.
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