As Mazda dealers, it’s our privilege and our right to talk about the amazing advances our brand is making. It’s clear that 2019 Mazda vehicles are not just loved by dealers, but by the experts, too. According to Car and Driver, not just one, but two Mazda models earned spots on the Ten Best Trucks and SUVs List.

Both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Mazda CX-9 were celebrated in the “Best Compact SUV” and “Best Mid-Size SUV” categories, respectively, for their driving dynamics, design and value. This is the second year in a row for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the third year in a row for the Mazda CX-9. Both SUVs were praised for their visceral driving experiences, excellent fuel efficiency, sophisticated design and refined craftsmanship.

According to Car and Driver experts, “The Mazda CX-5 provides luxury-grade interior refinement at solidly non luxury prices; ride and handling that feel sized up from a Miata, rather than dumbed down for mass-market appeal; and an exterior that bucks the boxy conventions of its segment in favor of something significantly more elegant. But most of all, there’s the sense that the CX-5 was designed for people like us—people who love to drive.”

The Mazda CX-9, on the other hand, is ideal for families because of its third row seating and tasteful interior. It’s a family vehicle that “doesn’t look and feel like a plastic storage bin,” according the the experts. It includes a retuned suspension for a smoother, more natural ride experience, plus extra features like a 306-degree view monitor, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata was recognized recently as well, and we’ll be talking more about that model in the future. We would love to be the Wooster, OH car dealers that show you these models in person.