Mazda: One Of Canada’s Favourite Car Makers
Drivers in Canada face a unique set of problems. A good Canadian car needs to be able to handle extremes of temperature, gravel roads, zigzagging highways, and bad weather — all while offering quality entertainment options for those long intercity drives. Mazda’s ability to produce versatile, sturdy cars that can take everything the climate throws at them has clearly gotten peoples’ attention, and a growing number of Canadians are turning to Mazda as their car of choice.
Mazda cars have been a familiar part of the automotive landscape in Canada since the company first arrived in 1968, but with new numbers showing a 7.6% increase in growth in business over 2016, record sales reported for 2017, and a line up of 2018 models receiving consistently high ratings from industry experts, it is safe to say that Mazda is has become one of the most popular cars in the country.
If you follow the news from your local Mazda dealership you will probably know that a lot of this growth is based on the popularity of reliable, well-designed vehicles like the Mazda 3 and Mazda CX5, which offer regular Canadians the opportunity to enjoy a sporty ride without breaking the bank.
The Mazda 3, in particular, has become one of the most recognizable cars on Canadian roads from downtown Toronto to the Rocky Mountains. Available as both a hatchback and a sedan, the Mazda 3 is legendary for its ability to combine strong handling, dynamic control, and durability in a stylish, fun-to-drive package.
While there are faster cars out there, the genius of the Mazda 3 lies in its ability to blend practical considerations with athletic flourishes and crowd-pleasing looks in a way that makes the vehicle as a whole transcend the sum of its parts.
Mazda has also made a name for itself with the CX5, a crossover that applies many of the same virtues of the Mazda 3 — excellent handling, responsive steering, style, and comfort — to a compact SUV. Fans of the CX5 tout its capacious front and rear seating, its sleek infotainment system, and its classy interior design. The back seats also fold neatly down to create a large, square space that is ideal for hauling cargo, which adds to the CX5’s versatility.
Mazda might be best known for delivering good, solid cars at affordable prices, but it has also been garnering attention for its more high-end offerings. Consumer Reports voted the Mazda MX5 Miata as one of its ten top picks for best car of 2017.
Lightweight, responsive, efficient, and fun to drive, the MX5 combines Mazda’s greatest strengths. Its easy handling and agility make it adept at driving long winding roads or weaving through freeway traffic, and its classic roadster look means you’ll attract the right kind of attention while doing so.
To be competitive in Canada, car manufacturers have to design a vehicle that can do several things well. Mazda’s success speaks to its ability to do combine driveability, practical design, and sleek looks in a competitively priced package.