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The experts at Quebec-based magazine Le Guide de l’Auto have spoken! For 2018, you’ll find four different Mazda models named Best Buy in their respective categories: the 2018 Mazda3 (compact cars), the 2018 Mazda CX-3 (sub-compact SUVs), the 2018 Mazda CX-5 (compact SUVs for under $40,000) and the 2018 Mazda MX-5 (convertibles for under $50,000).

 

THE 2018 MAZDA3: BEST BUY IN THE COMPACT CAR CATEGORY

The 2018 Mazda3 is distinguished by its modern KODO design, which conveys a sense of constant movement, its dynamic handling, courtesy of SKYACTIV-G technology, and the precision of its gear changes, thanks to its SKYACTIV-Drive transmission, which gives the driver the impression of being at one with the vehicle. The way it duplicates the driver’s movements makes the 2018 Mazda3 a dynamic compact car that’s fun to drive. On top of excellent fuel economy, the vehicle also offers Active Driving Display and an ingenious entertainment system. The 2018 Mazda3 really does have it all!

 

THE 2018 MAZDA CX-3: BEST BUY IN THE SUB-COMPACT SUV CATEGORY

There’s magic in the 2018 Mazda CX-3! The experts at Le Guide de l’Auto appreciate its sporty drivability, precise handling and impressive 146 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of a 2.0 L 16-valve SKYACTIV-G engine. It drives more like a sports car than an SUV, largely thanks to its suspension and the design of its chassis, both of which ensure exceptional handling. The four-wheel drive version of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 also offers excellent traction on snow or under other difficult road conditions.

 

THE 2018 MAZDA CX-5: BEST BUY IN THE COMPACT SUV FOR UNDER $40,000 CATEGORY

The delightful, luxurious 2018 Mazda CX-5 won the experts over with its precise steering, G-Vectoring Control and quiet operation. The latter is due to better tires, thicker window glass and a generous amount of soundproofing materials. Several additional details work together to make the 2018 Mazda CX-5 a Best Buy for the year, including newly designed door handles, side view mirrors and rear doors.

 

THE 2018 MAZDA MX-5: BEST BUY IN THE CONVERTIBLES FOR UNDER $50,000 CATEGORY

Who doesn’t love the 2018 Mazda MX-5? With power, charisma and pure driving pleasure, this affordable roadster won the hearts of the experts at Le Guide de l’Auto. Its strengths include its lightweight construction, extremely precise shifting and excellent power-to-weight ratio. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 just keeps getting better and better, reaching a level of perfection that’s almost impossible to beat.