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Mazda MX-5 and Mazda 3 make “Car and Driver’s” 10 Best Cars

In late November, Mazda North America announced that its new MX-5 and Mazda3 were chosen for “Car and Driver’s” 2017 Best Cars.

“10 Best Cars” is a tradition the magazine has held since 1980. It chooses 10 models that are most recommended among models sold in the US at present at a new car price of $80,000USD (about 9,100,000 yen) and below.

What’s interesting about the list is that it’s not prioritized. Each maker can use their listing in the list for sales promotion.

For the 2017 list, Mazda’s new MX-5 and Mazda 3 were chosen. The MX-5’s soft top and retractable top were chosen, and for the Mazda 3, the 4-door and 5-door hatchback.

Mazda North America CEO Masahiro Moro says, “We’re grateful that the truly pleasurable driving experience of the new MX-5 and Mazda 3 were recognized.”

(Translated by Greg Scott)