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2016 Mazda3 and Mazda6 Earn Top Honors in Consumers Digest Best Buys Awards

The 2016 Mazda3 and 2016 Mazda6 have earned top honors in the Consumers Digest Best Buys Awards for 2016. The former was ranked at the top of the “Compact Cars” category while the latter led the “Family Cars” category.

Mazda6 - Consumers Digest Best Buys Award 2016The goal of the Best Buys awards are designed to point consumers toward the cars that offer the best value in their respective segments. This is based on purchase price and ownership costs as well as other factors like performance, utility, and comfort. The winners are decided after Consumers Digest experts have test-driven the vehicles under a variety of conditions.

The 2016 Mazda3 was described as “the sportiest-feeling model in its class” and lauded for its ability to look, feel, and drive like a more expensive car. The Mazda6, meanwhile, was noted for its spacious and quiet cabin as well as for being “one of the most entertaining-to-drive midsize sedans.”

You’ll be able to find both at Steet-Ponte Mazda!

Mazda Connect Infotainment System Scores With Digital Trend

Mazda’s proprietary infotainment system is called Mazda Connect. Digital Trends may not have liked the name, but in their recent review of Connect, they certainly appreciated quite a bit about the system.

Mazda Connect Infotainment SystemMazda succeeded by taking risks. Most notably, Mazda chose to forgo a touchscreen. While at first this may seem backwards, this move has a purpose: safety and ease of use. Touchscreens, no matter how long we use them, still demand visual interaction. By employing a command-wheel, Mazda introduces quite a bit more intuition into the game. A more intuitive system is a less distracting system.

Engineers also had safety in mind when they placed the display screen. “By placing the screen both high on the dash, and at an optimal distance from the driver, the refocusing time is minimized, making it much easier to glance back and forth from screen to road.”

Overall, Digital Trends found the Mazda Connect infotainment system to be highly favorable, noting its high-quality components and intuitive interface. Mazda’s infotainment system is “luxury quality technology at a family car price.”