What’s So Great About Mazda SUVs?

Since the Mazda-Go tricycle truck, the Mazda brand has come a very long way. Millions of Mazdas have been sold worldwide. Families choose Mazda crossover SUVs like the Mazda CX-9 and Mazda CX-5. Then there are smaller Mazda SUV options like the CX-30 and the CX-3. But what’s so great about Mazda SUVs?

A silver 2021 Mazda CX-30 driving on a highway
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 in action | Photo via Mazda

Mazda SUVs like the Mazda CX-9 and CX-5 set themselves apart from the rest

For families that need to upgrade from their smaller cars to make room for more people and stuff, the Mazda CX-9 is known as a crossover for the driving enthusiasts. If you want a crossover SUV that’s still fun to drive, try driving the Mazda CX-5 or CX-9. This isn’t to say that Mazda is the only auto brand that produces fun-to-drive family crossovers. But that’s kind of Mazda’s calling card.

2021 Mazda CX-9 on a road through the woods
2021 Mazda CX-9 | Mazda

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When you get into a Mazda crossover or SUV, you can expect an engaging driving experience. Plus, Mazda offers its Signature trim which pulls out all the stops in terms of luxury. Still, as it’s a mainstream brand, the starting prices are all very reasonable.

For example, the Mazda CX-5 starts at $27,270––according to Mazda’s website. The Mazda CX-9 starts at $33,960. Mazda also introduced the all-new Carbon edition that really stands out among the crossover crowd.

The 2021 Mazda Carbon Edition lineup – CX-5, CX-9, and Mazda6
The 2021 Mazda Carbon Edition lineup | Mazda

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Mazda crossover SUV awards

As of June 2020, Mazda had more vehicles named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks than any other manufacturer. In addition to this, Mazda earned Kelley Blue Book’s Performance Award in 2019. Plus, U.S. News and World Report bestowed the 2020 Best Car Brand award upon Mazda this year.

The Mazda SUV lineup that the brand offers is a huge part of why this brand is receiving so many accolades. The crossover SUV segment is booming. It’s basically taking over. Never before have so many American families wanted a crossover, SUV, or pickup truck. For now, Mazda hasn’t added a pickup truck to its lineup, but its crossover SUVs come in a range of sizes and options for a wide spectrum of potential buyers.

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The Mazda CX-3 and CX-30

The Mazda CX-30 is a compact crossover released by the brand in 2019. It’s designed to appeal to families that want something in between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover. The Mazda CX-3 is among the Top Safety Picks given to the brand by the IIHS. It’s meant for someone that wants a car-like driving experience but a higher ride and the option for more cargo space.

2019 Mazda CX-3
2019 Mazda CX-3 | Mazda

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The Mazda CX-30 is larger and more utilitarian, but it retains the dynamic driving experience that Mazda is known for. It’s not quite as large as the Mazda CX-5 but still offers more space for passengers than the Mazda CX-3, which has a tighter back seat. All of these Mazda SUVs are crossovers that bring a lot to the table for singles and families. They each contribute something special to the brand. From the three-row Mazda CX-9 to the subcompact Mazda CX-3, there’s an option for everyone in the Mazda SUV lineup.