MAZDA\u2019S DIRECT, SPORTY HANDLING AND QUALITY INTERIORS HELP SECURE TOP SPOT FOR THE FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 19, 2019) \u2013 For the fifth consecutive year, Mazda has been awarded the \u201cBest Car Brand\u201d by U.S. News & World Report. Mazda won this car class on the strength of its class-leading Mazda3,\u00a0Mazda6\u00a0and\u00a0Mazda MX-5 Miata. According to U.S. News & World Report, the Mazda3, Mazda6 and MX-5 Miata all offer top-notch performance that puts an emphasis on direct, sporty handling, as well as quality interiors that are more upscale than their price tags might suggest. \u201cMazda cars can make your heart race with their sporty performance while wrapping you in gorgeous, upscale interiors,\u201d said Jamie Paige Deaton, U.S. News Best Cars executive editor. \u201cFrom the iconic MX-5 to the roomy Mazda6, there\u2019s a Mazda car to suit any buyer.\u201d To determine the award winners, U.S. News Best Cars averaged the overall score of all the given brand\u2019s products in each award class. The brand with the highest overall average score was named the winner in the category. The overall scores come directly from the U.S. News Best Cars rankings, which are based on a combination of safety scores, reliability data and the consensus of the automotive press. From Mazda\u2019s sporty MX-5 Miata, stylish Mazda3\u00a0Sedan\u00a0and\u00a0Hatchback\u00a0and elegant Mazda6 to Mazda\u2019s line of CX crossover vehicles including the\u00a0CX-3,\u00a0CX-5,\u00a0CX-9\u00a0and\u00a0all new CX-30, every car in Mazda\u2019s line-up features elegant styling that embodies Mazda\u2018s Kodo design language, well-appointed interiors, and advanced safety technology to give the driver more confidence behind the wheel. At the heart of each Mazda vehicle is SKYACTIV Technology, which includes precise engineering paired with artful craftsmanship. \u201cWe are honoured that U.S. News & World Report has recognized Mazda as its \u2018Best Car Brand\u2019 for the fifth year in a row,\u201d said Jeff Guyton president of Mazda North American Operations. \u201cMazda vehicles are designed with the driver in mind, featuring exhilarating exterior designs and thoughtfully crafted interiors as well as having an active approach to safety that can help build upon a premium driving experience for more peace of mind for our customers.\u201d The all-new Mazda CX-30 will make its North American debut at the LA Auto Show\u2019s AutoMobility LA, leading the next generation of Mazda products that will deliver new dimensions of driving a pleasure. Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through approximately 620 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media centre at InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com\/Newsroom. Follow MNAO\u2019s social media channels through\u00a0Twitter\u00a0and\u00a0Instagram\u00a0at @MazdaUSA and Facebook at\u00a0Facebook.com\/MazdaUSA.