Kelley Blue Book took a number of aspects into consideration when they were evaluating the cost-of-ownership of 2013 vehicles across the entire auto industry. The biggest factors they considered were depreciation and fuel costs of the vehicles over a 5-year period. Mazda performed very well in both of these categories due to strong consumer confidence in the longevity and reliability of Mazda vehicles, as well as a citation of Mazda’s innovative new SkyActiv technology, which uses precision engineering to create engines that are able to maximize performance while at the same time increasing fuel efficiency. Also cited in the analysis were Mazda’s low maintenance costs, which may be attributed to the precision of Mazda’s design and engineering across its entire lineup of vehicles.
In addition to Mazda’s award for the entire 2013 lineup, the 2013 Mazda5 minivan won an award for the “2013 5-Year Cost to Own Award” for the entire minivan segment. Fuel efficiency comes in the Mazda5 through precise engineering and a design that manages to maximize cargo and passenger space while increasing fuel efficiency through a compact design. A host of competitive features and technology also ensure that the Mazda5 will remain competitive in years to come so that the model will have a low depreciation value.
The sixth generation of Mazda vehicles has been one of the most successful stretches in Mazda’s history. Inspired designs and technologies which respond quickly and precisely to the developing needs of twenty-first century consumers have been the hallmark of the newest lineup of Mazda vehicles. The 2013 lineup of new Mazda vehicles is available now at Community Mazda, located at 8325 West 159th Street in Tinley Park, Illinois.