If a little “zoom-zoom” is in your future, and you don’t want to pay the big bucks for a brand-new Mazda vehicle, check out these top 10 used Mazda models and you may be on your way to a newer used set of wheels.
2014– The smart-looking five-passenger compact crossover SUV also offers good value, attractive styling, pleasant driving experience and excellent highway fuel economy up to 35 mpg (front-wheel drive, manual transmission). As for safety, look for a 2014 Mazda CX-5 equipped with optional Smart City Brake Support, a safety technology that can automatically stop the vehicle in low-speed situations where a collision appears imminent. Pricing ranges from $29,000 to $33,988.
2011-2012 – A five-passenger compact crossover SUV, the 2011-2012 Mazda CX-7 offers strong performance (with turbocharged four-cylinder engine), good looks, and a solid build quality. It may not be as versatile or kid-friendly in the interior as some competitive makes. Pricing ranges from $9,497 to $23,998.
2011-2014 – This snazzy, two-seat convertible has been a hit with in-the-know consumers who want a sporty drive without paying top dollars for the privilege. It is literally considered one of the best roadsters ever built, according to auto critics. Pricing ranges from $13,995 to $29,000.
2011-2014 Mazda Mazda3 – Noted for its athletic handling, sharp steering and composed ride, the 2011-2014 Mazda Mazda3, available in sedan and hatchback body styles, may make a compelling case for a good used car for some consumers. The 2014 Mazda3 is completely redesigned. Pricing ranges from $6,485 to $30,835.
2011 – As a used-car choice, many auto critics consider the 2011 Mazda RX-8 an excellent buy – if you’re looking for a four-door sports car powered by a 1.3-liter rotary engine. Pricing ranges from $14,988 to $21,983.
2012-2013 Mazda Mazda6 – The midsize 2012-2013 Mazda Mazda6 (the car was fully redesigned for 2014) offers sporty handling, a roomy interior and large trunk. Fuel economy, however, wasn’t on par with some competitors and the interior was a bit lackluster. Still, it’s an excellent option for a used family sedan. Pricing ranges from $8,800 to $24,994.
2011-2014 – The seven-passenger, full-size crossover SUV, the 2011-2014 Mazda CX-9, offers practicality, versatility and respectable fuel economy and handling for large families. And it isn’t a minivan, a plus in some consumer’s books. The spacious interior and athletic driving dynamics make the CX-9 a better choice, say some, than the (with which it shares basic engine and architecture). Pricing ranges from $12,997 to $40,620.
2011-2013 Mazda Mazda2 – One of the newest subcompact entries, the 2011-2013 Mazda Mazda2 provides consumers with much-wanted fuel economy plus, in the view of some auto critics, just-right vehicle utility. In other words, consumers today don’t want to pay for more vehicle than they need. Pricing for the 2011-2013 Mazda Mazda2 ranges from $6,497 to $18,900.
2012-2013 Mazda Mazda5 – The second-generation Mazda Mazda5 compact minivan debuted in 2012, making the 2012 and 2013 models good choices for used Mazda vehicles. Although smaller than other minivans in the used market, the Mazda5 is comfortable, agile, easy to drive and park, which should prove attractive qualities for not-so-large families. Pricing ranges from $8,800 to $21,995.
2012-2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 – Hatchback utility, precise steering, impressive performance from turbocharged engine, and availability of premium features mark the 2012-2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3. Fuel economy is less than some rivals and the interior isn’t as nice as it could be. Pricing ranges from $11,450 to $25,999.