Are Mazdas Reliable? Find Out

At Walker’s Renton Mazda, sales professionals can help you find the most affordable, high quality Mazda that suits your needs. But why Mazda? Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans purchase Mazda vehicles. In fact, an impressive 300,325 Mazdas made their way to new homes in 2018.


Mazdas may not have the largest market share when it comes to popular vehicle brands like Toyota and Honda. But where the Mazda lacks in sales, it makes up for in brand loyalty and reliability. The Mazda market might be relatively small, but the Mazda is still a high-quality car with a great price.


If you’ve been considering investing in a Mazda, keep reading. Everything you need to know about Mazdas is explained below, along with some important information on Mazda's reliability. If you have more questions, you can always come in to our dealership to consult with our seasoned sales professionals.

Who Makes Mazdas?

The Mazda Motor Corporation originally opened its doors in 1920. 


At the time, the Hiroshima-based company exclusively made three-wheeled motorcycles that were known as auto rickshaws. They’ve come a long way in both durability and style. They started manufacturing four-wheeled automobiles in the 1930s, and the rest is history.


Today, the Mazda Motor Corporation is a wholly-owned Japanese company. For a brief period, though, Ford Motors owned one-third of the company. They’ve since sold their shares, and the company is now owned by various Japenese shareholders.  


Mazda is a Japanese car still headquartered in Hiroshima today, and it’s run by President and CEO Akira Marumoto. 

Are Mazdas Reliable?

The short answer to this question is a resounding yes. Mazdas are some of the most reliable cars on the market. How reliable are we talking, though?


Mazda vehicles regularly rank among the top in terms of reliability. For example, in the Telegraph’s reliability poll, Mazdas came in 11th place. 

What Makes Mazdas Reliable?


There are a lot of factors that make Mazdas durable and reliable cars. The following are some of the main factors people look at when considering the dependability ranking of Mazdas compared to other vehicle brands.

Cost of Repairs

The less money it costs to repair a vehicle, the higher its reliability score will be. Not only are they durable, but Mazda parts are common and inexpensive. As a result, they are easy for mechanics to find and Mazdas are thus less expensive to repair. The Mazda’s durability and the commonality of its parts make this brand great for your budget both in the long term and the short term.


Related: Walker’s Renton Mazda Parts Center

Less Time Off the Road

Because it’s easy for mechanics to find parts to repair Mazdas, these cars don’t have to be off the road and in the shop for as long. The less amount of time people have to spend without their cars while they’re being fixed, the more dependable they’re likely to consider those cars to be.

Safety Tests

Of course, we can’t forget the performance Mazdas bring to safety tests. When it comes to crash tests, Mazdas are so dependable that they regularly outperform many of their competitors. This is especially true of the newer Mazda models, which feature all kinds of high-tech safety components to help drivers feel more secure when they’re behind the wheel.

Do Mazda Cars Last Long?


Mazdas are known for having long lifespans, too. Many people are able to drive their Mazdas for years without a single problem, and it’s not hard to find a Mazda that will drive for over 250,000 miles with ease. As mentioned before, they are easy to fix—another quality leading to their durability. 


As long as your Mazda is properly maintained, you can trust in its durability and long life span. This is why at Walker’s Renton Mazda, our used cars are just as dependable as the cars found in the new vehicle showroom. In the rare scenario that your car breaks down unexpectedly, we offer limited warranty for repairs and car components.


Most Popular Mazda Vehicles

There are several different Mazda vehicles on the market that might interest you. If you’re looking for the most reliable Mazda, your best option will likely be one of the following three:



These three Mazdas perform the best in safety and reliability tests. Consumers also tend to have the fewest complaints about these options. 


This doesn’t mean that other Mazda makes are unreliable. Any Mazda would make an excellent choice for a driver who prioritizes safety and reliability. If you’re looking for the most reliable option, though, one of the three listed above is likely going to be the best fit.

Bonus Reasons to Buy a Mazda

If you’re still on the fence about investing in a Mazda, consider some of these other benefits that they have to offer:


  • Eye-catching, durable exteriors

  • High-quality, luxurious interiors

  • Tons of interior amenities (back-up camera, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, etc.)

  • Powerful, dependable and fuel-efficient engines


With all these additional perks, plus the higher-than-average reliability rating, you can’t go wrong if you choose to drive down the road in a new or used Mazda.


Related: Walker’s Renton Mazda Showroom

Buy Yourself a Mazda Today

Now that you know more about Mazdas and how reliable these vehicles are, are you ready to purchase one for yourself? 


You can enjoy all of the benefits listed above if you choose to purchase a Mazda over another type of car. Start shopping today for the perfect Mazda to meet your needs!


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