Looking to Buy a Honda? Why Not a Mazda?

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If you’re looking to purchase a new car and have driven a Honda before, you may be inclined to go in the same direction by default. Before you do that, you may want to look again at the brand that U.S. News awarded the Best Car Brand in 2020: Mazda. While Honda certainly offers competitive value for many kinds of vehicles, the sporty performance and handling coupled with excellent safety features provided by Mazda across all of its lines put this model at the head of its class in 2020. Here’s why you should let our helpful staff at our state-of-the-art Prieto’s Fresno Mazda location show you how Mazda beats the competition.


If you’re looking for a safe drive for you and your family, you’d be hard pressed to find a car brand that suits your needs better than Mazda. Five different Mazda models have received the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ award, the highest possible rating given by the IIHS. The Honda does score relatively high in safety ratings across many of its models, with the HR-V, Fit, Odyssey and Passport achieving a 9.0, 9.2, 9.3 and 9.3 out of 10, respectively, but the Mazda CX-30 scored a perfect 10 out of 10, with most of their models coming very close as well. With such comprehensive safety technology, you can rest assured that your family will have the safe ride they deserve.  


While Honda focuses more on producing a wide range of models with overall dependability and a hint of sportiness, Mazda’s drive is to offer models that are not only safe and powerful, but stylish as well. This is evident by the fact that, in addition to winning the Top Safety+ award, the Mazda 3 was also awarded 2020 Best Car Design Of The Year, joining the MX5 to make it the second Mazda to receive this award. The Mazda 3 was praised for its elegant, less-is-more simplicity, consistent with it’s Japanese philosophy. Add to that the Mazda’s luxurious interior finish, and you’ll see how the Mazda provides you with the feel of a luxury car at an economy-level price.


Not to be outdone by high-end luxury models, Mazda offers the Miata as a perennial contender for the top spot on many sports car rankings. The agile handling, upscale interior and surprisingly powerful four-cylinder engine proves that Mazda doesn’t just offer a safe ride, but a sporty roadster experience as well. Meanwhile, Honda doesn’t make a sports car at all.   


Honda models are known for their reliability and versatility, as they do make an array of hybrid and electric cars, and also many pickup trucks. But when it comes to a safe ride for the family and a sporty, luxurious feel, Mazda combines dependability and style in a way that few others can – hence the number of awards. Not convinced? Come to Prieto’s Fresno Mazda, and see for yourself! We love our vibrant Fresno community, and that’s why we take pride in getting Fresno citizens the best car for their money. We think that’s a Mazda; let us show you why.