Mazda Awards


Everything we do is daring, ingenious and fun. Our awards acknowledge and prove that our ground-breaking SKYACTIV Technology is an unbeatable combination of efficiency and driving performance. Take a look at our most recent award wins below.


Scottish Car of the year 2013


The Mazda6, which features fuel-saving SKYACTIV Technology, has won the 2013 Eco Car Award at the annual Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) awards ceremony.


ASMW President Alisdair Suttie commented: "Who said saving money has to be dull? Not us, and this year's eco award winner disproves this assumption completely. The new Mazda6 demonstrates that frugality doesn't mean having to compromise on space, comfort and practicality, or any of the other attributes that make up the ideal family transport."

Scottish car of the year

Auto Express New Car - Best Family Car


Announcing Mazda6 as a winner, Auto Express editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler, commented: "The new Mazda6 brought a number of firsts to the family car class - it uses clever technology to reduce running costs, cut emissions and boost mpg, while it's also a fantastic car to drive. On top of that, it's the sort of car you can't get enough of looking at... it's simply gorgeous."

Auto Express Best Family Car 2013

Fleet World Honours 2013 - Best Upper Medium


Declaring the new Mazda6 winner of the 'Best Upper Medium' award, judging panel chairman and Fleet World editor, Steve Moody, stated: "The new Mazda6 oozes quality. It's a big car with lots of space, rides beautifully and handles well, while the cabin is stylishly simple and built to a very high standard. Add in that clever SKYACTIV technology which ensures emissions are incredibly low and you have an extremely fine business car."


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2013 FleetWorld Upper Medium Car Mazda6

CarBuyer car of the year 2014


CarBuyer car of the year 2014 - Best Large Family Car awarded to the Mazda6 Saloon


“The new Mazda 6 has really taken the large family car sector by storm. As if its blend of style, quality and dynamism wasn’t enough, the use of clever SKYACTIV technologies means its incredibly efficient, too, whether you go for the saloon or super-spacious Tourer.” - Test panel judge – Steve Fowler (editor-in-chief).


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Best large family car 2014

Fleet News Awards 2013


Fleet News Awards 2013 - 'Best Upper Medium Car’.


The new Mazda6 has been named by fleet motor industry experts as car of choice in the upper-medium category, fighting off tough competition from brands such as VW, Ford, Hyundai and Vauxhall.


“The Mazda6 offers power with efficiency. Its ground-breaking technology in using lightweight materials and re-engineering the drivetrain has resulted in excellent, highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. The car is well equipped and exceptional to drive, while the judges noted the fleet-friendly badging for a simplified line up.” -  Judges’ Comments


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Fleet News award 2013

Mazda6 recognised for its outstanding design


The Mazda6 has been recognised for its outstanding design by the world’s largest design competition, the ‘red dot design award”.


Initiated in 1955 by the Germany-based Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, the red dot design award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. Prizes are granted for product design, design concept and communication design.

Red dot design award

Mazda CX-5

Fleet World Honours 2013 - Best Small SUV


Presenting Mazda, with the 'Best Small SUV' award for the Mazda CX-5, Moody said: "The CX-5 shows that an SUV can be efficient, with low CO2, and still have the benefit of four-wheel drive. It's also nicely built with lots of cabin space, and it drives well too. These credentials are so important for a car to feature high up the user-chooser lists and in the case of the CX-5 will ensure that its driver appeal is matched by a sound whole-life cost proposition."


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2013 FleetWorld Best Small Suv Mazda CX-5

What Car? Car of the Year 2014


What Car? Car of the Year 2014 - Best large SUV under £25,000


‘The CX-5’s low running costs and the strength of its diesel engine are hard to resist. It’s an unbeatable buy at (much) less than £25,000.’ - What Car?


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whatcar 2014

What Car? Green Awards - Best SUV


“The Mazda CX-5 offers an extraordinary amount of car for the price,” said What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett at the awards ceremony held at The Imagination Gallery in London yesterday (Wednesday 19 September).


“As well as great fuel economy and low emissions, it has loads of standard equipment, plenty of passenger space and an elevated seating position. The flexible seating can also be folded flat in a second for easy loading.”


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What Car? Green awards 2012

Auto Express New Car - Best Crossover


Praising the Mazda CX-5, Auto Express editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler, commented: “The CX-5 has set a new benchmark for crossovers combining space, quality and style with a great drive and incredible efficiency. It’s rare that you can get all that in one affordable package that won’t cost the earth to run – this is a car that can make you smile and keep you smiling.”

Auto Express Best Crossover 2013

Mazda MX-5


Honest John Awards 2013 - 'Most Popular Roadster'


Presenting the Most Popular Roadster category winner, Honest John stated: “We may rarely see the sun in the UK, in fact we’re more likely to see snow judging by recent months, yet convertibles and roadsters remain very popular and that’s reflected in what our users are viewing.


“It may not be the newest two-seater open-top car on the market but the Mazda MX-5 remains the most fun to drive and it’s very affordable.  Our users clearly think so too.  It proves that a good quality soft-top needn’t cost the earth,” concluded Honest John. - Dan Harrison, editor of

Honest John Awards 2013

SKYACTIV Technology


What Car? Car of the Year 2013 - Ultra-low-carbon award


'Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology shows how a radical rethink can deliver real gains without resorting to more expensive hybrid and fully electric configurations.' - What Car?

What Car? Ultra-low carbon award

Fleet World Honours 2012 - Mazda SKYACTIV

Steve Moody, Editor of Fleet World and Chairman of the awards’ judging panel, which also included members of the publication’s editorial team, said: “Mazda’s brilliantly innovative SKYACTIV drivetrain has been in development for a few years, and now it is here, proving itself on the road to be every bit as good as we thought. With low CO2, Euro6 emissions (on diesel models) and good power outputs, SKYACTIV will give Mazda a renewed vigor in the fleet market.”


The MPG figures quoted are sourced from official EU-regulated test results obtained through laboratory testing. These are provided for comparability purposes only and may not reflect your actual driving results.