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“The exceptional build-quality and long- term reliability of Mazda vehicles is some- thing we have been proud of for quite some time,” said Jim O’Sullivan, President and CEO, Mazda North American Opera- tions.
“The findings of this recent report reinforce what we’ve believed all along - that Mazda reliability is not just very good, it’s the best. The name stands for uncompro- mising quality, outstanding value and an exhilarating driving experience. You can see it in the inspired intersec- tion of stylish design, spirited performance and insightful engineering. Especially when you’re firmly buckled into the driver’s seat, up to speed and rapidly approach- ing a challenging stretch of road.
The result- ing ‘Reliability League Table’ shows the number of failures reported for every 1 00 vehicles covered by Warranty Directs policies.
Mazda was rated number one with a failure rate of just 8.04 percent of vehicles aged between three and nine years old.