Ranking 19 Mazda Generations

Sorting models by their generation gives us a clearer picture of common problems across a group of similar vehicles. From there, we can assign scores to each generation to give you a basic picture of which to consider and those to avoid. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Rank Model Gen PainRank
19th MAZDA3 Gen 2 19.77
18th CX-5 Gen 1 17.91
17th CX-7 Gen 1 10.85
16th MAZDA3 Gen 3 10.18
15th MAZDA6 Gen 1 7.86
14th Tribute Gen 1 7.73
13th MAZDA6 Gen 3 6.2
12th CX-9 Gen 1 6.11
11th MAZDA5 Gen 2 4.61
10th Tribute Gen 2 4.54
9th MAZDA6 Gen 2 4.42
8th CX-3 Gen 1 4.1
7th CX-9 Gen 2 3.38
6th RX-8 Gen 1 2.96
5th MAZDASPEED6 Gen 1 2.56
4th MAZDA5 Gen 3 2.21
3rd MAZDASPEED3 Gen 2 0.94
2nd RX-8 Gen 2 0.23
1st MAZDASPEED3 Gen 1 0.05