Two Mazda cars in the Top 3 of the 2020 World Car Awards!

On March 5, 2020, the top three finalists of the 2020 World Car Awards were announced. The top three are Kia Telluride, Mazda CX-30 and Mazda 3. Two Mazda vehicles are finalists. Mazda 3 has also been selected as the top three in the World Car Design Awards.

Mazda CX-30

The World Car Awards (WCA) have been announcing finalists in each category on the first day of the Geneva show every year for 11 years. However, this time the show itself was canceled due to the coronavirus. As a result, the finalists’ announcements and press conferences had to be canceled.


In this Geneva show, various announcements from each manufacturer scheduled for Press Day were made online.

The finalists are as follows.

World Car of the Year Award (Main Award) Top 3
– Kia Telluride
– Mazda CX-30
– Mazda 3

World Urban Car Award Top 3
– Kia Soul EV
– Mini Electric
– Volkswagen T-Cross

World Luxury Award Top 3
– Mercedes-Benz EQC
– Porsche 911
– Porsche Taycan

World Performance Award Top 3
– Porsche 718 Spider / Cayman GT4
– Porsche 911
– Porsche Taycan


World Car Design Award Top 3
– Mazda3
– Peugeot 208
– Porsche Taycan

The World Green Car Award has been removed from the list this time.

Porsche Taycan Turbo

After rigorous and detailed evaluations, Internet polls and tallying by the prestigious accounting firm KPMG, the final announcement and awards ceremony of the six categories including the World Car Person of the Year Awards are on April 8, at the New York International Auto Show. The results of the winners in each category are not even known to the parties involved until the moment they are opened, similar to Academy Awards.

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Dashawn
Dashawn

I took a test drive of CX-30, I was impressed with its comfort, standard features, ease of handling and luxury. But the headroom was a little bit cramped, especially for 2nd row seats.

James
James

Mazda styling and interiors are a cut above the competition. Not to mention the best handling of comparable vehicles. I love my CX5. But I’m really thinking of replacing it with the 3 hatchback.

Chloe
Chloe

I have had the 2016 Mazda 3 for just over a year now, second hand but honestly the most comfortable, spacious and practical car I have ever owned. I was looking at the CX5 myself more recently due to expanding family but I couldnt afford the extras that came with my Mazda 3 that I wouldnt want to lose.

Gus
Gus

I have a 2016 Mazda 3 also. It’s a very good car, but not a patch on my Mazda 626 Sport hatchback.
My current Mazda 3 is disgusting when it comes to visibility.

Ellen
Ellen

Having owned 2 Mazda 3s, a Mazda 5, a Mazda Speed and now a Mazda CX-30, I think I can fairly say that the CX-30 is the perfect car. It’s like Fort Pierce, FL: people can’t believe how wonderful it is. It’s sporty but substantial, the interior is solid but not flashy, the exterior is eye-catching and the color I chose, dark blue, sparkles. It’s also very comfortable, handles well and feels safe. Just to prove my lack of bias, I will admit that the Command system takes some getting used to.

Loyd
Loyd

I have both. Be sure to understand the 3 rides much stiffer than the 5

Ann
Ann

I have a 2014 Mazda manual, I’m thinking about the 3 hatchback also.

Surya
Surya

I only have Mazda 2… 😔

Dee
Dee

I’m on my 10th Mazda, currently Mazda 3. Blown away by the things that come included. They are reliable, practical,well designed and needless to say i Love them.

Ecnal Mann
Ecnal Mann

I switched from a 2016 CX5 to the 2020 Mazda 3 Sport GT AWD and WOW what a difference. I LOVE that it has an adaptive AWD system that scans the road ahead and pre sets power to each wheel for the road conditions. It’s a gutless car in terms of power, but it is quite good on fuel for an ICE, so it has that going for it. A sleek looking hatchback with a mean looking front end. I also love the adaptive headlights that turn with the steering wheel. The interior is extremely comfortable. I also love all the safety features of it and that it will pull itself over and stop if I for some reason lpse control of the wheel. Smart braking system in front and rear is great to have, but never needed it (yet). This car is amazing… Oh, and I really like that it displays my speed and signs ahead in the windshield. What a great little slow af car!

Rob.... Melbourne
Rob.... Melbourne

Brought a new CX3 back in November 2017 and just couldn’t say enough about it, so February just gone brought another Mazda but this time went for a new CX 5…. just brilliant. Well done to the crew at Ringwood Mazda in Melbourne.

Micro
Micro

Congratulations Mazda 🙏🏻

Shelby
Shelby

Before I found this post, just purchased a brand new Mazda 3 Astina hatch. Went into dealership for a Sub, test drive both CX5 and the Astina. The Astina extras were way too good to pass.

Milo
Milo

Car of the world and they hardly sell any. In January, Mazda only sold a little over 2,000 of those SUVs in US, and the Mazda 3 sales are down about 50 percent from its peak about 5 years ago. What is the criteria for selecting these vehicles? Personally, if I had to choose an SUV for this award, I would choose Toyota RAV4 which isn’t even in their top list of finalists. I think the upcoming plug-in RAV4 Prime will be a great hit, especially for those who want to enjoy the benefits of both the worlds, EV and internal combustion engine. You can drive in city on EV mode and on gas on highway.

You Don't know Anything well
You Don't know Anything well

Rav4 already have hybrid versions, but there are many consumer reports about gas tank flaws and no solution offered. So think yourself, why it’s not there

Brad
Brad

I think it’s because you don’t know very much about cars. Mazdas are not better then Toyota that has to be a joke right look at sales in the US and in Canada.

Mazda makes an alright vehicle, I have to say the Mazda 3 is great but the Mazda CX 5 has to be in my opinion one of the worst vehicles unless your under 6 feet you have like no leg room in the back it feels like a tin can and I laugh when customers come in comparing a Mazda CX 5 to a Toyota.

Cheers,
Used car salesman

JCA
JCA

Toyota adds more than 1.1 million vehicles to previous fuel pump recall
About 1.8 million in total. i.imgur.com/huV9SGb.png

It looks like Toyota has dropped the ball quality and reliability.

RN
RN

Mazda is second most reliable car brand. 1st is Lexus. Think about it, they compare Mazda to a luxury brand. Of-course they have to make Lexus as reliable as possible because you’re paying more for it.

Nicolas Zimninski
Nicolas Zimninski

To those still questioning Mazda quality and design. The products speaks for themselves, superior to Toyota….definitely.
Go on, live in denial.

Ann
Ann

Well since I’m 5’3 and like to sit straight up and have no children cx5 would be for me🤣👌🏽🙌🏾