For the Japanese automaker, that includes the outgoing Mazda3 compact and the CX-5 small crossover. The CX-5 uses either a 2.0- or 2.5-liter four cylinder and rides on the company’s new SkyActiv platform. The Mazda3 is expected to debut soon with the same KODO design language as the other new vehicles in the brand’s lineup are adopting.
The ever-present F-150 workhorse also make the list, and Ford’s mid-size Fusion did too.
Hyundai’s Elantra, which competes with the Mazda3 also made the list this week. Both of the compacts can be had as a hatchback and sedan.