Ranking 22 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
22nd MAZDA3 Gen 2 19.66
21st CX-5 Gen 1 18.41
20th CX-7 Gen 1 10.25
19th MAZDA3 Gen 3 9.96
18th MAZDA6 Gen 1 7.96
17th Tribute Gen 1 7.74
16th MAZDA6 Gen 3 6.2
15th CX-9 Gen 1 6.16
14th MAZDA5 Gen 2 4.61
13th Tribute Gen 2 4.54
12th MAZDA6 Gen 2 4.35
11th CX-3 Gen 1 3.43
10th CX-9 Gen 2 3.38
9th RX-8 Gen 1 2.96
8th MAZDA5 Gen 3 2.21
7th MX-5 Miata Gen 3 1.26
6th MAZDA2 Gen 3 0.92
5th MX-5 Miata Gen 2 0.32
4th MAZDA2 Gen 4 0.27
3rd RX-8 Gen 2 0.23
2nd MX-5 Miata Gen 1 0.07
1st MAZDA2 Gen 2 0.0