Category: Awards & Accolades

Hyundai Wins Two 2019 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards

The Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Kona have both won automotive best buy awards for 2019

When you head out to buy a new car, you want to know that you are making a great choice. You want a car that combines great features and value. One way to do this is by checking the 2019 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards. This year, two Hyundai models earned top marks in their respective segments.

Subcompact Awards

In the subcompact car segment, the Hyundai Accent took home the prize. The Hyundai Kona earned the Best in Class Subcompact crossover award, making it tops in one of the most fiercely competitive segments in the industry.

“The Best Buy recognition for Accent and Kona emphasizes our efforts in delivering outstanding value through eye-catching design, advanced technology and high quality vehicles,” said Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

These two models competed against over 150 other entries for theses coveted awards. Consumer Guide jurors look to find the best models in each class that have the finest balance of value and features.

Award-Winning Features

The Hyundai Accent boasts outstanding value thanks to its long list of standard features. This includes features like Bluetooth, a 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, app-based navigation, and voice-controlled search functions.

As for the Hyundai Kona, it comes with advanced safety features like a Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist, making it a great choice if you desire the utmost in confidence. With a stylish and rugged look, it’s also quite the head-turner.

If you want to experience the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Kona, or any other new Hyundai vehicle, stop into Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi.

Hyundai Awards Spotlight

The 2018 Kona and Tucson are the latest to be honored with Hyundai awards

2018 Hyundai Kona

The new Hyundai Kona crossover has already won favor with critics and customers alike. Most importantly, it has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most coveted safety distinction: The 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and High Beam Assist.

The 2018 Kona was also named one of the 10 Coolest Cars under $20,000 by Kelley Blue Book’s But that’s not all for the Hyundai Kona: The Kona also nabbed a top honor from Red Dot. Red Dot awarded the Kona with the Red Dot Award for Product Design this year.

2018 Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson also earned several high honors. For starters, the Tucson earned praise from both safety governing bodies: It earned a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

J.D. Power has also been quite impressed with the 2018 Tucson. For starters, the Hyundai Tucson ranked as J.D. Power’s “Most Dependable Small SUV” in 2018; this study reviews vehicles throughout their first three years on the road and determines how many or how few problems they have. Because the Tucson had the fewest amount of problems in the small SUV segment, it won the top honor. Consumers also rated the Tucson as highest in infotainment.

The other J.D. Power honor that the Tucson earned was the “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality.” Rather than study vehicle performance over three years, this study looks at vehicle performance in the first 90 days of ownership. This means that, once again, the Hyundai Tucson had the fewest issues in its segment, according to J.D. Power.

But don’t just take their word for it. Come down to Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi today to experience the award-winning quality of our new Hyundai lineup for yourself.

Kelley Blue Book Names Mazda Best Performance Brand

The Mazda MX-5 Miata was one reason Kelley Blue Book named Mazda Best Performance Brand in 2018

Mazda is a brand known for affordable vehicles that come loaded with upscale features and innovative technologies and are incredibly fun to drive. Backing up this understanding are two awards bestowed upon Mazda by Kelley Blue Book in its 2018 Brand Image Awards: Best Performance Brand and Best Styling Brand.

Time To Buy A Trophy Case

This is the first time that Mazda has taken home the title of Best Performance Brand, with KBB saying that the Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9 “are arguably the most fun-to-drive cars in their segments.” Naturally, the MX-5 Miata, perhaps the most recognizable and beloved roadster on the market, helped drive Mazda into the winner’s circle.


Mazda also earned its second straight Brand Image Award for Best Styling by virtue of offering what KBB says is arguably the most comprehensively handsome lineup in the industry. From sharp and stylish exteriors to luxurious and spacious interiors, Mazda’s lineup utilizes KODO—Soul of Motion design language to perfection to deliver an opulent aesthetic that belies Mazda’s affordable prices.

KBB’s Brand Image Awards are determined by consumer data pulled from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights’ Brand Watch, which analyzes vehicle and brand perception among new-car buyers. So, while KBB is the reputable name behind Mazda’s dual honors, it’s ultimately the opinion of drivers like you that lands Mazda at the top of the heap in terms of style and performance.

To experience for yourself why Mazda is considered in such high regard by critics and drivers alike, stop into Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi for a test drive.

Mazda Earns Manufacturer of the Year Award

Mazda Manufacturer of the Year

Congrats Mazda!

At the 2017 Automotive Management Awards, Mazda came home with the top accolade of Manufacturer of the Year. This award comes on the tails of a great 2016 and before the release of some exciting new models, including the Mazda Miata MX-5 RF.

Automotive Management’s judges were impressed by the overall Mazda brand and said, “They’re now a brand of great cars, not just the one. Attractive, reliable, and great to drive, if you weren’t familiar with the brand, or it was hidden from you, you’d think you were driving one of the premium brands”.

Over the past few years, Mazda has made a big name for itself in the industry with its excellent reliability, superb KODO – Soul of Motion design, and advanced SKYACTIV Technology. In addition, Mazda believes that every driver deserves to enjoy driving his or her car, which is why every Mazda feels like it becomes a part of you as soon as you start driving.

Whether you’re looking for a compact sedan like the Mazda2, a family-friendly crossover like the CX-5, or a sports coupe like the Miata MX-5, Mazda has what you need. Come experience the entire Mazda lineup today at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi and see for yourself what makes Mazda the best of the best.

Mazda CX-5 Named the Pre-Owned Vehicle of the Year

2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Mazda CX-5

In conjunction with the New England Motor Press Association, WheelsTV recently named the 2013-14 Mazda CX-5 the 2016 Pre-Owned Vehicle of the Year. This model was recognized for its unparalleled quality of design, impressive durability, and timeless styling. If you want to get the best used car around, check out the 2013-14 CX-5.

Used cars are becoming more and more popular as the cost of living in the US rises. That means the 2013-14 CX-5 may just be one of the best options for buyers on the market in general, offering a great ride for a great price. Mazda also notes that the CX-5 also received several awards when it first appeared on the market, including a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS and a 2013 Green Car of the Year finalist award.

“The CX-5’s outstanding long-term reliability and exceptional consumer satisfaction made it a stand out in this year’s pre-owned vehicle of the year judging,” WheelsTV said in a statement. “This extraordinary crossover has proven its value through millions of trouble free miles on America’s roads and motorists’ hearts.”

This model comes with a bold exterior with sweeping contours and an iconic front fascia. Under the hood is a powerful 2.0-liter aluminum four cylinder, while a tuned suspension improves handling. This model has everything you could want in a car.

Mazda Dealerships Earn Five Star Dealer Awards

car shoppingCar buying is typically a stressful, and that’s just a universal truth. That’s probably why set out to find dealerships that make it as easy and convenient as possible for their customers to get their new car and drive away feeling taken care of.

2016 marked the fourth annual Five Star Dealer Awards from and a total of 23 Mazda dealerships across the country received the top award. These awards aren’t handed out unless the dealership has fully exhibited a strong commitment to excellent customer service and satisfaction. A single dealership must also receive no less than 20 perfect five star reviews over the course of the previous two years on

While Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi was not on exclusive Five Star Dealer Awards list (we’ll get ‘em next year!), we wanted to take the time to recognize our fellow Mazda dealers out there who are doing amazing work.

Plus, we want to assure our customers that we will strive to do whatever we can to earn their business, their trust, and their five-star reviews.

Red Dot: Best of the Best Award goes to the Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 was recently recognized with the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award for its exceptional design. The honor is given to the vehicle that displays innovative and ground-breaking design as well as notable functionality and ergonomics.

2016 Mazda MX-5

2016 Mazda MX-5 – A Recent Red Dot Award-Winner!

Kevin Rice, Mazda Europe’s Design Director, said, “Balancing tradition and progress, the new model was an exercise in knowing what to change and what not to. And I believe every inch of this car radiates life, movement and the promise of fun behind the wheel.”

In addition to the Best of the Best Award, Mazda claimed two other Red Dot awards. The Mazda CX-3 was recognized for its outstanding design quality, and the Mazda2 earned an “Honorable Mention” award. In total, five new-generation Mazdas have received Red Dot awards.

Mazda continues to set the standard in style, quality, and value, and we’re happy to be part of it. If you’re interested in taking a closer look at one of the vehicles in Mazda’s award-winning lineup, please visit us at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.