Mazda is not a tier above Toyota or Honda…. Cut it out…. If anything they are just now pulling up to their bumpers….cool cars tho, with emphasis on performance….. but the range is limited , they don’t have a land cruiser or Prius yet, or a Honda accord sales wise…… nor do they have a Lexus or Acura top tier brand level.
You literally called them the VW of Asia, and mentioned reliability issues after 3-5 years….this isn’t 2010 my man.
The reality of their reliability is the exact opposite of what you mentioned. This is some out of touch viewpoint, so your viewpoint overall on Mazda is clearly not current.
Honda and Toyota’s sales are based off of rep, rep takes time to build and rebuild. When you factor in availability and price. They are a level above.
Comfort - Better ride, better interior materials
Handling - No question/not debatable
Looks - Subjective yet IMO, better.
Reliability- above both Honda and Toyota in 2023
Price - More bang for the buck
Availability - Better
Toyota has much better options for Hybrid/Plug ins as Mazda is non existent in that field.
Honda has more sedan options, I will give them that.