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PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mazda North American Operations
(MNAO) today announced that it has been recognized by Kelley Blue Book's as having the most affordable five-year cost of ownership among any
other automotive manufacturer. As a result, Mazda is the recipient of the
"2013 5-Year Cost to Own Award" while the Mazda5 received the "2013 5-Year
Cost to Own Award" in the Minivan/Van class from Kelley Blue Book.

"This award celebrates everything Mazda has been working toward over the past
few years so we are honored to receive this recognition from," said
Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. "As we move forward with our new
sixth-generation of products that showcase improved quality, fuel efficiency
and driving dynamics, owning a Mazda will continue to be an enjoyable
experience that doesn't have to break the bank to maintain."

"New-car shoppers often are most concerned with the upfront cost of a vehicle;
however, consumers would be wise to consider their purchase from a more
holistic standpoint by examining the total cost to own a vehicle over the
initial five-year ownership period," said Dan Ingle, vice president of vehicle
valuations for Kelley Blue Book. "Kelley Blue Book's 5-Year Cost to Own
winners provide the top options in multiple categories and at the brand
level." cites Mazda's ability to offer consumers low maintenance costs and,
thanks to SKYACTIV®[1] TECHNOLOGY, excellent fuel economy in combination with
consumer confidence in Mazda's low depreciation. Thanks to these factors,
Mazda is able to offer consumers an ownership experience that is both
enjoyable and affordable, two things that don't always accompany each other.
Best of all, the 2013 5-Year Cost to Own Award for Mazda means that
this experience can be had across all carlines in the Mazda brand, including
Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5 and CX-5.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards honors the vehicles and brands (luxury and
non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue
Book's 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year
ownership period. While depreciation (or loss of value) and fuel costs may be
the greatest expense incurred in owning a vehicle, there are other factors
that can have a significant impact on a consumer's pocketbook. Available on
Kelley Blue Book's, 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into
consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees,
maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for new models. Kelley Blue
Book's 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, like all new- and used-car information
provided by, exist to help shoppers make more informed new-car buying
decisions by breaking down typical ownership cost details and naming the
brands and models with the lowest projected five-year total.

For more information about the 2013 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own
Awards, visit

Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle
valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and
the industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective
values in the industry on its top-rated website, including its
famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values and Fair Purchase
Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week. The
company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and
services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance
companies as well as governmental agencies. provides consumer pricing
and information on cars for sale, minivans, pickup trucks, sedan, hybrids,
electric cars, and SUVs. Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of AutoTrader Group.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700
dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor de Mexico in
MexicoCity. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography
and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

[1] SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Contact: Nick Beard, Mazda North American Operations, +1-949-727-6567, or Eric
Booth, Mazda North American Operations, +1-949-727-6144
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