Best vehicle brands for 2017 (Photos)

The 2015 Mazda3 has a bigger 2.5L engine and a manual transmission. (WTOP/Mike Parris)
Mazda’s offerings, which include the Mazda3 and MX-5 Miata, rank as 2017’s best car brand. U.S. News cites “positive reviews for well-made interiors and driving dynamics.” (WTOP/Mike Parris) (WTOP/Mike Parris)
honda CRV
Its 2017 Best SUV Brand is Honda, which makes the CR-V, HR-V and Odyssey. U.S. News cites comfortable interiors and family-friendly features. (WTOP/Mike Parris) (WTOP/Mike Parris)
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
Ford gets U.S. News & World Report’s nod for Best Truck Brand of 2017. The automaker recently redesigned the best-selling vehicle in America, the F-150 pickup. U.S. News says the model offers some of the best payload and tow ratings in the class. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (AP)
A Porsche Cayenne drives on a SUV show track on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The car show runs through Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
U.S. News names Porsche the Best Luxury Brand for 2017. In addition to Porsche’s well-known sports cars, it has added the Panamera luxury sedan and Cayenne and Macan SUVs in recent years. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) (AP)
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The 2015 Mazda3 has a bigger 2.5L engine and a manual transmission. (WTOP/Mike Parris)
honda CRV
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
A Porsche Cayenne drives on a SUV show track on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The car show runs through Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

WASHINGTON — Mazda has a very small share of the U.S. auto market, but for the second year in a row, the Mazda brand gets U.S. News & World Report’s top honor.

U.S. News bases its annual Best Brand rankings on consensus opinions of the automotive industry, as well as on safety and reliability data. See what brands won in various categories.

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