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A gray Mazda CX-3 at the Mazda stand during the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show 2021 at IMPACT for the Press Tour in Bangkok, Thailand

2020 vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3: Which SUV Is the Smarter Buy?

In recent years, Mazda has made a name for itself as a safe and innovative vehicle manufacturer, especially thanks to the Mazda CX-3. The Mazda CX-3 is a compact SUV that has gotten quite popular since it was first released a few years ago. When it comes to deciding which year of Mazda CX-3 you …
A front view of a red 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV traveling on a two-lane highway through the mountains

2021 Mazda CX-3, CX-30, or CX-5: Which Should You Get?

Mazda offers an extensive lineup that includes sedans, SUVs, hatchbacks, and sports cars. The 2021 Mazda CX-3 and CX-30 are both subcompact SUVs, while the slightly larger CX-5 is a compact SUV. The impressive crossover SUV lineup offers class-leading fuel economy, comfortable interiors, and seating for five. With so many options, it can be hard to decide which model to get. We …
A 2021 Mazda CX-3 parked in the shade

The 2021 Mazda CX-3 Is a Great SUV That People Hate

Customer satisfaction is a strange and elusive thing. Take the Jeep Wrangler, for instance. It is routinely scored poorly on Consumer Reports, but polls show that its drivers are happy with their purchase. Meanwhile, really reliable and affordable SUVs like the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is found to be a disappointing buy by many of its …
The Mazda CX-3 on display at an automotive show in Germany.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 Is Loved and Hated

Shopping for a used car can be frustrating, especially when the reviews vary. This is precisely the case for the 2017 Mazda CX-3.  As a new model, the 2017 CX-3 was celebrated for its fun driving dynamics and style. But in the used-car market, this Mazda isn’t as alluring. Performance is where the Mazda CX-3 shines  Like the rest …
A metallic red 2019 Mazda CX-3 drives on a city street outside a storefront

Mazda Makes the Lightest Compact SUV on the Market

Mazda offers two SUVs in the subcompact segment. The CX-30 is slightly larger and heavier than the Mazda CX-3. But don’t count out the 2021 Mazda CX-3 just yet. It happens to be the lightest compact SUV available on the market today. Why does that matter? And what impact does the CX-3’s lighter weight have …
Mazda celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Miata with the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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Mazda Uses a Special Design Philosophy for All of Its Cars

With so many vehicles on the market today, it’s a real challenge for an automaker to produce cars that stand out from the crowd. Mazda has taken “standing out” to a whole new creative level. For Mazda, the ultimate form of beauty is design crafted by human hands.  Mazda designers and modelers alike find artistic new …
2021 Mazda CX-30

What’s So Great About Mazda SUVs?

Since the Mazda-Go tricycle truck, the Mazda brand has come a very long way. Millions of Mazdas have been sold worldwide. Families choose Mazda crossover SUVs like the Mazda CX-9 and Mazda CX-5. Then there are smaller Mazda SUV options like the CX-30 and the CX-3. But what’s so great about Mazda SUVs? Mazda SUVs …
2020 Mazda CX-30 is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place

The Success of the Mazda CX-30 Could Be Hurting Another Mazda SUV

The Mazda CX-30 just came out for the 2020 model year and it’s already a huge success. Mazda was proud to report that over 33,000 CX-30 units were sold this year alone. It was only beaten by the Mazda CX-5, which sold over 128,000 units this year. There’s another subcompact Mazda SUV that can’t keep …
The Mazda CX-3 on display at an automotive show in Germany.

Critics and Consumers Disagree on the 2020 Mazda CX-3

Many critics and industry experts will tell you there’s a lot to like about the 2020 Mazda CX-3. It’s stylish, sophisticated, and a lot of fun to drive. You’d think an SUV like that would be selling well, right? It seems that consumers and critics don’t see eye to eye on the Mazda CX-3. Why …