A 2021 Mazda CX-3 parked in the shade
Crossover & Midsize

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 …

A chartreuse 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Hero travels on a wet paved road along a guardrail and trees

The Most Reliable Subcompact SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Subcompact SUVs are basically the new sedans. Like sedans, tiny crossovers are easy to maneuver, but they can also provide you with extra capabilities. To help you determine the best option for you, we’ve gathered a list of the most reliable 2021 subcompact SUVs. The tiny SUVs on the list received the most favorable ratings from Consumer Reports. CR …

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
Crossover & Midsize

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 …

2021 Mazda CX-30
Crossover & Midsize

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 …

The Mazda CX-3 is a safe, dependable, and modern subcompact crossover developed by Mazda to be their entry-level model.

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 Is a ‘Willing Dance Partner’

In a class of so-so options, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one that truly shines. The CX-3 is both efficient and entertaining to drive, helping it stand out from class rivals. And as a used model, this 2019 Mazda continues to impress with its predicted reliability. What it’s like to drive the 2019 CX-3 The 2019 CX-3 gets its …

2021 Mazda CX-3
Trucks & SUVs

The Most Fuel-Efficient Mazda SUVs

Over the past few years, Mazda has stepped up its game when it comes to the overall styling of its lineup. Each model has its own unique sense of upscale luxury and you would hard-pressed to find something you didn’t like in any of them. The best part about Mazda’s model lineup is the SUVs, …

2020 Kia Sportage is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The Best Small SUVs for Teenage Drivers You Can’t Ignore

These days SUVs are much more than cargo haulers, they’re family haulers. Today’s SUVs are smaller and more efficient than ever before, but also safer and more technologically advanced. And if you’re looking for an SUV for your teen driver, safety may be the largest deciding factor in your purchase.  Lucky for today’s parents, the …

The Mazda CX-3 is a safe, dependable, and modern subcompact crossover developed by Mazda to be their entry-level model.
Crossover & Midsize

A Used Mazda CX-3 Is Perfect for Your Teen

The CX-3 is the smallest and most affordable crossover in the current Mazda lineup. A brand new CX-3 carries a starting price of $20,640. Unfortunately for Mazda, the tiny crossover is not a big seller. And the introduction of the high-tech CX-30 almost certainly means that the CX-3 is in trouble. According to Consumer Reports, …

2021 Mazda Carbon Edition
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Mazda Adds More Tech and Turbo Power For 2021

Thanks to its dynamic mix of crossovers and sporty sedans, Mazda is well-positioned, despite coronavirus concerns. To keep the theme alive in 2021, this Japanese carmaker is introducing additional power and more modern tech. Here are some of the most significant updates to the Mazda lineup in the coming year.  The Mazda3 will feature two new powertrains  The Mazda3 is already …

2019 Mazda CX-5
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Safest Brand Flies a Bit Under the Radar

Safety is a huge factor in finding your next car. Of course, you want drivers and passengers as safe as can be. While we all hope every auto we purchase won’t ever be in a crash, we also know that accidents happen. So, when it comes to shopping car brands and finding the perfect––safe––vehicle for …

A blue 2019 Honda HR-V Sport parked outside a store front.

The Honda HR-V Isn’t Aging Well

It really seems like today’s crossover SUVs  are either a total hit, or a complete miss. One lackluster example in today’s market is the 2020 Honda HR-V. The second-generation HR-V was introduced back in 2015 with lots of fan-fare. Now in 2020, the HR-V is practically a complete snore. What’s up with the 2020 HR-V? …

2020 Mazda CX-30 driving down street
Crossover & Midsize

Honda HR-V vs. Mazda CX-3

The subcompact crossover has become popular as a family utility vehicle that offers some of the benefits of an SUV without being as big. One of the primary reasons we love subcompact SUVs is for their unparalleled union with cargo, capability, and fuel economy. A subcompact SUV like the Honda HR-V or the Mazda CX-3 …

Cars

Five Budget-Friendly Cars That Are Also Fun to Drive

In need of a new affordable car but also looking for something fun to drive? We’ve got a list of the top five best vehicles that are budget-friendly, and you’ll feel good driving them. Our recommendations are based on safety, affordability, reliability, efficiency, fun, and technology.  Budget-Friendly Cars That Are Also Fun to Drive Not …

2021 Kia Seltos driving down urban street

This or That: Kia Seltos vs. Mazda CX-3

Let’s face it, we are obsessed with SUVs. Us SUV lovers were particularly intrigued about the new “in-betweener” Kia Seltos, a subcompact crossover positioned in the middle of the Kia Soul and Kia Sportage. Since Kia’s original announcement, the Seltos has been consistently mentioned with the subcompact Mazda CX-3. Here, we will compare the two. …

2020 Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV on display at Brussels Expo
Trucks & SUVs

The Mazda CX-3 Has The Most Value For Its Price

The Mazda CX-3 has been officially ranked as the subcompact SUV with the most value for its price. That means you should go with this little SUV to get the most bang for your buck. It also has pretty good rankings in terms of comfort and performance. So, let’s take a look at the value …

2020 Mazda CX-5 side view
Crossover & Midsize

What Is the Best Mazda SUV?

No longer owned by Ford, Mazda is currently in the midst of rebranding and expansion. In addition to supporting the Miata fanbase, the Japanese automaker has also introduced its first EV. However, arguably the most dramatic sign of Mazda’s evolution is its growing lineup of stylish SUVs. But which Mazda SUV is best worth considering? …