2021 Mazda CX-5 in the snow the day after a snowfall
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Drives Like a Champion In the Snow

If you’re shopping for a compact crossover, then it’s easy to see why the Mazda CX-5 is a great choice. It’s athletic driving dynamics, sleek looks, and well-appointed interior make it one of the top contenders in its class and what’s even better is that it’s available with all-wheel-drive. I actually got a chance to …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked, looking toward a mountain range
Crossover & Midsize

Thousands of 2020-21 Mazda CX-30s Recalled For Frustrating Issue

Bringing your vehicle back to the dealership for a recall is frustrating. However, 2020-2021 Mazda CX-30 owners might be relieved about its latest recall, as it fixes an irritating problem. The CX-30 debuted to mixed reviews in the 2020 model year. The energetic subcompact crossover impressed some experts, while others felt it delivered underpowered performance. …

A red 2021 Mazda6 on display, facing away from the camera
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Mazda6 Is a Sedan With a Personality; The Nissan Altima Is Just a Car

Oftentimes, you’re faced with a choice – exhilaration vs. practicality. And choosing the smartest option isn’t typically exciting. However, comparing the sporty 2021 Mazda6 and the pragmatic 2021 Nissan Altima isn’t as straightforward. Thankfully, Mazda’s athletic machines aren’t unreliable gas guzzlers. So you can actually buy a model with personality rather than just an uninspiring …

An image of a red Mazda CX-5 parked outside.
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Mazda CX-5 a Good Long-Term SUV?

Reviewers across various outlets agree that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a great brand-new SUV. However, short tests don’t tell us how this Mazda stands up to long-term use. Thankfully, since this model has been on sale for many years, owners can now share insightful observations over thousands of miles. That’s exactly what Big Rock …

A luxurious red 2021 Mazda CX-5 parked in front of a building
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Mazda a Luxury Car Brand?

Virtually every automaker makes upscale cars that offer exceptional comfort. However, luxury brands transcend these models by taking refinement to the next level. So, where does Mazda fit in amongst its peers? Mazda is one of those brands, such as Chrysler and Buick, that’s hard to place. The automaker has a stellar reputation within the …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Rusty Monday: Oddities In Rust

This week’s Rusty Monday brings not so much rusty as ridiculous vehicles for your perusal. These oddities will hopefully never again haunt the highways and byways of the US. They are all a testament to people having too much time on their hands. Rust in peace, oh ye brave but butchered beasts.  Barris Eldorette Corvette …

A red 2021 Mazda CX-5 driving down a highway road
Crossover & Midsize

How Many Miles Will a Mazda CX-5 Last?

The heralded Mazda CX-5 is nearly flawless, making it a fantastic option for your next long-term vehicle. But will this popular compact SUV outlast the competition? This is somewhat of a loaded question, as countless variables play a role in a car’s lifespan. However, we can analyze industry data, Mazda’s reliability history, and recent CX-5 …

A red 2021 Mazda CX-30 parked on sand on a hill overlooking an ocean
Crossover & Midsize

Which 2021 Mazda CX-30 Trim Is Best for You?

The Mazda CX-30 has become a popular subcompact SUV, thanks to its zippy handling, excellent reliability, and attractive pricing. Plus, it comes in feature-heavy trims that fit consumers’ many needs. Here, we compare 2021 CX-30 trim levels to help you decide which one is best for you. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 at a glance  The …

A black 2000 Mazda B3000 SX on a neighborhood street
Trucks & SUVs

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2000 Mazda B3000

While the 2021 BT-50 is technically an Isuzu underneath, it’s the closest thing to a modern Mazda pickup truck. Sadly, it’s one that’s not available in the US. However, once upon a time, Mazda-branded trucks were available here. And one of them is this week’s Cars and Bids bargain buy: a 2000 Mazda B3000 SX. …

Black 2021 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck rising over a ridge
Trucks & SUVs

The 8 Pickups You Want But You Can’t Have

There are some great pickup trucks out there that we can’t have in the US. A lot of the reason has to do with the “Chicken Tax” that adds 25% to the price of any pickup imported into the US. For that reason and mostly that alone if the pickup isn’t made here it can’t …

A silver 2021 Mazda CX-9 parked in a driveway with trees in the background
Trucks & SUVs

The Biggest 2021 Mazda SUV Is Somehow Tight on Space

Mazdas are known for sporty driving dynamics and upscale craftsmanship. However, spaciousness isn’t one of the brand’s main selling points. And that’s evident in its family SUV – the 2021 Mazda CX-9. This sporty three-row SUV is a special breed, and it’s the perfect option for a particular subsect of buyers. However, the CX-9 just …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked near a wall
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Isn’t Exactly Comfortable

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has a lot going for it. You’ve probably heard that it’s fun to drive with or without the turbo, and it has an amazing interior. But critics have determined that the new Mazda CX-30 doesn’t have the best ride quality.  Is the 2021 Mazda CX-30 comfortable?  According to Cars.com, the 2021 …

Workers check a Mazda Motor Corp. CX-5 sports utility vehicle (SUV) under inspection lights on the assembly line
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Proves That It’s Not a Boring Drive

Being different doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. And it isn’t necessary to get a high-performance SUV, says MotorTrend, to have a fun vehicle. MotorTrend picked out several affordable crossovers and SUVs that stand out for their unexpectedly entertaining drives. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Turbo is one “that rises above what one would expect from …

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 dusty barn in Louisiana is full of over 70 vintage Mazda rotary engine cars
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Someone Just Found the Most Bizarre Barn Find Ever in Louisiana

I love covering barn-finds. It is the automotive equivalent of buried pirate treasure; you know you’ll likely never find one yourself, but you know they are out there. Of course, like buried treasure, not all barn-finds were created equal. Just because it’s a barn-find doesn’t mean it’s a vintage, lost, uber-rare, racing legend or prototype …

A white Mazda MX-30 electric SUV at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on October 25, 2019.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Mazda MX-30’s Doors Might Be the Most Unique Thing About It

Ever since the DeLorean burst onto the scene with its super-rad gull-wing doors, unique car doors have enthralled enthusiasts. Some Lamborghini models sport cool scissor doors (but be careful not to get locked inside). And the Mazda MX-30, the automaker’s first electric vehicle, follows this trend with rear-hinged doors. Frankly, we think they’re even cooler …

A blue 2021 Honda HR-V driving in the city
Crossover & Midsize

The 2022 HR-V is Trying to Get Sportier

It’s about time! The Honda HR-V is finally being redesigned for 2022. The 2022 Honda HR-V will serve as the smallest SUV that Honda has to offer, and some exciting upgrades are in the works to battle rivals like the Toyota C-HR.  What to expect with the 2022 Honda CR-V  According to Car and Driver, …

2020 Mazda3 Sedan is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Mazda3 Proved to Be Too Classy for the Honda Civic

Drivers shopping for a new fuel-efficient, stylish, and dependable car might eventually find themselves deciding between the 2021 Mazda3 and Honda Civic. Both offer an attractive design on the outside, modern technology inside, and comparable prices. So why do many reviewers and consumers prefer the 2021 Mazda3 to the Honda Civic? Let’s take a closer …

What is the best car for city driving
Trucks & SUVs

The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V Battle Over Best SUV For City Life

Driving in a city is complicated and frustrating. Between the traffic, parking tickets, and overall wear and tear on your vehicle, big cities like NYC, for example, are a tough place to drive and own a car. However, depending on which car you have, it can dramatically change how difficult it is. Consumer Reports made …

A red 2021 Honda Civic on the track.

Good Luck Deciding Between the 2021 Honda Civic and the 2021 Mazda3

The Honda Civic and the Mazda3 keep the compact car class spicy. Both models shine for their engaging, fun-to-drive dynamics without many sacrifices. That’s why choosing between these two can seem incredibly challenging. The 2021 Honda Civic and the 2021 Mazda3 offer tons of flavor  You could say that the Civic and the Mazda3 have something for everyone. Their …