2020 Dodge Durango SRT
Trucks & SUVs

Dodge Durango vs Mazda CX-9

The Dodge Durango and the Mazda CX-9 are both family-oriented SUVs that boast acceleration and performance, but how do they really compare? The Dodge Durango vs the Mazda CX-9: Which is the better family SUV? What makes them similar and what makes them different? In terms of the ultimate family car, the SUV is ever …

1999 Mazda RX7
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the Mazda RX-7 Illegal in the U.S.?

While Mazda has historically been known for producing the MX-5 Miata for the past three decades, but they also produced one car that has stuck in the minds of car enthusiasts and gamers alike: the RX-7. During the time of its production here in the U.S., this sports coupe went through three different generations, the …

2020 Mazda CX-30 | Mazda
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

Even More Forgotten But Affordable 1990s Two-Seaters

Yesterday we discussed the fact that many people look for a fun, two-seater weekend car. Often times they have a limited budget and will look for something they fondly remember. So, we listed two-seat vehicles that were available during the 1990s that are often forgotten but are affordable at under $20,000. Today, we continue the …

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 …

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

These two Japanese carmakers produce a lot of cars in the same class. Each brand runs sedans and SUVs and a few models in between. But which one is superior in the compact SUV segment? The Mazda CX-5 is a stylish compact SUV that now offers upgraded performance, and the CR-V is a classic Honda …

2021 Kia Seltos driving down urban street
Crossover & Midsize

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. …

2006 Honda Civic lineup
Cars

What Kind of Car Can I Get for $5,000?

Although used car prices are expected to drop, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not like every single one will be universally affordable. True, a used Porsche Cayman or Audi S4 is a great deal, especially compared to a new model. However, they’ll never be truly cheap. Trying to find a car under $5000 …

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5 Quick Cars Priced Under $30,000

There’s a difference between a car being “quick” and being “fast.” Fast refers to how fast the car can go, as is top speed, while quick refers to a car’s acceleration. While having a fast car is nice, having a one that can accelerate quickly is much more useful, even in everyday driving situations. For …

White Ford Expedition Platinum Edition
Trucks & SUVs

Consumer Reports: Best 2020 SUVs

Take it or leave it, Consumer Reports is a typically well-trusted source in terms of buying a new car. It compiles consumer reviews as well as road tests. Vehicles are then rated on several different aspects such as efficiency and driving experience to give cars realistic overall scores and reliability ratings. Naturally, CR made a …

2020 Kia Telluride
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2020 World Car Awards Winners Are In

In the world we knew before coronavirus, the 2020 World Car Award winners would have been revealed and honored during the New York International Auto Show this April. With the postponement of NYIAS and in recognition of the widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 World Car Awards were announced via digital media. Many …

NA Mazda Miata with Subaru WRX drivetrain
Cars

Someone Made an AWD Rally Miata With a Subaru Drivetrain

Usually, if you’re going rallying, all-wheel drive is practically a necessity. Although rear-wheel drive rally cars have won races, after Audi’s Ur-Quattro debuted, AWD became the norm. The technology allowed the Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Celica, Nissan Pulsar, and Mitsubishi Lancer to compete on the world stage. The Porsche Cayenne and Rolls-Royce Cullinan are also rally …

1992 Autozam AZ-1
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The Autozam AZ-1: Supercar Design in a Tiny Package

There’s no shortage of quirky vehicles in the world if you look hard enough. From Britain, there’s the Morgan 3-Wheeler. France produced the 4-wheeled Lazareth LM10 motorcycle. From the US, there’s the pint-sized AMC Mighty Mite. And arguably, the rear-engine Porsche 911 also counts. But it’s perhaps Japan that’s best known for building unconventional cars. …

The Mazda Tribute Hybrid is shown on the final press preview day at the North American International Auto show January 10, 2006
Trucks & SUVs

Why Did Mazda Kill the Tribute SUV?

The Japanese automaker Mazda’s lineup mostly consists of SUVs, all of which are considered to be very dependable. One of its small SUVs, the CX-30, was recently awarded a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS. Consumer Reports also acknowledged the company as the most reliable car brand of 2020. However, not all of Mazda’s …

2019 Mazda Miata small car
Cars

Mazda Miata versus Pontiac Solstice

By 2006 the Mazda MX-5 Miata had become the benchmark for affordable roadsters in the United States. It had been on the market for over twenty years, with competitors disappearing in its wake. Then, the Pontiac Solstice appeared on the scene. Shoppers suddenly were forced to consider Miata versus Solstice before making a choice.  Miata Debut The …