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 …

A Mazda MX-5RF car is displayed at the Beijing auto show
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Mazda’s Consistency Won the Company an Impressive Award

Mazda is a Japanese company that sells multiple styles of passenger vehicles in the United States. Its focus is on “zippy, engaging performance,” according to U.S. News & World Report. The quality of its performance paired with its interiors and value have earned Mazda awards over the years. In a recognition of the brand’s ongoing …

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The 2021 Mazda6 is Worth the Upgrade from the Mazda3

Mazda seems to be the brand for people who like a little bit of everything. With a small range of vehicles, the manufacturer manages to combine a modest and affordable assortment that sprinkles in luxury and capabilities. Whether you’re a new driver, commute a long distance to work, or just want something reliable that stands …

100th anniversary Mazda Miata MX-5 with a 1960 Mazda R360
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What’s So Great About Mazda Cars?

Since the old school “zoom-zoom” commercials, Mazda cars have made quite a name for themselves. These days, the Mazda slogan says “driving matters,” and the company holds claim to a lineup of cars said to be fun to drive. Year after year, the MazdaBut what’s so great about Mazda cars? This isn’t a brand with …

A metallic red 2021 Mazda CX-5 is parked next to a gray concrete building

Should You Trade Your Mazda3 Hatchback for a New Mazda CX-5?

The Mazda3 Hatchback is one of the few small cars that’s actually fun and functional. Though, it’s understandable if you want to explore other options in the Mazda family. Maybe you’ve been toying with the idea of going up to the CX-5 instead? The Mazda3 Hatchback and the CX-5 serve the same flavor  Mazda’s signature sportiness is evident in both the …

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The Most Reliable 2021 Compact Cars According to Consumer Reports

Even as SUVs intensify in popularity, the compact car class is still holding strong. Compact cars or sedans are the most rational choice for city living and everyday commutes. Today you have plenty of options to choose from, whether you want something clever or upscale. We’ve gathered a list of the most reliable 2021 compact cars to help you …

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How Reliable Is the 2021 Mazda3? We Take a Look at the Data

There’s a lot to like about the 2021 Mazda3. It’s available as your choice of a hatchback or sedan, both of which are equally stylish. It’s plenty of fun to drive and is pretty fuel-efficient too. But can you expect this year’s new Mazda3 to be reliable? Fortunately, there’s more than enough data available to …

A 2021 Nissan Sentra in Gun Metallic is parked overlooking an ocean.
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2021 Mazda3 vs. Nissan Sentra: Which Car Is Better?

A brand-new car is a major investment. You want the vehicle that suits your commuting needs, offers reliability, fits into your budget, and lasts several years. The good news is there are plenty of excellent new cars, including the Mazda3 and the Nissan Sentra. The bad news: Trying to decide which one gives you the …

2020 Mazda3 is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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The New 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Is Faster Than a BMW

Although it may not technically be a luxury brand, Mazda has been slowly but surely stepping up its game to compete with entry level luxury vehicles. The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo is an excellent example of this. It is packed with luxurious features and has an impressive engine that accelerates slightly faster than a BMW, according …

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Is a Turbocharged Mazda Worth the Extra Cash?

Nothing sells cars fasters than advertising high horsepower outputs and quick 0-60 mph times. However, opting for the most powerful engine option doesn’t always yield the best experience. While you’ll want the most powerful version of an all-out sports car, your daily driver crossover is a completely different story. Today we’ll be looking at Mazda’s …

A photo of the Mazda3 outdoors.
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Forget About the 2021 Toyota Corolla, Buy a Mazda3 Instead

If you’re in the market for a 2021 Toyota Corolla and you haven’t given the 2021 Mazda3 a look, you’re doing yourself a disservice. While previous generations of the Mazda were plastic-filled, noisy, and uncomfortable machines, the newest generation is a major leap forward. The Toyota Corolla is a great machine, offering tons of safety …

The 2020 Mazda6 driving down a city street with buildings in the background
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The Most Fuel-Efficient Mazda Sedans

If you’re shopping for a new car, then Mazda is a great way to go. The brand has revamped its whole model lineup over the past few years and is now more known for its sophisticated styling that further complements its upscale build quality. In some ways, you can now have your cake and eat …

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The 2019 Mazda3 Is Highly Reccomended Despite Its Trouble Spots

Mazda is renowned for its lineup of dashing vehicles, with one of the most compact options being the Mazda3. The Mazda3 was fully redesigned for 2019. This 2019 model impressed with its sporty handling and upscale cabin. And even though it has its trouble spots, the Mazda3 is still an enticing car to buy used.  Driving the Mazda3 …

Grey sporty 2017 Honda Civic parked outside of a brick building.
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Best Used Small Cars For Around $15,000

For the right blend of comfort, practicality, and efficiency, a compact car makes the most sense. Compact cars are among the most affordable options to purchase new. But to save even more, buying used is the way to go. To help you with your search, we’ve gathered five of the best small cars you can buy used for around $15,000 – …

A metallic-gray 2020 Mazda6 in the city
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The Most Complained About Mazda Cars

Mazda is a popular Japanese car company that produces some of the industry’s best cars on the market. For 2020, Mazda has more Top Safety Pick titles than any other brand. This is a great achievement for any auto brand. There are some Mazda models that earn more complaints than others, however. Platforms like CarComplaints.com …

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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 …

The all new Mazda3 during the L.A. Auto Show
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Is the 2021 Mazda3 Worth the Upgrade Over 2020?

The Mazda3 is one of the most popular small cars on the road today. Boasting space, fuel-efficiency, and a spunky attitude, the zippy Mazda3 is one of the brand’s best-selling cars. The new 2021 Mazda3 will be hitting dealerships with some new changes, but with the 2020 Mazda3 already wowing experts, will it be worth …

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2020 Mazda3 vs. Volkswagen Golf – Which Hatch Should You Buy?

If you’re shopping for a solid hatchback, you can’t go wrong with either the Mazda 3 or the Volkswagen Golf. Hatchbacks offer an appealing blend of practicality and style. Today, most hatchbacks allow drivers to fold down the back seats for additional cargo space when you need it. They also offer a striking, distinctive silhouette that sets them …

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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 general view of the all-new Mazda3 is seen during the L.A. Auto Show
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The 2021 Mazda3 Has Basically Given Up on Manual Transmissions

Once a very common transmission, there aren’t too many new cars with manual transmissions around these days. MotorTrend has managed to find 17 that still offer stick shift for their 2021 model year, though. The 2021 Mazda3 is one of those cars, but there probably won’t be too many manual versions of the Mazda3. Here’s …

A red 2020 Mazda3 – with luxury to match the Mercedes-Benz CLA – on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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The 2020 Mazda3 Might Be Just as Luxurious as the Mercedes CLA

Advanced driver-assist features and high-end interior materials are no longer exclusive to luxury brands. As more affordable brands like Mazda begin to offer luxurious trims, it begs the question — do you really need to splurge on a name brand luxury vehicle? According to Consumer Reports, probably not. In fact, the CR testers recently determined …

a gray sedan and a red hatchback from a sky view
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The Mazda3 Offers Miata Fun in a Practical Package

Mazda MX-5 Miatas are popular on the streets and on many car enthusiasts’ lists for best sports cars. And unlike some models, the Miata actually lives up to the hype. This coupe is super fun to drive and relatively cheap. The Miata is also the type of car you can confidently buy new or used. …

Bright red Mazda in drive mode.

Why the 2015 Mazda3 is an Ideal Used-Car Choice

The Mazda3’s sporty nature and interior comfort make it one of the more lively options in the compact sedan class. Buying a 2020 Mazda3 is tempting, especially because of all of the newest technology features. But, if you’re looking to make a more economical decision, you might want to consider buying used and get the …

2020 Mazda6 is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
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2020 Mazda3 or Mazda6: Which Is the Better Value

Mazda offers two different sedans for buyers to pick between. Both the 2020 Mazda3 and the 2020 Mazda6 are good options for drivers. But what are the differences between the two, and which should you pick to get the most for your money? The 2020 Mazda6 is larger than the Mazda3 The two cars are …

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Is Turbo for the 2021 Mazda3 Really a Good Thing?

We’ve heard the hype and entertained the rumors. Mazda may be giving its 2021 Mazda3 and its hatchback version a turbo option. If anyone has wondered what might make the Mazda3 and Mazda3 hatchback better, there is a good chance they thought about turbo power. Turbocharged makes everything better, right? Not always. Let’s speculate a bit …