Mazda CX-3 Puts Shame On Crosstrek Off-Road!

The first impressions people usually get from the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is that it’s a sporty car and it appeals to the urban community. However, that isn’t the whole truth. The CX-3 is actually the best among its rivals off-road. This is backed up with the fact that the CX-3 emerged as the winner of Read more about Mazda CX-3 Puts Shame On Crosstrek Off-Road![…]

2017 Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Two Different Beauties

The Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V may be the smaller siblings to their own popular compact crossover SUVs, but they are completely different in terms of usage. The Honda is more apt for city and suburban use with its optional AWD giving it all the power it needs to go through rough terrains while Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Two Different Beauties[…]

2017 Mazda CX-5: A Possible Power Boost

The subcompact Mazda CX-3 is the one of the only vehicles in the automakers lineup that is not compatible with 2016 Mazda CX-9’s 2.5-liter turbo-four engine. Besides that, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda 3 and the Mazda 6 sedans are well equipped to handle the force induction mill. However, the turbo engine will most probably not Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-5: A Possible Power Boost[…]

2017 Toyota C-HR: Instant Hybrid Success!

It is safe to say that although it could be considered as wacky as the Nissan Juke, the Toyota C-HR has been more tastefully designed. Its styling elements are admittedly bold, but its aggressively bold, unlike the Juke that’s just plain weird. And it appears that the C-HR is going to be a big player Read more about 2017 Toyota C-HR: Instant Hybrid Success![…]

2017 Mazda CX-3: No Chance For Turbo-Four

Besides the possible return of the rotary engine for the RX-series, what Mazda fans are eager to know about is whether the 2.5L turbo-four engine from the Mazda CX-9 would eventually be offered for the other models in the lineup. It is highly doubtful for the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 sedans to adopt the Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-3: No Chance For Turbo-Four[…]

2017 Mazda CX-3 Gets More Heat From Toyota, Kia

Among subcompact crossovers, the one with the sportiest and most urban aesthetic is the undoubtedly Mazda CX-3, despite it not leading the segment in sales like the Jeep Renegade or Subaru Crosstrek. In both those fronts the crossover has been hardly challenged, but not for long. New entries in the relatively small segment are set Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-3 Gets More Heat From Toyota, Kia[…]

2018 Mazda CX-5: Overhaul Like CX-9 – Set For Turbo

Since the 2017 model is going to be a refresh, of greater interest to fans would be the next-gen Mazda CX-5 arriving for 2018. It has been spotted with a full coating of camouflage which attempts to trick the eye, but its design changes still shine through. Unsurprisingly, the upcoming CX-5 looks a lot more Read more about 2018 Mazda CX-5: Overhaul Like CX-9 – Set For Turbo[…]

2017 Mazda CX-5: Don’t Rule Out CX-9 Turbo

Mazda fans want it to happen, but the automaker would most likely not introduce the 2.5L turbo-four SkyActiv-G engine from the new Mazda CX-9 to the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 sedans which have been found to be compatible with the mill. And why wouldn’t they be? They both offer a naturally-aspirated 2.5L engine that Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-5: Don’t Rule Out CX-9 Turbo[…]

2017 Mazda 6: Forget CX-9 Turbo – Wait For Diesel

There are many ways the Mazda 6 sedan can improve, and one of them is to adopt more powerful block as an option to its 2.5L four-pot engine worth 184hp and 185lb-ft torque. The most obvious candidate is the new 2.5L turbo-four from the Mazda CX-9. For those who have been wondering, from an engineering Read more about 2017 Mazda 6: Forget CX-9 Turbo – Wait For Diesel[…]

2017 Toyota C-HR vs Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Let’s Talk Inner Beauty

We’ve seen how they look outside, and it is fair to say that the upcoming Toyota C-HR as well as the current Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V look quite appealing in their own distinct ways. But if you’re looking to own any one of them, you would be spending much more time inside. With the Read more about 2017 Toyota C-HR vs Mazda CX-3 vs Honda HR-V: Let’s Talk Inner Beauty[…]

2016 Mazda CX-3: Certified Off-Road Sleeper!

Sleeper is a term that’s usually reserved for vehicles that look plain and unassuming but can go really fast and demonstrate surprising capabilities on the tarmac. Well, that term is going to be bent a little this time to refer to the 2016 Mazda CX-3. Looking at it, one wouldn’t assume that it could match Read more about 2016 Mazda CX-3: Certified Off-Road Sleeper![…]

2017 Mazda CX-3: Kia Prepares For Battle!

Kia believes that its Soul subcompact crossover isn’t going to be enough to challenge the spick-and-span Mazda CX-3 which has an off-road ace up its sleeve. Later this year at the 2016 LA Auto Show, the covers are going to be pulled from a new CX-3 rival from the Korean automaker. It admits that this Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-3: Kia Prepares For Battle![…]

2017 Mazda CX-3 vs Jeep Renegade: More Style Or Grit?

The mantra for Mazda CX-3 for 2017 is don’t fix it if it ain’t broke, and that is being applied to its price as well. With some add-ons here and there, the $19,950 price tag on subcompact crossover makes it an even more enticing deal. But that’s not all that buyers would enjoy in terms Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-3 vs Jeep Renegade: More Style Or Grit?[…]

2016 Mazda CX-3: Surprise Off-Road Package

The word ‘sleeper’ is often used to describe vehicles that don an unassuming and placid appearance only to make raise hell on the tarmac when given the opportunity. We’re going to ascribe the term loosely and perhaps incorrectly for the Mazda CX-3. Because it’s a surprise package for anyone who thinks that it is purposed Read more about 2016 Mazda CX-3: Surprise Off-Road Package[…]

2016 Jeep Renegade vs Mazda CX-3: Off-Road Dilemma!

It may not appear so, but the Mazda CX-3 is an proper ranger for terrain usage. Equipped with an intelligent i-Activ AWD system, it can take on most subcompact crossover meant for off-road usage including the Subaru Crosstrek. But can it top the Jeep Renegade? No wait – can it top the Renegade Trailhawk? While Read more about 2016 Jeep Renegade vs Mazda CX-3: Off-Road Dilemma![…]

2016 Mazda CX-3: Crosstrek Left Blushing In Mud!

Don’t be surprised if anyone recommends you a Mazda CX-3 when you ask for a dependable and stylish compact crossover that has stellar off-road capabilities and sporty driving dynamics. To the surprise of many, the CX-3 ticks all those boxes. And we really mean it when we say ‘stellar’, because the CX-3 is not above Read more about 2016 Mazda CX-3: Crosstrek Left Blushing In Mud![…]

2016 Mazda CX-3 Stuns Crosstrek Off-Road!

One look at the 2016 Mazda CX-3 and the initial impressions are usually about how the compact crossover thrives on a sporty appeal with purely urban sensibilities. That couldn’t be further from the truth – it is the best among its peers off-road. And that assertion is proven by the fact that the CX-3 is Read more about 2016 Mazda CX-3 Stuns Crosstrek Off-Road![…]

2017 Mazda CX-4: Here’s What We’ll Miss Out

The one thing that has allowed fans to be distracted from how Mazda is not planning to offer anything in the way of MPS or rotary power is the 2017 Mazda CX-4 crossover that made its debut in Beijing. Based on the Koeru Concept, this new model that slots in between the CX-3 and CX-5 Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-4: Here’s What We’ll Miss Out[…]

2017 Mazda CX-4 Keeps US Buyers Worried, Waiting

As much as US buyers are beginning to like three-row crossovers, they are starting to take to small ones. That’s why the Mazda CX-4 and Acura CDX that were unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show have received so much attention from abroad. Unlike the CDX, which Acura has confirmed is not in plans for Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-4 Keeps US Buyers Worried, Waiting[…]

2017 Ford EcoSport Gearing Up Against HR-V, CX-3 In US

Ford has been teasing this possibility since the end of last year, and the automaker is doing it again. Spy cameras have caught images of what appears to be a 2017 Ford EcoSport being tested on US roads, which hints once again that the subcompact crossover is arriving stateside. Compared to the previous sighting of Read more about 2017 Ford EcoSport Gearing Up Against HR-V, CX-3 In US[…]