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Mazda CX-5 turbo — An engaging compact crossover SUV


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(January 1, 2023) The 2023 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV with seating for up to five passengers has lived at or near the top of virtually everyone's rankings for the past few years thanks to its premium interior and excellent driving dynamics. Current buyers apparently agree, the CX-5 is an excellent choice because it has become the best-selling vehicle in Mazda's U.S. lineup.

Mazda CX-50 Turbo — A new leader in a crowded segment


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(November 27, 2022) The 2023 CX-50 is an all-new model for the Mazda brand in the hotly contested and crowded compact crossover utility vehicle segment. Competitors include such rivals as the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogue and others. The CX-50 is based on same platform as the smaller subcompact CX-30 and Mazda3. It’s also longer and wider than the CX-5 with more ground clearance yet a lower roof height and profile.

Mazda CX-9 — Luxury in a three-row package


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(July 17, 2022) Although the current-generation three-row Mazda CX-9 was introduced way back in 2016, it continues to be one of the most alluring mid-sized crossover SUVs on the market. One of the reasons we came away feeling good about the stylish people hauler after a week behind the wheel was due to the fact we were driving the near-luxury Signature trim.

Mazda CX-50 — A noteworthy new compact crossover


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biderman

(July 3, 2022) Mazda offers choices. Good choices, because Mazda builds excellent SUV crossovers. This gives customers the option of better fitting their needs and pocketbook when shopping Mazda. For instance, in 2020 Mazda introduced the subcompact CX-30 in direct competition to the popular CX-3. Now there's yet another choice for the Mazda faithful or for prospective Mazda buyers — the new compact CX-50 or the similarly sized highly rated CX-5.

Mazda CX-30T — Good looks, rewarding performance


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(May 11, 2022) Mazda has loaded up its compact CUV segment entries with yet another vehicle just now reaching dealers, the CX-50. It joins the Mazda3 hatchback, CX-30 and CX-5 in the company's packed lineup. We haven't driven the 2023 CX-50, but it has been the recipient of some strong reviews. We do have considerable experience with the CX-30 and for 2022 we got another seven days behind the wheel of the CX-30 turbo, which we consider one of the best crossovers in a crowded segment.

Mazda CX-30T — Good looks, rewarding performance

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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(May 11, 2022) Mazda has loaded up its compact CUV segment entries with yet another vehicle just now reaching dealers, the CX-50. It joins the Mazda3 hatchback, CX-30 and CX-5 in the company's packed lineup. We haven't driven the 2023 CX-50, but it has been the recipient of some strong reviews. We do have considerable experience with the CX-30 and for 2022 we got another seven days behind the wheel of the CX-30 turbo, which we consider one of the best crossovers in a crowded segment.

2022 Mazda MX-30



HERNDON, Va. — It wasn’t long after Japanese automaker Mazda introduced itself to America that it reintroduced the rotary engine — initially known as the Wankel rotary — to that same American market. With fewer moving parts, an extremely compact package and an almost electric-like smoothness, the rotary was perfect for a family of compact coupes and sedans. But it was also thirsty, and Mazda’s timing — on the cusp of our first OPEC crisis — couldn’t have been worse.

Mazda3 2.5 Turbo — A small sedan with a big punch 




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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman



(April 6, 2022) The Mazda Speed3 built from 2007 through 2013 was Mazda's answer to the hot hatch craze in the early part of the 21st Century offering competition to the Ford Focus ST, Dodge Caliber SRT-4, and Volkswagen Golf GTI. The final model came with a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4 making 263 horsepower and could accomplish a 0-to-60 run in just over 5 seconds. Those were the days — and Mazda has brought them back in the form of the Mazda3 2.5 Turbo, which was introduced last year.



Mazda CX-5 — Stylish and fun to drive



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(March 30, 2022) There is a reason the CX-5 is Mazda's best selling vehicle in the U.S. It's simply fun to drive with an outstanding balance of ride and handling, and it's elegantly styled inside and out with an exquisitely appointed interior — a compact crossover SUV that an owner is proud to show off to his friends and relatives.

Mazda CX-30 Turbo — Rewarding performance



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(July 29, 2021) We proclaimed the Mazda CX-30 one of the best subcompact SUV crossovers on the market when we reviewed it for 2020. We wrote that while it looks like everything else in a Mazda showroom with clean lines, nice proportions and with a coupe-like silhouette, the CX-30 brings the sophistication of a more expensive car with a solid structure, an energetic engine, secure handling, a classy and quiet premium-looking interior, and a load of safety equipment.