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Test Drives2019 Mazda CX-3 GT: Staying in Shape4.0/5
As more and more small crossovers are hitting the market, consumers are trading in their cars for these urban runabouts. The Mazda CX-3 was introduced for the 2016 model year and was quickly adopted for its athletic styling, fun-to-drive character and reasonable price. In order to compete with popular rivals …
BlogThe Most Affordable AWD Sport-utility Vehicles in Canada
To confront our harsh winters, a vehicle equipped with an all-wheel drivetrain has an undeniable advantage. The biggest selection of affordably priced models is found in the small SUV segment, and every automaker offers at least one of them in their product line-up. The least-expensive AWD SUV currently on sale …
Test Drives2018 Mazda CX-3: For the Responsible Sportsman
When you’re young and impetuous, you dream of owning a sports car so that every drive will be exhilarating. Life, however, brings you back to reality pretty fast. Bills pile up, it becomes harder to pay for an expensive car and, once kids enter the picture, you need a practical …
Test DrivesVideo: 2017 Mazda CX-3 in 10 points we like... or not
The Mazda CX-3 is the Japanese brand's entry in the subcompact SUV segment, which is growing in popularity. It holds its own against the Honda HR-V, the Subaru Crosstrek and the Mitsubishi RVR thanks to its dynamic design, and especially its inspiring drive. What it loses in practicality is made …
Special EventsMazda Adventure Rally: The Conclusion
On the morning of the third and final day of the Mazda Adventure Rally, our morale was pretty low. From a purely mathematical perspective, the Car Guide’s team was out of the game. The silver lining, of course, was that we still had a gorgeous drive ahead of us! Whereas …
Special EventsMazda Adventure Rally: Days 1 and 2
If you aren’t familiar with the Mazda Adventure Rally, let me fill you in. For the past three years, Mazda has been organizing a rally that gets various media teams to vie for points by completing various challenges over the course of several days. The team with the most points …
BlogWhy Doesn’t The 2016 Mazda CX-3 Come With A Manual Transmission?
We recently attended the launch of the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3. As the latest addition to the family, this vehicle is bound to catch its share of the headlines this year. Our first impression was resoundingly positive. During the technical presentation, we were surprised to find out that it will …
First Drives2016 Mazda CX-3: Rising Star!4.0/5
Introducing a new model is always a big deal for a manufacturer, and that goes double when it's a vehicle in a popular and competitive segment. The CX-3’s arrival is very important for Mazda, which sees the model as a potentially spearhead for the automaker going forward. It also represents …
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