A red 2021 Mazda CX-5 parked on a tree-lined city street
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Is Easy on Your Wallet, Eyes, and Ears

Not many vehicles can claim to be a triple-threat of being budget-friendly, offering gorgeous design, and providing a smooth, quiet ride. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 checks all of those boxes and more, making it an excellent choice if you’re looking for a new compact SUV.  The 2021 Mazda CX-5’s exterior The 2021 Mazda CX-5 makes …

A dark-gray 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV parallel-parked outside a stone office building as two businesspeople walk by
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Dominates the Honda CR-V

Sorry, Honda CR-V, there’s a new leader in town. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is currently ranking above the 2021 Honda CR-V. But this was a little surprising. It made us wonder what the Mazda CX-5 has on the CR-V.  The 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2021 Honda CR-V  According to CNET, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 …

A red 2021 Mazda CX-5 driving down a city road with a building and tree in the background
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Has 1 Frustrating Problem

Everything is going great for the 2021 Mazda CX-5, right? Well, mostly. When critics provide their 2021 Mazda CX-5 review, they are noticing one frustrating feature. Check out what one potential drawback with this SUV could be.  Is the 2021 Mazda CX-5 a good SUV?  Yes, it’s one of the best SUV options available right …

A dark-gray 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV parallel-parked outside a stone office building as two businesspeople walk by
Crossover & Midsize

Avoid Luxury SUVs and Just Get a 2021 Mazda CX-5

Luxurious features in a vehicle are great, but is it worth paying extra for a luxury brand name? Now, even mainstream vehicles provide high-quality finishes, amenities, and performance without the exorbitant price. For instance, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover provides luxury for less. Though it’s a small SUV, it offers excellent performance, high-end features, …

The black and woodgrain-trimmed cockpit of a 2021 Honda CR-V Touring compact crossover SUV
Crossover & Midsize

Which 2021 Compact SUVs Did Consumer Reports Recommend?

A recommendation from Consumer Reports is an important consideration when car shopping. For the 2021 model year, the CR team recommends eight models in the compact SUV segment. They are the best overall small crossovers with strong reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction ratings. Any recommended vehicle also must perform well on CR’s road tests and …

A luxurious red 2021 Mazda CX-5 parked in front of a building
Crossover & Midsize

Popular New Small SUVs According to Edmunds

Small SUVs can offer a happy medium for owners who want the practicality of an SUV without the sheer size of larger options. These smaller options have just as much to offer, both as family vehicles and daily drivers, but with the demand for SUVs skyrocketing over the past few years, the market for small …

2021 Mazda CX-5 in the snow the day after a snowfall
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Drives Like a Champion In the Snow

If you’re shopping for a compact crossover, then it’s easy to see why the Mazda CX-5 is a great choice. It’s athletic driving dynamics, sleek looks, and well-appointed interior make it one of the top contenders in its class and what’s even better is that it’s available with all-wheel-drive. I actually got a chance to …

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Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Mazda CX-5 a Good Long-Term SUV?

Reviewers across various outlets agree that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a great brand-new SUV. However, short tests don’t tell us how this Mazda stands up to long-term use. Thankfully, since this model has been on sale for many years, owners can now share insightful observations over thousands of miles. That’s exactly what Big Rock …

A luxurious red 2021 Mazda CX-5 parked in front of a building
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Mazda a Luxury Car Brand?

Virtually every automaker makes upscale cars that offer exceptional comfort. However, luxury brands transcend these models by taking refinement to the next level. So, where does Mazda fit in amongst its peers? Mazda is one of those brands, such as Chrysler and Buick, that’s hard to place. The automaker has a stellar reputation within the …

A red 2021 Mazda CX-5 driving down a highway road
Crossover & Midsize

How Many Miles Will a Mazda CX-5 Last?

The heralded Mazda CX-5 is nearly flawless, making it a fantastic option for your next long-term vehicle. But will this popular compact SUV outlast the competition? This is somewhat of a loaded question, as countless variables play a role in a car’s lifespan. However, we can analyze industry data, Mazda’s reliability history, and recent CX-5 …

Workers check a Mazda Motor Corp. CX-5 sports utility vehicle (SUV) under inspection lights on the assembly line
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Proves That It’s Not a Boring Drive

Being different doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. And it isn’t necessary to get a high-performance SUV, says MotorTrend, to have a fun vehicle. MotorTrend picked out several affordable crossovers and SUVs that stand out for their unexpectedly entertaining drives. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Turbo is one “that rises above what one would expect from …

What is the best car for city driving
Trucks & SUVs

The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V Battle Over Best SUV For City Life

Driving in a city is complicated and frustrating. Between the traffic, parking tickets, and overall wear and tear on your vehicle, big cities like NYC, for example, are a tough place to drive and own a car. However, depending on which car you have, it can dramatically change how difficult it is. Consumer Reports made …

A red 2021 Mazda CX-5 driving down a highway road
Trucks & SUVs

These Alternatives to the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Should Be On Your Radar

There’s no denying that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is one of the best vehicles available on the market today. It’s affordable, stylish, and stocked to the brim with great features. But does that mean it’s the best option for you? Not necessarily. That’s why, before finalizing your purchase, you might want to consider these alternatives …

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The Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo Has the Right Amount of Razzle-Dazzle

It doesn’t get much better than the 2021 Mazda CX-5 if you want discreet luxury. You may have heard that the CX-5 can compete with the likes of BMW, and it has offers an interior reminiscent of a Mercedes. And while it’s tempting to go all the way to the CX-5’s Signature trim, you’ll see that the new …

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2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Mazda CX-5: Which Used SUV Is More Impressive?

If you’re looking for a deal on a small SUV with modern features, it makes sense to shop for four or five-year-old models. And as you do your research, you’ll see that the 2017 model year was huge for the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5. Both of these SUVs initially impressed critics, but for different reasons. Which …

The 2021 Mazda Carbon Edition lineup – CX-5, CX-9, and Mazda6
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the Mazda CX-5 Just a Taller Mazda6?

The CX-5 is the most popular Mazda for obvious reasons. This crossover promises exciting handling and surprising luxury. But if these attributes are most appealing to you, the underrated Mazda6 is also an enticing option. How does driving the 2021 Mazda CX-5 compare to driving the 2021 Mazda6? Unsurprisingly, the CX-5 and the Mazda6 have similar driving dynamics. They both stand …

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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5: The Savvier Choice Is Still the Same

Comparing a small luxury SUV like the BMW X1 to a mainstream one like the Mazda CX-5 may seem odd, but it’s really not. Both models are at the top of their respective classes. They offer similar driving experiences too.  The 2021 BMW X1 and the 2021 Mazda CX-5 appeal to the same type of driver  Both the X1 …