Red Hyundai Kona compact crossover SUV on display at Brussels Expo
Crossover & Midsize

Consumer Reports Only Recommends 5 2021 Subcompact SUVs

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has proven to be a favorite amongst critics and consumers this year. It’s also of the only subcompact SUVs to earn a CR Recommended label, awarded for consistent reliability and overall quality. Which subcompact SUVs made the Consumer Reports Recommended list for 2021? Consumer Reports recommends the Subaru Crosstrek The 2021 …

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 …

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy parked on display with a dusk sky in the background
Trucks & SUVs

The Best 3 Row SUVs for Under $35,000

You need a three-row SUV for your family, but you also don’t want to break your bank. That’s why it’s time to shop for the best three-row SUVs for under $35,000. Check out why the 2021 Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Palisade, and Kia Telluride are bargains.  The Best three-row SUVs for under $35,000  We didn’t pick …

A metallic bluish-gray 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo subcompact crossover SUV travels on a bridge away from a city
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Snagged a Major Safety Award

It’s safe to say that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is incredibly safe. It just snagged a significant safety award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Check out why the Mazda CX-30 is one safe option.  How safe is the 2021 Mazda CX-30?  According to Property Casualty 360, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is the …

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, …

red 1990 Miata with a LS Chevy Silverado motor swap
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ever Wanted a Chevy Silverado Shaped Like A Mazda Miata?

The Miata has long been the perfect sports car. These little Japanese zoomers have always been relatively affordable, reliable, and plentiful. That being the case, the Miata has also been the subject of many custom car builds, some of which have been downright silly, like putting a Hellcat engine in one. There is a new …

The gray front seats, steering wheel, and dashboard of a 2021 Kia Forte compact sedan
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2021 Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte: You Get What You Pay For

In the market for a compact car? You might be eyeing this year’s Mazda3 and Kia Forte, which start around $20,000. But while similarly priced, these compact four-doors offer differing key features that could make the difference between which one you choose. Let’s compare. The 2021 Kia Forte RELATED: The 2021 Kia Forte Is the …

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 red 2021 Mazda CX-30 parked on sand on a hill overlooking an ocean
Crossover & Midsize

What’s Up with the Mazda CX-30?

The Mazda CX-30 is far from the most popular SUV in the Mazda lineup. While consumers may be more familiar with the common options like the CX-3 and CX-5, the Mazda CX-30 might just check off most of the boxes on your list if you’re looking for a reliable SUV. With its weird name that …

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 …

The Mazda CX-30 on display at the Brussels Motor Show
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Has 1 Prehistoric Feature

We thought the 2021 Mazda CX-30 would be 100% new. Heck, the Mazda CX-30 is one of the newest SUV options available. It came out in January 2020. However, it actually has one ancient drawback to consider.  The 2021 Mazda CX-30 may struggle with tech  According to, there are a lot of great things …

The Mazda CX-30 on display at the Brussels Motor Show
Crossover & Midsize

Improved Engine Beefs up the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo

Similar to the Mazda3, the Mazda CX-30 is an upscale SUV with attractive styling and a highly responsive ride. In fact, until this point, reviewers at Car and Driver only had one major complaint about this vehicle: its disappointing lack of power. For 2021, Mazda has solved this problem by introducing the 2.5 Turbo trim …

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 …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked, looking toward a mountain range
Crossover & Midsize

Thousands of 2020-21 Mazda CX-30s Recalled For Frustrating Issue

Bringing your vehicle back to the dealership for a recall is frustrating. However, 2020-2021 Mazda CX-30 owners might be relieved about its latest recall, as it fixes an irritating problem. The CX-30 debuted to mixed reviews in the 2020 model year. The energetic subcompact crossover impressed some experts, while others felt it delivered underpowered performance. …

A red 2021 Mazda6 on display, facing away from the camera
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Mazda6 Is a Sedan With a Personality; The Nissan Altima Is Just a Car

Oftentimes, you’re faced with a choice – exhilaration vs. practicality. And choosing the smartest option isn’t typically exciting. However, comparing the sporty 2021 Mazda6 and the pragmatic 2021 Nissan Altima isn’t as straightforward. Thankfully, Mazda’s athletic machines aren’t unreliable gas guzzlers. So you can actually buy a model with personality rather than just an uninspiring …