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2013 Mazda CX-5 Crossover Priced
2013 Mazda CX-5 Crossover Priced

Mazda has a lot riding on the success of its CX-5 crossover, which replaces the aging Mazda Tribute in the automaker’s lineup. Unlike the Tribute, which was nothing more than a badge-engineered Ford Escape, the CX-5 is an all new compact crossover that benefits from Mazda’s suite of...Read More»

2002 Mazda Tribute SUV DX
2001-2002 Mazda Tribute: Recall Alert

Mazda is recalling certain 2001-2002 model year Tribute compact SUVs equipped with an anti-lock brake system (ABS) over concerns that a leaking brake master cylinder reservoir cap could cause a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of...Read More»

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2001-2002 Mazda Tribute Recalled For Fire Hazard (Sound Familiar?)

Mazda has issued a recall for its Tribute SUV from the 2001 and 2002 model years. Those vehicles may suffer from a fluid leak that could cause a fire in the engine compartment. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Tribute recall stems from a faulty...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover
2013 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV Gets EPA-Rated 35 MPG Hwy

Mazda just received some welcome news, in the form of an EPA-rated 35 mpg highway fuel economy numbers for its redesigned 2013 CX-5 compact crossover SUV. As our sister publication GreenCarReports points out (via Autoblog), this is higher than Mazda itself predicted back in November. And it’s...Read More»

2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 Porsche Boxster Revealed, Fiat 500 Abarth, Dodge Dart: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 gets official fuel economy ratings and Fiat priced the 500 Abarth. Porsche revealed the 2013 Boxster and Chevrolet announced a new special edition Corvette Convertible. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Honda...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: Quick Drive

The 2012 Mazdaspeed3 hatchback continues to uphold Mazda's reputation as the builder of cars that drivers want and need to own. A plain-wrapper five-door front-wheel-drive hatch, the Speed3 only gives away the promise of incredible fun behind the wheel when one sees the extended rear spoiler and...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-9
2012 Chevy Sonic Recalled, LGBT Workplaces, 2012 Mazda CX-9: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Mazda CX-9 and Mercedes-Benz sells its two millionth SUV. The IIHS announces its findings regarding the Chevy Volt battery pack and there were fewer recalls in 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. General Motors...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazda3: Quick Drive

Car manufacturers can rant all they want about this or that new technology, but until you've had an opportunity to truly try it for yourself, how do you know what's true? Mazda has been telling us all about its new Skyactiv technology it developed with revised ideas about designing and tuning both...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5: Compact Crossover Makes North American Debut At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

With its North American debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the stylish new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover may just be what Mazda needs to compete against the all-new 2013 Ford Escape. The CX-5 is the long-overdue replacement for the Mazda Tribute. While our sister publication...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5 Driven, 2012 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG, Subaru: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the 2013 Mazda CX-5 and 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG. Lotus is recalling the Elise and Subaru announces its "Share The Love" campaign right before Thanksgiving. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We finally drive the...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5: First Drive Of All-New Compact Crossover

The Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened this weekend, was definitely the show of compact crossovers. Both the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2013 Ford Escape were unveiled to the public there, but we think a third crossover deserves equal billing despite being from a smaller carmaker. The 2013 Mazda CX-5...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda5 Driven: As Thrifty And Fun As Three Rows Can Be

For most shoppers, the decision to get a third row of seats—to seat six or more when needed—is one that's going to involve some sacrifice, both in terms of the family budget and driving enjoyment. First there's the initial blow, as most vehicles with three rows typically cost thousands...Read More»

2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv
2012 Mazda3: Familiar Look, But All-New Under The Hood

While sheetmetal changes, trim, chrome brightwork, and other minor details might come and go almost every model year, it's relatively rare for any new vehicle to get an entirely new powertrain. But that's the case with the 2012 Mazda3; even though the mid-cycle changes it gets for 2012 are quite...Read More»

2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Skyactiv: First Drive

In less than a couple of years, 40 miles per gallon has gone from a lofty goal, met by only a few select high-mileage machines (almost entirely hybrids and diesels), to, almost the small-car highway norm. Now even Mazda is laying claim on 40 mpg in the 2012 Mazda3, with a new-generation engine and...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
2012 Mazda 3 Lineup Priced

Unless you’re a die hard Mazda fan, you probably don’t realize how many different 2012 Mazda3 compact car variants are offered by your local Mazda dealer. For the coming year, there are 11 possible combinations of trim and body style, aimed at both fuel conscious and...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5 Compact Crossover: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

It would be easy to get lost in the shuffle of all the concept cars and debuts of exotic-looking vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, but one item of significance – at least, to American families looking for a stylish and fuel-efficient five-passenger crossover – is the reveal of...Read More»

The 2012 Mazda CX-5. Image: Mazda
2012 Mazda CX-5 Crossover Debuts In Frankfurt

It wouldn’t be inaccurate to call the 2012 Mazda CX-5 one of the most important vehicles in the company’s history. It represents the first new Mazda styled in their Kodo design language, and it’s the first new Mazda to be built around the company’s Skyactiv technology, which...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Mazda3, Chrysler And Dodge Minivan Recall, Next-Gen Focus RS: Today's Car News

The refreshed 2012 Mazda3 will get a 40-mpg rating thanks to SkyActiv engines. [TheCarConnection] The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are being recalled due to a potentially defective airbag module. [FamilyCarGuide] A new study has linked heart disease to diesel...Read More»

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