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2017 Mazda 3
2017 Mazda 3

The 2017 Mazda 3 improves on what made the compact car endearing in the first place. Its looks have only gotten better after a subtle interior and exterior refresh, and its drivability improves in several small areas, rather than a wholesale engine change or remapped sport button...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
2017 Mazda 6

Buying a Mazda 6 puts you into something of an elite club: You're willing to shop beyond the Toyota Camrys, Honda Accords, and Ford Fusions of the world for the most under-appreciated mid-size sedan. A host of modest updates for 2017 follow a mild refresh last year that, so far, hasn't...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-9
2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row crossover SUV that provides a decidedly more sporty outlook on hauling passengers than most of its rivals. In attempting to fulfill that mission, it winds up feeling a little compromised as a family-hauler, though, which is why we've rated it a 6.5 out...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive
2017 Mazda CX-5

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is new this year, and improves upon last year's model with a better interior and exterior look, quieter ride, a new-ish standard engine, and a coming turbodiesel that could be among the leaders for small crossovers in highway mileage. It's offered in Sport, Touring...Read More»

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

For the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the philosophy is, and always has been, back to basics. Now in its fourth generation, that holds more than ever, as Mazda has strived to keep weight down and the fun factor high. We rate the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata a 6.8. Highlights include frisky acceleration...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-3
2017 Mazda CX-3

Looks only tell half of the 2017 Mazda CX-3's story: The body cladding and badging on the CX-3 point toward a soft-roader based on the fun-to-drive Mazda 3, but there's more to its tale. The CX-3 earned a 7.2 overall rating on our scale, which is fairly high for the budget hatchback. We...Read More»

2018 BMW X3
2018 BMW X3 preview

The third-generation BMW X3 has been revealed, and though there's big change in its pipeline, it's quite well hidden for now. There's a tease in a new M Performance model, but the big news–plug-in hybrid and possible electric versions–won't come for another year or more. BMW...Read More»

2018 Volvo V90
2018 Volvo V90

The 2018 Volvo V90 is shaping up to be the longest and largest wagon for sale in the U.S. market, as well as the most flamboyantly styled. As a derivative of the S90 sedan, the V90 wagon is a model that simultaneously builds on the brand’s heritage while striking out in an...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has long since cemented its place in the crossover-SUV world. It’s a solid utility vehicle with lots of features and great value for the dollar. We think it’s worth a 7.2 out of 10 on our ratings scale, which it earns most notably in safety...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe returns for the 2018 model year, possibly its last. Was it something we said? It’s more something that other carmakers did. A wave of new three-row crossovers, from the Toyota Highlander to the Honda Pilot, ballooned in size, leaving the somewhat smaller Santa...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60

Volvo builds sublime sedans and best-bar-none wagons. Though it resisted crossover SUVs for a long time, it now makes some true knockouts, like the heavily awarded XC90. This year, it’s replacing its best-selling vehicle by scaling down the XC90 to two-row, five-seat dimensions...Read More»

2018 Audi S3
2018 Audi S3

The Audi S3 may start out as the relatively pedestrian Audi A3 sedan, but it has some performance upgrades that bring spice to the party. Offered in both Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels, it shares its engine with the Volkswagen Golf R, and can be looked at as a more luxurious...Read More»

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