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 |  Jul 29 2014, 10:02 AM

It's Cheaper, But is it still Good?



When we named the Mazda3 the Car of the Year, its flexibility helped eke out the win. Continue Reading…

 |  May 12 2014, 4:32 PM

What are the safest new cars on the market?


As far as vehicles have come in terms of safety over the recent years, there are still some that are safer than others.

To help identify the safest vehicles on the market, has compiled a list of 10 cars that received both a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Keep in mind that crossovers and SUVs aren’t included in this list and the cars are listed in alphabetical order by make.

 |  Mar 17 2014, 9:30 AM

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With a week of three-row crossovers behind us, it’s time to shake things up – here’s all the cars we’re driving this coming week. Continue Reading…

 |  Jan 17 2014, 2:12 PM

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It just might be the world’s most exciting and important auto show and this year it also served as the stage for the first ever award-a-palooza.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 1:31 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-31-Main-ArtIt’s a new week and that means it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide. As the Motor-Vehicle Problem Solvers we never stop working for you, our loyal audience… as long as we’re punched in and Samantha down in HR has approved the overtime. In any event, small cars are becoming the automotive industry’s next big thing as people trade in their first-generation Toyota Sequoias for more efficient transportation, and that’s precisely the theme of this week’s episode.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 9:02 AM

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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain.

Lots of important car news broke through the year as the industry continues to evolve and stabilize coming out of the devastating Great Recession. Capping the year, here are the Top 10 Automotive Stories from 2013.

 |  Dec 09 2013, 11:49 AM


Last week we presented the five finalists for the 2014 Car of the Year Award.

Diversity was the name of the game this year as our five finalists represent five different market segments and hail from three different continents. As a recap, the compact 2014 Mazda3, the mid-size 2014 Mazda6, the full-size 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the luxurious Cadillac CTS and the segment busting Mercedes-Benz CLA all made the cut into the final five. But there can only be one winner.

For days we evaluated the finalists, had heated discussions and finally came to a consensus. The 2014 Car of the Year is the 2014 Mazda3.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 10:01 AM


The latest iteration of the popular Mazda3 compact car has just launched, and the brand’s CEO has already set his sights on selling 500,000 units annually worldwide.

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 |  Sep 29 2013, 1:06 PM


The new-car shoppers are out in full force this past week, as AutoGuide‘s most watched videos focused on a trio of popular sedans from every segment. In the luxury market is the 2014 Cadillac CTS, while the sporty Mazda3 gets a redesign for the 2014 model year. Lastly, there’s the popular 2013 Honda Accord Sport.

Watch our most popular videos of the week below.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 10:39 AM


Mazda just officially announced pricing and fuel economy for its cornerstone product: the Mazda3.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 10:47 AM

The New Face of Zoom-Zoom


Zoom-Zoom, it’s what sets Mazda apart from other car companies. The small Japanese manufacturer focuses on driving dynamics far more than other mass-market automakers. The result of that relentless toil is a lineup of cars and crossovers that are more entertaining than their competition. Paraphrasing one of the company’s TV commercials, if it’s not worth driving it’s not worth building.

One of Mazda’s most important products is the compact Mazda3. Available as either a hatchback or sedan it’s the cornerstone of the brand’s global sales. It’s never an easy task updating a successful product; drastic changes can attract new buyers but they also risk alienating existing customers. Fortunately for everyone the company has made common-sense updates to the 2014 model that should actually please everyone. Here are 10 things you absolutely must know about the new Mazda3.

 |  Jul 23 2013, 10:02 AM


Mazda is excited about its 2014 Mazda3, and to show off just how improved its newest model is, the Japanese automaker is putting eight of them on a 9,300-mile road trip.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 7:33 PM


Mazda has released official fuel economy figures for its 2014 Mazda3 hatchback, with the EPA stating that the 2.0-liter-equipped model will achieve 29 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway with the six-speed manual transmission.

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 |  Jul 06 2013, 4:05 PM


Over 40 photos of the 2014 Mazda3 sedan have surfaced on the Internet, giving us the best look yet at the four-door model of Mazda’s newest creation.

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 |  Jul 03 2013, 7:10 PM


The first photos of the 2014 Mazda3 sedan has leaked onto the Internet, ahead of the car’s official debut.

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 |  Jul 02 2013, 6:02 AM


The first photo of the 2014 Mazda3 sedan has been leaked, revealing the four-door’s rear end.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 12:01 PM


After years on the market, today’s Mazda3 is still one of the best C-Segment cars available, but it’s something of a controversial vehicle. It may be great to drive, exceedingly functional and built to last, but a lot of people take issue with its grille. The car’s front end looks like the face of a mouth-breathing mudpuppy. To the relief of many that gaping maw is a thing of the past with Mazda’s brand-new 2014 model.

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 8:32 AM


Mazda unveiled its 2014 Mazda3 yesterday with a full redesign, but there could be more in the compact car’s future.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 10:56 AM

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Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 7:08 AM

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Set to debut later today, full details and a large selection of photos of the all-new 2014 Mazda 3 have leaked online.

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 |  Jun 19 2013, 5:33 PM


The 2014 Mazda3 has leaked on the Internet, making an appearance on a Russian Facebook page.

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 6:02 PM


The 2014 Mazda3 is out and about testing in Southern California, as one of our spy photographers caught it in action on the road.

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 |  May 08 2013, 9:19 AM


Next to don the KODO Soul of Motion skin, the new Mazda3 is expected to debut during this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but new spy photos are previewing the cabin today.

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 |  Mar 21 2013, 7:15 PM


The same new design language and platform pulling the Mazda6 and CX-5 out of automotive doldrums will likely make it to the compact Mazda3 by this fall according to a new report.

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