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 |  Jan 10 2014, 9:32 AM

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Just like it did at last year’s SEMA Show, Mazda chose to keep its 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon display cars mild rather than running wild.

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 |  Nov 26 2013, 10:02 AM

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According to the managing director of Mazda U.K., the Japanese automaker plans on launching five new models within three years.

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 6:00 PM

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Mazda has just unveiled a host of new concepts and up-coming models at the The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 that includes diesel, natural gas and hybrid technology.
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Long Term Wrap Up: 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

A wholly capable and fun crossover

 |  Oct 22 2013, 8:23 AM

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Time flies. It seems like just yesterday we picked up our long-term Mazda CX-5 with a little over 600 miles on the odometer. But it is now nearly half a year later, our three-month evaluation period turned into four months during which time we drove nearly 8,000 miles behind the wheel of the CX-5.

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 |  Oct 17 2013, 2:20 PM

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Resident truck expert Stephen Elmer explores the rugged side of the 2014 Mazda CX-5.

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 |  Oct 06 2013, 2:15 PM

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AutoGuide‘s compact crossover video comparison garnered plenty of attention this week, as we pitted eight of the market’s most popular crossovers against one another. Which one came out on top? Watch the video below, along with our other most popular videos of the week.

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2013-2014 Compact Crossover Shootout

Price, content, fuel economy and style: which compact crossover has it all?

 |  Oct 02 2013, 2:28 PM

AutoGuide sorts through the market so you don't have to.


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Compact crossovers are quickly becoming America’s one-size-fits-all automotive solution.

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2014 Mazda CX-5 Long-Term Introduction

Mazda’s compact crossover begins a three month test

 |  Jun 17 2013, 2:31 PM

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After impressing us during a comparison test earlier in the year, we get our hands on a 2014 Mazda CX-5 for an extended test drive. Over the next three months we will put this vehicle through a barrage of tests and situations to see how well it stacks up during everyday life.

The AutoGuide family is constantly growing and we would like to welcome our newest family member. No, we haven’t hired another caroholic into our ranks. This new addition is a little more mechanical, it is the 2014 Mazda CX-5.

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 |  Jun 01 2013, 10:01 AM

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According to a recent report, the next-generation Mazda2 will be built on the same platform as the CX-5 crossover.

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 |  May 31 2013, 10:01 AM

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You’ve been lusting after if for two long weeks, suffering for want of that which keeps you going. The withdrawal symptoms have probably been unbearable; we’d hazard to bet you’re shaking like a James Bond martini still in the mixer. You’ve been patiently waiting and finally we’re happy to oblige your carnal yearnings… but for God’s sake leave your trousers on!

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 |  May 26 2013, 12:01 PM

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Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out. This past week, fans of hot hatches are getting their fix with AutoGuide‘s video pitting the 2013 Ford Focus ST against the 2013 Mazdaspeed3.

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2014 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2013 Toyota RAV4 Comparison

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2013 Toyota Camry vs 2013 Honda Accord

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 2:33 PM

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Last week was a lot like the British ocean liner Lusitania; it got sunk, but this time around it wasn’t the Kaiser’s fault. Instead of falling prey to a German U-Boat it was torpedoed by the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 9:31 AM

Mazda is hoping its new CX-5 and Mazda6 models will help pave the way for bigger and better things, and at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Japanese automaker wanted to show off the customizing capabilities of both models.

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 |  Dec 30 2012, 6:58 PM

The new Mazda6 will be the star of the Japanese automaker’s booth at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, with three modified concept versions already confirmed.

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 1:43 PM

10. 2013 Ford Escape Review


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As 2012 comes to an end, AutoGuide has decided to take a look back at the most watched videos from our collection.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Ford Escape Review – Video

Kicking off the top 10 list is the 2013 Ford Escape video review, where Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood puts the new crossover to the test, admiring its sleek new looks and its handling.

 |  Dec 12 2012, 4:45 PM

Finalists for this year’s North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year award were announced today — a combination that leaves little space for chunky workhorses from the Detroit 3.

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 |  Nov 30 2012, 9:22 AM

Mazda revealed the next generation CX-5 at the 2012 LA Auto Show, giving the crossover more power and a new set of safety features.

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 |  Nov 08 2012, 12:37 PM

Five fuel efficient cars are vying for the “Green Car of the Year” award, which will be announced in only a few weeks during the L.A. Auto Show.

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 |  Sep 24 2012, 6:02 PM

Testing is underway for 2013 model year vehicles, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) putting the new and redesigned vehicles through its crash tests.

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 |  Apr 30 2012, 6:02 PM

A diesel-powered Mazda CX-9 featuring the brand’s 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D engine could be on the horizon soon.

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 |  Mar 22 2012, 9:02 AM

The all-new Mazda CX-5 is shaping up to be an attractive crossover option for buyers (read our review here) and those who placed their orders will be happy to know it was just named a Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The CX-5 achieved a “Good” rating (highest possible) on all four tests conducted by the IIHS: front, side and rear impact crash tests, and a roof strength test.

The Mazda CX-5 Sport starts at $20,695 and boasts an EPA rating of 26-mpg city, 35-mpg highway. Standard is a Skyactiv six-speed manual transmission, though an automatic is available as an option. The CX-5 is built on the Japanese automaker’s new Skyactiv-Body and Skyactiv-Chassis, helping ensure it has a reinforced vehicle structure that is as quiet as it is rigid and secure.

Other standard safety equipment includes six airbags, four-wheel disk brakes, ABS, daytime running lights, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, fold-away brake pedal assembly, front and rear crumple zones, three-point safety belts for all seating positions, front seatbelt pretensioners, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Earning a ‘Top Safety Pick’ distinction from the IIHS further exemplifies Mazda’s dedication for creating products that offer the best of everything that consumers want: fuel economy, performance, handling and, most importantly, safety,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations.

Watch the Mazda CX-5 earn a “Good” on its 40-mph frontal offset test after the break.

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 |  Mar 15 2012, 5:31 PM

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Mazda has a lot riding on its new CX-5, discontinuing the CX-7 to make way for it. But according to the Japanese automaker’s president, Takashi Yamanouchi, initial demand for the model is strong and he even went so far as to “hope to sell near 200,000 units.”

According to Mazda, it received 8,000 CX-5 orders in Japan where the target was a mere 1,000 units. Russian consumers already ordered 5,000 units and even in America, where dealers tend to have larger inventories, a few orders have been placed. It’s worth noting that American dealerships just began receiving CX-5s to their dealerships a few weeks ago, while other global markets have had it on sale for a few months.

The CX-5 actually proved to be a decent performance machine, as crossovers go, during out review which took place partially on Mazda’s Laguna Seca Raceway. With a class-leading 35 mpg highway when mated to the six-speed manual transmission, it seems likely that the CX-5 will catch on in the U.S. too.

GALLERY: 2013 Mazda CX-5

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 |  Mar 09 2012, 8:15 PM

The new Mazda CX-5 will replace the CX-7, at least in the American market according to Mazda USA. Even though the CX-5 is slightly smaller than the outgoing CX-7, it has more cargo capacity and overall interior volume.

“[The] CX-5 has a clearer competitive set, unlike CX-7, which was in the middle of two segments,” said Mazda product communications specialist Beverly Braga.

The new CX-5 also sports Mazda’s new 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine (155-hp) that has much better fuel economy than the 2.5L four-cylinder (161-hp) found in the CX-7. The CX-5 boasts 26/32 mpg city/highway compared to the CX-7′s 20/28 mpg city/highway. In 2007, CX-7 sales peaked at 41,653 units but in 2009 the Japanese automaker only sold 20,583. Updates were scarce through the vehicle’s production, with a front-end redesign being the only major change.

The CX-7 will be discontinued in America after the current 2012 model year as the company plans to refocus its goals to better compete with Honda and Ford.

[Source: Motor Trend]

Read AutoGuide’s 2013 Mazda CX-5 Review Here

 |  Feb 14 2012, 11:15 AM

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In an ever continuing effort to provide more active safety technology to more cars, innovations once exclusive to premium and luxury vehicles are trickling down to family vehicles.

Mazda will offer its new Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system for the new CX-5 compact crossover.  This new brake controller intervenes to prevent distracted drivers from frontal collisions at slow speeds.

SCBS is Mazda’s latest safety device, which operates at speeds between 3 to 19 mph. A windshield-mounted laser sensor act as the digital eyes of the vehicle, detecting oncoming obstacles while automatically shortening brake travel in order to minimize brake activation time.

If the driver fails to react to the obstacle ahead, the SCBS system will automatically engage the CX-5′s brakes while reducing engine output in an effort to prevent a collision, or to minimize its severity.

SCBS also incorporates acceleration control for automatic transmission, which will not allow unintended acceleration when the throttle is accidentally depressed when the driver is looking for the brakes.

Check out Mazda’s SCBS in action after the jump.

GALLERY: Mazda CX-5 Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)

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