Patrick Dempsey Edition Mazda CX-5 is McLamey: 2012 SEMA Show

Patrick Dempsey Edition Mazda CX-5 is McLamey: 2012 SEMA Show
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Being a famous TV and movie star might be enough to earn you a regular rotation on TMZ, but mere celebrity status won’t get a car named after you. So what did Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey do to deserve this honor? Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating

Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating
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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. Continue Reading...

Zoom-Zoom Meets Fuel-Efficiency: SkyActiv Explained

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Zoom-Zoom Meets Fuel-Efficiency: SkyActiv Explained
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Known for making some genuinely engaging cars in the past, with its new SkyActiv technology Mazda is looking to hang its hat on combining fun-to-drive with fuel-efficiency. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Least Expensive Crossovers of 2012

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Top 10 Least Expensive Crossovers of 2012
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Crossovers continue to be one of the most competitive new car segments in the industry, and that’s a good thing for car buyers. With more and more entries into the market, prices have dropped across the board. Here’s a quick look at the top 10 cheapest crossover vehicles. Continue Reading...

New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance

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New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance
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From in-car technology to turbocharging, there is perhaps no other trend that’s fundamentally changing new cars more than the move to dramatically reduce the weight of modern vehicles. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient AWD Cars and Crossovers

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient AWD Cars and Crossovers
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Fuel efficiency is quickly becoming one of the most sought after elements in a new car. However finding a car with good fuel efficiency usually means you have to make a few compromises. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers
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Crossovers have pretty much taken over the Sport Utility Vehicle market, thanks to lower prices, better fuel efficiency and the handling that comes part-in-parcel with being based on a car platform versus truck architecture. Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda CX-5 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick – Video

2013 Mazda CX-5 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick – Video
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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… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 Initial Demand is Promising Says President

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Mazda CX-5 Initial Demand is Promising Says President
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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… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-7 Discontinued to Make Way for CX-5

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Mazda CX-7 Discontinued to Make Way for CX-5
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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,”… Continue Reading...

Mazda Miniature SUV in the Works

Mazda Miniature SUV in the Works
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Mazda has been having some financial troubles recently and need something new to help them recover. The company hopes that this savior is a mini sized CX-5 (shown above) SUV offering. A miniature CX-5 is now under development, a Mazda insider told car advice, and is looking to capitalize on the current boom in small… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 is Truffula Tree Certified in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – Video

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Mazda has found a clever way of co-branding with a Hollywood blockbuster this year, teaming up with the children’s themed, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. While Acura has teamed up with the new Avengers movie, the Mazda CX-5’s appearance in The Lorax is not only more believable, but will surely have kids asking their parents why they… Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda CX-5 Pricing Announced

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Pricing Announced
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Mazda has announced that the all-new 2013 CX-5 Sport compact crossover will start at $20,695. While the CX-5 is priced well below the segment sales leaders, the new compact crossover will still feature the latest in Mazda SkyActiv Technology. Paired with the SkyActiv-MT six-speed manual transmission and the SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter engine, the CX-5 produces 155… Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda CX-5 Gets Best-in-Class 35-MPG Highway

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Gets Best-in-Class 35-MPG Highway
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Mazda North America announced official fuel economy numbers today for its new CX-5, with the compact crossover besting all other crossovers and SUVs. Mazda’s Skyactiv technology is the brand’s fuel saving setup which is setting industry standards for non-hybrid vehicles. Front-wheel-drive CX-5 model equipped with the standard Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission are EPA rated with an… Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda CX-5 Debuts: 2011 LA Auto Show

2013 Mazda CX-5 Debuts: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Mazda unveiled their latest entry into the compact crossover market at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, with the 2013 CX-5.  The CX-5 will be the first vehicle to use a full suite of Mazda’s SKYACTIV technologies, designed to reduce weight and increase fuel economy without compromising the sporty character of Mazda’s offerings. A 2.0L… Continue Reading...

Mazda Looking To Boost U.S. Sales By 74 Percent With Sporty, Fuel Efficient Cars

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Mazda Looking To Boost U.S. Sales By 74 Percent With Sporty, Fuel Efficient Cars
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Mazda is hoping to boost sales in the United States by 74 percent, and a key component of their strategy will be delivering sporty vehicles that can turn out “real world” fuel economy numbers. “It’s not acceptable to us have 40 mpg and sacrifice performance,” said Robert Davis, Mazda’s senior VP of U.S. operations. Rivals… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 Revealed, Official Production Specs: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show [video]

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Mazda CX-5 Revealed, Official Production Specs: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show [video]
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The CX-5 is the first Mazda to feature the company’s new generation ‘SKYACTIV’ engines, a 2.0-liter gas unit rated at 165 metric horsepower (PS) and a 2.2-liter diesel engines that sports a two-stage turbocharger, enabling 150 and 175 PS outputs. Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 Diesel Makes Over 300 Lb-Ft of Torque; But Will We Get it?

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Mazda CX-5 Diesel Makes Over 300 Lb-Ft of Torque; But Will We Get it?
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Mazda has confirmed the Minagi-inspired CX-5 will be sold in North America and execs have also revealed that in the future the company will sell a diesel-powered model on our shores. Are these two announcements one in the same? We’ll have to wait and see. Regardless of what package it comes in, details of Mazda’s… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 Confirmed For Spring 2012, Mazda3 To Get 40 MPG, Diesel Confirmed

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Mazda CX-5 Confirmed For Spring 2012, Mazda3 To Get 40 MPG, Diesel Confirmed
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Mazda confirmed that their previously unveiled Minagi concept will go into production as the Mazda CX-5, a small crossover intended to slot beneath their mid-size CX-7 and full-size CX-9. The CX-5 will be the first Mazda vehicle to come with a full suite of SKYACTIV fuel-saving technologies, among them an all-new engine designed for maximum… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 Confirmed as Official Name of Minagi Concept

Mazda CX-5 Confirmed as Official Name of Minagi Concept
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First debuting in concept form at the Geneva Auto Show in March, Mazda has now confirmed that its Minagi Concept will be badged as the CX-5 when it goes into production. That will be quite soon, with Mazda set to reveal more details on the Minagi and its SkyActiv engines at the New York Auto… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: Mazda Minagi Revealed

Geneva 2011: Mazda Minagi Revealed
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Mazda took the wraps off its Minagi concept crossover at the Geneva Auto Show today, showing the world what the upcoming CX-5 soft-roader will probably look like when it comes to market in the next couple years. Powered by an unspecified SKYACTIV powerplant and featuring styling cues taken from the gorgeous Shinari concept car, the… Continue Reading...

Mazda Minagi Video: First Look at Compact SportCross Concept

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Mazda has yet to confirm any details on its new Minagi SportCross concept and that’s because you’re not supposed to see it until tomorrow. Captured on display inside the Geneva Auto Show ahead of its world premiere, the Minagi shares the stage with the Japanese automaker’s new Shinari Concept, which is undeniably the design inspiration… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2011: Mazda Minagi Concept Teased [Video]

Geneva 2011: Mazda Minagi Concept Teased [Video]
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Mazda‘s Minagi concept, a vehicle that will doubtlessly be seen on the roads as the Mazda CX-5, got its first reveal today, even if only half the vehicle was visible. Check back tomorrow for more detailed pictures as the car gets official reveal at the Geneva Auto Show. GALLERY: Mazda Minagi Concept See video of… Continue Reading...