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 |  Sep 08 2014, 8:02 AM

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Two very interesting comparisons are due this week, don’t miss our super-sedan shoot-out and hatchback showdown. Continue Reading…

 |  Sep 02 2014, 7:02 AM

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New details on a successor to the current Mazdaspeed3 are starting to emerge.

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 |  Jun 27 2014, 12:09 PM

You Get What You Pay For


Top 11 Cars With Best Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The folks at ALG have it all figured out. In no particular order, here they are.

 |  Jun 17 2014, 2:57 PM

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Both the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2015 Mazda3 have earned top safety marks from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

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 |  May 30 2014, 7:46 AM

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The 2014 Mazda3 was chosen as AutoGuide.com‘s 2014 Car of the Year, so what can we expect from the sportier Mazdaspeed3?

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10 Cars and 10 Laps at Road America

Driving impressions from the MAMA Spring Rally

 |  May 23 2014, 1:50 PM

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Track testing a car is one of the true joys of the job, but winding out 10 cars in one morning makes for a special day indeed.

And that’s just what we had the chance to do this week at one of America’s premiere regional events for auto journalists. Each year the Midwest Automotive Media Association holds its Spring Rally at one of the most impressive tracks in the country: Road America.

With over 90 different cars available to test, at least two dozen were available to be evaluated on the impressive and intimidating 4.048 mile track. Here are a few initial impressions from 10 different cars we were able to test, ranging from a Mazda3 to a Mercedes E63 AMG.

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 |  May 11 2014, 9:02 AM

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Excited for the Lamborghini Huracan? This past week, AutoGuide.com headed to Spain to put the Huracan to the test.

Other popular videos from the past week include our comparison of the 2014 Mazda3 against the 2014 Ford Focus and our review of the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan.

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 |  Apr 10 2014, 6:45 PM

Ward's Auto Reveals its Annual List


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Considering we spend a lot of our time inside our cars, it’s worth noting which vehicles in today’s marketplace have the best interiors.

Ward’s Auto has presented its annual top 10 list of best interiors and some of the vehicles on the list might surprise you. From luxury to affordable compacts, the publication spent two months evaluating a total of 41 vehicles to determine which interiors had the best ergonomics, driver information, fit-and-finish, materials, value, safety, comfort and design harmony.

The top 10 list is simply done in alphabetical order, so no one interior is technically better than the other.

 |  Mar 23 2014, 1:04 PM

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The Internet loves videos, and car enthusiasts love AutoGuide‘s videos.

The 2014 MINI Cooper S Hardtop is capturing the attention of our readers and car shoppers worldwide, with our review of the compact topping this week’s most watched videos list. Following that, luxury sedan shoppers are curious to see which diesel model stacks up from BMW and Audi while our first drive of our 2014 Car of the Year, the Mazda3, garnered plenty of attention too.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency on a Budget


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Would you believe that you could get a vehicle with a 50-mpg combined rating for under $25,000?

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 |  Mar 13 2014, 2:42 PM

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put two more vehicles through its crash tests, and they both came out on top. 

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 5:20 AM

Mazda Hazumi Concept

Small cars are BIG, especially in places like Europe where space is at a premium. Foreshadowing an upcoming next-generation subcompact model the folks at Mazda revealed their Hazumi Concept here in Geneva.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 4:54 PM

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The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced its finalists for Canadian Car of the Year, with two out of the three spots going to Mazda.

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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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 |  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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 |  Dec 16 2013, 8:02 PM

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The European Car of the Year shortlist has been announced with seven vehicles vying for the top title in Europe.

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 |  Dec 15 2013, 12:01 PM

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This week AutoGuide‘s most watched videos took a good look at whether or not the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid lives up to the hype.

In addition, luxury sports car enthusiasts had their eyes glued to our Porsche Cayman S vs. Audi TT-RS comparison. Lastly, there’s the announcement of the AutoGuide car of the year, the 2014 Mazda3.

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 |  Dec 09 2013, 11:49 AM

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Last week we presented the five finalists for the AutoGuide.com 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 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year is the 2014 Mazda3.

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 |  Dec 05 2013, 9:43 AM

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The penultimate AutoGuide.com Car of the Year Award finalist hails once again from Mazda. Yes this is the second car to be nominated from the SkyActiv company.

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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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 |  Nov 17 2013, 5:04 PM

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This week’s most watched videos on the AutoGuide YouTube channel include our reviews of the 2014 Mazda3 and Toyota Tundra, while readers were also interested to take a first look at the new 2015 Lincoln MKC.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 2:03 PM

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The new 2014 Mazda3 was just released, but Mazda is already promoting the cars style and performance at this years SEMA show. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 04 2013, 8:18 PM

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Mazda will debut four concept cars at the SEMA Show tomorrow highlighting two of the brand’s core values: performance and style.

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 |  Oct 28 2013, 5:01 PM

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With the 2013 SEMA Show kicking off in a week, Mazda has released some teasers of its project cars heading to Las Vegas this year.

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