I hate to say I told you so, but we pretty much called it a couple of month ago, and it turns out Mazda was also listening to all who demanded a sporty crossover that’s almost exactly like a wagon but slightly taller overall to fit your active lifestyle.
The Mazda CX-5 is the most exciting car in the world’s least exciting automotive segment. What do you need to know before you buy a Mazda CX-5? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
I drove a Mazda 6 wagon and a CX-5 crossover back to back with the same engine and same gearbox. It made me realize that Mazda actually needs to make a Subaru Outback. Why? Because it’d be a hit in America. That’s why.
End-of-year awards tend to be impersonal and predictable, so we've left it open to our contributors to interpret the question: what are the best and the worst cars you've driven this year? Let's see what we get. Feel free to add your own to the list.
I know what you're thinking: So what? The last one was a boring, minivan-esque suburban driveway flower. But the latest Mazda CX-9 Crossover, to be introduced in North America sometime late this year or early next, will be all new.
Remember the Mazda Tribute? Of course you don't and it's gone and you don't care. In its place is the Mazda CX-5. It might be a boring crossover, but it's still a worthy one thanks to some solid new engines and an optional six-speed manual.