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We want to get the best bang for our buck, but value is more than just a price tag. Value extends to the long-term benefits you receive from your SUV in the way of performance, fuel economy, interior versatility and more. It is for these reasons we chose the Mazda CX-5 as the best value …

If you are shopping for a compact SUV, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a good choice to consider relative to other models in its class. Below is a closer inspection of this stylish SUV’s main selling points and how it outperforms comparable models. 1. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is Affordable This SUV comes in three …

Rating 58/100 Background Although Mazda is one of the smallest automakers, it keeps cranking out excellent vehicles that stand toe-to-toe with the big boys. A case in point is the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3. A subcompact crossover SUV, the head-turning CX-3 combines the maneuverability of a small hatchback with the extra height of a crossover. …

Rating 68/100 Background With their ample cargo capacity, good fuel efficiency, elevated driving positions and enhanced foul-weather driving capability, compact crossover SUVs have massive appeal. Indeed, this is one of the most popular car segments. And within that crowded class, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 stands as one of our favorite picks. What pushes this Mazda …

Rating 78/100 Background If you’re shopping for a compact yet versatile car with a relatively affordable price tag, a small crossover SUV is one of the best options available. With its outstanding fuel economy, functional, well-built interior, stellar safety ratings and excellent overall driving experience, the stylish 2015 Mazda CX-5 is one of our favorites …

Rating 83/100 Background Mazda takes its "zoom-zoom" ad slogan seriously, infusing the soul of a sports auto into every car it makes, including its large crossover SUV, the CX-9. Despite its generous size, the 2015 Mazda CX-9 is fun to drive, with responsive steering and surprisingly agile moves. But that’s not why buyers choose seven-passenger …

Rating 72/100 Background If you’re wondering whether the seven-passenger 2014 Mazda CX-9 drives like a proper Mazda, we’ll cut to the chase: You bet it does. Three rows and all, the responsive CX-9 feels smaller than it really is when you’re driving it on winding roads. There’s plenty of power, too, which is something not …

Rating 50/100 Background The CX-5 has been a big success for Mazda, a company that so often struggles to get the attention of buyers more inclined to shop other brands. The CX-5’s blend of good looks, generous feature content, ample space and carlike driving dynamics has apparently resonated with folks looking for a compact crossover …

Rating 60/100 Background We expect a lot from large SUVs nowadays. Besides the obligatory amount of passenger and cargo space, we also have become accustomed to a decent amount of luxury and features aplenty. What we don’t expect from these behemoths is decent cornering prowess, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with the 2013 Mazda …

Rating 50/100 Background The 2013 CX-5 isn’t the first compact crossover SUV from Mazda, but it might as well be. Mazda’s previous attempts at making inroads in the highly competitive segment included the Tribute (a clone of a Ford Escape) and the highly regarded but slow-selling Mazda CX-7. With this all-new, athletically minded and generously …

Rating 65/100 Background In case you hadn’t noticed, the small crossover SUV segment is wildly popular. By our count, there are close to 30 new vehicles available in this class. This makes for fierce competition, which is why the Mazda CX-7, introduced five model years ago, is increasingly outclassed in most respects. The 2012 Mazda …

Rating 70/100 Background Many people imagine that unwieldy handling is an inescapable part of large-SUV ownership, but the 2012 Mazda CX-9 proves this assumption is a false one. The Mazda brand has long been known for offering vehicles that deliver relatively sporty handling, and the CX-9 upholds this tradition, despite its hefty size. In addition …