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Apr
01
EV Tipping Point

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Mar
29
2023 Mazda CX-50

2023 Mazda CX-50

Consumer Guide Automotive Is one of the unexpected long-term side effects of COVID-19 the public’s increased interest in outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and kayaking? The timing could be a coincidence, but it’s clear that car companies are introducing an ever-increasing array of off-road-focused SUVs—or at least off-road-flavored SUVs—to meet the market’s embrace of these more adventurous lifestyles. Even well-established outdoorsy brands like Subaru are getting more outdoorsy.

Nov
16
2023 Mazda CX-50

2023 Mazda CX-50

Mazda unveiled an all-new compact SUV in a virtual presentation this week, just in advance of the 2021 edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2023 Mazda CX-50 represents a noteworthy expansion in focus for the brand—whereas other Mazdas are primarily tuned for on-road driving dynamics, the CX-50 is more overtly aimed at off-road driving and active-lifestyle adventures than any Mazda in recent memory. Mazda says it’s “purpose-built for outdoor enthusiasts.”

Nov
03
2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature

2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD in Machine Gray Metallic (a $300 option)

Quick Spin

2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 340

Fuel used: 15.0 gallons

Jan
01
2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel

2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Signature AWD in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Signature AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 1160

Fuel used: 38.0 gallons

May
16
Mazda CX-9 Signature

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature in Soul Red Crystal

2015 Audi Q52019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 366

Fuel Used: 16.1 gallons

Apr
17
2019 Mazda CX-5 with Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine

2019 Mazda CX-5 with Skyactiv-D Diesel Engine

New York Auto Show It’s been rumored — and promised — for a long time, but Mazda finally … finally … introduced its much-anticipated diesel engine at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

Dec
24
2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

This preview didn’t go entirely according to plan.

Mazda flew us up to Whistler, British Columbia — site of the 2010 Winter Olympics — to demonstrate its “predictive” i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system, introduce a newly available turbocharged engine in the CX-5 line, and let us experience all three of its crossovers in slippery, snowy conditions. The first and last, of course, depended on the cooperation of Mother Nature, and she accommodated — a little too generously, as it turned out.

May
10
2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

Quick Spin2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 268

Fuel used: 10.0 gallons

Jun
29
2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal Metallic, a $595 option.

2015 Audi Q52017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 702

Fuel used: 28.7 gallons