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Mazda’s CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 are unlikely Arctic explorers – but we went anyway

Mazda’s CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 are unlikely Arctic explorers – but we went anyway

As we ascend above the cloud layer onboard the Canadian North flight - the tagline of which is “seriously northern” - bound for home from Inuvik, Northwest Territory, the native Inuvialuit boy next to me looks out of the window. “Wow, it looks just like the ocean!” he says. Not only is this his first plane ride, but it’s also his first trip ever out of the Arctic Circle. It takes a minute to really appreciate what the boy said. Few people on Earth would make that observation; from a boy who lives near a frozen sea, it's clear evidence that environment and experience help shape our perspective.

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Mazda unveils carbon fiber hard top for MX-5 and body kit for CX-5

Mazda unveils carbon fiber hard top for MX-5 and body kit for CX-5

Mazda has offered up some images of a couple of the cars it will have on hand next month at the Tokyo Auto Salon. One of the rides is a new MX-5 that is fitted with carbon fiber hardtop called the Roadster Drop-Head Coupe. With the MX-5 being a car that many people buy for handling and driving enjoyment rather than open-air motoring, hard tops are popular.

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The 5 stand-out cars of the LA Auto Show 2018

The 5 stand-out cars of the LA Auto Show 2018

The LA Auto Show 2018 wasn't lacking in alluring supercars, concepts, and EVs, but some of the cars stood head and shoulders above the rest. Whether for their electric ambition, for putting a fresh spin on a classic, or just for being drop-dead delicious, these best-of-show models each have something to recommend them. Read on for our top five most noteworthy cars of the LA Auto Show 2018.

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The 2020 Mazda3 takes a huge risk

The 2020 Mazda3 takes a huge risk

The 2020 Mazda3 is a gamble, and while it may look seductive with its newest iteration of Mazda's Kodo design language, the big risk is under the hood. Mazda has focused on its strengths - style, driving engagement, and being just plain different from Ford, Kia, Hyundai, and others - but it's what the Mazda3 isn't that may decide its fate.

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2019 Mazda3 hatchback and sedan raise style and tech stakes

2019 Mazda3 hatchback and sedan raise style and tech stakes

The new 2019 Mazda3 is here, and Mazda's curvaceous compact car now promises more upscale design, refined driving, and comfort inside. Revealed this week at the LA Auto Show 2018, the new Mazda3 may not come in an EV or full hybrid form, but the automaker insists that its new Skyactiv-X engine technology will have far better implications for transportation.

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2014 and up Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit hardware costs $199

2014 and up Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit hardware costs $199

Mazda has announced that it has rolled out extended support for smartphone integration on some of its older model cars and SUVs. Mazda has a dealer added an accessory that will bring support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to some Mazda vehicles going all the way back to 2014 model year. The vehicles have to be fitted with the Mazda Connect infotainment system.

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Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade is how it should be done

Mazda CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade is how it should be done

Mazda has begun offering its long-anticipated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade for existing cars, offering drivers a straightforward way to bring the smartphone projection tech into their current vehicle. While the automaker began offering both Apple and Google's systems in its most recent models earlier this year, it also bucked auto industry trends by promising an upgrade route that didn't involve buying a whole new car.

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Mazda updates CX-5 in Japan with G-Vectoring Control Plus for better vehicle handling

Mazda updates CX-5 in Japan with G-Vectoring Control Plus for better vehicle handling

Mazda has announced that it is rolling out a new feature to improve vehicle handling called G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus). The new feature will land first on the updated CX-5 crossover in Japan. Pre-orders for that updated CX-5 start today.

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The 2018 Best Cheap and Fast Cars for Less than $25,000

The 2018 Best Cheap and Fast Cars for Less than $25,000

In today’s world of hyper-exotic and ultra-expensive supercars, you might think you need to spend incredible amounts of money to satiate your need for speed. So we decided to compile a list of the best cheap and fast cars for less than $25,000. Yes, you read that right. There is such a thing as cheap thrills in the automotive world, and this list is proof of that.

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2018 Mazda6 vs 2019 Ford Fusion vs 2019 Subaru Legacy: Midsize Sedan Showdown

2018 Mazda6 vs 2019 Ford Fusion vs 2019 Subaru Legacy: Midsize Sedan Showdown

This is going to be an interesting battle. The 2018 Mazda6 is fresh from a major facelift for the current model year. I personally love this car. I think it’s the best-looking midsize sedan in the market today, apart from the fact it is gifted with an athletic demeanor. However, I also like the 2019 Ford Fusion. This is not because it still resembles an Aston Martin at first glance, but it remains a true driver’s car while still remaining civilized for the daily drive.

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2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF – Head to Head Comparison

2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF – Head to Head Comparison

You might be asking why we pitted the 2018 Toyota 86 to the Mazda MX-5 RF. The answer is simple: both cars in base trim starts at around $25k. In this head to head comparison, we will take a look at the Toyota 86 TRD Edition and the Mazda MX-5 RF, which are both within the $32k price range.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 gains ventilated seats, CarPlay, and Android Auto options

2019 Mazda CX-9 gains ventilated seats, CarPlay, and Android Auto options

Mazda has announced the 2019 CX-9 midsize crossover SUV and it will hit dealers in early September. The CX-9 will start at $32,280 and has gained some new options for the 2019 year model. The big new options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those two features are standard in Touring trim or higher.

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