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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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2018 Mazda6 gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

2018 Mazda6 gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both the sort of features in a car that you don't miss if you have never used them. Once you have used them, it's hard to do without. Mazda has announced that the 2018 Mazda6 will get a dealer installed upgrade to bring CarPlay and Android Auto to the Touring trim and higher at no cost.

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The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars in 2018

What is the most important factor to consider when shopping for a new car? In an ideal world, every one of us should be driving a powerful Tundra or F150 - But when reality strikes hard and you need to get back to Earth, nothing beats the economic advantages of driving a fuel efficient car. The popularity of SUVs and crossovers is hard to ignore, however if you need a family hauler that sips gas, you will need to shell out a lot more money for a hybrid or PHEV version.

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Mazda to roll out smartphone control update for all new MZD Connect rides

Mazda to roll out smartphone control update for all new MZD Connect rides

Mazda has announced that an optional update is coming to all new vehicles that are fitted with the MZD Connect multimedia system. The update will allow iPhone users to take advantage of Apple CarPlay integration. That means improved support for making calls, sending messages, and listening to Apple Music.

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Good news: the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is getting more power

Good news: the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is getting more power

Mazda has confirmed what had become an open rumor: the 2019 MX-5 Miata is getting a nifty power increase for this new model year. The automaker's perennially-adorable roadster will squeeze 181 horsepower out of its engine, despite no increase in capacity.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 gets 181hp and higher redline

2019 Mazda MX-5 gets 181hp and higher redline

We heard a while back that the next MX-5 would get a power bump up to 181hp. That rumor first started circulating in March, now the power bump is official for Japan and will indeed mean that the lithe little MX-5 has 181 hp. There are some other tidbits that the 2019 MX-5 will get along with the extra power.

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