The crew at TFLcar knew that Mazda's 2017 update to its best-selling CX-5 compact crossover was a knockout. But how would its 2.5-liter, 187-horsepower, four-cylinder engine with 185 lb-ft. of torque cope with Gold Mine Hill's 9,000-foot elevation and off-road dirt? Come with TFLcar's Nathan Adlen as he tackles Gold Mine
The venerable Mazda MX-5 Miata made its world debut at the Chicago Motor Show back in February, 1987, with U.S. sales beginning in May of that year, and the popular diminutive two-seat, rear-wheel drive roadster has been going strong ever since. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is the
Mazda’s CX-9 made its world debut back in 2006, and regardless of what category one chooses to place it in, it was recognized as one of the best SUV / Crossover / Minivan / Station Wagons in its class. Mazda incidentally, categorizes the CX-9 as a 7-passenger, 3-row crossover SUV.
For 2017 Mazda has a new vehicle in the fast growing highly competitive compact crossover segment: the 2017 Mazda CX-3. With competition ranging from the Jeep Renegade to the Honda HR-V, Mazda needs to find a niche that satisfies existing customers and draws new ones to the brand.
But niches are
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 does not directly compete with the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Lexus NX or the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
However, according to Mazda these cars demonstrate some of the best driving characteristics that the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 has in spades.
Recently I had the chance to drive and review the
The popular 2017 Mazda3 scores in many areas, including driving fun, practicality and value for the money. The 2017 model ups the ante with revised styling, an upgraded interior and more refinement.
New safety features, either standard or optional, include blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist and radar cruise control.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF is as close to a two-door Mazda coupe as you can buy today. The RF stands for 'Retractable Fastback' and Mazda designers did their best to make the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF (that's a Miata) for all us Americans look like a hardtop coupe.
How does the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 differ from the outgoing model? What components stay the same? The answer is fairly straight-forward. The 2.5L four-cylinder engine and the 6-speed automatic transmission stay mostly the same. Yes, Mazda tweaked the pistons and a few other components to make the high-compression SkyActiv