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Can more, better tech vault 2016 Mazda CX-9 ahead of Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot?

Can more, better tech vault 2016 Mazda CX-9 ahead of Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot? Is the Mazda CX-9 midsize SUV ready to slug it out with Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander as the best midsize SUV with three rows?The higher end CX-9 trim line also pushes Mazda up into the near-luxury space.

Mazda G-Vectoring Control: Software tweak makes you (think you’re) a better driver

An ingenious new Mazda technology called G-Vectoring Control emulates race-car driver weight-transfer techniques to make road-going cars driven by mere mortals handle better and make passengers feel more comfortable.The driver and passengers will subconsciously believe the car handles better (it actually does) and the driver is a better driver (possibly).

2016 Mazda CX-5 long-term tech test: one of the best compact SUVs

2016 Mazda CX-5 long-term tech test: one of the best compact SUVs The Mazda CX-5 has been the most fun-to-drive, mainstream compact SUV since arriving as a 2013 model.The Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring tops Mazda’s three trim lines, or model variants: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring.

Top tech cars for 2017

Top tech cars for 2017 If you’re shopping for a new car in 2017, you’ll find many tech improvements.So the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, a compact sedan, will offer an electric, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid, arriving in that order this fall, over the winter, and summer 2017.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show Here’s our take on the top cars of NAIAS 2017, especially those with technical appeal.The Detroit show’s public days run Saturday, Jan.

2016.5 Mazda CX-5 long-term update: rock solid, great people hauler in a compact footprint

2016.5 Mazda CX-5 long-term update: rock solid, great people hauler in a compact footprint That’s not something you can say for every vehicle in the compact car or SUV category.The CX-5 is Mazda’s best-selling car, with its 112,235 sales accounting for just over a third of Mazda’s 300,000 sales in 2016.

2017 Mazda CX-5 first drive review: Will more tech, quieter cockpit match Audi, BMW?

2017 Mazda CX-5 first drive review: Will more tech, quieter cockpit match Audi, BMW? The second-generation Mazda CX-5 compact crossover / SUV marshals stands as the best choice for driving enthusiasts who need an affordable crossover to haul gear or family members.“We know we’re already better than [Honda] CR-Vs and such, so we benchmarked upscale,” Mazda’s chief engineer proclaims.

Mazda’s new CX-5 bridges the gap between emotion and logic for one compelling ride

Mazda’s new CX-5 bridges the gap between emotion and logic for one compelling ride The 2017 Mazda CX-5 boasts significant changes inside and out.The 2017 Mazda CX-5 comes in three trims, with three additional packages.

Mazda’s next rotary engine might develop electricity instead of pure horsepower

Mazda’s next rotary engine might develop electricity instead of pure horsepower The rotary engine tested by many and made famous by Mazda might be on the verge of entering a new chapter in its life.On paper, the rotary engine would perform the same function as the 600cc two-cylinder available at an extra cost on the BMW i3.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible.

Manual Gearboxes Are All but Dead. They’re Worse in Every Way Possible. The deathwatch for manual transmissions started more than a decade ago, when the first cars began to deliver better EPA results with automatic transmissions than with stick shifts.Even BMW sees the change to automatics coming, especially as some BMW engines approach 500 hp — something its manual gearboxes can’t easily handle.