2016 Mazda CX-3 Video

Mazda is throwing its hat into the growing new subcompact SUV class with its new CX-3, on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new cute 'ute slots below the CX-5 in the automaker's lineup, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says it wears much of the larger SUV's styling outside.

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Inside, Mays says drivers will miss a covered center console for storage but that the interior impresses with soft-touch materials and plenty of tech features.

Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Photo Gallery (25 Photos)

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Mazda's roadster excels at turning an everyday drive into a thrill ride, and although it got a big styling update for 2016, the redesigned MX-5 Miata should offer more of the same driving excitement.

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The MX-5 Miata got slightly wider and lower for 2016, which gives it a more planted appearance. That, combined with a new grille, steeply raked windshield and sharp creases that slice through both sides of the hood turn the car's styling from cute to aggressive.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evans Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

2016 Mazda CX-5 Photo Gallery (28 Photos)

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As has been the case each model year since its 2012 entree, the Mazda CX-5 gets a mild makeover for 2016. Updated exterior styling to the compact SUV includes a bolder grille, metallic gray accents, revised headlights and optional LED lighting.

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Interior revisions include an electronic parking brake, longer rear seat cushions, larger door pockets with expanded storage and the latest version of the Mazda Connect multimedia system. Interior trim options now include an aluminum-look panel with a vertical hairline finish, a metallic-finish panel and a piano-black panel.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

2016 Mazda6 Photo Gallery (23 Photos)

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Mazda's midsize sedan was already one of the most dynamic looking in the class; for 2016, the Mazda6's styling is even edgier thanks to a revised winged grille design and new LED headlamps. It's being showcased at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Inside, Mazda tweaked the sedan's control layout to make room for the latest version of the Mazda Connect knob-controller-based multimedia system. Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2014 | Comments (3)

2016 Mazda CX-3: Up Close

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Mazda is on a roll introducing aesthetically interesting new cars and SUVs. Check out the Mazda6; it looks right as rain. The all-new Mazda CX-3 is no different. Mazda's design team takes what could have been a bland, uninteresting subcompact SUV and crafts a stunner out of the awkwardly small proportions.

2016 Mazda CX-3: First Look 

There is no bad angle to view the CX-3 from when you check it out in person. The front styling, profile and rear have a continual design flow from front to back that's attractive and cohesive. The attention to detail up front is surprisingly impressive for a small SUV, showing off a more upscale appearance than some of its competitors like the Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V.

By Joe Bruzek | November 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Mazda Updates CX-5, Mazda6 for 2016

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Mazda's been busy at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: The automaker debuted an all-new subcompact crossover, the CX-3; showed off a redesigned MX-5 Miata roadster; and unveiled updates to its midsize car and compact crossover. Both the Mazda6 and CX-5 get a mildly face-lifted exterior, revised control layout, new cabin materials and additional connectivity systems for 2016.

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Mazda's compact SUV was new for 2012, and the automaker has updated it slightly for every model year since its launch. For 2016, the CX-5's face gets a slightly bolder grille with new metallic gray accents. The headlights have a revised interior layout, and Mazda's "signature" LED lighting is optional with the Technology Package.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2014 | Comments (3)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Video

The fourth generation of Mazda's fun and sporty roadster gets a new drivetrain, is wider and lower than its predecessor and wears a more dramatic front end thanks to a pair of sinister-looking headlights.

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Inside, Mazda has brightened up the new Miata's cabin with color contrast stitching on the dashboard and body-color inserts on the doors. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

2016 Mazda CX-3 Photo Gallery (44 Photos)

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Mazda unveiled its all-new compact crossover, the 2016 CX-3, today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The long-nosed front end is characterized by a silver seven-fin grille and headlights resembling skeptically narrowed eyes. The automaker says blacked-out D-pillars help create a sleek side view while the solid mass of the rear end conveys strength.

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Interior flourishes include soft-touch surfaces with a "stitch-like" finish, dark red accent color on the door trim armrests and floor console kneepads, and sophisticated leather and suede seats adorned with piping.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Joe Bruzek.

By Matt Schmitz | November 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

2016 Mazda CX-3: First Look

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Competes with: Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V

Looks like: A Mazda3 hatchback with lifted suspension

Drivetrain: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, six-speed automatic transmission, front- or all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Spring 2015

The super-small SUV segment is booming. Mazda's CX-3 introduction marks the growth of a new range of SUVs including the Jeep Renegade, Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V as bite-sized SUVs with a downsized approach to their volume-seller cohorts (Jeep Cherokee, Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V, respectively).

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The CX-3's footprint is considerably smaller than the CX-5 and remains uniquely Mazda. It looks similar to the Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback rather than the automaker's SUV lineup.

By Joe Bruzek | November 19, 2014 | Comments (7)

2015 Mazda6 Photo Gallery

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The 2015 Mazda6 finished fourth in our $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge. "The Mazda6 continues to be the most fun-to-drive car in this segment. It also looks great, but the interior is really not as nice as most in this segment, both in material quality and overall comfort," said one of our judges. Check out our Mazda6 photo gallery below.

Click on any image for a larger version.

Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | November 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

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