If compact sedans and hatchbacks have fallen out of favor with car buyers, someone forgot to tell that to Cars.com readers — at least when it comes to the Mazda3. Our one-stop clearinghouse article comprising news, reviews and basically everything shoppers might need to know about the redesigned Mazda3 — back for 2019 with a streamlined exterior style, a mild-hybrid engine assist and all-wheel drive — reached up and grabbed the top spot on weekly list of most popular news stories as if Americans had never even heard the phrase "sport utility vehicle."
Meanwhile, the all-new 2020 Ford Escape absconded with two spots on this week's lineup, with our full preview dropping in at No. 4, and Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman's account of his in-person first impressions of the compact SUV at No. 6. Another twofer this week comes courtesy of Cars.com's 2019 Compact SUV Challenge, as we report real-world fuel economy figures from two of the competitors in our recent multicar comparison of seven of the best-selling small crossovers on the market; the 2019 Subaru Forester mileage test came in third and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 ninth.
Rounding out the top five were our weekly compilation of the hottest headlines about Tesla cars that we could Musker ... er, I mean, muster ... at No. 2, along with our breakdown of eight things we really dig (and five we're not over the moon for) about the all-new 2019 Honda Passport SUV at No. 5.
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