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2014-2016 Mazda3, 2014-2015 Mazda6: Recall Alert

By Matt Schmitz on June 30, 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 228,000 model-year 2014-16 Mazda3 cars and model-year 2014-15 Mazda6 sedans The Problem: Water could enter the brake caliper, causing the parkin... Read More
What's the Most Fun-to-Drive Compact Sedan?

By Brian Wong on April 27, 2017

CARS.COM — We named the 2017 Honda Civic the winner of our 2017 Compact Sedan Challenge for its worthy mix of features, value and fuel economy. But the question that's more interesting... Read More
5 Ways Compact Cars Flash Some Luxury

By Kelsey Mays on April 25, 2017

CARS.COM — In recent years, automakers have sprinkled compact sedans with a grab bag of premium features to add some pizzazz to their otherwise basic duds. More than ever, that's the c... Read More
What's the Best Compact Sedan of 2017?

By Joe Bruzek on April 24, 2017

CARS.COM — If you think the compact sedan class is full of stale, humdrum economy sedans, it's time to bring you up to speed. Many model-year 2017 compacts offer heaps of style and tec... Read More
Which Compact Sedan Has the Most Safety Features?

By Kelsey Mays on April 24, 2017

CARS.COM — Safety isn't just about airbags and crash tests. Crash avoidance technology has taken center stage as automakers offer features that can warn you before an accident or inter... Read More
2017 Mazda3: What You Get for $23,000

By Joe Bruzek on April 24, 2017

CARS.COM — The 2017 Mazda3 tested in Cars.com's 2017 Compact Sedan Challenge was in the top four most expensive at $22,670 with destination for the Touring trim we received, and while ... Read More
2017 Mazda3 Review: Photo Gallery

By Brian Normile on April 19, 2017

CARS.COM — The Mazda3 sedan received a light refresh for the 2017 model year; subtle styling tweaks inside and out update a car that last received a full redesign in 2014. The most notable... Read More
2017 Mazda3: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on April 6, 2017

CARS.COM — While the Mazda3 has been updated and upgraded since its last Car Seat Check, stingy backseat legroom continues to plague the compact sedan in 2017. But if you're starting a... Read More
Which to Buy: 2017 Honda Civic Sedan or Hatchback?

By Fred Meier on April 4, 2017

CARS.COM — Compact hatchbacks are making a comeback in the U.S., but will the body style popular in Europe sell well here? One of the latest compact sedans to offer an open-back choic... Read More
What's the Best Car for a First-Time Driver?

By Kelsey Mays on February 16, 2017

CARS.COM — First-time drivers often dream of fast, sleek sports cars. But really, that's about the worst choice you can make — whether you're the owner-to-be or, ahem, the ba... Read More