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We understand that buying a new car is a big decision, which is why we have you covered when it comes to our expert car reviews.
We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Review: A Sporty Outlier

By Mike Hanley on August 5, 2019

The verdict: A strong dose of sportiness — and luxury in the highest trim level — elevates the 2019 Mazda CX-9’s driving experience, but the trade-off is less cargo space and third-row passen... Read More

2019 Mazda CX-9 Review: A Sporty Outlier

By Mike Hanley on August 5, 2019

The verdict: A strong dose of sportiness — and luxury in the highest trim level — elevates the 2019 Mazda CX-9’s driving experience, but the trade-off is less cargo space and third-row passen... Read More

2019 Mazda3 Review: Niche Appeal

By Kelsey Mays on May 14, 2019

The verdict: Redesigned for 2019, the Mazda3 doubles down on its roots as a car for drivers, not passengers. Versus the competition: Drivability and quality shine in the fourth-generation Mazda3, b... Read More

2019 Mazda3 Review: Niche Appeal

By Kelsey Mays on May 14, 2019

The verdict: Redesigned for 2019, the Mazda3 doubles down on its roots as a car for drivers, not passengers. Versus the competition: Drivability and quality shine in the fourth-generation Mazda3, b... Read More

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review: Posh and Poised, But Tech Needs Tuning

By Fred Meier on May 9, 2019

Verdict: The CX-5 moves oh so close to premium with a new engine option and two fancier trim levels, but falls short due to the multimedia system’s lack of polish and a not-quite-premium ride. Vers... Read More

2019 Mazda CX-5 Review: Posh and Poised, But Tech Needs Tuning

By Fred Meier on May 9, 2019

Verdict: The CX-5 moves oh so close to premium with a new engine option and two fancier trim levels, but falls short due to the multimedia system’s lack of polish and a not-quite-premium ride. Vers... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Y'all Really Like the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Huh?

By Brian Normile on September 9, 2018

Once again, our review of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler sits atop our weekly rankings. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman — himself a proud owner of the previous JK generation of the Wrangler — praises Jee... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Y'all Really Like the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Huh?

By Brian Normile on September 9, 2018

Once again, our review of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler sits atop our weekly rankings. Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman — himself a proud owner of the previous JK generation of the Wrangler — praises Jee... Read More

Our View: 2017 Mazda CX-9

By Brian Wong on July 7, 2017

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is one of the best-driving SUVs I’ve ever experienced. Families are likely to also appreciate the improved interior and added features, like rear USB ports, but a c... Read More

Our View: 2017 Mazda CX-9

By Brian Wong on July 7, 2017

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is one of the best-driving SUVs I’ve ever experienced. Families are likely to also appreciate the improved interior and added features, like rear USB ports, but a c... Read More

Our view: 2016 Mazda CX-9

By Brian Wong on July 6, 2016

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Our view: 2016 Mazda CX-9

By Brian Wong on July 6, 2016

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Our view: 2016 Mazda CX-3

By Joe Wiesenfelder on November 30, 2015

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Our view: 2016 Mazda CX-3

By Joe Wiesenfelder on November 30, 2015

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Our view: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

By Joe Wiesenfelder on September 25, 2015

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Our view: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

By Joe Wiesenfelder on September 25, 2015

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Our view: 2016 Mazda Mazda6

By Jennifer Geiger on May 27, 2015

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Our view: 2016 Mazda Mazda6

By Jennifer Geiger on May 27, 2015

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