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The Dichotomy of the 2017 Mazda CX-5

In 2017, U.S. News & World Report named Mazda as it’s ‘Best Car Brand’. Having previously been recognized by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient U.S. automaker, these awards served as a road-marker in Mazda’s continual ‘zoom-zoom’ along with an elevated engineering sensibility. Showing no interest in sacrificing the cosmetic in favor of performance, Mazda’s [...]

Nowadays, it seems like prospective car buyers are particularly focused on pursuing a vehicle that includes (for instance) technology or luxury. While these attributes are certainly useful and noteworthy, they’re still not nearly as essential as a vehicle’s safety capabilities. Well, if you’re seeking a brand that’s fully committed to preserving the well-being of their [...]

Let a Mazda Fill That Mid-Life Crisis For You

Are you beginning to look at your bucket list a little bit more closely? Perhaps not everything has been crossed off. It’s getting to be that time in your life where some hopes and aspirations just might not come true, like that trip to Antarctica or retiring in Bali. But there are some ambitions that [...]

Baby Child and Mazda Mom

Why I’m a Mazda Mom

I’m a new mom. In case you don’t know many new moms, let me tell you that new-mom status comes with a new-found obsession: safety. Prior to having a baby, I can assure you I had never been the type to actually mail in the “just-in-case” recall postcards. Now I have them in the mail [...]

Hatchback Design is Making a Comeback

If you’re seeking a sporty yet economically fuel friendly vehicle with easy-to-reach cargo space, you should take a look at the 2017 Mazda 3 hatchback. Yes, these uniquely styled vehicles with a rear door that swings upward are a growing trend here in the U.S. A five-door hatchback might be perfect for you, your family, [...]

Mazda3's Interior Design

Finding a car with a good design is important, but finding a car with a good interior design is necessary. That’s what the 2017 Mazda 3 is able to provide, and why it can punch well above its weight, and possibly get a few knock-outs on luxury cars with fancy (and much more expensive) interior [...]

Mazda6 Flys Under the Radar at 2017 NAIAS

Mazda and VW Fly Under the Radar at 2017 NAIAS

As all of the bigwigs in the automotive world gear up for the start of the North American International Auto Show this week, a few automakers are noticeably absent(ish). Hosted in Detroit, and arguably the largest annual auto show in the United States, the North American International Auto Show is the first stop for many automotive [...]

AutoInfluence’s Best New Cars of 2016

2016 is quickly approaching, and that means a plethora of new vehicles will be appearing on your local car dealer's lots. It's not particularly easy to rank the newest cars of a specific class, especially since some of the vehicle's haven’t even been reviewed yet. Luckily, we've got you covered. Chevy leads the list below, [...]

SUV Showdown: Jeep Renegade vs. Mazda CX3

Full disclosure: I'm a Jeep girl. I've always been a Jeep girl. I drove a Jeep Wrangler all through college, later swapping it for a Patriot. My folks drive a Grand Cherokee. My sister drives a Rubicon. Jeep is just a part of the family. So, imagine my excitement when I set my sights on the [...]

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

One of the literary greats, and a personal favorite of mine, T.S. Eliot once said, “Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.” Sometimes certain conditions, like automotive creativity and innovation, make those things even more possible, or maybe it’s just that certain conditions, like the weather, makes us want certain things more [...]