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Review: 2018 Mazda CX-5 GT – Part 1

May 28, 2018

Marginal gains. That’s the philosophy of Sir Dave Brailsford who used to run Great Britains cycling program and currently runs Team Sky which is one of the world’s top cycling teams. He has a philosophy called marginal gains. In short, if you take an entire cycling event and break it down into its individual pieces, and […]

Review: 2018 Mazda CX-3 GT AWD – Part 3

October 4, 2017

Mazda has some impressive interiors and the 2018 CX-3 GT is no exception. Let’s start with the driver’s seat: The seats are leather with a suede insert to keep you from sliding about. As long as you are 6 feet tall or less, you’ll have no problem finding a good driving position. I say that […]

Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD – Part 5

May 12, 2017

So I’ve come to the end of my week long review of the Mazda CX-5. Now, what does it compete against? I’ll start with the usual suspects which are the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue. Hyundai Tucson which I reviewed a couple of years ago, Ford Escape and Kia Sportage. But the interior of the […]

Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD – Part 4

May 11, 2017

If you’re looking for technology in the Mazda CX-5, there’s a lot of it. Some of it which is really different. Let’s start with the safety technology: Blind Spot Monitoring: This system keeps an eye out for cars in your blind spots so that you don’t hit them when changing lanes. It works well as […]

Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD – Part 3

May 10, 2017

The interior of the Mazda CX-5 is quite simply a class above. Let’s get started with the drivers seat to illustrate why: The drivers seat is 10 way adjustable with two memory settings. My wife found it to be perfect for her. I found that there wasn’t enough thigh support for my very long legs […]

Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD – Part 2

May 9, 2017

This is the Mazda Skyactiv 2.5l four cylinder engine. It puts out 184 horsepower and 185 pound feet of torque and is mated to a six speed automatic that you can shift yourself (Top tip: don’t bother as it does fine when left alone) which puts the power to the road via all four wheels. […]

Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD – Part 1

May 8, 2017

Mazda has had a winner in the compact SUV space with the CX-5. It’s fun to drive, agile, and great on gas with some good looks tossed in. So when Mazda rolled out the new CX-5 at the Canadian International Auto Show media day this past February, I was convinced that Mazda had another winner on […]

2016: Year In Review

December 31, 2016

At this time of year I like to look back over the past 365 days and pick out the stories that really got my attention. Now if you have something that you think that should be on this list, leave a comment with your thoughts. Now on to the top stories of the year: Samsung […]

Product Review Index

June 11, 2011

Please note: The newest reviews are at the top. Want me to review your product? Drop me a note and we can have a conversation. 2020 Mazda CX-30 GT: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 ASUS AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi system Mujjo Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves ASUS ZenBook 14 UX434F 2020 Hyundai Palisade Luxury: Part 1, […]