Feature story: In Defence of the “Midlife Crisis” Car

  This week, we had a last minute change. I thought I’d be reviewing a Lexus for you – with four doors, five seats and plenty of trunk space (a perfectly reasonable family choice). But instead, I was put into… the Mazda MX-5. It’s the most unabashedly un-family friendly car we’ve ever seen on the channel. But it offers up a […]

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2018 Mazda6 review with video

The Basics: Starting price: $27,000 + tax (GS) As tested:  $38,800 + tax (Signature) Fuel economy over a week: 8.8 L/100 kms (27 US MPG) Competitors: Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Toyota Camry, VW Passat, etc. Well, it might not be getting a complete redesign for 2018, but Mazda’s flagship sedan is getting one great, big facelift! Its exterior […]

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2018 Mazda CX-3 review with video

The basics: Starting price: $19,995 + tax (GX) As tested: $19,995 + tax Fully kitted out for $27,995, AWD GT model Fuel economy over our week of testing: 6.8 L/100 kms (34 US MPG) Competition: Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota C-HR, etc. We’re on a bit of a Japanese sub-compact crossover kick right now. It’s a […]

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Family Wheels’ favourite cars of the year

2016 has been a great year for us at Family Wheels. We’ve surpassed a million views on the YouTube channel, over 5,000 people are now subscribing and we’ve had a chance to drive a lot of fun cars to boot! So here’s our annual awards list for your New Year’s perusal. Thanks for all the support and here’s to a […]

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2016 Mazda CX-9 review with video

Base price: $35,300 + taxes As tested: $50,100 + taxes Average fuel economy over our week of testing: 9.2 L/100 kms (26 MPG) Competition: Acura MDX, Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, etc. The basics: Seven passenger SUVs aren’t the boring boxes they used to be. There’s a plethora of sporty looking, fun to drive options available to […]

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2016 Mazda CX-3 review with video

The Basics: Base price: $20,695 + taxes As tested: $28,995 + taxes Highway fuel economy: 7.3 L/100 kms City fuel economy: 8.8 L/100 kms Competition: Chevy Trax, Honda HRV, Jeep Renegade The review: Enter the sub-compact crossovers – a new segment that’s meant to give you the rugged styling and room of a crossover in a smaller, more fuel efficient […]

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