Jun 26, 2015

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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 newest member of the Jeep family: the Renegade. My immediate thought was: I want one. Get me to Miami Jeep dealerships, stat!

Fortunately, this job has taught me to slow my roll and actually do some research.

I have. I still want one.

That said, I couldn’t help but let my eyes wander over to a most unlikely manufacturer, one that I have never driven, nor have ever considered driving.

Behold, the Mazda CX-3. With so many sub compact crossovers infiltrating the automotive market, Mazda was not going to be left behind. In fact, according to some industry experts, the Mazda CX-3 is actually leading the pack.

Does this mean my Jeep loyalty might actually be tested? I almost didn’t want to find out, but find out I did.

Fellow Jeep lovers, rest easy. The Mazda CX-3 is a serious contender, but ultimately no real match for the Renegade because the CX-3 can’t deliver what Jeep drivers have always pined for: Fun.