Over the course of 2014, CarAdvice published a massive 263 high definition videos. That’s an average of one video every 33 hours.
In total, our video content attracted 3,063,499 views from January 1 to December 31 2014, with a staggering 7,868,754 minutes consumed — or almost 15 years worth of video content watched over the 12-month period.
1. Nissan X-Trail Review – 139,768 views
We took an in-depth look at the new-generation Nissan X-Trail, and the car-buying public loved our video review of the Japanese SUV.
Read more about the Nissan X-Trail here.
2. Mazda CX-3 Review – 139,318 views
CarAdvice was one of the first publications in the world to publish a video review of the Mazda CX-3, the Japanese brand’s new small SUV. It was published on December 9 – so it only had 22 days to rack up its share of views, and it has since pushed on towards 150K.
3. Mazda 3 vs Volkswagen Golf twin test – 128,855 views
We put the entry-level Mazda 3 Neo up against the slightly dearer Volkswagen Golf 90TSI Trendline in a battle of the budget-friendly hatchbacks. Click the link above to find out which one won.
4. Sports Car Comparison test: Audi S3 v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R – 121,596 views
AWD. Plenty of power. A circa-$60K price tag. All three of these cars are very similar in some regards, but boy oh boy are they different beasts when it comes to how they drive.
5. Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG vs Audi S8 drag race – 104,644 views
The sublime met the ridiculous in this drag race with a difference, as we aimed to find out which was the quickest limousine on the quarter-mile.
Read the comparison test here.
6. Audi A3 sedan vs Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class twin test – 102,973 views
Jez and Dan came to grips with each of the German makers’ respective small sedans in this twin test.
7. Porsche Macan vs BMW X4 twin test – 98,841 views
Alborz and Trent set out to find which of these sporty SUVs was best. And the verdict was clear.
Read more about the Porsche Macan and BMW X4 here.
8. 2014 Mazda 3 Review – 95,039 views
The popularity of the Mazda 3 shone through once more, with our first drive review of the all-new small car almost hitting 100K views in 2014.
9. 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review – 76,733 views
The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class made quite the impression on the CarAdvice team in 2014, and this video review highlights why the new model was such a big step forward for the German maker.
10. Lexus NX Review: first drive – 75,337 views
Jez tested the new, angular SUV from the Japanese luxury brand in Canada in July. He made some sharp observations about the Lexus NX.
Read more about the Lexus NX.
While all of those videos were professionally presented and expertly edited, here’s a mashup of some of the bits that didn’t make it in CarAdvice’s Bloopers and Outtakes for 2014.