2012 Mazda MAZDA3

2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: Quick Drive
2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3: Quick Drive

The 2012 Mazdaspeed3 hatchback continues to uphold Mazda's reputation as the builder of cars that drivers want and need to own. A plain-wrapper five-door front-wheel-drive hatch, the Speed3 only gives away the promise of incredible fun behind the wheel when one sees the extended rear spoiler and...Read More»

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2012 Mazda Mazda3: Quick Drive

Car manufacturers can rant all they want about this or that new technology, but until you've had an opportunity to truly try it for yourself, how do you know what's true? Mazda has been telling us all about its new Skyactiv technology it developed with revised ideas about designing and tuning both...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio SX
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: Rio, Evoque, Mazda3, Mazda5, C-Class

Monday's the big day--when High Gear Media names the winners of our three Best Car To Buy 2012 awards. While MotorAuthority mulls over the likes of the Benz SLS AMG, and GreenCarReports debates the merits of the Mitsubishi i, TheCarConnection has a different task at hand: winnowing down the pool of...Read More»

2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv
2012 Mazda3: Familiar Look, But All-New Under The Hood

While sheetmetal changes, trim, chrome brightwork, and other minor details might come and go almost every model year, it's relatively rare for any new vehicle to get an entirely new powertrain. But that's the case with the 2012 Mazda3; even though the mid-cycle changes it gets for 2012 are quite...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza four-door sedan, Connecticut, Sept 2011
2012 Subaru Impreza, Dan Wheldon Dies: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the 2012 Subaru Impreza and 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv, as the compact car segment heats up. We mourn the loss of race car driver Dan Wheldon and watch a video detailing the history of the Lexus LFA. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
2012 Mazda 3 Lineup Priced

Unless you’re a die hard Mazda fan, you probably don’t realize how many different 2012 Mazda3 compact car variants are offered by your local Mazda dealer. For the coming year, there are 11 possible combinations of trim and body style, aimed at both fuel conscious and...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Mazda3, Chrysler And Dodge Minivan Recall, Next-Gen Focus RS: Today's Car News

The refreshed 2012 Mazda3 will get a 40-mpg rating thanks to SkyActiv engines. [TheCarConnection] The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are being recalled due to a potentially defective airbag module. [FamilyCarGuide] A new study has linked heart disease to diesel...Read More»

2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0
Mazda Poised To Take Zoom-Zoom To The Mainstream?

Mazda's timing might work out favorably. Through a massive initiative called SkyActiv, first announced three years ago, Mazda has given its engineers a clean slate to take a fresh look at all aspects of vehicle engineering—a company-wide brainstorm of sorts—aiming to improve fuel...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Preview: 40-MPG SkyActiv, New Base Hatch

Change is coming to Mazda's compact Mazda3 hatchback and sedan family for 2012, and the Japanese automaker looks poised to broaden its niche appeal to shoppers who want a responsive-driving car that also gets good mileage. Think 40 mpg for some Mazda3 models, plus better manual gearboxes and...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Side Exterior View
Best Family Cars for First-Time Dads

So you're going to be a first-time dad. Mazel tov! To say your life will change is a monumental understatement, and it extends beyond kid-friendly furniture and converting your home office into a nursery. There's the matter of what's parked in your driveway. You don't get to put a sidecar on your...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
Mazda’s Worldwide Recall: 215,000 Vehicles In The U.S.

Mazda has issued a recall notice that includes 215,000 vehicles in the United States, 100,000 in Canada and Mexico, and 11,000 in China. The company stated that it plans to expand the recall to other international markets including Europe and Australia. In the U.S., Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles built...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
Mazda Recall Issued On 90,000 Compacts In Asia

It appears it isn’t just Toyota and Lexus getting all the bad press. Mazda too has come under fire following the announcement that it will recall more than 90,000 compact cars, mostly in Japan and China. The recall affects customers of the Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback, currently the...Read More»

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