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Madza recalls 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3 for seat problems
Madza recalls 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3 for seat problems

Mazda has announced a recall of nearly 174,000 vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the driver's seats in some of those vehicles may suffer from problems that interfere with a motorist's ability to remain in good driving...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Kuro concept, 2016 SEMA show
What's New for 2017: Mazda

Small independent automaker Mazda enters 2017 with a number of big changes to its lineup, including an all-new crossover, the first ever variation of its popular Miata sports car offered to Americans, and even some detail changes to its mainstream mid-size sedans and hatchback. Mazda continues to...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-5
2017 Mazda CX-5 video preview: 2016 LA Auto Show

Was it just four years ago that the Mazda CX-5 showed up to the crossover party? It was, in fact, and in crossover SUV terms, that's old news. Time for some new news. There's a new Mazda CX-5 for the 2017 model year, and it's here at the Los Angeles auto show. The CX-5 is new, we promise. You might...Read More»

2008 Mazda RX-8 Sport
2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Mazda is recalling RX-8 vehicles from the 2004 to 2008 model-years to address a problem with their fuel pumps. In some cases, that problem could pose a fire risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue with the RX-8 is rooted in the fuel pump's sealing rings...Read More»

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2017

Addition by subtraction can work wonders. Ask anyone who's lost a cell phone for a couple days and they'll say that the world changes the moment they started looking up. We couldn't agree more. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a tossable, likable car with few impediments between driver and road. For that...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-9
2016 Mazda CX-9: Best Car to Buy Nominee

It's the answer to the question that every car enthusiast with a family has ever asked: The Mazda CX-9 is a truly polished, fun-to-drive crossover capable of seating six in comfort or seven in a pinch. Sure, this isn't the first go-around for the CX-9, which was genuinely enjoyable to hustle...Read More»

Mazda CX-5 teaser
2017 Mazda CX-5 headed to LA Auto Show

A new Mazda CX-5 is set to debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show—and it's coming an entire model year before we expected it. The current CX-5 has been a genuine (and much needed) success for Mazda, which has sold more than 80,000 through the end of September this year, so it comes as...Read More»

2017 Toyota Highlander
2016 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: Compare Cars

While shopping for a three-row, seven-seat crossover or SUV, you're likely to include one of the best-sellers in that group: the Toyota Highlander. But it's also worth considering another model offering a relatively sporty driving experience: the Mazda CX-9. We like them both, but for very...Read More»

2015 Mazda Mazda3
2014-2016 Mazda Mazda3 recalled for potential fuel leak & fire risk

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two recalls for the Mazda Mazda3--one covering a group of 2014-2016 model-year vehicles, and a second that only includes cars from 2016. Though the recalls are slightly different, both stem from problems with the Mazda3's...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-5
Mazda recalls 2010-2013 Mazda3, 2012-2015 Mazda5, 2013-2016 CX-5, 2016 CX-3: 2.2 million affected

Mazda reports that it plans to recall some 2.2 million vehicles to address a problem with their rear hatches. Roughly one-third of the affected vehicles are registered in North America The recall stems from corrosion affecting the hatch lift supports. Mazda reports that the protective coating...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
2009-2010 Mazda Mazda6 recalled for airbag problem

Mazda is recalling nearly 42,000 Mazda6 sedans to fix a potential problem with their airbag systems. Tests show that the issue may prevent airbags from deploying during collisions. The components were supplied by Continental Automotive Systems, which notified Mazda of the problem in January...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
2007-2012 Mazda CX-7 recalled for corrosion problem

Mazda is recalling more than 190,000 Mazda CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012. Like the Toyota and Lexus recall we wrote about earlier, the Mazda recall stems from corrosion that can affect a vehicle's suspension. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that water can...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
2017 Mazda 6 priced from $22,780

Mazda has released pricing for its updated 6 mid-size sedan, which sees a modest boost to $22,830—but also more features for 2017. That $22,780 figure includes a mandatory $835 destination charge (which is up $5 from last year, in case you're counting). We've detailed the 2017 Mazda 6...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA3
New 2017 Mazda 3 compact unveiled, looks even angrier

Mazda took the wrappers off its updated Mazda 3 on Tuesday night, and would you just look at that hatchback—it's even angrier that you don't immediately recognize its overall brilliance. Along with a new front bumper and fog lights, the Mazda 3 now includes semi-sophisticated driving software...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
Mazda 6 sees chassis, interior enhancements for 2017

High on the list of "cars that should sell better, but do not" sits the Mazda 6 mid-size sedan, which the Japanese automaker has refreshed for the 2017 model year. Mazda put most of its focus on updating the 6's interior and its safety equipment, but its chassis hasn't gone untouched. Outside, the...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Troubles worsen abroad, but VW execs finally wise up

Volkswagen continues its efforts to leave the global Dieselgate scandal behind. Will the company's long, slow slog turn into a death march, or will it end in a victory parade? Check out these recent headlines, and judge for yourselves: 1. VW sales sink even further, but other brands keep rising: No...Read More»

2015 Mazda Mazda3
Diesel still in the works for Mazda

Mazda's CEO says that despite all the negative press around Volkswagen's scandal and increasingly stringent emissions standards, the Japanese automaker still plans to offer a diesel engine to American buyers. "We are not giving up," CEO Masamichi Kogai told reporters earlier this month, according...Read More»

2017 Nissan Maxima CarPlay
Why don't Mazda and Toyota cars have Apple CarPlay yet?

The list of cars that don't yet support Apple CarPlay is still relatively long, but the list of manufacturers who won't support it wholesale is remarkably short—with notable exceptions. Nissan announced Monday that it would add Apple CarPlay support to its 2017 Nissan Maxima, which adds to...Read More»

2017 Mazda CX-3
2017 Mazda CX-3 changes little in sophomore year

The Mazda CX-3 crossover hatchback returns for its sophomore year, little changed. Mazda announced yesterday that the 2017 CX-3 goes on sale in July, sporting the same base price tag as last year. For $20,860, the CX-3 comes standard with the 146-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4, a 6-speed automatic...Read More»

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