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2011 Mazda2 Interior Revealed, Still Not As Snazzy As Ford Fiesta
2011 Mazda2 Interior Revealed, Still Not As Snazzy As Ford Fiesta

The 2011 Ford Fiesta interior wowed 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show attendees, but the 2011 Mazda2, the corporate cousin of the Fiesta, couldn't be compared--Mazda hadn't finished it yet. Today Mazda let loose the final product, and though it looks to be a nice environment for a fun-to-drive and...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-9: Reviewed, Call All Aboard?

2010 Mazda CX-9:  A Model Intermodal During the postwar years, the ubiquitous three-row station wagon roamed highways ferrying families, boats, and campers.  Those machines are extinct; a new breed of crossovers has taken their place.  One is the all-wheel-drive Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring, which...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDA6 4-door Sedan Auto i Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Mazda6i Touring Plus Review: a Four for Joe Six Pack

Mazda's revamped 6 is a sporting sedan.  Its rakish body encloses four-adult size perches with tall-driver friendly front thrones. The Euro-theme sculpted interior door panels and its floating dash pad have jazzy black overlays. Switchgear needs improvement; the info button is dash left, hidden...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDA6 4-door Sedan Auto i Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Mazda6i Touring Plus: More Size, Features, and Power

Mazda has made significant improvements to their Mazda 6 with an all-new re-engineered car that is larger, has new features, and an increase in power. All this has been accomplished without significantly affecting the price, fuel economy, or driving dynamics. Just about every dimension inside and...Read More»

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2010 Mazda CX-7: A Sporty Family Crossover With A Twist

When I was a kid, black lights and glow-in-the-dark posters were de rigeur.  Clock radios had flip-digit numerals that cast an atomic glow. You can relive that era in the Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring, a small, all-wheel-drive crossover with black-light instrumentation.  During the day, you get...Read More»

New 2011 Mazda Mazda5 minivan, to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show, March 2010
Preview: 2011 Mazda Mazda5

The 2011 Mazda5 was unveiled today ahead of its upcoming debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The pint-sized family hauler gets a dramatic new design and updated powertrain to deliver more style and efficiency in a compact and useful package. The most immediately noticable feature of the 2011...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Second Drive: 2010 MazdaSpeed3

Back over the summer when TheCarConnection.com first drove the 2010 MazdaSpeed3, around California's Monterey Peninsula, we declared it "a joy to drive, even when the surfaces are far less than ideal." But that was in warm summer weather, both on lightly trafficked canyon roads and on Mazda's own...Read More»

2010 Mazda RX-8
Rumor: Mazda To Re-Launch RX-7, Retire RX-8

Folks of a certain age will no doubt recall the snazzy Mazda RX-7. In the early 1980s, while Van Halen fans were cruising the strip in Trans-Ams and Firebirds, their equally badass New Wave friends were tooling around in Madza's RWD sports coupe. (Hopefully, without their less-badass friends...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
The Left Field Choice: The 2010 Mazda6

There is something about the way Mazda builds its engines that gives them a divinely unique character. Whereas so many competitors have four cylinders that drone and six cylinders that are as exciting as Tupperware, Mazda makes motors that truly give new meaning to "zoom-zoom." They are mechanical...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Driven: the Mazda3 4 Door Sedan 2.5

If you want to make a bit more of a unique statement than the Civic or Corolla allows you do have options. With gas prices as crazy as they are economy cars like the Mazda3 now make perfect sense. And the unique angularity and giant grin coming from the 3s front grille all conspire to make this one...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Breakup Alert: Mazda, Ford End Shared Vehicle Development

After decades of shares product development, Mazda and Ford Motor Co. look poised to go separate ways. According to comments made by Mark Fields, Ford's president of the Americas, last week to Bloomberg, Ford is planning to go it alone with future vehicles. It's not altogether surprising. In late...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
Mazda Reconfigures 2010 Mazda6, Looks At New Option Strategy

The 2009 Mazda6 was, by almost all accounts, an excellent product arriving at an inopportune time—when auto sales temporarily ground to a halt and the market itself underwent a massive recalibration. Mazda had initially offered the Mazda6 in a dizzying array of build combinations, but that proved...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta interior
Ford Wows With 2011 Fiesta Interior; Can’t Compare Mazda2 Yet

Whether it was an odd coincidence or a calculated move, the 2011 Ford Fiesta and 2011 Mazda2 were both introduced at the LA Auto Show, on the same day. What makes it significant is that they’re closely related. While we’ve heard varying figures, it’s fair to say that they share more than just...Read More»

2011 Mazda Mazda2
Mazda Emphasizes Zoom-Zoom Qualities To Cast Wide With Mazda2

After seeing the three Mazda2 models that Mazda was showing at its LA auto show stand—one plain, one with a tuner look and snowboards mounted on top, the other with a strong motorsports tone—we couldn’t help but wonder whether Mazda is planning to go a little Scion with its ‘2’. According...Read More»

Patrick Dempsey with 2011 Mazda2
LA Show: Patrick Dempsey On Hand For 2011 Mazda2 Debut

Though the two curtained-off stages at the Mazda stand here at the first press day at the Los Angeles auto show were merely ceremonial—everyone knew they covered the new 2011 Mazda2—there were still some surprises. For one, Mazda brought out a couple of Mazda2 models tricked out with lifestyle...Read More»

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Mazda2 Joins Electric Vehicle Project In Japan

Mazda may be a little late to the table when it comes to electric vehicle technology but the automaker is determined to catch up and has since announced that it will start trials of a new electric drive system in its compact Mazda2 hatchback. As we all know, the Mazda2 is set to go on sale in the...Read More»

2011 Mazda2
Preview: 2011 Mazda2

• What is it?: The 2011 Ford Fiesta’s Mazda sibling • The basics: Funky styling, and “zoom zoom” philosophy • On sale: Fall 2010, with a public showing at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show • Price: Less than $16,000 (est.) Compact hatchbacks have for a long...Read More»

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2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

It's not quite the glamorous Staples Center--home to the Grammys and a certain celebrity endpoint this year--but just next door to the tabernacle of music sits the Los Angeles Convention Center. The convention center's the next roosting spot for the car world, as the industry sets down next month...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-9
Driven: 2010 Mazda CX-9

Mazda's CX-9 can be more than a little deceiving. Get caught up in the driving experience—as you actually can in the somewhat nimble-feeling CX-9—and you might actually think you're driving a tall but reasonably compact wagon. That is, until you look back from the front seat at the spacious...Read More»

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