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First Drive: 2010 Mazda CX-7
First Drive: 2010 Mazda CX-7

Whether you have a growing family and are stepping up from a small, sporty car or looking to downsize a little bit, either from a minivan, or from a truck-like SUV, it's likely you'll have vehicles such as the 2010 Mazda CX-7 on your list. Really tall station wagons with cargo-friendly...Read More»

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2010 MazdaSpeed3: Dialed Up For U.S.

When an automaker says that they’re bringing out a different U.S. or North American version of a vehicle, it’s usually a sign that it’ll be softer-riding and just not as much fun to drive. But according to Mazda, the U.S. doesn’t get the short end of the deal with the MazdaSpeed3; the North...Read More»

2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3
First Drive: 2010 MazdaSpeed3

The 2007 to 2009 MazdaSpeed3 stands as one of TheCarConnection.com’s favorite hot hatches, providing pulse-quickening thrills for the backroads—or weekend track forays—without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting. And at well below $25k, all said, the Speed3 provides more...Read More»

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Midsize Sedans Earn Low Ratings In Fender-Bender Tests

A couple of months ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted fender-bender tests on a handful of minicars and subcompacts. The results weren't encouraging, with most scoring poorly, and only a few landing in the "acceptable" range. Now, the IIHS has conducted a second battery of...Read More»

Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show
2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Superlight Mazda MX-5 Miata

A Superlight edition of the Mazda Miata--okay, fine, MX-5 roadster--will make its world debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show. Mazda's latest injection of PR and fun into the two-seater means it loses its windshield and some other less visible weight, all in the name of improving performance...Read More»

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Mazda Miata Makes 20 (Again), Issues Special Edition Model

Back in February at the Chicago Auto Show, Mazda displayed a candy-colored array of Mazda Miatas (known elsewhere in the world as the MX-5 or the Roadster) to celebrate the model's 20th year of production. Now, the Hiroshima-based automaker is releasing a special edition of the popular two-seater...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Sport Review

Probably one of the most overlooked vehicles out there, the Mazda5 is a diamond in a sea of coal. With six passenger seating...and yes, the third row is better for the youngsters, but I have sat in it (with my six foot XXL frame) for over an hour long trip and didn't get cramped up. The middle row...Read More»

2010 Mazda Premacy (Japan)
Mazda5 Likely Sporting Few Changes for 2010

Mazda has announced equipment details for the Premacy, its Japan-market compact minivan that closely parallels the Mazda5. Based on this, it's likely that the 2010 Mazda5 will return with just a few minor equipment changes. In Japan, the Premacy gets a new fuel economy gauge and a newly redesigned...Read More»

2009 Mazda Miata MX-5
Driven: 2009 Mazda Miata MX5

The original Mazda Miata MX-5 caused quite a stir because there was a dearth of affordable, two-seat, rear-wheel-drive convertibles back when it was introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model. Memories of drop-tops sourced from Great Britain were fresher in the nation's collective memory, so the general...Read More»

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Mazda Zoom-Zooms Down The Hybrid Road

It's been a strange year for Mazda--at least on the drivetrain front. Last summer, rumors circulated about the company's top-secret "Volt-killer": a hybrid vehicle with a combustion engine that powered an electric motor that in turn powered the wheels. Then in January, Mazda North America president...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Driven: 2010 Mazda3

We've told you a few times about the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 (redundant? Ask Mazda and Chrome Data about model names) and published our hallmark Bottom Line and Full Review, too. But a trip to southern California gave us a perfect excuse to seek out the "other" Mazda3, the less powerful base car that...Read More»

2009 Mazda6
Driven: 2009 Mazda6

With the complete redesign of the 2009 Mazda6, Mazda blew up their mid-size sedan so that it was closer in size to the top-selling Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. We liked the car when we reviewed it last summer and wrote the original bottom line. However, sometimes things change when you spend a...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...Read More»

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Mazda Launches 2010 MAZDA3 Web Site

To bolster sales of its recently released 2010 MAZDA3, Mazda's best-selling nameplate globally, on Wednesday the company launched a Web site for the car, www.mazda3.com. Aiming towards the sporty, low-priced, youthful compact sedan market, Mazda has equipped the site with numerous interactive...Read More»

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Mazda Will Find MPG Increases Through Diesels, Reduced Weight

"We believe that improving today's conventional engines at a low cost is the most effective way to get fuel-efficient cars to proliferate," said Mazda research and development head Seita Kanai to reporters in Tokyo. In response to the growing list of automakers offering gas/electric hybrids, Mazda...Read More»

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Mazda's February Japanese Sales, Export Volume Drop

Mazda today announced that its total domestic (Japanese) sales volume decreased 35.7 percent for February compared to that month one year ago. They didn't mention North American sales numbers, but noted that February exports of passenger and commercial vehicles decreased 63.8 percent year-on-year...Read More»

2010 Mazda3 MPS
Geneva Motor Show: Mazda Unzips The Mazda3 MPS

Mazda's unveiling a third version of its Mazda3 model in Geneva today: the snazzy, jazzy, 2010 Mazda3 MPS. In contrast to its siblings--the respectable Mazda3 sedan and C-segment-ish Mazda3 hatchback--the MPS seems geared toward enthusiasts and weekend tinkerers. In fact, given the added detail of...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Vintage BMW Concepts, Chrysler's Hot Secrets, And You People Aren't Kinky Enough

It's Wednesday, so relax: you're halfway there. A new Bug -- After Romanian designer Iulian Bumbu polished off the Transportation Design Master Course at Alfa Romeo, he began re-envisioning the Lamborghini Gallardo. Bumbu's entomological Insecta concept draws inspiration from "the armored casings...Read More»

A history of the Mazda Miata -- via Autoblog
Mazda Miata Makes 20, Fans Taste The Rainbow

Car fans in the U.S. have had two decades to revel in the sporty, miniaturized glory of the Mazda Miata/MX-5. To celebrate, Mazda took to the floor of the Chicago Auto Show with a heaping handful of Skittle-toned Miata specialty models--concepts, one-offs, and the like. Our colleagues at Autoblog...Read More»

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