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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»

2012 Mazda CX-9
2012 Chevy Sonic Recalled, LGBT Workplaces, 2012 Mazda CX-9: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Mazda CX-9 and Mercedes-Benz sells its two millionth SUV. The IIHS announces its findings regarding the Chevy Volt battery pack and there were fewer recalls in 2011. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. General Motors...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»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5: Compact Crossover Makes North American Debut At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

With its North American debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the stylish new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover may just be what Mazda needs to compete against the all-new 2013 Ford Escape. The CX-5 is the long-overdue replacement for the Mazda Tribute. While our sister publication...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5 Driven, 2012 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG, Subaru: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive both the 2013 Mazda CX-5 and 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG. Lotus is recalling the Elise and Subaru announces its "Share The Love" campaign right before Thanksgiving. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We finally drive the...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5: First Drive Of All-New Compact Crossover

The Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened this weekend, was definitely the show of compact crossovers. Both the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2013 Ford Escape were unveiled to the public there, but we think a third crossover deserves equal billing despite being from a smaller carmaker. The 2013 Mazda CX-5...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
2012 Mazda5 Driven: As Thrifty And Fun As Three Rows Can Be

For most shoppers, the decision to get a third row of seats—to seat six or more when needed—is one that's going to involve some sacrifice, both in terms of the family budget and driving enjoyment. First there's the initial blow, as most vehicles with three rows typically cost thousands...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 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Skyactiv: First Drive

In less than a couple of years, 40 miles per gallon has gone from a lofty goal, met by only a few select high-mileage machines (almost entirely hybrids and diesels), to, almost the small-car highway norm. Now even Mazda is laying claim on 40 mpg in the 2012 Mazda3, with a new-generation engine and...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»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5 Compact Crossover: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

It would be easy to get lost in the shuffle of all the concept cars and debuts of exotic-looking vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, but one item of significance – at least, to American families looking for a stylish and fuel-efficient five-passenger crossover – is the reveal of...Read More»

The 2012 Mazda CX-5. Image: Mazda
2012 Mazda CX-5 Crossover Debuts In Frankfurt

It wouldn’t be inaccurate to call the 2012 Mazda CX-5 one of the most important vehicles in the company’s history. It represents the first new Mazda styled in their Kodo design language, and it’s the first new Mazda to be built around the company’s Skyactiv technology, which...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...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»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5 Coming to 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

The Frankfurt Auto Show is still over a month away, but that isn’t stopping Mazda for releasing a beauty shot of its all-new-for 2012 CX-5 crossover. Due to replace the aging, Ford-Escape-based Mazda Tribute, the 2012 Mazda CX-5 will be the first Mazda to take advantage of the new “Kodo...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5: First Look

Mazda is giving consumers an advance look at its brand-new compact crossover, the 2012 CX-5, ahead of its world debut at next month’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. For family buyers, there’s a lot to like. For starters, the styling of the CX-5, which is the replacement for the current Mazda...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3
2008-2009 Mazda3 And Mazdaspeed3: Recall Alert

Mazda has announced the recall of approximately 103,300 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles to remedy a potential defect in the windshield wiper motor ground circuit. The affected vehicles were manufactured from January 7, 2008 through November 28, 2008. Mazda says that during assembly, the...Read More»

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