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2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel certified by EPA at 29 mpg combined
2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel certified by EPA at 29 mpg combined

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel is one step closer to arriving in showrooms. In certifying the 2018 CX-5 diesel for sale in the U.S., the EPA said that it is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined with front-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive, the CX-5 diesel is rated at 27/30/28 mpg. Those...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-9
2019 Mazda CX-9 to offer Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Mazda said Monday that it will add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, cooled front seats, and a surround-view camera system as options to the 2019 CX-9 crossover SUV, all for a very slight cost increase of just $150 over last year’s model. MORE: Mazda adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability to...Read More»

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Mazda finally gets on board with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto in U.S.

And then there were three—or maybe four. With Mazda's announcement Tuesday that its 2018 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan will soon be Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible (and retrofittable), just a handful of major new car brands lack support for iOS and one more isn't on board with Google. The...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Mazda 6 earn good crash-test scores, mixed headlight results

It all boils down to headlights when it comes to earning the IIHS' Top Safety Pick+ award. Certain versions of the 2019 Toyota Avalon improved to a Top Safety Pick+ designation thanks to better headlights that augment its strong crash-test results, the IIHS said Thursday. Conversely, the latest...Read More»

Mazda Apple CarPlay connectivity
Mazda adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability to global, but not US models

Mazda said last week that it will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability to some of its new cars—but American drivers will have to wait. New and existing global Mazdas fitted with the MZD Connect system will gain compatibility both services as an option beginning next month, but as for...Read More»

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Mazda adds another 270,000 vehicles to Takata airbag recall, still largest in history

Mazda and the NHTSA said last week that they will add another 269,618 vehicles to the Takata airbag recall total, already the largest in history at over 50 million vehicles affected in the U.S. alone. The recall aims to replace faulty airbag detonators that can deteriorate over time and cause...Read More»

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Updates bring more power, active-safety gear to 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The incarnation of the classic roadster finally joins the modern era. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata announced Wednesday and set to go on sale later this year finally offers automatic emergency braking, a telescoping steering wheel, and a rearview camera. Oh, and there's more power. Don't worry...Read More»

2018 Mazda MAZDA6
2018 Mazda 6 first drive: a blown opportunity

Accords and Camrys long ago became shorthand for family cars. Fusions and Malibus have thousands of showrooms for buyers to stumble into. In the vast universe of mid-size sedans, the Mazda 6 has toiled in semi-obscurity. It’s a fringe player, a Pluto with rarer news pegs. Mazda’s blurry...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger Sport
NHTSA tells owners of 2006 Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series pickups to park their trucks until airbags are replaced

The federal government is pleading with 2006 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series pickup owners to park their trucks unless they've had their faulty Takata airbags replaced. “I cannot stress strongly enough the urgency of this recall—these airbags are dangerous,” NHTSA deputy...Read More»

2019 Mazda CX-3, 2018 New York auto show
2019 Mazda CX-3 revealed: small crossover, smaller changes

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 that rolled across the stage at the New York auto show this week should be familiar to new-car shoppers. It’s a mild update on the same small package with a sharp style, frugal fuel consumption, and available all-wheel drive. The biggest changes from last year for the CX-3...Read More»

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda's future gas engines could be cleaner than electric motors

Mazda is already developing a new generation engines that could put internal combustion engines on par with electric vehicles in terms of environmental impact. At a recent technical conference in Tokyo, Mazda’s powertrain managing executive officer Mitsuo Hitomi revealed plans for what Mazda...Read More»

Camry production at Toyota plant in Australia
8 things a Toyota-Mazda plant in Alabama means for new car shoppers

Toyota and Mazda announced on Wednesday plans to build at assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to thousands of jobs that will be created by the first new car assembly plant to be announced in the U.S. during the Trump administration, the plant has numerous ramifications for new car...Read More»

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Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2018

Convertibles usually are the auto industry paragons of bloatware. Cut down a coupe but add in more weight for bracing, throw in some leather, don't forget ventilated seats, and hey, how about a big engine to overcome all that added mass? The Mazda MX-5 Miata chuckles at all that frippery as you...Read More»

2018 Mazda 6
2018 Mazda 6 treated to power boost, more features

The 2018 Mazda 6 will offer underhood muscle to match its sporty driving dynamics, the automaker said Wednesday ahead of the mid-size sedan's unveiling later this month at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 lifted from the larger CX-9 crossover will be slotted under...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA6
2017 Mazda 6 gains more standard safety tech

According to dealer spec sheets obtained by Cars Direct, the 2017 Mazda 6 will gain a few important standard safety features in the middle of its production run. The changes amount to different option combinations, rather than entirely new features, and are likely intended to make Mazda’s...Read More»

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What does the Toyota-Mazda partnership mean for shoppers?

Last Thursday, we reported on a rumored partnership between Toyota and Mazda involving a shared plant and collaboration on electric vehicles. The following day, Toyota confirmed that the rumors were true and provided additional details about the tie-up, including: 1. Plans for a joint manufacturing...Read More»

Georgetown Kentucky Toyota Plant
Rumored Mazda-Toyota tie-up could yield U.S. assembly plant, electrified cars

Mazda and Toyota may be ready to take their "it's complicated" relationship to another level. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review reported Thursday that both automakers' boards of directors will meet Friday before announcing plans for a joint-venture assembly plant in the United States and an agreement to...Read More»

2011 Mazda CX-9
Mazda updates Takata recall for 2007-2011 Mazda6, CX-7, and CX-9

Mazda has updated a recall affecting 205,377 Mazda6, CX-7, and CX-9 vehicles made between the 2007 and 2011 model years. It's the latest development in the largest (and arguably, most confusing) recall in U.S. automotive history. The vehicles affected were technically recalled in May of 2016, along...Read More»

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18th Takata death likely in Australia; Ford asks not to recall 2.5 million airbags deemed unsafe

Another death may be linked to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. An Australian motorist was killed after being hit in the neck by shrapnel from the airbag of his 2007 Honda CR-V. Honda has confirmed that the vehicle in question was part of the massive Takata recall. That recall currently affects...Read More»

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