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2014 Mazda 3: First Drive
2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

If you enjoy driving, yet need a practical, economical small car, you'd be foolish not to include the 2014 Mazda 3on your shortlist. After spending time with several versions of the new 3, in Atlanta and Portland, we can't help but gush about its beautiful shape, its eye-catching sheetmetal, the...Read More»

2013 Mazda Mazda6
2009-2013 Mazda Mazda6 Recalled For Door Latch Issue

Mazda is recalling certain 2009 through 2013 model year Mazda 6 cars to fix a problem with door latch mounting screws that could come loose. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 161,400...Read More»

Generation Y
Young Drivers Build A Car That Millennials Allegedly Want

We've spilled a lot of virtual ink discussing Generation Y (aka Millennials) and their love/hate relationship with cars. Among the findings in recent years: Millennials aren't buying cars. Millennials aren't buying cars, but their parents are probably buying cars for them. Millennials aren't...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Mazda6: Tech Package Earns 40 MPG Highway

Mazda has released gas mileage numbers for its top-of-the-line, mid-size 2014 Mazda6—with the GT Technology Package that arrives in dealerships beginning this month—and they're better than some you'll find in efficiency-minded compacts or subcompacts. How does 40-mpg highway, and 32 mpg...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Mazda 6 Video Road Test

Mazda pitches its 6 sedan as the fun-to-drive alternative to more boring family sedans. But is that really the case? Does it have the basics down pat, compared to a Ford Fusion, a Honda Accord, or a Nissan Altima? Mazda has one thing in its win column--looks. We'd put the Mazda 6 right next to the...Read More»

Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, two days after being destroyed by a tornado
One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2.5  -  First Drive, February 2013
2014 Mazda CX-5: First Drive

Nearly a year ago, we took a first drive of the Mazda CX-5 and pronounced it the best-handling crossover yet. In the year since, with several new entries in the compact class, the CX-5's halo holds—even if you expand upward to luxury makes and outward to bigger, brute-force performance utes...Read More»

2014 Mazda 6  -  First Drive, February 2013
2014 Mazda 6: First Drive

Among affordable, even frugal, mid-size sedans, the all-new 2014 Mazda 6 is about the closest we’ve ever come to love at first sight. We thought the new 2013 Ford Fusion, this model year’s The Car Connection Best Car To Buy, was hot; but the Mazda6 doesn’t have an even vaguely...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Mazda Mazda6: Pricing & Fuel Economy Revealed

The 2014 Mazda Mazda6 has been sitting at dealerships for a couple of weeks now, but unfortunately, it's only been for show. (You haven't even been able to test drive it.) Now that we've crossed the border into the new year, though, the 2014 model is fair game. EPA rules prevented Mazda from...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Mazda 6 Video Preview

The sporty Mazda 6 mid-size sedan will be completely redone for 2014 with new engines, new styling, and more features. But will that be enough to boost its sales in the competitive family sedan segment? One thing's for sure: if you want a new Mazda 6 with a V-6 engine, you'd better act fast. The...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-9
Mazda Zoom-Zooms Toward Luxury, Aims For 400,000 U.S. Sales By 2016

Toyota has Lexus. General Motors has Cadillac. Volkswagen has Audi (and Porsche, and Bentley, and quite a few others). But Mazda has only Mazda. According to AutoNews, that's a problem. Mazda is feeling pressure to distinguish itself from increasingly competitive mass-market automakers, so it's...Read More»

2011 Mazda2 First Drive
Mazda To Build New Toyota Subcompact In 2015: What'll It Be?

In Japan today, Mazda and Toyota announced a new partnership that should be of keen interest to drivers. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Mazda will build a new Toyota subcompact for the North American market. The car will be manufactured at Mazda's new plant in Salamanca, Mexico -- a plant that's...Read More»

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast
The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy

One week ago, after Hurricane Sandy's violent landfall, residents along America's eastern seaboard awoke to starkly different landscapes than they ones they'd known a few hours earlier. Homes and offices had been destroyed, mementos and landmarks ruined, lives changed, taken, forever altered. But...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Mazda Mazda6 Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show

Mazda revealed the 2014 Mazda6 in Moscow back in August, but the Paris Auto Show is the first time we are seeing the new mid-size sedan with our own eyes. We must say, the new Kodo styling looks terrific on the next-generation Mazda6. The new 2014 Mazda6 is the first model to be equipped with...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-9
2013 Mazda CX-9 Gets Design Update, Active-Safety Features

With its CX-9, Mazda proved that spacious family vehicles can actually be exciting to look at, as well as exciting to drive. Now, well ahead of an official introduction in October at the the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, it's given us a first look and preview of a...Read More»

2013 Audi allroad
Wagons, Mazda Wants To Go On A Diet, Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media Ford thinks it knows what mid-size sedan shoppers want and Mazda puts future models on a diet. Audi teased the RS 5 for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and we discuss wagons. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Take the road less...Read More»

2008 Mazda Tribute
2001-2006, 2008 Mazda Tribute: Recall Alert

Mazda is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2006 and 2008 Tribute SUVs to fix a sticky throttle issue linked to unintended acceleration. The Mazda safety recall comes one day after Ford’s recall of some 423,634 Escape SUVs in the U.S. for a similar problem. A notice on the National...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
Cadillac, MINI Awarded For Most Improved Customer Experience

Like all trade shows, the 2012 New York Auto Show raises as many questions as it answers: will this new model live up to the old one? How will customers take to its bland/aggressive/WTF styling? Where's Bob Lutz? And so on. But amid all the uncertainty and doubt, there's one thing we know for sure...Read More»

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