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Mazda 3: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee
Mazda 3: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Redesigned for 2019, the 2020 Mazda 3 makes our 2020 list because drive opportunities weren’t available until earlier this year. It was worth the wait. The Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback is one of our perennial Best Cars due to its sporty handling and available features list. Mazda...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
Mazda recalls more than 9K Mazda3s for poorly fitted front seats

The latest 2019 Mazda 3 is subject to another new recall. According to documents the Japanese brand filed with the NHTSA, Mazda is recalling 9,430 cars for poorly fitted front seats. The documents, published last week, detail an issue with head restraints in the compact cars. In a crash, the head...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
Mazda recalls 262K CX-5, Mazda 3, Mazda 6 cars for engine stall issues

Three Mazda vehicles will be recalled for problems that could cause their engines to stall. According to documents Mazda filed with the NHTSA and published this week, the CX-5 crossover, Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, and Mazda 6 sedan are all included in the recall. The affected models come from the...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
More than 25K 2019 Mazda 3s recalled for potentially loose wheel nuts

Last month, Mazda said it would recall about 25,000 2019 Mazda 3 models for wheel lug nuts that weren't tightened properly and could loosen over time. The recall affects 25,003 2019 Mazda 3 sedans and hatchbacks and will begin next month. Mazda said it will notify owners immediately. There are no...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag warning lights

The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over airbag warning lights that may not illuminate correctly. The 17,016 cars affected by the recall may not actually display a warning light if something is wrong with the passenger airbag system specifically, or if a passenger does not have their seat belt...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 earns top marks from IIHS

The redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback models earned Top Safety Picks following IIHS crash tests, the insurance industry-funded testing agency said Thursday. The IIHS put both versions of the redesigned Mazda 3 through its slew of tests, and both the sedan and hatchback aced each crash...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Mazda 3 recalled to fix faulty windshield wipers

Mazda will recall 187,789 compact cars to fix faulty windshield wipers that may stop operating, according to documents filed with the NHTSA. The recall covers 2016 through 2018 Mazda 3 sedans and hatchbacks. In documents filed and published earlier this month with the NHTSA, Mazda said the 3 could...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 first drive: Welcoming a “hip” era for Zoom-Zoom

Before letting us drive its redesigned 2019 Mazda 3, the company’s engineers had us spend time on core-strengthening desk-chair toppers popular in Japan. No, it wasn’t because they saw too many beer guts in the room. In designing and engineering the latest version of the Mazda...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3
2019 Mazda 3 costs $21,895, cheapest AWD model adds $3,000

The redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 sedan will cost compact car buyers $21,895 in its least expensive form when it goes on sale in March, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. For the first time, Mazda will offer the 3 with all-wheel drive, which adds $3,000 to the base price. All prices include a mandatory...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Mazda 3 bows with new look, upgraded tech

An evolutionary redesign that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show puts the 2019 Mazda 3 in line with the automaker's larger sedan and its crossover SUVs. Bigger changes come inside and behind the scenes, where the Mazda 3 ushers in a new fuel-saving, high-compression engine, a larger...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3

The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that Mazda dealers were instructed to upgrade Mazda 3 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels with Apple and Android smartphone...Read More»

2018 Honda CR-V
Honda, Ford lead list of 10 most affordable vehicles to insure for 2018

Before you think about buying a new car, it’s important to consider all of the related costs: how much you’ll be paying for fuel every year, what your insurance rates will be, and more. To help take some of the guesswork out of choosing a new vehicle, Mercury Insurance on Monday named...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA3
2018 Mazda 3 adds safety tech, drops F1-inspired regenerative braking

The 2018 Mazda 3 will come with more active-safety equipment as standard, but it'll also have less in common with a Formula 1 car than before. According to CarsDirect, which sourced its information from an ordering guide, the 2018 Mazda 3 will come standard with low-speed automatic emergency...Read More»

2016 Mazda Mazda6
2014-2016 Mazda3, Mazda6 recalled over parking brake woes: 228,000 vehicles affected

Mazda has issued a recall for nearly 228,000 Mazda3 and Mazda6 vehicles from the 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a portion of the parking brake on those vehicles may be susceptible to corrosion, which could have serious consequences...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda3
Madza recalls 2011 Mazda2, 2010-2011 Mazda3, Mazdaspeed3 for seat problems

Mazda has announced a recall of nearly 174,000 vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the driver's seats in some of those vehicles may suffer from problems that interfere with a motorist's ability to remain in good driving...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe prototype, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Honda and Mazda are both known for the leanness and charm that they can build into their compact cars. Both brands have, for decades, excelled at not just at making good, fuel-efficient subcompact sedans (and hatchbacks) but also ones that are nimble and fun to drive. And the latest Honda Civic and...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Volkswagen Golf vs. Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Among the growing plethora of compact hatchbacks, the Volkswagen Golf is the endurance champ, now more than 40 years old over seven generations. While the Mazda 3 is only on its third generation, Mazda has sold other small hatchbacks, so both are contenders of long standing on the sporty end of the...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
2017 Ford Focus vs. 2017 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Like to drive, but live on a budget? We have good news. Compact sedan and hatchback models have quickly evolved recently, shedding their staid appearance and miserly demeanor for something much more interesting—including better-trimmed interiors, and feature sets appealing for long-distance...Read More»

2015 Mazda Mazda3
2014-2016 Mazda Mazda3 recalled for potential fuel leak & fire risk

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published two recalls for the Mazda Mazda3--one covering a group of 2014-2016 model-year vehicles, and a second that only includes cars from 2016. Though the recalls are slightly different, both stem from problems with the Mazda3's...Read More»