The 2022 Mazda CX-5 Moves Upmarket

2022 Mazda CX-5

We have long kept our eyes on Mazda, one of the smallest of the remaining Japanese automakers. Mazda has grown its brand over the years, thanks to styling flair, quality materials, and reliability. Did we say that they are also fun to drive? In the crushingly competitive compact crossover sport … Read more

About the Mazda CX-50

Mazda CX-50

Mazda has a new model and this one was designed with the US market in mind. In January, Mazda rolled out the CX-50 from an Alabama assembly plant. This five-passenger, compact model updates the brand’s portfolio with a thoroughly modern and competitive utility vehicle. Mazda’s newest model is the first … Read more

Mazda and Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030

Mazda Large Gasoline Engine PHEV

Pictured: The chassis of Mazda large gasoline engine vehicles with a PHEV. Mazda outlines its plans for an electric future with Zoom Zoom. Earlier this month, we learned that Mazda will drop a pair of models from its U.S. portfolio this year. Both the small CX-3 crossover and the midsize … Read more

Going Electric: Manufacturer Investment in EV Technology

The race is on! Automotive manufacturers the world over are transitioning to electric vehicles. Or at least that is the current plan. Mark “2021” as the year when automakers saw the light, by committing billions to support their electrification efforts. Almost daily, we are hearing new commitments from manufacturers that … Read more

Premium Crossover: Mazda’s 2021 CX-30

The 2021 CX-30 is one of four Mazda crossover models. We’re long-time admirers of Mazda, the little Japanese automaker that could. Overshadowed by Toyota, Honda, and Nissan, Mazda is much like Subaru and to a much lesser extent, Mitsubishi, in finding and exploiting a niche in the new vehicle market. … Read more

Premium and Elegant: 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

2021 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 remains one of the better models in its class. Mazda doesn’t get the attention some of the bigger automakers receive unless it’s the MX-5 Miata roadster. That’s a shame as this Japanese manufacturer has long been the styling leader in a sea of nondescript models. Even as … Read more

A Cut Above: Mazda’s 2020 Mazda3

2020-mazda-3

Upscale Mazda3 is offered as a sedan or hatchback. Small car models are dwindling in numbers as consumers continue to move to crossovers. For the remaining players, including the Mazda Mazda3, offering distinct features is important if customers are to be won to the segment, let alone the marque. The … Read more

On the Road With a 2020 Mazda CX-5

If you’re looking for an affordable family car with room five, ample utility space, and available towing capacity, then the compact crossover SUV segment is a great place to start. Small and affordable, most models start in the low 20s and top out in the mid-30s when loaded to the … Read more

Premium Utility: 2020 Mazda CX-30

Utility vehicles are not the utilitarian conveyances they once were with nondescript front fascias, slab sides, and dreary interiors. These days, customers can find several models that incorporate car styling cues, while remaining faithful to their mission. 2020 Mazda CX-30 Review The 2020 Mazda CX-30, which is an all-new model, … Read more

Hot Hatch: 2019 Mazda3

All-wheel drive comes to Mazda’s compact hatchback and sedan. The Mazda3 hatchback adds available all-wheel drive, perhaps setting the framework for Mazdaspeed to return. Mazda is a small player in a world of large car manufacturers, but its presence outstrips its size. The company is best known for mainstreaming the … Read more

Compact Crossover Extraordinaire: Mazda CX-5

Mazda offers the 2019 CX-5 in five trims. This compact model sits between the smaller CX-3 and the three-row CX-9. Buyers have a choice of a naturally aspired inline-four-cylinder engine or a turbo, the latter reserved for the two top trims. Consumers remain big fans of crossover utility vehicles, including … Read more

Drop-Top Delight: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Heavy pollen and spring rains are in abundance in my area at this time of the year, which makes it difficult, if not downright challenging to evaluate any drop-top model. But the Mazda MX-5 Miata is one vehicle I do not see all that often, therefore when an opportunity to … Read more

Turbo Wonder: 2018 Mazda6

Finally, the Mazda6 gains the turbo kick it deserves. The Mazda6 has never lacked for awesomeness. At least concerning its style. A long-missing ingredient was always a more powerful engine, one to supplement the standard powertrain, which delivers 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. This year, the new engine … Read more

Sporty and Elegant: Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 supplies a powerful presence among small SUVs. Mazda may be a small player in the automotive sphere, but not one model fails to garner the attention it deserves. Credit goes to Mazda designers for delivering a fetching design across its entire model line. That model line now includes … Read more

Ford Ranger Fun Facts

An all-new Ford Ranger debuts at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Following an eight-year hiatus, the Ford Ranger pickup truck makes its return. The new model was unveiled over the weekend at the Detroit auto show, coming in larger than before. It will join a segment … Read more

Zoom-Zoom: 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback

Mazda3: Fun-to-drive and affordable. Small cars have been taking it on the chin these past few years as the market continues to shift to crossovers. Mazda is well represented in the SUV market with three distinct models in the subcompact, compact and midsize range. Yet, this automaker hasn’t abandoned cars … Read more

Update by Halves: 2017.5 Mazda 6

Mazda 6 makes a case for the midsize sedan segment. Manufacturers typically adhere to model years except when they don’t. A case in point is the 2017.5 Mazda 6, a midsize sedan benefiting from light changes put in place too late for the 2017 model year, but months before the … Read more

Luscious Premium Sedan: 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring

On the road with a premium mainstream sports sedan. The car segment is under assault with consumers preferring crossovers in greater numbers as the reason for the shrinking demand. Indeed, overall car sales (coupes, sedans, and wagons) fell by 8.1 percent in 2016 in a passenger vehicle market that rose … Read more

Miata and Me: Not Quite a Love Story

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Her name is “Miata” and she isn’t just another pretty face. There are few cars that this driver eagerly awaits as he knows sooner or later he’ll get to drive each and every one sent his way. But the Mazda MX-5 Miata is something else — a long-admired, but often … Read more

Forecast: 7 Top Auto Trends for 2016

We take a look at what may become the top auto trends for 2016. This year (2015) will go down as one for the books. Specifically, it will be a sales record breaker once the books have been closed on Jan. 4. That means on Tuesday we’ll know which model … Read more

About That Chicken Tax on Pickup Trucks

With the “chicken tax” removed, the Volkswagen Amarok could be readied for the US market. “The power to tax is the power to destroy” — John Marshall There may be no subject more contentious in the United States than taxation. Every citizen pays taxes and it is nearly impossible to … Read more

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing and Production Set

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Anticipation is growing as Mazda announces both the launch edition and prices for the MX-5 Miata’s trim levels. The first models are expected to arrive late summer with regular shipments commencing by autumn. Mazda Motors may be one of the smaller car manufacturers with a presence in the US market, … Read more

Rocking October 2014 Auto Sales Lift Industry

October 2014 sales remain in positive territory. The US auto industry continues to record strong sales even as the overall economy shows only modest gains. Sales this year should top 16.5 million units with analysts forecasting at least 17 million units sold for 2015. And if October 2014 auto sales … Read more

2014 Mazda3 Packs In The Zoom-Zoom

Mazda took advantage of a slow early summer news cycle to unveil the next generation of its popular Mazda3 compact. Through a concerted series of reveals in five cities including New York, this Japanese automaker has followed through on its promise to raise the bar in a tightly competitive segment. … Read more