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Founded in Japan in 1920, Mazda began as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co. Manufacturing machine tools then moving to vehicles, with the introduction of the Mazda-Go in 1931, the company also supplied the Japanese military throughout the Second World War, with variations of the Type 99 rifle. In the 1960s, Mazda put a major engineering effort into development of the Wankel rotary engine and formally entered the North American market in 1970.

Mazda Sedan Reviews

2013 Ford Fusion vs 2014 Mazda6

Once siblings, the Ford Fusion and Mazda6 no longer share any parts but they certainly have a similar take on the family sedan. So which combines the best mix of fuel economy and practicality, with driving enjoyment and style?
Mazda SkyActiv Prototype Review [Video]

Mazda SkyActiv Prototype Review [Video]

SkyActiv is the term Mazda has given to its new lineup of engineering solutions, ranging from platforms to engines to transmissions. At the SkyActiv Technology Workshop Mazda invited select journalists to peek inside the future of the brand, learn plenty and even drive prototypes.
2011 Mazda6 i Touring Plus Review

2011 Mazda6 i Touring Plus Review

Mazda’s mid-size sedan lacks much of the brand’s sporty characteristics and the standard 4-cylinder engine does little to help.

Mazda Compact Car Reviews

2014 Mazda3 Review - Video

The Mazda3 has always been one of the best small cars on the market and it’s just been redesigned for the 2014 model year. Has the company made meaningful improvements to it or have they ruined a great thing?
2012 Honda Civic Si vs. 2012 MazdaSpeed3 [Video]

2012 Honda Civic Si vs. 2012 MazdaSpeed3 [Video]

Did Honda bring a knife to a gunfight with the Civic Si against the turbocharged Mazdaspeed3 for this ‘hot version’ front-wheel drive shootout? Cue the Wild West music and take cover, because we’re shootin’ from the hip on this one!

Mazda Crossover Reviews

2013 Mazda CX-9 Review

2013 Mazda CX-9 Review

Proving plenty capable during our participation in the Mazda Adventure Rally, the CX-9 has a tougher time keeping up with the competition.
2014 Mazda CX-5 Review

2014 Mazda CX-5 Review

Perhaps the only complaint about the Mazda CX-5 is that it sacrifices performance for fuel economy. Does a new, more powerful engine solve that, and at what cost?

Mazda SUV Reviews

2009 Mazda CX-9

2009 Mazda CX-9

The top-line Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD model is sporty looking with a luxurious interior. This all comes at a cost, but unlike true luxury SUVs in this price range, you actually get seven useable seats.
2009 Mazda CX-7

2009 Mazda CX-7

It has a sporty look, a 244hp turbocharged engine from a hot hatch and the suspension of a sportscar. Unfortunately, this isn’t as good as it sounds.

Mazda Sub-Compact Car Reviews

2013 Mazda2 vs Mazda2 B-Spec Race Car

With just 100 hp it might seem like the Mazda2 has no place on a race track. But add a few race-ready upgrades and prepare to be impressed.
2011 Mazda 2 Review

2011 Mazda 2 Review

In the race for fuel-efficient cars, weight might just be the biggest factor. The Mazda2 shows just how big a difference a few hundred pounds can make towards fuel economy and fun.

Mazda Sports Car Reviews

Mazda Minivan Reviews

2012 Mazda5 Review

2012 Mazda5 Review

Despite being an all-new model, the 2012 Mazda5 doesn’t get any big changes. Luckily for Mazda they don’t have to try too hard, as the 5 is all alone in the mini-minivan segment. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s one of the best examples of practicality, style and price on the market.

Mazda Coupe Reviews

2012 Honda Civic Si vs. 2012 MazdaSpeed3 [Video]

Did Honda bring a knife to a gunfight with the Civic Si against the turbocharged Mazdaspeed3 for this ‘hot version’ front-wheel drive shootout? Cue the Wild West music and take cover, because we’re shootin’ from the hip on this one!
2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

It’s no exotic sportscar but the MX-5 Miata delivers an outstanding driving experience with excellent fuel-economy at a great price.

Mazda Convertible Reviews

2014 Mazda MX-5 Review

2014 Mazda MX-5 Review

Even in its old age, the Mazda MX-5 is spry and fun inspiring.
2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review [Video]

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review [Video]

Bigger and heavier, yes, but when compared to the first-generation Miata the MX-5 retains all of the original’s fun and wraps it in a more livable package.

Mazda News View All Mazda News

No New Mazda RX Model Without a Rotary Engine

No New Mazda RX Model Without a Rotary Engine
Mazda is determined to see the “R” in “RX” live up to its name. For the Japanese automaker, the R in the RX nameplate refers to rotary, which means it would be uncouth for the company to create a new RX model without a rotary engine. In a recent interview with Automotive News, Mazda global design... more

Five-Point Inspection: 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5

Five-Point Inspection: 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5
In 2004 Mazda did something truly special. It took the already highly praised MX-5 Miata roadster and improved upon it in nearly every possible way. Known as the Mazdaspeed MX-5, the two-year run was a short send-off to the second generation Miata known to fans by its chassis code: the NB. In reality though, it... more

Diesel Mazdas to use Aftertreatment After All

Diesel Mazdas to use Aftertreatment After All
Mazda might have to give in and turn to an aftertreatments in order to market its diesel powertrain in North America after all.  The Japanese automaker’s diesel offering has been expected to be available for quite some time now, but numerous delays have caused speculation and rumors on whether the company will utilize exhaust aftertreatment... more

2015 Mazda3 Gains Manual Transmission on 2.5L Engine

2015 Mazda3 Gains Manual Transmission on 2.5L Engine
Mazda3 shoppers can now choose to row their own gears while enjoying the more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder powertrian. The Japanese automaker has added a manual transmission option for models equipped with the larger 2.5-liter engine in addition to the six-speed automatic. On the hatchback equipped with a six-speed manual, fuel economy will return 26 mpg... more

2016 Mazda2 Aims for Upscale’ Subcompact Market

2016 Mazda2 Aims for Upscale’ Subcompact Market
Mazda is hoping its new subcompact hatch will break away from the segment. The 2016 Mazda2 has been unveiled as the Japanese automaker’s next-generation subcompact hatchback, which currently ranks 11th in the U.S. for the subcompact segment despite a 55-percent increase in sales to 11,112 vehicles through August. The crowded market has been taken over... more

Most Watched Videos of the Week: September 7 14, 2014

Most Watched Videos of the Week: September 7  14, 2014
The Lexus RC F continues to capture the attention of automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Our most popular video of the week was once again the review on the 2015 Lexus RC F while the introduction to AutoGuide.com’s Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout garnered plenty of attention as well. Lastly, convertible enthusiasts are excited to see how... more