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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

Mazda6 Recalled for Possible Power Loss in Heavy Rain

Mazda6 Recalled for Possible Power Loss in Heavy Rain
A new recall campaign will see 5,700 Mazda6 sedans ranging from the 2014 and 2015 model years brought back to dealers for service. Models equipped with the brand’s i-Eloop regenerative braking system might lose power while driving in heavy rain or through big puddles. Documents released by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Administration show that the... more

Mazda Tribute Recalled for Rusty Frame

Mazda Tribute Recalled for Rusty Frame
The Mazda Tribute has been recalled in cold-weather states for rusty frame parts. The Japanese automaker is recalling 109,000 of its Tribute SUVs from the 2001-2004 model years stating that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it, potentially resulting in a loss of steering control. According to the recall... more

Mazda Reveals Skyactiv Chassis for Upcoming Miata

Mazda Reveals Skyactiv Chassis for Upcoming Miata
Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show. Heritage is important, especially with... more

25 Years of Mazda Miatas: a History in Photos

25 Years of Mazda Miatas: a History in Photos
Celebrating 25 years of its much-loved sports car, Mazda is presenting a huge selection of historic MX-5 Miata models at the New York Auto Show. In addition to the a new 25th Anniversary Edition model and the debut of a the new Skyactiv chassis that will underpin the fourth generation MX-5, Mazda brought over a... more

Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition Revealed

Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition Revealed
After two and a half decades of Miatas, Mazda is preparing to launch the next generation of its iconic sports car while debuting a 25th anniversary edition model today at the New York Auto Show. Sold as a 2015 model, the small sports car will be available in extremely limited quantities with just 100 vehicles... more

2016 Mazda MX-5 Chassis Reveals a Lighter, Smaller Next-Gen Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Chassis Reveals a Lighter, Smaller Next-Gen Miata
Mazda has revealed the chassis that will underpin the next-generation MX-5 today at the New York Auto Show, promising a sports car that will be both lighter and smaller. The new FR Skyactiv chassis marks the first time the brand’s new Skyactiv engineering philosophy of performance through light weight has been applied to a rear-wheel... more