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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

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?

Mazda Crossover Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Even in its old age, the Mazda MX-5 is spry and fun inspiring.

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

Mazda Revealing Motorsports Plans at SEMA

Mazda Revealing Motorsports Plans at SEMA
Mazda will be announcing its global motorsports plans at this year’s SEMA Show. The Japanese automaker will bring its motorsports team to Las Vegas this year and promises to make an “exciting global motorsports announcement” when SEMA opens its doors next Tuesday. While details on what Mazda has planned for next race season are not... more

Mazda6 Coupe in the Works as BMW 4 Series Fighter

Mazda6 Coupe in the Works as BMW 4 Series Fighter
Mazda might be mulling a two-door variant to its mid-size sedan that could help elevate it to a more premium place in the market. According to a report by Auto Express, the Japanese automaker is planning to add a sleek two-door coupe variant of its Mazda6 meant to poach sales from cars like the BMW... more

Mazda CX-3 Debut Confirmed for LA Auto Show

Mazda CX-3 Debut Confirmed for LA Auto Show
Mazda confirmed today that it plans to debut a new sub-compact crossover called the CX-3 next month at the LA Auto Show. The Japanese auto manufacturer also said it plans to display a mid-cycle refreshed version of the CX-5 compact crossover at the California event. The CX-3 be based on the new Mazda2, but with... more

Mazda CX-3 to Debut at LA Auto Show

Mazda CX-3 to Debut at LA Auto Show
Mazda might be planning to reveal its new crossover based on the sub-compact Mazda2 during the L.A. Auto Show next month. A new report from Australian citing an unnamed source suggests that the company is planning to debut the CX-3 in L.A. before a global launch next year. The new crossover is supposedly going to... more

Mazda Official Auto Sponsor of South by South West

Mazda Official Auto Sponsor of South by South West
Mazda just announced that it’s become the official automobile sponsor of South by South West (SXSW), a music, film and interactive festival hosted annually in Austin, Texas. The Japanese company has signed on in this capacity for three years. Executives believe the event is a perfect fit for the “Zoom-Zoom” brand, which appeals to younger... more

NHTSA Expanding Alert for Massive Airbag Recall

NHTSA Expanding Alert for Massive Airbag Recall
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to reiterate how important the recent airbag recall is. Federal regulators will expand their recall alert that covers nearly 12-million vehicles worldwide in hopes that owners won’t ignore notices issued by automakers. Approximately 70 percent of vehicle owners respond to recall notices and the rate typically falls... more