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  • Teaser for Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover

    The 2016 Mazda CX-3 will join a growing cadre of subcompact crossovers.

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    2016 Mazda Miata: Sexy New Roadster Highlights Low Sales Of Two-Seat Cars

    The Mazda MX-5, formerly Miata, holds a Guinness World Record as the highest-selling two-seater sports car in history. More than 940,000 MX-5s have been made since 1989, and the new 2016 MX-5 has just made its debut. Despite those impressive sales numbers though, the MX-5 is actually the perfect...

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    Mazda To Offer Diesel-Hybrid (In Japan Only) While U.S. Diesels Still MIA

    Mazda's American customers are still waiting on their first diesel model, but the Japanese brand could soon offer its home-market customers a diesel hybrid option too. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun (via Autoblog Green), Mazda could start building diesel-hybrids as early as 2016. Mazda was due to...

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    Mazda CX-3 Subcompact Crossover 'Not That Far Away'

    Mazda is set to field a competitor to cars like the Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade and Buick Encore by 2016. Likely dubbed 'CX-3', the subcompact crossover would slot in under the CX-5 in Mazda's lineup. Speaking to The Motor Report, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders has said that a new, smaller...

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    2016 Mazda 2 Revealed: First Details And Images

    Mazda has revealed the first official pictures and details of the new Mazda2 subcompact. Unsurprisingly, it bears striking resemblance to the Hazumi concept launched at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, and utilizes the firm's now-standard 'Kodo' design language. That means a familiar grille...

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    How Do You Beat A Tesla Model S? The Answer Is Always Miata (Video)

    There is a popular internet meme that suggests Mazda's Miata is the answer to every automotive question. You want something fun? Something inexpensive to run? Reliable? Easy to wrench on? Want to improve your car control skills? Cheap to buy? The answer is always Miata. So, in the spirit of that...

  • 2014 Mazda 3, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2013

    Auto writers tend to like Mazdas; they generally perform and handle well, and are far more fun to drive than the anodyne Fords, Hondas, and Toyotas that outsell them in the compact and mid-size categories. The newest crop of Mazda cars and crossovers, built around the company's highly fuel-efficient SkyActiv engines and transmissions, have also delivered very good real-world fuel economy without turbochargers or hybrid-electric powertrains. So we were looking forward to our weekend test drive of the all-new Mazda 3 five-door, the latest iteration of the company's compact hatchback. We'd...

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    Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

    Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over that same mile? Small Japanese carmaker Mazda says yes. In an interview published last week with the British magazine Autocar...

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    Next Mazda 2: Hazumi Concept Live Photos From Geneva Show

    Don't be fooled by the title. It may well read "Mazda Hazumi concept", but Mazda has played this game before. Just as Minagi begat Mazda CX-5 and Takeri begat Mazda6, the Hazumi is essentially the next-generation Mazda2. As you can see from our live Geneva Motor Show photos, the Hazumi--and...

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    New Mazda Hazumi Concept Is New Mazda 2, Next Toyota Yaris Too

    With the new Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 crossover launched over the last few years, you might have forgotten the smaller Mazda2 subcompact even exists. Mazda hasn't forgotten the 2 though, and will unveil a new subcompact concept car at the Geneva Motor Show to point the way to its replacement. Mazda...

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    2015 Mazda 6 Diesel Sedan Further Delayed, Company Says

    Bad news for fans of diesel passenger cars, it seems. Mazda said today that the launch of its new SkyActiv-D diesel engine would be delayed past the previous date of sometime this spring. A terse press release attributed the delay to the time required for "further development...to deliver the right...

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    Mazda Plans Next-Gen SkyActiv Engines For Even Better Gas Mileage

    Mazda's Skyactiv fuel-efficient gasoline engines are already getting good real-world results, but the company isn't resting on its laurels. Instead, the Japanese automaker is already working on the next two generations of its Skyactiv engine line, ready to power its future vehicles. Set to debut in...

  • 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2013

    While hybrids are one way to get good gas mileage in a variety of cars, another way is to wring every last drop of efficiency out of new and highly-efficient gasoline engines and transmissions. That's the path Mazda's taken, and it seems to be working. Two overachievers Almost two years ago, we tested a 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover, a brand-new vehicle and Mazda's first designed around a 2.0-liter SkyActive engine and six-speed automatic transmission. It was rated at 28 mpg for that engine/transmission combination and all-wheel drive, but we averaged an astounding 33.1 miles per...

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    Hybrids, Subaru, Mazda Clean Up In Consumer Reports 'Best New-Car Value' List

    The Toyota Prius was named 'Best New-Car Value" by Consumer Reports.

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    2014 Mazda 3: How Does It Drive With i-ELOOP?

    Mazda’s most recently redesigned models all feature the SkyActiv badge—corresponding to a suite of engines, transmissions, body structures, and other core components engineered around the idea of maintaining a responsive, sporty driving feel while making major improvements in fuel...

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    Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2014 Mazda 3

    Even conventional gasoline cars--no plugs, no hybrids, no turbos--can be green. And we've long been looking forward to the debut of the 2014 Mazda 3, an all-new generation of the compact hatchback and sedan that have always been among the more rewarding cars to drive in the segment. With Mazda's...

  • 2014 Mazda 3, test drive, Atlanta region, Oct 2013
    2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

    The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we've had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel. During a recent test drive that brought together Best Car To Buy 2014 finalists, every High Gear Media editor got a chance to drive a variety of vehicles...

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    New Models Of Mazda 3 Widen Green Options, But Not For U.S.

    In the motor industry, as in investments: Never put all your eggs in one basket. Mazda certainly isn't, demonstrating both hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of its recently-unveiled Mazda3 compact at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Though the CNG version isn't likely to appear in the...

  • 2014 Mazda 3 four-door sedan, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show  [photo: IndianAutosBlog]

    The all-new 2014 Mazda 3 was revealed at the end of June, but only as a five-door hatchback--the model that will be the mainstay in Japan and Europe. Now we've had our first look at the 2014 Mazda3 four-door sedan in person; it was displayed at last week's Frankfurt Auto Show. The pictures show the car on its display stand, letting us see what it looks like "in the flesh"---as opposed to only in the photos Mazda released. The new compact four-door shares the Kodo design language with the 2014 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan, which went on sale early this year. And to our eyes, it's considerably more...

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    2014 Mazda Mazda3 Hybrid Announced... But Only For Japan

    Mazda hasn't made much of a fanfare about its future hybrid models of late. In fact, you might not even have known the company was planning any, such is its silence over the matter. Perhaps Mazda decided its push with efficient Skyactiv gasoline and diesel engines--and how they reduce the need for...

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    2014 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan: Aero-Efficient Sedan Revealed

    Mazda is on a roll at the moment. Its CX-5 crossover is among the most efficient in class, and the new 40 mpg highway Mazda 6 likewise. The 2014 Mazda 3 was also unveiled recently, and thanks to images leaked on the internet a few days ago, Mazda has now seen fit to reveal the 2014 Mazda 3 sedan in...

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    2014 Mazda Mazda6 Gas Mileage Revealed: 40 Highway, 32 Combined

    The automobile market is no longer a stranger to cars achieving highway mileage of 40 mpg, but to see such a figure coming from a midsize car is quite an impressive feat. What's more, the midsize car in question--Mazda's 2014 Mazda6 sedan--has no diesel engine nor hybrid system to help it reach...

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    2014 Mazda 3 Launches: Two SkyActiv Engines, High MPG Expected

    Mazda launched its all-new 2014 Mazda 3 compact hatchback today at coordinated events in New York, Melbourne, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, and London. The new Mazda 3 lineup, which will include a four-door sedan version as well when it goes on sale this September, is the second model designed around...

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    Mazda Considers Diesel Option For Next-Gen MX-5 Miata: Report

    The success of Mazda's MX-5, or Miata as it has long been known in the U.S, is down to a simple formula. It's inexpensive, it's fun, it looks good, and it's reliable. It took the best aspects of sports cars from the 1960s and 1970s, but dressed it up with modern comforts and a healthy dose of...