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2011 Mazda2: Lightweight Status, Small Engine Yield 41 MPG

2011 Mazda2: Lightweight Status, Small Engine Yield 41 MPG

At just over 2,300 pounds, the Mazda2 is a lightweight. It's about 200 pounds less than the Honda Fit, MINI Cooper, or Ford Fiesta, and a bit less than the Toyota Yaris even. And, Smart Fortwo aside, that makes it the lightest regular production vehicle for 2011. Lighter weight and smaller engine... read more

March 16, 2011 by - 3
Mazda2: Kissed Nelson's Swag Leg chair?

2011 Mazda2 Review: Curve Appeal

Econobox. Genus: tidy “B” segment auto, a grocery-getter. Formula: transverse front-drive power, square people pod in back. Mazda2: shapely eco-box, sexier than... read more February 2, 2011 by 0

2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Mazda2 Electric Car Leasing Starts In Japan

We first heard about Mazda’s plans to develop a battery-powered electric version of its Mazda2 hatchback back in 2009, with the automaker finally starting real-world... read more January 24, 2011 by 0

2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Slow U.S. Adoption of Start-Stop Systems: The Real Reasons

Sometimes even well-informed industry analysts get it wrong. Or miss the forest for the trees. A recent posting by Pike Research, entlted "Europe Leads, U.S. Lags In... read more November 22, 2010 by 5

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda Miata Directs Brand With ‘Fun to Drive’ Sensibility

Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 or Miata, as it is known here in the States, has been one of the all-time best two-seat roadsters in sales... read more November 4, 2010 by 0

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Next-Gen Mazda2 Will Return 70 MPG, Without An Electric Motor

The U.S. is just getting its first taste of the funky Mazda2, a car that has helped rewrite the rulebook on affordable hatchbacks by showing that cheap doesn’t have to... read more October 21, 2010 by 11

2011 Mazda MAZDA3 5dr HB Man MAZDASPEED3 Sport Angular Front Exterior View

Newspaper Reports Ford Divesting Of Mazda Ownership Stake

Ford and Mazda have had a relationship for over three decades and Ford has owned a controlling interest in the company for most of that time starting with their purchase of... read more October 15, 2010 by 0

2011 Mazda Mazda2 at the 2010 New York Auto Show

2011 Mazda2 Is One Cool Little Hatch

After marketing its Japanese-built subcompact Mazda2 five-door front-wheel-drive hatchback to the balance of the road-going world, Mazda has finally brought this small car to... read more September 27, 2010 by 0

2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Will U.S. Green Buyers Accept Subcompacts, And Does It Matter?

It's always important for writers to check their cultural biases when analyzing the auto market. Or at least admit them up front. So we appreciate our colleague Scott Burgess... read more September 23, 2010 by 3

2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)

Latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive Licensee: Mercedes-Benz ???

Toyota leads the world in hybrid-electric vehicles, having built well over 2 million of them since 1997. That's more than half the hybrids on the planet. Now, with new... read more September 16, 2010 by 1

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Mazda Claims Sky Engine Range Will Match Hybrids In Fuel Economy

While many of its rivals have flocked to hybrid technology for fuel efficiency gains, Mazda is relatively unique in that it plans to further develop existing internal... read more August 31, 2010 by 0

2011 Mazda2

A World Where We Launch Cars On Facebook

Earlier this week I reported on the new 2011 Ford Focus commercial staring the Monster Rally Focus and Kent Block (more here). I also mentioned how Ford has become quite the... read more July 30, 2010 by 0

2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

2011 Mazda Mazda2: First Drive Report

The 2011 Mazda Mazda2 subcompact had a somewhat strange introduction, with the car itself unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show but the interior not displayed until three... read more July 9, 2010 by 1

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2-door Convertible PRHT Man Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View

Mazda Miata Special Edition Goes On Sale For 20th Anniversary

If you have been following us here at for the last year or two you undoubtedly know that we have a love affair with the Mazda Miata. It is one of those... read more June 30, 2010 by 1

2011 Mazda2

2011 Mazda2: Fiesta Copy Or Innovative Platform Sharer

The prevalence of globally designed cars is increasing quite quickly and in a couple of years we may see a much more balanced approach from all car manufactures on what is... read more June 25, 2010 by 1

2010 Mazda3

DRIVEN: 2010 Mazda3 i Touring Sedan at RMDE

The 2010 Mazda line of cars has shown the company to be continuing on their mission to provide everything from an affordable commuter to a hot sports cars to the luxury of a... read more June 13, 2010 by 0



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