Mazda MAZDA3 News

  • 2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show

    Mazda has revealed its 2019 Mazda 3 compact car, in new-generation form, at the 2018 LA Auto Show. It’s not surprising, given the brand’s go-it-alone strategy this decade, that the new ‘3’ appears to take a different path than key global compact-car rivals in nearly every respect, ranging from design to driving traits to what’s under the hood. While that’s left the brand’s products very distinctive from the driver’s seat, it’s left the efficiency-focused automaker with a number of predicaments regarding how to meet impending zero-emission...

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    Toyota hybrids, Rivian electric SUV, Byton, and Trump: Today's Car News

    Today's updates are all about new models from the LA auto show, including new electrics from startup automakers Rivian and Byton, a new all-wheel-drive version of the Toyota Prius, a new Hybrid version of Toyota Corolla, and a fuel-efficient new engine for the Mazda3. All this, plus President Trump...

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    2019 Mazda 3 to feature world-first HCCI engine for efficiency: report

    It's a technology that's been a sort of Holy Grail in the auto industry for at least a couple of decades. Now Mazda, one of the smallest global automakers, plans to introduce it in a radical new engine to be used in a future Mazda vehicle in 2019. It's called homogeneous charge compression...

  • 2014 Mazda 3, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2013
    2014 Mazda 3: Gas Mileage Review Of Sporty Compact Hatchback

    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...

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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...

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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...

  • 2014 Mazda Mazda3

    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 new SkyActiv engine and design technology, we expected the new 2014 Mazda3 to be among the most fuel-efficient (non-hybrid) compacts on the market. Previous drives in two earlier Mazda vehicles that use new SkyActiv powertrains--a CX-5 and an earlier 2012 Mazda 3--showed us that unlike high-rated cars...

  • 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...

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    2014 Mazda 3 Sedan Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    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...

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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...

  • 2014 Mazda 3 sedan leaked
    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...

  • 2014 Mazda 3

    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 the company's line of ultra-efficient SkyActiv four-cylinder engines. Without using any form of hybrid-electric drivetrain, Mazda's high-compression engines--here in 2.0- and 2.5-liter capacities--use carefully tuned exhaust systems and other refinements to deliver remarkably efficient driving. The...

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    2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv: 40 MPG Highway, No Electric Motor Needed

    Car companies are taking several different directions towards making their cars of the future more efficient. Some are going down the hybrid route, using electric motors to assist and occasionally take over from gasoline engines. GM is taking a two-pronged approach, with the range-extended Volt and...

  • Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine
    Mazda's Skyactiv-G 1.3 Gets 70mpg, No Hybrid Tech Needed

    The 2011 Mazda2 is already one of the most fun small cars on the market, sharing its platform with Ford's Fiesta. It's pretty economical too, but with Mazda's next generation of gasoline engine, it'll become very efficient indeed. The 1.3-liter Skyactiv-G unit soon to be found in the Mazda2 gets 30...

  • Mazda SKY-D Engine
    Mazda Next-Gen Sky-D Diesel: Cleaner Than VW TDI?

    The Mazda 2.0-liter Sky-D clean-diesel engine, when it makes its debut in a year or two, will almost certainly be the cleanest of the lot.

  • 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
    2012 Mazda3: 40 MPG Highway, Zoom-Zoom Intact

    The 2012 Mazda3 will be the first of Mazda's U.S. models to benefit from the automaker's SkyActiv initiative, which aims to improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and make Mazda products even more competitive.

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    Milestone Achievements: Mazda3 Reaches 3 Million Units

    For years the question has been asked, “How long does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.” Ultimately the answer was three and similarly Mazda has hit a milestone that also uses the numeral three in it. This month marked the production of the 3 millionth Mazda3 or Axela as it...

  • 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv

    The 2011 New York Auto Show has been in full swing since last week with Press Day happening prior to the Friday show opener. So far it has proven to be a show with many announcements and a lot to see. We have already reported announcements from Hyundai, Mercedes, Mitsubishi and Scion already during the show; that isn’t all though as other manufacturers have things they want consumers to know—like Mazda. This year Mazda is showing the 2012 Mazda3 with new fuel efficiency engine technology and they have an alternative fuel announcement. We have been hearing about SkyActiv for a...

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    2011 Mazda3 Makes the List As IIHS Top Safety Pick

    Mazda should be beaming as much as the front-end of their Mazda3s with the recent announcement from Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2011 Mazda3 has made the IIHS “Top Safety Pick.” The Mazda3 earns the top rating of “Good,” in front, side, rear and rollover...

  • 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
    2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv-G Engine: How Much More Fuel Efficient?

    Next year's Mazda3 models will deliver fuel efficiency gains over their 2011 counterparts, the company said today, as it unveiled refreshed versions of its popular compact hatchback and sedan, to go on sale later this fall. The 2012 Mazda3 will offer as an option what Mazda now calls the SkyActiv-G...

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    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 25 percent of Mazda’s shares in 1979. You might not have noticed the influence since the Mazda’s of the ‘80s...

  • Mazda SKY-G gasoline direct injection engine
    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 combustion technologies in order to maximize the fuel efficiency of its engines. Mazda previewed its next-generation of powertrain...

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    DRIVEN: 2010 Mazda3 i Touring Sedan at RMDE

    On the Road and On the Track Mazda Shows Lots of Zoom

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