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  • 2019 Mazda CX-5

    Will Mazda finally, after many years, put a new diesel vehicle on sale in the U.S.? If the announcement the automaker made today at the New York auto show is any indication, deliveries of the Mazda CX-5 diesel will start this summer. It’s been a long, long time since Mazda made the business case to bring a passenger-vehicle diesel to the U.S. market. That was in the early part of this decade—before the Volkswagen diesel crisis. After more than five years of delays Mazda announced today that it’s finally arriving: as the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD with Skyactiv-D 2.2...

  • 2016 Mazda 6
    Mazda Diesel Still On Tap, But Performance Must Be Suitable, Exec Says

    Mazda still doesn't think the Skyactiv-D diesel engine's performance is up to snuff.

  • 2016 Mazda 6
    Mazda 6 Diesel Sedan Still Planned, But More Oomph Needed, Company Says

    Mazda says its Skyactiv-D engine doesn't have the necessary "Zoom-Zoom."

  • 2015 Mazda Mazda6
    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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    Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

    While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales still lag their gasoline counterparts but performance, refinement and driveability are all more than competitive, and economy...

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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...

  • 2014 Mazda Mazda6

    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 this mileage. Instead, Mazda puts the 6's impressive gas mileage down to its efficient SkyActiv range of engines and the much-vaunted i-ELOOP regeneration technology. Ordinarily, brake energy regeneration is something found in hybrid vehicles, capturing energy lost when slowing down, storing it in a...

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    Which Diesel Car Will Sell Best Next Year: Chevy, Jeep, Or VW?

    Diesel has taken quite some time to catch on in the U.S, but several manufacturers are finally seeing the potential of compression ignition--and the range of available cars is increasing. That's good news for buyers wanting to eke out the most miles to every gallon, particularly on long, steady...

  • 2014 Mazda Mazda6
    2014 Mazda 6 Advanced Package: How Much Better MPG With i-ELOOP?

    The quest toward better gas mileage and incremental gains isn't relegated just to engine and transmission improvements, or to aerodynamics or weight reduction. Even when we're not talking hybrids, the move to smart electric components can bring some significant gains. Beyond electric power...

  • 2014 Mazda Mazda6
    2014 Mazda Mazda6: Up To 38 MPG, Priced From $20,880

    Mazda has announced official EPA fuel economy figures and pricing for the 2014 Mazda6 sedan. The striking-looking sedan will start from $20,880, not including Mazda's $795 destination charge ($840 in Alaska), title, taxes, license and other fees. That figure gets you the entry-level i Sport...

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    2014 Mazda6 Sedan: 31 MPG Combined (Or So), But Not For Sale

    In olden days, new models for the following year came out in September. Now, they're all over the calendar. The latest example is the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 sedan, of which several hundred already sit in Mazda showrooms across the country. Its highly efficient 184-hp SkyActiv 2.5-liter four-cylinder...

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    2014 Mazda Mazda6: VW TDI Models To Get A Clean-Diesel Rival

    Mazda is pushing ahead with its plans to offer a clean-diesel four-cylinder engine that could prove to be a strong rival to the TDI four in some Volkswagen and Audi products. While the 2014 Mazda6 will arrive in its lower-priced form with a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter version of the four-cylinder...

  • 2014 Mazda Mazda6

    Mazda’s completely redesigned Mazda6 midsize sedan is set to make its official debut at this week’s Moscow Motor Show, but the Japanese automaker has released images and a few details ahead of the show’s opening. As expected, there will be no six-cylinder option for Mazda’s midsize sedan. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder SkyActiv unit, shared with both the Mazda3 and the Mazda CX-5. Fuel economy and horsepower figures haven’t been released, but we wouldn’t expect the bigger Mazda6 to deliver the same 28 mpg city and 40 mpg highway as the...

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    Mazda Diesel To Come First In Mazda6 Sedan Or CX-5 Crossover?

    Drivers in Europe have been reaping the benefits of a wide selection of diesel cars for years, but with the fuel set to become more popular in the U.S. too, many carmakers are expanding their range of diesel vehicles. Mazda is one of those carmakers, with the next generation Mazda6 and the 2013...

  • 2010 Mazda Mazda6
    Mazda To Launch Hybrid Version Of Mazda6 Mid-Size Sedan Soon

    While Mazda prepares to unveil its new CX-5 crossover and launch its new SkyActiv engine and transmission technology, it's also quietly developing a hybrid model as well. In March 2010, Japan's small but scrappy maker of "Zoom Zoom" cars signed a deal to license Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive...

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    2010 New York Auto Show: Mazda To Launch Diesel Mazda6 in 2012

    Yesterday's Mazda press conference mostly focused on its 2011 Mazda2 subcompact, but the company also dropped a bombshell. Starting in 2012, it will sell a clean diesel version of its Mazda6 midsize sedan in the U.S. And it expects the car to return 43 miles per gallon on the EPA highway cycle. The...

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