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2022 Mazda CX-30 hits dealerships next month with standard AWD

2022 Mazda CX-30 hits dealerships next month with standard AWD

Mazda has officially confirmed the pricing and packaging details for the 2022 Mazda CX-30 SUV. While the CX-30 carries over mostly unchanged from 2021, there are some notable updates for the 2022 model. Among the differences for the new model year are a new Carbon Edition, new available paint colors, and standard all-wheel drive.

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2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Prices and Packages stick to manual (mostly)

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Prices and Packages stick to manual (mostly)

Mazda has confirmed pricing and options packages for its 2022 MX-5 Miata. The Miata has been around for decades and is one of the best-handling sports cars on the market. It has grown significantly since it first debuted in the US in the late 80s. However, despite getting bigger, the vehicle still maintains its balance, lightweight, and power-to-weight ratio.

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Carbon Edition 2022 Mazda 3 sees the Polymetal Gray trend spread

Carbon Edition 2022 Mazda 3 sees the Polymetal Gray trend spread

The 2022 Mazda 3 has a new Carbon Edition trim slotting between the Preferred and Premium models. Available as a hatchback ($27,415 including $1,015 destination) or four-door sedan ($28,415), it features the same Polymetal Gray paint as Carbon Edition models of the outgoing Mazda 6, CX-5, and CX-9. It also gets a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, black 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors, and red leather upholstery.

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2022 Mazda CX-5 starts at $27,125: Here’s what the price bump gets you

2022 Mazda CX-5 starts at $27,125: Here’s what the price bump gets you

Mazda unveiled its best-selling 2022 CX-5 crossover a few months ago, but the Japanese automaker failed to mention pricing and trim levels. As it turns out, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 gets new trim designations and a mild price hike. In return, the updated CX-5 receives standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) across the board, with base prices starting at $27,125 (including $1,225 destination fees) for the base 2.5 S trim.

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Like to shift gears? Here are some vehicles you can still get with a manual transmission

Like to shift gears? Here are some vehicles you can still get with a manual transmission

Years back, it was easy to find vehicles with manual transmissions. Most models had a budget-friendly manual-transmission option that many people chose for fuel economy. In modern times, automatic transmissions are more fuel-efficient, and people who know how to drive a manual and choose that type of transmission are declining.

You might think that only sports cars aimed at enthusiasts would come with manual transmissions today, and while they do, other non-enthusiast rides still allow you to row your own gears. For anyone looking for a vehicle, be it a car or SUV with a manual transmission, this list runs down some of the coolest rides available today with three pedals. This list is in no particular order.

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2023 Mazda CX-50 debuts with stylish lines and a more rugged vibe

2023 Mazda CX-50 debuts with stylish lines and a more rugged vibe

Folks, you're looking at the 2023 Mazda CX-50, the Japanese automaker's newest entrant in the hotly-contested midsize crossover segment. Yes, the latest CX-50 is a crossover like the CX-5, and it rides on the same transverse underpinnings as the Mazda 3 and CX-30. Mazda claims the 2023 CX-50 will go on sale next year alongside the CX-5 for the time being, but we reckon the former will eventually replace the latter in the automaker's lineup.

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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

Purists may argue over which generation of Miata is best, but few enthusiasts would disagree with the fact that Mazda's two-door is the epitome of the modern, attainable sports car. This fourth-gen "ND" version again sees the range split in two: the regular Miata, and this 2021 MX-5 Miata RF with a nifty folding hard-top roof.

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Mazda goes SUV wild: 3 fresh models, new plug-in hybrids

Mazda goes SUV wild: 3 fresh models, new plug-in hybrids

Mazda has revealed plans for three entirely new SUVs, complete with the option of plug-in hybrid drive, as it further eases into electrification. The Mazda CX-50, CX-70, and CX-90 will span multiple size and price points, though it also means saying goodby to one current mainstay of the automaker's line-up.

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2022 Mazda CX-5 gets standard AWD and crucial mechanical updates

2022 Mazda CX-5 gets standard AWD and crucial mechanical updates

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is getting standard AWD across all trim levels. Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system is a fully automatic AWD that continuously monitors cornering forces, weight transfer, and acceleration as you drive. The drivetrain can shift engine torque to slipping wheels to offer a near-instant response to driver inputs.

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Mazda Japan offers ECU upgrades adding more power for some vehicles

Mazda Japan offers ECU upgrades adding more power for some vehicles

One of the coolest things about sporty cars that use turbo engines from the factory is that you can often unlock more boost with nothing more than an ECU tune. Typically, an ECU tune involves an aftermarket tuner and is likely to void your car's warranty. However, Mazda Japan has something it calls the Mazda Spirit Upgrade available for the 3 or CX-30 cars.

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2022 Mazda MX-30 EV gets US range, pricing and a gloomy outlook

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV gets US range, pricing and a gloomy outlook

Mazda has confirmed pricing and range for its 2022 MX-30 EV, and there's every sign that the shapely electric crossover could be a tough sell given the amount of driving it's capable of. The automaker confirmed back in April that the MX-30 BEV would be coming to the US, though we'll have to wait longer for Mazda's unusual take on the range extender system.

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2021 Mazda6 Carbon Edition Review: Goodbyes are never easy

2021 Mazda6 Carbon Edition Review: Goodbyes are never easy

The market has spoken, and the 2021 Mazda6 must shoulder the consequences. This third-generation sedan has been around since 2012, but familiarity has hardly dulled its handsome styling. Graceful curves and tasteful applications of chrome combine with excellent 19-inch alloy wheels on this Carbon Edition model; there's not really a bad angle, which is more than you can say for a lot of the sedan competition out there.

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