Mazda

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is going electric… somehow

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is going electric… somehow

Mazda's iconic MX-5 Miata is going electric, though exactly what form that will take is a challenge the automaker is giving itself a few years to figure out. The Japanese car company revealed the first details on its EV roadmap earlier this month, with the promise of at least 13 models with some degree of electrification to be launched between now and 2025.

Continue Reading

Mazda EV roadmap revealed as “Zoom-Zoom” goes green

Mazda EV roadmap revealed as “Zoom-Zoom” goes green

Mazda has revealed ambitious EV plans, with at least 13 models with varying degrees of electrification in the pipeline between now and 2025. The automaker recently announced that it would be launching the 2022 MX-30 EV in the US, an unusual electrified crossover with the promise of a rotary engine range-extender still to come.

Continue Reading

Say goodbye to the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda6

Say goodbye to the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda6

Mazda is culling two models from its lineup, with its smallest SUV and largest sedan being discontinued in the US as the automaker pares back its range. The 2021 CX3 crossover and 2021 Mazda6 sedan will be the last of the respective series, with Mazda USA confirming that they won't be returning for the 2022 model year.

Continue Reading

Arduino dashboard integrated into a first-generation Mazda Miata

Arduino dashboard integrated into a first-generation Mazda Miata

The first-generation Mazda Miata, or MX-5 as it's known in some countries, went into production in 1989. The little cars were a modern interpretation of an old-school British roadster, and the first generation cars are known by enthusiasts as the NA series. NA Miatas are still very popular today for their handling and are frequently used on racetracks and autocross courses worldwide. Anyone who has driven one of these cars knows that it had a very simple manual dashboard layout with traditional gauges.

Continue Reading

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Review: Perfect Pairing

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Review: Perfect Pairing

Fun and practicality are a tricky combination in the world of crossovers, but the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo could be the answer for those whose budget doesn't stretch to Porsche territory. While the Macan Turbo may blend engaging dynamics with its family-friendly form, the Mazda throws in unexpected attainability too.

Continue Reading

This fully-restored Mazda MX-81 Aria Concept previews a glorious past

This fully-restored Mazda MX-81 Aria Concept previews a glorious past

There’s a funny story behind the Mazda MX-81 Aria Concept you see here. It debuted at the 1981 Tokyo Motor Show as Mazda’s first experimental concept vehicle (MX is for Mazda eXperimental). Designed by Marc Dechamps of Italian coachbuilder Bertone, the MX-81 Aria is a fusion of quirky 80’s Japanese engineering and gorgeous Italian styling.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next