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While most motorsport fans are drawn to the likes of Formula 1, WRC, NASCAR, IndyCar, and the World Endurance Championship, there are some lesser-known series out there that can be even more enjoyable to watch. One of them is ...

Banger or banger? We revisit the Mazda MX-3

► A Mazda MX-3 retrospective► We compare notes with the October 1991 issue of CAR► Should you buy one today? Welcome aboard this Great Nostalgia Railway service to 1991. We’ll be calling at Hot Hatch battles, small V6 engines, ...

Mazda adds MX-30 to UK scrappage scheme

As Mazda launches the UK sales of the MX-30, they have added the fully-electric SUV, to their UK-wide scrappage scheme. Customers can save up to £1,000 off the new Mazda battery-electric vehicle and receive a charger when trading in ...

Mazda launches its first electric car in California

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has announced the introduction of the Mazda MX-30, the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle, to the US market starting in the third quarter of 2021 at California dealerships. The first all-electric Mazda model will be ...

Mazda plans its own electric platform for 2025

Mazda has revealed its new technology and product strategy up to the year 2030. Between 2022 and 2025, the Japanese automaker is planning three purely electric models, five plug-in hybrids and five hybrid models with Toyota technology based on ...

Mazda limits electric motor torque

It was already known that Mazda’s first electric model MX-30 would be launched with a relatively small battery (35.5 kWh) and a correspondingly modest range of 200 kilometres. Now we know that the manufacturer is taking other measures to ...

Mazda considers dropping range extender from the MX-30

Mazda is apparently backing away from the plan to soon follow its first purely electric MX-30 series model with another variant with a Wankel engine as a range extender. Although the manufacturer confirms that the range extender will not ...

Mazda can’t leave their hands off combustion

Mazda just can’t seem to stay away from combustion engines: The Mazda MX-30 that was introduced in October 2019 as an all-electric model and announced in a further version with range extender, has now been surprisingly presented with a ...

Mazda to launch the MX-30 in California in autumn

Mazda is launching its first electric car in the US market, the MX-30 EV, and it is likely going to have a tough time with a starting price of $33,470 and only 100 miles (160 kilometres) of range. Mazda’s ...

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Ups Power, Price

Mazda is expanding the lineup of its tiny CX-30 with a peppy new engine, and the automaker just released pricing that puts the subcompact SUV into premium territory. The 2021 CX-30 is now available with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four ...

Mazda is recalling its MX-30 electric SUV in Europe

A total of 11,774 examples, 3,825 of them in Germany, now apparently need an update of the engine control unit. There are two reasons for this are that “The brake lights can light up when reversing even though the ...

Mazda announces two new PHEV crossovers incoming

Mazda is expanding its model range in Europe and worldwide from 2022: With the CX-60 and CX-80, the Japanese manufacturer plans to introduce two new crossover models in Europe in the next two years, which will also be available ...

2021 Mazda3: 4 Things We Like (and 4 We Don’t)

The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo blurs the lines between a practical compact car and entry-level luxury vehicle. Available as both a sedan and four-door hatchback, upper trim levels of the Mazda3 come with a newly available turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which ...

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It feels like a lifetime ago that the all-new-for 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E  — the all-electric SUV bearing the iconic pony car’s name — was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019. (Hey, remember auto shows?) Despite ...

2021 Mazda CX-30 Review: More Fun, Still Flawed

2021 Mazda CX-30 | Cars.com photo by Kelsey Mays The verdict: The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is refined in many ways, and a new turbocharged engine option elevates it as a value alternative to many entry-level luxury SUVs. Beyond that, ...

10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Cadillac XT5, Mazda CX-30 Can’t Get a Piece of ‘Chip Famine’

The Cadillac XT5 arrived on the luxury compact SUV scene for the 2017 model year as a replacement for the outdated SRX. In the ensuing years, it shed its original base and Platinum trim levels, swapping the new-for-2020 Sport ...

How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Mazda CX-5?

The verdict: Mazda added some more standard safety features to its CX-5 compact SUV for 2020, and even more are available for 2021. The backseat is unchanged for 2021, and although its lower Latch anchors are easy to find ...

2021 Mazda CX-30: 4 Things We Like and 4 Things We Don’t

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 improves on the things we already like most about this small five-occupant SUV and rival to popular models like the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos and Subaru Crosstrek. Namely, a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine ...

2021 Mazda6 Carbon Edition Review: A Car for Drivers, Not Users

The verdict: Fun to drive, great to look at and difficult to use, the Mazda6 is a fantastic car that’s let down by truly awful multimedia controls.  Versus the competition: It feels tighter inside than some of its competitors, ...

2021 Mazda CX-5 Review: A Decent Compact SUV With Deal-Breaking Tech

The verdict: The CX-5’s interior (mostly) shines as a near-premium offering, but a fun driving experience and nice leather upholstery can’t make up for its new and incredibly frustrating user interface. Versus the competition: Mazda’s entry is one of ...

10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2021 Mazda CX-5 Gets Farther Than Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

If you look out the window at the next five cars that drive by, you’re almost certain to see a small SUV. There’s a ton of competition out there, with more emerging all the time. And to the benefit ...

Is the 2021 Mazda CX-5 a Good Car? 4 Pros and 4 Cons

Mazda’s sales leader, the CX-5, returns for the 2021 model year with some nicely updated safety features and a not-so-nicely updated infotainment setup. That mixed-bag proposition pretty much sums it up for this latest iteration of the would-be rival ...

2021 Mazda6: 6 Things We Like and 3 Things We Don’t

The 2021 Mazda6 is a sleek and agile sedan that could fool you into thinking you’re behind the wheel of a luxury model — well, so long as you don’t focus on the foibles inherent in its infotainment system. ...

10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2021 Mazda CX-5 Has 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander in Tow

Is the 2021 Mazda CX-5 a good car? While the answer to that question ultimately is a subjective one, the pros and cons of Mazda’s top-selling vehicle are, shall we say, balanced. In one of Cars.com’s most popular news ...

2022 Mazda MX-30 Is Mazda’s First EV, Coming Soon to the U.S.

First unveiled in 2019, the battery-powered 2022 Mazda MX-30 all-electric vehicle will soon join the automaker’s robust crossover lineup in the U.S., though with limited availability. Mazda is known for blending contemporary style with excellent driving dynamics, but with ...

Mazda’s Turbo 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder: Great or Not So Great? Depends on the Car

The current cream of Mazda’s engine crop is the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder available in nearly every vehicle Mazda makes and standard in one, the CX-9. In fact, the only places you might not find a factory-installed 2.5-liter turbo are ...

The Mazda6 Is Dead for 2022; What Sedans Can You Still Buy?

For drivers who refuse to jump on the SUV bandwagon, the list of available cars is dwindling at an alarming rate. Automakers are focusing on classes that dominate the sales charts, and sedans just aren’t pulling their weight. The ...

Mazda patents a hybrid Wankel drive

Mazda has patented an extraordinary hybrid drive with a Wankel engine in Japan. The system works with a total of three electric motors and, according to Mazda, is primarily intended to be lighter than current electric four-wheel-drive systems. It ...

261,000 Mazda3s Recalled for Airbag Emblem Issue

The effects of brand placement can be felt quite literally in the case of Mazda’s latest recall for a batch of nearly 261,000 Mazda3s. The recall concerns the plastic emblem on the steering wheel airbag module cover, which could ...

Mazda launches production of the MX-30 in Ujina

Mazda has started production of the all-electric MX-30 at its plant in Ujina, Japan. In the second half of 2020 the electric car will roll into the showrooms of European Mazda dealers. While prices have not been released for ...

Better Than an Apple: Mazda Offers Teachers Free Service

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to upend everyone’s lives early 2020, many companies offered support and assistance to essential health care workers; one was Mazda’s Essential Car Care Program. Now the automaker is expanding its program to another essential ...

2022 Mazda MX-30 Will Go on Sale in California This Fall for $34,645 With 100 Miles of Range

In early 2021, Mazda shared details about its new 2022 MX-30, an all-electric, SUV-like hatchback and the first full EV the automaker will sell in North America. One detail Mazda didn’t share until today, however, was pricing. Sales of ...

Mazda Adds Standard AWD to All CX SUVs, Cushier Ride for 2022 CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is the brand’s top-selling vehicle, with a sporty performance that stands out among compact SUVs. Agile handling and an available turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder with up to 250 horsepower culminate in a fun-to-drive experience rarely found in ...

UK prices for Mazda MX-30, the brand’s first electric car

Mazda has now revealed the full UK range and pricing for the brand’s first EV with the MX-30 electric crossover. To kick-off, the order books are now open for the MX-30 First Edition model, which is limited to 500 ...

Mazda Gives Americans What They Want: 3 More SUVs by 2023

America’s SUV craze shows no signs of simmering, and shoppers will soon have a trio of new options to choose from — all sporting the Mazda badge. After updating the CX-5 and announcing standard all-wheel drive on all its ...

2023 Mazda CX-50: Another One Invites the Dust

Competes with: Honda Passport, Subaru Forester Wilderness and Outback, Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Looks like: A bulkier, soft-road-ready CX-5 Powertrains: Naturally aspirated or turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission; standard all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2022 ...

Fuel Pump Issue Impels Mazda to Recall 121,000 Cars, SUVs

Mazda has issued a recall for more than 121,000 cars and SUVs related to a fuel pump failure that could cause engine stalling. Affected are model-year 2019 CX-3 SUVs; model-year 2018-19 CX-5 and CX-9 SUVs and MX-5 Miata coupes; ...

2022 Mazda MX-30: What We Think About Mazda’s First-Ever EV

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is the Japanese automaker’s first electric vehicle, and the small SUV is certainly … quirky. It’s worth noting Mazda plans to sell the all-electric MX-30 exclusively in California, and reportedly only 560 units are expected ...

10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: Honda Passport, Ford Escape, EcoSport Can’t Deal With Mazda

Black Friday came and went like your Thanksgiving guests, but while that last slice of pumpkin pie may be long gone, some of the sweetest holiday car-shopping discounts remain. In two of Cars.com’s most popular articles of the past ...

2019 Mazda CX-9 Review: A Sporty Outlier

2019 Mazda CX-9 | Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry The verdict: A strong dose of sportiness — and luxury in the highest trim level — elevates the 2019 Mazda CX-9’s driving experience, but the trade-off is less cargo space ...

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