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Mazda Reviews

Mazda was founded in 1920 as Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd, a Japanese corporation concerned primarily with the manufacturing of machine tools. A three-wheeled truck called the Mazda-Go was introduced in 1931, and by the 1960s, the company had turned almost exclusively to automobiles. Mazda received its first introduction to the United States in 1970, where it quickly found favor thanks to its unique designs and solid value. Today, Mazda remains a popular option with its wide range of well-priced compact cars, family sedans and SUVs.


DECEMBER 2013

A side view of the 2013 Mazda 3 i 4-Door Touring

Mazda 3 i 4-Door Touring
The Mazda 3 sedan offers excellent value with its fuel-sipping SKYACTIV technology, attractive standard amenities and low starting price.

DECEMBER 2013

Mazda 2 Touring
This compact 5-door hatchback offers great value for active young city dwellers. Quick handling allows the Mazda 2 to dart through crowded urban streets, while 60/40 split fold-down seats and a surprising amount of cargo space make the hatch ideal for out-of-town excursions.
A side view of the 2014 Mazda 2 Touring

SEPTEMBER 2013

A three-quarter front view of a 2014 Mazda 6 Touring

Mazda 6 Touring
Starting at under $24,000, the 2014 Mazda 6 Touring offers great value in a sporty and stylish package. Featuring Mazda's eco-friendly SKYACTIV technology, the midsize sedan offers a generous 184 horsepower from its inline-4 while earning up to 37 mpg highway.

FEBRUARY 2013

Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Touring
Extensively tested at Nürburgring Raceway, this sporty 5-door hot hatch has been crafted for maximum fun potential. Featuring a turbocharged 4-cylinder and a quick-shifting manual transmission, the Mazdaspeed3 is the perfect city runabout for those in a rush.
A three-quarter front view of a red 2013 Mazdaspeed3 Touring

DECEMBER 2012

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Mazda CX-5 Sport
Larger than the Mazda 3 and smaller than the CX-7, the all-new CX-5 navigates the narrow space between hatchback and SUV with ease, providing the petite size and pep of the former with the comfort, convenience and extra cargo room of the latter.

AUGUST 2012

Mazda MX-5 Miata
Special Edition PRHT

With its classic convertible aesthetics and budget-friendly pricing, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has long attracted a cult following. The latest iteration is sure to stoke the same sort of fervent reaction with its quick handling, peppy acceleration and fun, sporty styling.
A three-quarter front view of a red 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition PRHT

NOVEMBER 2011

A side view of a 2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
This seven-passenger sport utility vehicle is great for families — although performance-minded parents will also get a kick out of the CX-9's sporty demeanor and smooth handling. Featuring direct response steering, this full-size SUV is super easy to drive. And with an athletic 3.7-liter V6 that generates 273 horsepower, it's surprisingly fun, as well.


DECEMBER 2010

Mazda 2
The all-new Mazda 2 translates the Asian automaker's fun, fuel-efficient ethos into a compact five-door package. This stylish hatchback offers deft handling and quick acceleration while still managing to get up to 35 mpg highway, making the Mazda 2 an ideal choice for thrifty thrill-seekers.

A three-quarter front view of a green Mazda 2


JULY 2010

A three-quarter rear view of a Kona Blue 2010 Mazda 6 i Sedan Touring Plus

Mazda 6 i Sedan Touring Plus
Don't let the expanded dimensions of the new Mazda 6 fool you—this full-size family sedan still packs a powerful punch. With 170 horsepower coursing through its efficient I4 engine, this muscular Mazda can zoom-zoom from 0-60 in a respectable 6.3 seconds.

FEBRUARY 2010

Mazda 5 Touring
This highly versatile, hard-to-classify utility vehicle blurs the lines between station wagon and crossover; however, with its well-thought out interior and ample cargo area, you won't find too many drivers complaining!

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Mazda 5 Touring


JANUARY 2010

A side view of a 2010 Mazda CX-7 i Sport FWD

Mazda CX-7 i Sport FWD
This no-nonsense crossover SUV offers excellent drivability and respectable fuel economy at a great price. In addition to its sporty and fuel-efficient inline-4, the CX-7 also features above-average handling and an intelligent interior, all at a price that belies the smart design and sophistication of this capable midsize crossover.

SEPTEMBER 2009

Mazda 3 s Sport
Boasting an ample 44 cubic feet of cargo space and plenty of power under the hood, the Mazda 3 s Sport is a compact car that defies the typical limitations of its class. Whether you're zipping about town or cruising on the open road, you'll appreciate the flexibility, reliability and ease of handling that this sporty hatch has to offer.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport


AUGUST 2009

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Mazda CX-9 Sport

Mazda CX-9 Sport
Displaying a polished yet stalwart exterior, this utilitarian-minded seven-passenger crossover offers three rows of seating, all of which accommodate adults comfortably. Along with a maximum 100 cu. ft. of cargo space and numerous standard features, this easy-handling utility vehicle is ideal for an active family.

APRIL 2009

Mazda 3 i SV
This small five-passenger sedan exhibits a stylish exterior, potent 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, agile handling and affordable starting price.

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Mazda 3 i SV

MARCH 2009

A three-quarter front view of a dark blue 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring
This sleek two-seater convertible’s primary characteristic is its fun drivability. Along with precise handling, the MX-5 Miata exhibits an array of traction-related options, a 167-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, heated leather-trimmed bucket seats and a seven-speaker Bose audio system.

DECEMBER 2008

Mazda RX-8 R3
Unmistakably a sports car, the new RX-8 R3 exhibits the coupe’s distinctive four-freestyle-door layout and lightweight engine in addition to smooth road manners with responsive handling. Front Recaro seats, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and a 300-watt Bose audio system are standard.

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2009 Mazda RX-8 R3

JULY 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2009 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring

Mazda 6 S Grand Touring
For people unable to decide between a fun sports car and a regular sedan, the Mazda 6 S Grand Touring provides a happy compromise. This five-passenger, four-door automobile comes with a hefty 3.7-liter 6-cylinder engine, a spacious interior and all-wheel independent suspension.

JULY 2008

Mazda 5 Grand Touring
Meant to be a multi-purpose people mover, the Mazda 5 is an efficiently designed compact minivan that still manages to accommodate six passengers comfortably. The three-row vehicle features sliding doors, theater-style seating and a 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder engine.

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Mazda 5 Grand Touring

JUNE 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a 2008 Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9
Mazda’s CX-9 is a spacious, seven-passenger crossover that offers a smooth ride and a host of safety features including dynamic stability control, a blind spot monitoring system and side curtain airbags for all three rows.

FEBRUARY 2007

Mazda MX-5 Hardtop Convertible
The automatic Mazda MX 5 is a roadster that promises fun and flexibility. With a 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine and convertible top option, you won’t mind a little traffic.


NOVEMBER 2006

Mazda CX-7
From the company that builds vehicles with "the soul of a sports car" backs up that statement with the quick handling, turbocharged CX-7. Built on the same platform as the Mazda 3 and featuring an engine based on the Mazdaspeeds 3 and 6's power plants, this is one fun SUV.

SEPTEMBER 2006

Mazdaspeed 3
It's impossible to find another car that's this much fun for such a low price. Sports car handling and a 0-to-60-mph time in less than six seconds are mere snapshots of this five-door hatchback's performance resume. As if that weren't another, it is comfortable and filled with useful features.


FEBRUARY 2006

Mazda 6 S Grand Sport Wagon
This versatile vehicle is an alternative to three different types of car: the boring family sedan, the poor-handling small SUV and the expensive premium sports wagon. It is basically, then, in a class by itself.

OCTOBER 2005

Mazda MX-5 Miata
This little open-top sports car is good for a windy road. It also has plenty of power for zoom-zoom fun.


SEPTEMBER 2004

Mazda 3
At $16,895 MSRP we think it’s a good value but when we added on the leather seats, navigation system, moon roof, Xenon headlights, enhanced braking system and 6-CD-package, the bottom line hit $22,154.

MARCH 2004

Mazda RX-8
You'd probably most enjoy this car in the city due to its nimble and fast characteristics, but do watch the fuel consumption as you'll find yourself revving it up past 5,000 rpm for some decent horses.


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