The more I drove the all-new Mazda3, the more I came to the conclusion that Mazda’s new compact sedan should be seen as an alternative to the Acura ILX, the defunct Buick Verano and perhaps an Audi A3 rather than just a Corolla or Civic competitor. The new 3 handles impeccably, but the real win […]
The CX-5 has always been a fun to drive CUV, but it’s never been particularly swift. All that changes for 2019 with the addition of a new 2.5L turbo engine. The new engine transforms the Mazda from one of the slower entries in the segment to the fastest crossover in it’s category. Bundled with the […]
Mazda’s CX-5 has been one of the best handling crossovers, one of the most dynamic crossovers, one of the best values, and one of the best looking crossovers for some time. But, one thing it hasn’t been is terribly swift. That’s all changing with the addition of Mazda’s new 2.5L turbocharged engine under the hood. […]
Today in Los Angeles Mazda showed off their newest compact sedan and confirmed that the model will sport all wheel drive, a welcome addition in this segment where it is particularly rare. In addition we’ll get their newest engines, a re-tweaked transmission and the all-new SkyActiv-X compression ignition gasoline engine.
Mazda’s sub-compact crossover is the stylish alternative to the likes of the Trax, HR-V, Kona or EcoSport. Thanks to it’s Mazda DNA, the CX-3 is also one of the most fun options in this class. But is that enough to make it the best? Let’s find out.
After years of waiting Mazda finally did it! Almost every Mazda sold in the last few years should be able to get the upgrade from the dealer to activate CarPlay and Android Auto support. In addition, 2019 model year Mazdas should start getting this feature from the factory over the course of the next few […]
For 2019 Mazda’s roadster gets a number of key improvements including a new 2.0L engine with more power and a higher redline.
It’s been a while since Mazda offered a turbo engine in their flagship sedan but the wait is now over. In addition to swiping the 2.5L turbo engine from the CX-9, Mazda decided to bring us a new top-end trim with improved interior materials, real wood trim and more. Just don’t call it a Mazda […]
Thanks to an event called the Trail Trek Tour I had the opportunity to test a variety of every-day crossovers on some back-country trails in Virginia. The results were about as I expected but there were a few crossovers that did better than I thought. Why no Subaru? Why no Rogue? Why no X? The […]