Posts from ‘Mazda’

Mar
05
1982 Chevrolet Citation X-11, Fastest Cars of 1982

1982 Chevrolet Citation X-11

What makes a car fast? Generally, more power means more go, but back in 1982, power was hard to come by. Weight matters too, but not as much as you might think, at least for the cars tested by Consumer Guide back in 1982. Unlike previous “fastest” lists I’ve put together, I’ve included the final drive ratio for each car listed below.

Mar
02
Mazda CX-9 Signature

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature in Soul Red Crystal (a $595 option)

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 295

Fuel used: 14.6 gallons

Feb
09
Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo

Consumer Guide Automotive

The Mazda CX-30 debuted for 2020 as a “gap-filler” crossover SUV between the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5 in Mazda’s crossover SUV lineup. With more and more shoppers eschewing traditional passenger cars in favor of SUVs, there’s room for more variety in automakers’ SUV lineups, and the CX-30 promised a Goldilocks-style “just right” fit for shoppers who needed something larger than the diminutive, urban-chic CX-3 but didn’t want to step up to the pricier, bigger CX-5.

Dec
18
Mazda 6 Signature Gallery

2020 Mazda 6 Signature in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

2020 Mazda 6 Signature

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 681

Fuel used: 24.8 gallons

Nov
20
2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

Consumer Guide Automotive When the Mazda 3 lineup was redesigned for the 2019 model year, Mazda gave its sporty compact hatchback and sedan lots of new stuff: sleek new styling (with a striking bobtailed shape for the hatchback body style), new technology features, a notably more upscale look and feel, and, for the first time, the availability of all-wheel drive. What the 2019 Mazda 3 DIDN’T get, however, was more horsepower or a new engine—its sole powerplant was a 186-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that was carried over from the previous-generation 3.

Nov
16
Forgotten Concept: Mazda MX-03

Mazda MX-03 Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Nov
13
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 276

Fuel used: 8.8 gallons

Nov
03
2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature

2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD in Machine Gray Metallic (a $300 option)

Quick Spin

2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 340

Fuel used: 15.0 gallons

Oct
21
1989 Ford Thunderbird SC Ad, Sports Car Ads

1989 Ford Thunderbird SC Ad

We don’t normally ask readers to work too hard when they’re checking out classic car ads, but we do have an observation to share: The sporty Fords of the late Eighties were available with a fascinating array of engines.

Jul
20
A Gallery of Small-Truck Ads

1980 Chevrolet LUV

There was whimsy in those little trucks. Back, say, 30-40 years, small pickups were not only cost-effective light-duty commercial vehicles, they were also compelling commuter alternatives to traditional coupes and sedans.