Posts from ‘Mazda’

2019 Mazda CX3, 2019 CX-3

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Vulcan V6

Ford Vulcan V6

A hit with fans and critics alike, the 1998 Wes Anderson film Rushmore is a rare treat for movie fans with an appetite for mild surrealism combined with sparse but brilliant dialogue–not to mention the incredible directing. But there’s something else brilliant about Rushmore that often goes overlooked: the music.

Mazda 3 AWD

2019 Mazda 3 AWD

Consumer Guide Automotive It’s not often that a vehicle’s redesign isn’t necessarily its headline news.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary

Chicago Auto Show As it was the 1989 Chicago Auto Show where Mazda introduced the first Miata, it seems only fitting that the company debuted its special 30th Anniversary version of the iconic sports car at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature in Snowflake White Pearl Mica (a $200 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 413

Fuel used: 20.4 gallons

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

This preview didn’t go entirely according to plan.

Mazda flew us up to Whistler, British Columbia — site of the 2010 Winter Olympics — to demonstrate its “predictive” i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system, introduce a newly available turbocharged engine in the CX-5 line, and let us experience all three of its crossovers in slippery, snowy conditions. The first and last, of course, depended on the cooperation of Mother Nature, and she accommodated — a little too generously, as it turned out.

2019 Mazda 3

2019 Mazda 3 hatchback

LA-Auto-Show-LogoMazda took the opportunity to introduce the next generation of its compact sedan and hatchback at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The redesigned Mazda 3 will go on sale early next year as a 2019 model, and it will again be offered in both 4-door sedan and 4-door hatchback body styles. Aside from new styling, the biggest news is that the 3 will be offered with Mazda’s i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Snowflake White Pearl Mica (a $200 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 420

Fuel used: 13.7 gallons

2019 CX-3 Grand Touring

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring in Soul Red Crystal Metallic (a $595 option)

Quick Spin

2019 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 465

Fuel used: 17.6 gallons

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

Consumer Guide Automotive

Yikes, where does the time go? The MX-5 Miata is fast closing in on its 30th birthday, but Mazda apparently couldn’t wait until the pearl-anniversary year of its beloved two-seat roadster to roll out a welcome round of enhancements. Ever since the first Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show as a 1990 model, Mazda has stayed wonderfully true to its original MX-5 concept: a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight two-seat sports car with modest power, an easily removable roof, and a sporty-yet-compliant suspension.