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2013 Mazda CX-5 Crossover SUV

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact sport utility vehicle suv

The all-new 2013 CX-5 is the first Mazda to receive the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies, including engine, transmission, body and chassis components. A compact crossover SUV, the CX-5 boasts the highest highway fuel economy of any SUV sold in North America -- including hybrids -- at 35 MPG. Read More »

2012 Mazda Mazda5 Compact Hatchback

2012 Mazda 5 Compact Hatchback

Labeled as the Mazda5 (the digit represents the summation of cabin portals including two swing-out doors for front seats, two side sliders plus a hatchback lid at the tail), Mazda's mini-minivan in new generational format for 2012 is marketed as a multi-activity vehicle (MAV). The compact platform of Mazda's pavement-hugging and curve-craving Mazda3 four-door sedan supports the wedge-shaped structure of a tall little wagon rigged with the sliding side doors of a minivan and a long cabin lined with three pairs of adjustable flip-and-fold seats with 16 different configurations for a capacity of anywhere from two to six passengers. Read More »

2012 Mazda Mazda3 Compact Sedan and Hatchback

2012 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback

The fact that this particular Mazda bears an extended roofline encasing the boxy back end of a long-body 5-door hatchback and its form looks more like a carpooler's sled than a racy sports machine casts an image in-congruent with this lively performance attitude, yet Mazda has never followed the conventional path in automotive design and the 2012 Mazda3 5-Door confirms the point. Read More »

2012 Mazda5 Compact Minivan

It holds six people in a family-friendly layout like a minivan, but it's infused with the fun-to-drive Mazda spirit. The sliding doors and small size make it great for urban environments. Read More »

Video 2008 MAZDASPEED3 High-Performance Compact Sport Wagon Video

Video of the 2008 MazdaSpeed3. A sporty, high-performance version of the MAZDA3 compact five-door wagon. It is a blast to drive with sports car performance and handling while still being practical to own because it gets good mileage and has excellent carrying capacity. At around $25,000 out-the-door, including delivery, the car is a good value for the performance. Read More »

2008 Mazda Tribute Compact Sport Utility Vehicle

It’s clearly still based on an old design that’s bumpier and noisier than its more recently designed competitors. Mazda Tribute (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Mazda Tribute S Sport ($21,555). Options: None. Price as tested: $21,555. Pros: It looks like a traditional off-road SUV, with a high seating position and beefy driving feel. It has a new, good-looking ... Read More »

2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport SUV

If ever a car deserved the “soul of a sports car” label, this is it. Mazda CX7 (2008) – enlarge What Was Tested: 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport ($24,310). Price as tested: $24,310 Pros: If you care about driving satisfaction, it’s the best SUV for the money, hands down. It feels like the Miata after visiting BALCO. Cons: It only seats ... Read More »

2008 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring Compact Roadster Sports Car

It drives like a go-kart, has the reliability of a Japanese car and simple, timeless styling. Mazda MX5 (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring ($26,520). Options: Premium package ($1,250), suspension package ($500), satellite radio ($430). Price as tested: $28,700 As a guy who worships two-seat sports cars and has owned a few Miatas, you’d probably ... Read More »

2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD Grand Touring Compact SUV

It has lots of power, great handling, a quiet highway ride and nice interior. Mazda CX9 (2008) – enlarge What was tested? 2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD Grand Touring ($33,355). Options: Special paint ($200), blind spot monitoring system ($200), moonroof and Bose audio package ($1,760). Price as tested (including $635 destination charge): $36,150. Pros: It drives almost like a sports sedan ... Read More »