Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation, or simply Mazda, is a Japanese carmaker headquartered in Fuchü, Hiroshima, Japan. The name Mazda was associated with the God of Light (Ahura Mazda) but it’s also a derivative from the name of the company’s founder, Jujiro Matsuda. However, the name Mazda was formally adopted in 1984, as the company began its activity as Toyo Cork Kogyo in January 1920.

A paramount milestone for Mazda was the development of the Wankel rotary engine which the company saw as a means of differentiating itself from what the other Japanese carmakers were doing at the time. We are in the sixties, and Mazda is gearing up to launch the limited-edition Cosmo Sport (1967). From here on, Mazda’s piston-powered and rotary-powered cars started to reach other parts of the world as well - the RX-2, RX-3, and RX-4 were a lighter alternative to the V-6 or V-8-powered competitors and spearheaded that expansion. In 1970, Mazda officially set foot on US soil, then from 1974 until 2015 it entered a partnership with Ford, which had a 33.4 percent ownership in Mazda. That affair ended in 2015, when Mazda entered a long-term collaboration with Toyota.

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Modified Drag Battle: 540 Hp Mazda RX-7 Takes On a 590 Hp Ferrari 458 Spider

Modified Drag Battle: 540 Hp Mazda RX-7 Takes On a 590 Hp Ferrari 458 Spider

Can a modified JDM icon keep up with a LibertyWalk Ferrari 458 Spider? Find out below

A drag race is always a fun thing to watch, but it’s much more unpredictable when it’s between modified cars. Stock versus stock is one thing, but seeing how two or more vehicles react to modifications and perform against one another is a whole different thing. This drag race, courtesy of YouTube channel Officially Gassed pits two very different machines against one another – a 540 horsepower Mazda RX-7 and a 580 horsepower Ferrari 458 Spider.

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The Coolest Cars in the World

The Coolest Cars in the World

Here’s a list of some of the coolest cars of 2021

If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.

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It's official: Mazda Is Giving The Rotary Engine One Last Chance

It’s official: Mazda Is Giving The Rotary Engine One Last Chance

Mazda is giving the rotary engine an epic send-off with a tri-rotor version for its upcoming sports car

Mazda has been hard at work on its next flagship sports car and the latest patents, filed in Europe, suggest that a rotary engine will be in the center of the car’s propulsion. The hypothetical sports car has been in development since, at least, 2015, when the Mazda RX-Vision was unveiled. We know the car is coming, but we don’t know when exactly. What we do know is that Mazda will finally give us a proper successor to the RX-7. Here’s what the latest patents suggest.

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A BBR Supercharger Can Give Your NC Miata Up To 300 Horsepower

A BBR Supercharger Can Give Your NC Miata Up To 300 Horsepower

The 0 to 60 mph sprint also goes down to 4.8 seconds

While Mazda is preparing to retire the MX-5 ND generation, the old NC is still enjoying a lot of success. Mazda MX-5 tuning specialist BBR knows what an important model the NC still is and it is offering two supercharger packages for the sports car. They will be offered for the models equipped with the 1.8 and 2.0-liter engines built between 2005 and 2015.

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Mazda Updates CX-30 For 2022 With Standard AWD, New Carbon Edition

Mazda Updates CX-30 For 2022 With Standard AWD, New Carbon Edition

Another Mazda gets the Carbon Edition treatment

As Mazda continues to push its brand upmarket, the 2022 CX-30 gets a number of minor updates. The biggest highlight of this model year’s update is the addition of standard all-wheel drive (AWD) across all variants along with a new Carbon Edition variant.

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Mazda Says That The MX-30's Measly 100-Mile Range Makes It A Perfect Second Car

Mazda Says That The MX-30’s Measly 100-Mile Range Makes It A Perfect Second Car

Any better excuses, Mazda?

The MX-30 is Mazda’s first attempt at making a purely electric vehicle (EV). Unfortunately, in a world where most EVs have a decent range, the MX-30’s 100-mile range is abysmally low by any measure. As a result, the Japanese automaker’s marketing direction for the MX-30 is that it’s the perfect second car. That statement certainly holds true, if your idea of a second car means having the range of a golf cart.

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2000 Horsepower Christmas Tree Drag Racing With The Green Mamba

2000 Horsepower Christmas Tree Drag Racing With The Green Mamba

Rick Prospero’s Big Block Twin-turbo RX7 dominates at the 2nd Annual Christmas tree Drag Race Championship in Bradenton Motorsports Park

In one of Drag Racing and Car Stuff YouTube channel’s most recent videos, you’ll get to see a bunch of drag racers hit the track to take part in the 2n Annual Christmas tree Drag Race Championship at Bradenton Motorsports Park, down in Florida. Most, if not all the cars that took part that night were carrying a lit Christmas tree on the roof.

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2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Unveiled With Comprehensive Handling Upgrades

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Unveiled With Comprehensive Handling Upgrades

All of the changes are in the pursuit of better handling

Mazda has just unveiled the 2022 MX-5 Miata in Japan, and while the upgrades for this year are quite comprehensive, none of them concern the sports car’s aesthetics.

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Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Three Japanese legends from the 1990s show us why they are some of the most desired Japanese sports cars, ever made

Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are some of the most recognized ones amongst the car culture. As described by Jeremy Clarkson, in a movie about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan took over the world…and then lost it. While the latter is a topic for another time, what is true for the Skyline also goes for these three – the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300Z, and Mazda RX-7. Our colleagues from “EverydayDriver” - Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker - take us on a spirited drive with these three JDM legends to determine the pros and cons of each and why they are so desired.

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Mazda Releases New Pricing and Packages for the CX-9

Mazda Releases New Pricing and Packages for the CX-9

Is the Mazda CX-9 more desirable than ever or nah?

In recent years Mazda has been making a strong case for itself. With good styling, solid interiors, and fun driving dynamics, the brand from Hiroshima tries to give potential buyers plenty of reason to choose them. The CX-9, Mazda’s largest SUV, has just received new pricing, packages, and a new trim level for the 2022 model year.

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2022 Mazda CX-9's Updates Include Standard AWD, New Touring Plus Variant

2022 Mazda CX-9’s Updates Include Standard AWD, New Touring Plus Variant

It’s now the CX-9’s turn to receive its 2022 model year updates

Just a week after announcing pricing and full specs for the facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5, the company has now announced updates for its flagship three-row SUV.

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2022 Mazda2 Hybrid Is The First Full Hybrid Self-Charging Mazda

2022 Mazda2 Hybrid Is The First Full Hybrid Self-Charging Mazda

116 horsepower and 10 cubic feet of cargo space, make the 2022 Mazda2 Hybrid the perfect urban car

The current Mazda2 is already on its eight year on the market, and ever since its launch it was only offered with a choice of 1.5-liter gasoline or 1.5-liter diesel engines. In 2020 a mild hybrid version was also added to the lineup.

And now it looks like the third-generation Mazda2 is continuing to live on for yet another year, but with some major improvements under the hood. As a first in Mazda’s lineup, the 2022 Mazda2 will be offered with a self-charging, full hybrid powertrain.

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2022 Mazda3 Carbon Edition

2022 Mazda3 Carbon Edition

The right finish makes all the difference, sometimes...

The fourth generation Mazda3 was launched back in 2019 and since then it received no major updates. Things continue unchanged for the 2022 model year, but Mazda is offering a new Carbon Edition model.

Prices for the 2022 Mazda3 will range from $20,800 for the 2.0 version with FWD to $34,400 for the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD. The new Carbon Edition will be priced at $26,400 for the sedan version and at $27,400 for the hatchback.

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Facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5 Will Start At $25,900 with Standard AWD

Facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5 Will Start At $25,900 with Standard AWD

Mazda has released full details and specs on the 2022 CX-5, and it’s a lot more value-packed than we thought

Just a few months after its global reveal, Mazda USA has officially released every single detail we need to know about the 2022 CX-5, including pricing, powertrain choices, and features across its entire lineup.

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The Future Of Mazda MX-5: What We Know So Far

The Future Of Mazda MX-5: What We Know So Far

The future of Mazda MX-5 is not as grim as you may think. It will still feature an internal combustion engine and a six-speed manual gearbox

The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata, is a car that doesn’t need much introduction. The Japanese take on the British, lightweight roadster, is in its fourth generation, with the current, ND generation being the most lightweight and quickest of all iterations. With that being said, rumors of the ND Miata being discontinued in 2022 have been circulating. However, those are false, since we will be getting another updated version of the current generation.

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Mazda Looks To Strengthen Its SUV Lineup With The New CX-50

Mazda Looks To Strengthen Its SUV Lineup With The New CX-50

The new CX-50 will be targeted at folks looking for a rugged SUV

Mazda has introduced a new SUV to its lineup called the CX-50. Rumored to replace the CX-5 in the automaker’s lineup, the CX-50 will actually coexist with the former and try to bring in big numbers for Mazda together. The CX-50 is brought in to boost Mazda’s sales in the U.S. as the company aims to move 150,000 examples of it every year. Not a whole lot of details are revealed, but from what we know so far, it will be the jack of all trades.

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 AT 2,183 pounds, This Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Lightest One in nearly 30 years

AT 2,183 pounds, This Mazda MX-5 Miata is the Lightest One in nearly 30 years

A new Japan-only Miata, dubbed the 990S, will hit the road in December and will be just as light as the original

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is hands down one of the best-handling sports cars out there and for good reason. It was originally created nearly thirty years ago in a bid to capture the essence of lightweight, British open-top roadsters from the 60s. It was always a car that offered agility and stellar performance in a compact and lightweight package, all at an affordable price.

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The Mazda CX-5 Could Be Considered the Safest Small SUV On the Market

The Mazda CX-5 Could Be Considered the Safest Small SUV On the Market

Out of the 20 small SUVs that were tested, only the Mazda CX-5 passed the IIHS’s new side crash test.

High-speed side crashes continue to cause fatalities, which is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is updating its testing methods in a bid to make cars safer. The results for the small SUV segment, however, are disappointing - unless you’re Mazda that is.

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Toyo Tires Will Reveal 32 World-Debut Custom Cars at the 2021 SEMA show

Toyo Tires Will Reveal 32 World-Debut Custom Cars at the 2021 SEMA show

The Toyo Tires cars we know about seem seriously cool

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is a haven for the automotive aftermarket community and industry. Unfortunately, it was canceled in 2020 for obvious reasons, but it is back for 2021, and Toyo Tires will have some wild cars features in their Treadpass exhibit.

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2022 Mazda CX-3 Super Edgy

2022 Mazda CX-3 Super Edgy

Japan is getting a super-cool version of the Mazda CX-3, and we’re kind of jealous

Back in May 2021, Mazda announced that after the 2021 model year, the CX-3 and Mazda 6 will be discontinued. But, while the American market will only enjoy the CX-30 for now, in Japan the CX-3 is still big and is enjoying a lot of success. In fact, for the 2022 model year, the Japanese version of the CX-3 will see the addition of a new model to the lineup: the CX-3 Super Edgy.

Prices will range from ¥2,491,500 (about $21,800 at the current exchange rates) for the 15S Super Edgy version to ¥3,212,000 ($28,000) for the XD Super Edgy.

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A Brave Statement: Mazda Will Destroy Its Luxury Competitors By 2023

A Brave Statement: Mazda Will Destroy Its Luxury Competitors By 2023

Mazda is rapidly expanding its luxury SUV Lineup, while transitioning to more upscale and performance-oriented Vehicles

A while back, we talked about how Mazda is in the process of reinventing itself. The Japanese carmaker shared, on its official newsroom that three new SUV models are coming out by 2023 and that the expansion of its lineup will be accompanied by upgraded dealer facilities. Mazda’s transition to a more upscale image has never been more apparent and we are going to see the first models with longitudinally-mounted inline-six engines debut as early as 2022.

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2022 Mazda CX-5

2022 Mazda CX-5

Mazda’s best-selling mid-size SUV just got a few design tweaks and updates

Mazda North American has announced that the 2022 CX-5, it’s best-selling SUV – is finally getting some much-needed updates. The most important change is the addition of AWD as standard equipment across the lineup. However, it should also be noted that there are a few exterior design tweaks as well. But can it stand firm against the slightly lower-priced Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson?

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What is the Cheapest Mazda?

The cheapest Mazda in Europe is the Mazda2. In Germany, the supermini starts at €13,390, but if we are to look at the US market, then the cheapest Mazda you can get is the Mazda CX-3. The crossover wears a starting sticker of $20,390.

What is the Sportiest Mazda?

The sportiest Mazda is undoubtedly the MX-5 Miata, a car that also happens to be the world’s most popular sports car. The MX-5 has made a name for itself thanks to its compact size and lightweight build. The MX-5 is cherished by car enthusiasts for its crisp handling and fun-to-drive factor that prove you don’t need a bucketload of horsepower to enjoy a good road. In the US, the Miata uses a 2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine good for 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.

What is the Most Popular Mazda?

The most popular Mazda - if we are to look at sales figures - is the CX-5. Mazda’s largest market is North America and this is where the CX-5 rules supreme. The CX-5 is by a landslide the best-selling Mazda in the US - in July 2019, the CX-5 pushed 13,391 units. To look at the bigger pictures, Mazda sold 87,778 CX-5 units in the first half of 2019. The CX-5 is followed by the Mazda 3, with 32,174 units sold in the first six months of 2019. However, you might argue that the most popular Mazda is the MX-5 Miata, because it’s the brand’s most thrill-inducing car, but sales figures don’t do much to support that.

What is the Most Expensive Mazda?

The most expensive Mazda in the US is the MX-5 Miata RF ($32,343), but it is followed closely by the CX-9 SUV ($32,280). In Germany, the most expensive Mazda money can buy is the Mazda 6 (€28,590).

What is the Fastest Mazda?

The fastest Mazda is, or better said, was, the RX-7 Spirit R. It could reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in just five seconds and had a (theoretical) top speed of 159 mph (255 km/h). Another candidate would have been the Furai concept, which could hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and continue to a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h), but it caught fire and burned to a crips during a Top Gear test drive. From the current lineup, the fastest and quickest Mazda is the MX-5 Miata. The sports car can reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.7 seconds and attain a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h).

Are Mazda Cars Reliable?

Yes, Mazda cars are reliable. In fact, in a dependability poll carried out by The Telegraph, Mazda came 11th with 111 problems per 100 vehicles. Moreover, CNN named Mazda the 4th most reliable car brand you could buy in 2015, while Reliability Index places Mazda on the 6th position, above the likes of Nissan and Lexus.