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Long Term
Miata is always the answer, but not always the best one

For long highway trips and dog transport, it's not perfect

Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should.

Long Term
The Miata gives me a new perspective on the world

Like, uh, literally.

When you're this low to the ground, everything looks different.

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Why you absolutely need to take your Miata to a track

You think the Miata is fun on the street? Watch this.

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First Drive
2016 Mazda CX-9 First Drive

It may not be for everybody, but it’s refreshingly perfect for some.

If there's such a thing as a driver's crossover, this is it.

First Drive
2017 Mazda CX-9 Prototype First Drive

An Early Test Of The Enthusiast's Three-Row Crossover

We get an early shot at the 2017 Mazda CX-9, in pre-pre-production form. Under all that camouflage lies one very entertaining three-row crossover.

First Drive
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L First Drive [w/video]

Championing The Roadster Revolution

We finally test the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in US-spec form with its 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine. Spoiler alert: it's awesome.

First Drive
2016 Mazda CX-3 First Drive

A Great-Driving Entry In The Compact CUV Space

The booming compact CUV segment just got a little more interesting with the addition of the dynamic 2016 Mazda CX-3. We take one out for a full test in Arizona.

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2016 Mazda CX-5 [w/video]

Rounding Out The Package Without Dulling The Edges

Mazda's CX-5 has always been a small crossover with driverly appeal. The newest refresh may push it into the sweet spot of the segment, for everyone.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive [w/video]

A Historically Accurate Fourth Generation That Moves Us

We get our first taste of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in a pre-production, Japanese-spec model. Senior Editor Steven Ewing puts the new Miata through its paces along the gorgeous backroads of Spain.

Long Term
2014 Mazda6: Winter's End Update

How I Used All The Grip The Six Could Offer (And Some Luck)

The Winter Without End is seemingly dead. Outside my office windows, my brown and yellow lawn is fully exposed to the increasingly powerful sunshine, the morning birdsong is louder than anything until the garbage trucks start rolling, and I'm seriously considering having the summer tires put back on my personal fleet. That last one is a little scary, as I'm a firm believer in the April Snow Jinx, but you get the idea.

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2014 Mazda3 Review

Smiling On The Inside

Almost by definition, affordable compact cars aren't supposed to be fun. Sure, hot hatches get our blood pumping, but not long ago, the terms "compact car" and "economy car" could safely be used interchangeably. A key exception for the last decade has been the Mazda3, a car that has consistently delivered more dynamic thrills and tactile feedback than its contemporaries. Competitors have picked up their game significantly in recent years, however, leaving the Mazda3 wanting in several areas, inc

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Long Term
2014 Mazda6: July/August 2013

Our newest long-termer – the Soul Red 2014 Mazda6 seen here – arrived in my driveway at the end of June. Without hesitation, I immediately put it to work as a daily driver, carpool bus and family vacation sled, and it accomplished all of those tasks with aplomb. Now, more than 4,000 miles down the road, I am left convinced that Mazda's latest midsize sedan is one of the best in its segment.

Long Term
2014 Mazda6: June 2013

The 2014 Mazda6 is our most recent addition to the Autoblog long-term fleet, and we spent the month of June getting to know our Soul Red tester, generally enjoying the honeymoon phase of this twelve-month relationship. During June, the Mazda6 spent the majority of its time with director of photography Drew Phillips, who in addition to putting together this pretty gallery of our rakish long-term car, had a lot to say about it as a daily driver.

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Quick Spin
2013 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

After spending some time roaming the Hill Country of central Texas with Mazda's new Mazda6 and CX-5 with the 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine, I got a round with the redesigned CX-9 back in Michigan. The three-row Mazda crossover comes to court in the 2013 model year with the same 3.7-liter V6 engine that we've sampled before (still making 273 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque), though the nose that wraps it has been updated with the same "Kodo" design language that marks out the CX-5 and friends

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2014 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D Wagon

This was sort of a quirky surprise drive opportunity. I've been over here in Italy for a while now, and Mazda Italia contacted me seemingly out of the blue to drive test some version of the Mazda6 with a diesel engine. Supremo. The Mazda6 is a sexy everyday beast and I have been digging their SkyActiv-D engines for a while now. Very spirited units.

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2014 Mazda CX-5 with 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine

Back in October, we compared the relative merits of two new and very good small crossovers: the 2013 Ford Escape and 2013 Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 we tested then had Mazda's 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine under its hood, and it managed to just edge out the EcoBoosted Ford despite being down by some 23 horsepower and 34 pound-feet of torque. Had it been available, the 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine that we recently had the opportunity to try out in the 2014 Mazda CX-5, it may have made that comparison even e

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2014 Mazda6 i Sport

In an automotive landscape dominated by platform sharing, technology exchange and any number of other cross-fertilization/cost-saving/amortization exercises, it's actually pretty rare that we get to drive a new car that is as "all-new" as this, the 2014 Mazda6. With brand-spanking new Skyactiv architecture throughout – engine, transmission, body and chassis all included – this 6 represents a new era of flexible production and cutting edge running gear for the happily lithe car compan

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