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Mazda: Road tests and new car reviews

Japanese automaker Mazda builds sporty cars with a high fun-to-drive factor. Mazda is owned by Ford.

2014 Mazda5 photo tour

2014 Mazda5 review
Mazda's minivan is an honorary car -- by Aaron Gold

2014 Mazda3 review
An enthusiasts' favorite aims for the mainstream -- by Aaron Gold

2014 Mazda3 photo gallery

2014 Mazda6 review
An all new version of a fan favorite -- by Aaron Gold

2014 Mazda6 photo gallery

2012 Mazda3 review
For better and for worse -- by Aaron Gold

2012 Mazda3 photo gallery
2012 Mazda3 photo gallery

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata review
We take a closer look at Mazda's venerable two-seat MX-5 Miata. Yes, it's inexpensive and a lot of fun -- but does that mean the Mazda MX-5 Miata deserves a place in your driveway?

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata photo gallery
2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata photo gallery

2010 Mazda6 photo gallery
2010 Mazda6 photo gallery - Pictures and images of the 2010 Mazda6

2010 Mazda6 test drive
I like Mazdas. I've never owned one, but it seems that every other member of my extended family has, at one time or another. So, when I got the call to review the 2010 Mazda6, I was chomping at the bit. Chomping at the bit to drive a mid-size family sedan? Yeah, that's right.

2010 Mazdaspeed3 photo gallery
2010 Mazdaspeed3 photo gallery - Pictures and images of the 2010 Mazdaspeed 3

2010 Mazdaspeed3
The 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is the hot-rod version of Mazda's fantastic Mazda3 compact. The Mazdaspeed3 features a 263 horsepower turbocharged direct-injected engine, go-faster body trim, and a very attractive price -- just under $24,000. The previous Mazdaspeed3 was one of the best sport-compacts on the market. Can the all-new 2010 Mazdaspeed3 uphold the old car's reputation? Read on. 2010 Mazdaspeed 3: Tested and reviewed by Aaron Gold, your Guide to Cars at About.com.

2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 test drive
Hard to believe, but Mazda's RX-8 sports car made its debut in 2003 as a 2004 model, and Mazda has just now gotten around to giving it a mid-cycle refresh. Improvements include updated styling, an improved interior, modified suspension, new performance model... you know, all the usual stuff. So can this six-year-old sportster run still keep up with the big dogs? Read on. 2009 Mazda RX-8 R3: Tested and reviewed by Aaron Gold, your Guide to Cars at About.com.

2010 Mazda3 sedan test drive
by Aaron Gold

2010 Mazda3 sedan photo gallery

Mazda: What's new for 2009

2009 Mazda6 test drive
Mazda Altima-izes the Six -- by Aaron Gold

2009 Mazda6 photo gallery

2009 Mazda RX-8 photo gallery

2008 Mazda5 quick test
by Aaron Gold

2008 Mazda5 photo gallery

2008 Mazda6 test drive
by Aaron Gold

2008 Mazda6 photo gallery

Mazda cars: What's new for 2007
What's new in the Mazda car lineup for 2007

2007 Mazda MX-5 Power Hardtop test drive
The hard-headed Miata -- by Aaron Gold

2007 Mazda 3 S Touring Sedan test drive
The driver's compact faces fierce new competition -- by Aaron Gold

2007 Mazda 3 photo gallery

2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata photo gallery

2007 Mazda RX-8 test drive
The world's most passionate family car - by Philip Powell

2007 Mazda RX-8 photo gallery

2007 Mazdaspeed 6 test drive
The poor man's Audi -- by Aaron Gold

2007 Mazdaspeed 3 test drive
The econobox of dreams -- by Jason Fogelson

2007 Mazdaspeed3 photo gallery

2007 Mazdaspeed 6 photo gallery

2006 MAZDASPEED 6 Grand Touring Test Drive
A near-perfect blend of family car and race car - by Philip Powell

2006 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring Wagon Test Drive
Will the wagon make a comeback? -- by Jason Fogelson

2006 Mazda 5 Test Drive
The most intelligent vehicle on the planet - by Philip Powell

2006 Mazda 5
2006 Mazda 5

2006 Mazda MPV ES
2006 Mazda MPV ES

2006 Mazda MPV ES Test Drive
The 2006 Mazda MPV will be the last MPV produced; Mazda is replacing the MPV with the 2006 Mazda 5. (Funny -- the MPV was one of the smallest minivans on the market, and the Mazda 5 is even smaller...) The 2006 Mazda MPV ES is small, light and drives like a car. But the MPV lacks the latest safety features, and its interior lacks flexibility....

2006 Mazda5 - Test drive and new car review - 2006 Mazda5
A mini minivan? Is that technically possible? Could anything smaller than a minivan be any good. Damn right, son! An About Cars test drive by Colin Hefferon.

MX-5 Miata New Model Launch
Sha-zoom! -- by BJ Killeen

6 Test Drive
Zoom zoom? Try zoom zoom zoom! -- by Philip Powell

3 S Touring 5-Door Test Drive
Free to be 3 -- by Jason Fogelson

3 Test Drive
Affordable fun redefined -- by Colin Hefferon

MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Test Drive
The little sports car that could -- by Jason Fogelson

MPV Test Drive (2004)
by Colin Hefferon

Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata Test Drive (2004)
A Miata with muscle -- by Aaron Gold

RX-8 Test Drive (2004)
by Tropical Bob Bowden

2011 Mazda2 test drive
Meet the all-new Mazda2, Mazda's entry into the subcompact market. Though Mazda has sold older versions of the Mazda2 in other countries, it's been years since they offered a small, affordable hatchback in the US. But Mazda built their reputation on their "Zoom Zoom" tagline -- can this small car with its small engine and small price tag...

2011 Mazda2 photo gallery
2011 Mazda2 photo gallery - Pictures and images of the 2011 Mazda 2

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