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Small improvements to power, performance, and tech keep us charmed by the 2014 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, but buggy, limited cabin tech continues to annoy.
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an excellent driver's car that is best experienced without expensive bells and whistles. Skip the options and just enjoy the ride.
New styling, lightweight construction, and a thrifty little engine all come together to make the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring a great little urban crossover, but more polished cabin tech would make it an exceptional one.
In features and driving character, the 2014 Mazda3 punches way above its humble economy-class roots, although a few bugs suggest the cabin tech needs refinement.
It’s a tough room for the Mazda CX-5, going up against the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V. Does Mazda hold its own with that "Zoom Zoom" promise?
Mazda announces Japanese production of the vehicle that will eventually become the fuel-efficient 2016 Mazda2.
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This small crossover arrived with a more powerful engine and a few tech fixes.
There may be slightly faster hot hatchbacks on the market, but the 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is still an absolute hoot to drive.
The 2014 Mazda6 i Grand Touring outshines much of the competition in the battle for your midsize sedan dollars, hitting most of the right marks, but some of its luster is dulled by the more powerful and efficient turbo-diesel and i-ELOOP models just around the corner.
The Mazda CX-7 i Touring may look like a futuristic sports car, but it lacks the turbocharged engine and cabin tech options that make the Grand Touring trim level so appealing.