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Mazda Hot Lap Challenge will put simulator drivers in real Miatas

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:30:00 EDT

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(image) Using a video game as a feeder racing series is nothing new. Sony and Nissan have run the GT Academy for years now, rewarding the best Gran Turismo players with the chance to drive a real car. It seems Mazda wants a piece of the action. This year, it will host an iRacing Hot Lap Challenge, giving the best players a trip to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona. The two fastest drivers will race head-to-head, with the winner earning a test drive in a Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup car.

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Crash test videos show how rust compromises safety

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:30:00 EDT

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(image) These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

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What a 181-horsepower 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata means for us, and you

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:34:00 EDT

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(image) Last month, we reported on a VIN filing dug up by Road & Track that showed that the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata's 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine would get a power bump, from 155 to 181 net horsepower. As for how the 2019 Miata would make that extra power, we heard rumors it'd utilize a new cylinder head allowing higher revs, accounting for that extra power. Now we have what appears to be a leaked document from Mazda Canada showing exactly where that extra power comes from.

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2019 Mazda CX-3 crossover updated with a tad more power and refinement

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:30:00 EDT

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(image) Mazda's smallest vehicle, the CX-3 subcompact crossover, is getting a refresh for the 2019 model year. Visually, you'd be hard-pressed to tell what changed, and that's because not much did. The grille now has slats that are grouped in pairs, and the rear taillights have been redesigned. But there are a number of changes aside from visuals that separate this model from the 2018.

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Mazda is finally adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:00:00 EDT

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(image) The number of car companies that don't offer a smartphone mirroring infotainment system is shrinking. Toyota is finally beginning to offer Apple CarPlay on new cars, first on the Toyota Avalon. Mazda is finally going to offer Apple CarPlay, too, as well as Android Auto. The first car to get it will be the Mazda6.

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata finally has a great pair of seats

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:10:00 EDT

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(image) We all know the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a truly wonderful car. It takes everything delightful about cars and driving and distills it into a compact and lightweight package. It's a car anyone can enjoy. My wife, who until recently has shown no real interest in sports cars beyond their design, wants one. I want one, too, but I couldn't get past the Miata's terrible seats. For 2018, there's finally an alternative.

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Turbo Mazda6 starts at $30,090, only base trim gets manual

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:00:00 EDT

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(image) We learned last fall that the 2018 Mazda6 is getting a slew of updates in the appearance and refinement departments, as well as this generation's first turbocharged engine (may we never forget the old Mazdaspeed6). Now we know how much it will cost to get that 2.5-liter four-cylinder's 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque: $30,090.

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Watch what happens inside a rotary engine

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:55:00 EDT

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(image) Since it looks like Mazda may very well revive the Wankel rotary engine as a range extender for electric cars, there's no better time to become reacquainted with the quirky internal-combustion engine. And there's hardly a better way to become reacquainted than by peering into a running rotary engine, which you can do with the video above.

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Leaked images show digital gauge cluster for Mazda3

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:30:00 EDT

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(image) Most everything divulged about the 2019 Mazda3 so far has focused on the trick Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) Skyactiv-X engine. If a series of photos posted on a Chinese website are accurate, it looks like Mazda has novel plans for the cockpit as well. The three images show a three-color, all-digital gauge cluster in two different configurations. The first configuration places a three-digit speedo in the center of a blue-ringed tachometer, with gear indicator and water temp displ

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Mazda CX-6: How a wagon could sell better than the Mazda6

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:00 EST

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(image) If it works for Buick, why not let Mazda take a whack?

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2018 Mazda6 Wagon: Beautiful but forbidden

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:52:00 EST

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(image) Given the choice, we'll take power over space.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata may be getting 181 hp

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:24:00 EST

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(image) We're excited, even if we don't think more power is necessary.

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Turbocharged 2018 Mazda6 EPA mileage figures released

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST

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(image) The combined rating is 26 mpg.

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Ford expands 'Do Not Drive' airbag warning to 33,000 more Ranger trucks

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:05:00 EST

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(image) Two deaths are attributed to Takata inflators made on the same day

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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata and MX-5 Miata RF pricing announced

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST

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(image) It's even closer to a Miata Coupe than the earlier PRHT.

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Updated Mazda6 Wagon to look lovely in Geneva

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:37:00 EST

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(image) Mazda will have an attractive stand at the show.

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