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  • 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

    The 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo is no MazdaSpeed3, but it doesn't try to be. Instead, it aims for refinement.

  • 2020 Mazda 3 TCR race car
    Black flag: Mazda 3 TCR race program canceled before hitting the grid

    Mazda was working on a budget race car for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

  • 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
    2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo to start at $30,485

    The 250-horsepower 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo will start at $30,485 as a sedan and $31,485 as a hatchback when it goes on sale later this year.

  • 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
    2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo revealed with 250 horsepower, AWD

    The Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback will soon be available with a 250-horsepower turbo-4.

  • Mortymobile
    There's a car for the ultimate “Rick and Morty” fan, and you can drive it

    The Mortymobile is about to hit California's roads, so be sure to look out for it.

  • 2020 Mazda 3 TCR race car
    Mazda 3 TCR racer to enter 2020 Michelin Pilot Challenge

    The Mazda 3 TCR racer comes with a 350-horsepower engine and 6-speed sequential transmission.

  • 2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019

    Tablet-like touchscreens have become the ubiquitous interfaces of choice, and they’re seemingly everywhere in daily life, on everything from thermostats to coffee makers and refrigerators. But Mazda really doesn’t think they belong in cars—or at least anywhere near the driver’s seat. It wasn’t a decision that was hastily made, according to company officials. However, as they started studying the effects of touchscreens on driving safety (and driving comfort), it soon became clear what the priorities should be with this completely new system that makes its debut...

  • 2019 Mazda 3
    Mazda CEO: No plan for Mazdaspeed 3, rotary sports car

    Mazda on Wednesday unveiled a stylish new generation of its popular 3 hatchback and sedan but fans pining for a high-performance Mazdaspeed version are set for disappointment. Speaking to Drive at the reveal of the new 3 at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto said the company...

  • 2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Mazda 3 brings premium look, tech to compact segment

    These days, buying an affordable car doesn't mean you have to drive something whose reflection you'd rather not see when passing a wall of glass. This is thanks primarily to brands like Mazda which in recent years has been really pushing the design envelope for non-premium cars. The Japanese firm...

  • 2019 Mazda 3 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mazda 3 spy shots

    Mazda will unveil its next-generation Mazda 3 at the end of this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, but a prototype has just been spotted and reveals many of the details. The prototype is for a Mazda 3 hatch but a sedan is also coming. Both body styles were previewed last week in a teaser...

  • Teaser for next-gen Mazda 3 debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show
    Next-gen Mazda 3 to debut at 2018 Los Angeles auto show

    Mazda on Thursday provided a glimpse at the next-generation Mazda 3 sedan and hatch and confirmed the reveal for this month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Apart from a teaser photo and video, there aren't any additional new details to go on. However, Mazda has been dropping plenty of hints about its...

  • Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Next-gen Mazda 3 previewed with Kai technology concept

    Mazda on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show unveiled a pair of concepts that preview upcoming technologies and design themes. One of these is in the form of a compact hatch and is essentially an early look at the next-generation Mazda 3. We’ve already driven a prototype for the next-gen...

  • 2020 Mazda 3 prototype

    In late August, exactly six next-generation 2020 Mazda 3 hatchbacks existed anywhere in the world. Each was a hand-built prototype, riding on a next-generation chassis and powered by a radical new 2.0-liter engine. We'll take two. But the car’s styling and design haven’t been revealed—and won’t be until 2019—so the new chassis and powertrain are topped with most of the body shell and interior of today’s Mazda 3 for real-world testing. We drove two cars August 29, one with a 6-speed manual gearbox and another with a 6-speed automatic transmission. READ MORE...

  • 2017 Mazda MAZDA3
    2019 Mazda 3 coming with world-first HCCI tech?

    Fuel-saving Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology has been in development for decades but could soon make an appearance in a production car. Early this year, it was reported that Mazda was looking to introduce an HCCI engine in 2018. Now, Motoring is reporting that the first...

  • Mazda 3 MPS Rotary Hill Climb race car has a 630-hp rotary engine
    Mazda 3 hill-climb car hides a high-horsepower rotary secret

    Through the trees, you hear it coming. It sounds like bees, and they're angry. And there are thousands of them. Don't worry, though, because it's not a horde of angry honeymakers intent on rebuilding their armies. Instead, it's an angry race car and it's here to dominate the surrounding hills. This...

  • 2017 Mazda MAZDA6
    Report: Mazda to launch HCCI engine in 2018

    Not all gasoline engines need spark plugs to ignite their fuel. A process called homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) uses compression to ignite the fuel, just like in a diesel engine. Several automakers have experimented with HCCI engines over the years, but Mazda may be the first to...

  • 2017 Mazda 3 (Japanese spec)
    2017 Mazda 3 debuts with G-Vectoring Control technology

    The Mazda 3 has received a nip and tuck for the 2017 model but beyond the visual tweaks there is an interesting bit of new technology. So far Mazda has only announced the updated 3 for Japan, where the car is known as an Axela, but specifications for the United States should be similar. ALSO SEE...

  • 2015 Mazda Mazda3
    2016 Mazda 3 Cuts Base Model, Adds Equipment

    Mazda announced today that its the compact 3 sedan and hatchback gets a lower starting price and more equipment for 2016. That said, the starting price of the 2016 Mazda 3 actually increases because last year's base model, the SV, is dropped. That leaves the Sport as the entry model, and it is the...

  • 2015 Mazda Mazda3

    One of the stars of this September’s 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show could turn out to be a concept previewing an all-new Mazdaspeed 3 hot hatch to rival the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R—yes, after a few lean years, hot hatch buyers are suddenly going to be spoiled for choice. The upcoming concept is said to preview a production model whose arrival will coincide with a mid-cycle update for the Mazda 3 range in the 2017 model year. Power is said to come from a new turbocharged 2.5-liter engine delivering upwards of 295 horsepower, and as...

  • Mazda 3 Sport Mazda Design concept, 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Mazdaspeed 3 Arrival To Coincide With 2017 Mazda 3 Facelift: Report

    We’ve heard that a new Mazdaspeed 3 based on the latest-generation Mazda 3 is in the works, and that it could be fitted with an all-wheel-drive system to help give it the edge over the front-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST—potentially allowing it to target the likes of...

  • 2014 Mazda 3
    New Mazdaspeed 3 To Go All-Wheel Drive?

    Mazda has just unveiled a stylish new generation of its popular Mazda 3 hatchback and sedan but hasn’t--officially--made mention of a high-performance Mazdaspeed version just yet. We’ve heard through the grapevine however that a Mazdaspeed 3 (a Mazda 3 MPS to readers outside the U.S.)...

  • 2014 Mazda 3
    2014 Mazda 3 Sedan: Official Details, Photos And Video

    Official details for the all-new 2014 Mazda 3 sedan have finally hit the Web, revealing the stylish compact from virtually every angle. As expected, the redesigned sedan shares its styling with the 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback revealed last month, except for its trunk section, which adopts a traditional...

  • 2014 Mazda 3
    2014 Mazda 3: Ditches The Smile, Adds New Technology

    We've been keeping close tabs on the new 2014 Mazda 3 for months, including spy shots galore, and now it's finally here. The third-generation compact hatchback and sedan from Mazda, which together are the brand's best-selling vehicle, are entirely new for 2014. There's the latest Mazda design...

  • Mazda #GAMECHANGER teaser
    New Mazda 3 Debuts Tonight, Reveal To Be Streamed On Xbox Live

    Mazda will stream the live reveal of a brand new model via Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming platform, the automaker has confirmed. The new model, likely to be the redesigned Mazda 3 we’ve been spying in prototype form for several months, will be revealed at 9:00 p.m. EDT tonight at a...

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