Automotive Brand - Mazda


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Over 783,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in September

Ford, Honda account for more than three quarters of all recalled vehicles

Nearly 340,000 Ford F-150s recalled over seatbelt pretensioners that could start fires; 0ver 263,000 Acuras and Hondas added to the Takata airbag recall. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Oct 3, 2018, 10:30 PM

The 15 most aerodynamic everyday cars

The lower the coefficient of drag, the better a car cuts through the air Read More

Auto Industry Fuel Economy Sep 26, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mazda recalls 49,000 Mazda6s over rust issues

Lower control arm mounting-point corrosion could lead to loss of steering Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Sep 18, 2018, 2:30 AM

20 odd trucks to celebrate Ugly Truck Day

July 20 is annually celebrated to recognize ugly trucks, vans and SUVs Read More

Classic Cars Auto Awards Auto Enthusiasts Jul 20, 2018, 2:30 AM


2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving Read More

Mazda recalls CX-5 over faulty air-curtains

Air-curtain airbags might not unfold and deploy properly in a roll-over

Mazda CX-5 CUVs from 2018 may have improperly-manufactured airbags that might not deploy properly, meaning they won't protect occupants as they should. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jun 27, 2018, 3:15 AM

10 good and 10 not so good brands in Initial Quality

J.D. Power polled 75,000 new buyers during their vehicle’s first 90 days

New vehicle quality has improved for the fourth consecutive year, and it’s at its best level ever according to the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Awards Jun 20, 2018, 8:00 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models

Toyota scored highest with 12 model category wins and 2 brand awards; BMW judged tops in luxury and 5 models; Honda, Ford had brand and 4 model-wins each. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM


Nine ragtops you can get for less than $12,000

What's happened with convertibles in Canada?

In the overall market, the convertible automobile is losing ground against the tsunami of sport utilities and crossovers being snapped up by consumers. Read More

Used Cars Auto Industry May 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mazda takes Mazda6 upmarket with mid-cycle refresh

New front and rear clips and almost all-new interior, floor to ceiling

More elegant looks pit it against offerings from Acura, Buick, Lexus and Volkswagen, though Mazda is also aiming at Audi, BMW, Infiniti and Mercedes. Read More

New Cars Car Buying Apr 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mazda unveils new CX-3, hints at new Mazda3 Sport

CX-3 compact crossover gets exterior, interior and powertrain updates

Due in production in 2019, a compression-ignition gasoline engine aims to improve efficiency by 20-30%, as Mazda aims to cut CO2 emissions 50% by 2030. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars New Cars Mar 28, 2018, 9:00 AM

Nearly 110,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in February

Biggest recalls involved Ram pickups and Mitsubishi RVR compact SUVs

23 models from 12 marques recalled for a variety of issues ranging from fuel leaks and water drainage, to faulty shift interlocks and incorrect labels. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Mar 3, 2018, 10:30 PM


Mazda issues "stop drive" recall for B-Series

2006 pickups recalled following driver airbag fatalities in Ford Ranger

Recall affects trucks with non-desiccated Takata driver airbags not covered under the original recall that affected millions of vehicles worldwide. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Jan 19, 2018, 3:30 AM

Mazda MX-5 gets new colour options for 2018

New exterior colours, interior presentations and handling enhancements

Biggest change is availability of Dark Cherry soft top, which creates premium look with new Machine Grey Metallic body (previously only available on RF). Read More

New Cars Dec 28, 2017, 9:30 PM

Mazda hints at new Mazda3, Mazda6 in Tokyo

Both concepts show off latest Skyactiv engine and new design language

Kai Concept compact destined to become new Mazda3 Sport, and Vision Coupe provides early look at Mazda6, unless Mazda is planning a new premium sedan. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Nov 6, 2017, 9:30 PM

Over 120,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in September

Total of 16 actions affect 25 models from 14 different brands

Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ram and Volkswagen all have models affected. Read More

Car Safety Oct 3, 2017, 9:35 PM


20 models recalled in Canada in June

Nearly 350,000 vehicles named in recalls to address some 20 problems

Audi, BMW, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volvo all require attention to some issues. Read More

Car Safety Jul 4, 2017, 10:30 PM

Mazda recalls Mazda3, Mazda6 over brake issues

Parking brake may corrode at rear calipers, causing cable to bind

Over 307,000 models - Mazda3s and Mazda6s - from model years 2014 through 2017 are affected, with reports of at least 13 incidents but not injuries. Read More

Car Safety Jun 30, 2017, 10:30 PM

Mazda recalls RX-8s for fuel line, suspension issues

Two separate recalls address potential fuel leaks and loss of steering

69,447 RX-8s are being recalled to address fuel pump cracks, and 35,332 cars are recalled because of cracked sockets on lower front suspension arms. Read More

Car Safety Jun 9, 2017, 10:30 PM

BBR gives Mazda MX-5 an aftermarket boost

Famed Mazda tuner adds twin-scroll turbo to Skyactiv 2.0-litre engine

Turbocharger upgrade boosts 4-cylinder’s outputs from 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque to 248 and 236, respectively, lowering 0-100 time to 5.5 seconds. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Enthusiasts Apr 21, 2017, 10:30 PM


Mazda puts the adventure, and money, in ‘Adventure Rally’

And the money, too – the winners earned $10,000 for their charity of choice

Mazda Adventure Rally pitted 10 teams of Canadian auto journalists against each other to win $10,000 for their charity of choice. And we won! By Mark Richardson Read More

Autofile rally driver wins $10,000 for women’s charity

The Mazda Adventure Rally is an annual highlight for automotive media in Canada

The $10,000 donation from Mazda will be made to the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre in Cobourg, Ontario. Read More

FIRST DRIVE: 2017 Mazda CX-5 ups the ante for compact SUVs

Changes to Mazda’s best-selling model in Canada are all in the details

While it looks little different than its predecessor, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has changed a lot. It’s all in the details – nearly 700 of them! Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 11:10 AM

New Mazda MX-5 RF flips its top for fun

Mazda’s new ‘flip-top’ MX-5 RF brings a whole new dimension to its iconic sports car

The MX-5 RF is not so much a roadster with a hard top; it’s more like an enclosed two-seater sports coupe with a retractable roof. Read More


BREAKING NEWS: Mazda CX-5 to get a diesel!

CX-5 will be the first Mazda vehicle to offer a diesel engine in North America

At a time when others automakers are shying away from diesel, Mazda is displaying an abundance of confidence in its diesel product and technologies. Read More

New Cars Auto Technology Green Cars Nov 16, 2016, 10:50 AM

Mazda cashes in on Launch Edition MX-5 RF

Limited edition has unique combo of Grey exterior and Auburn interior

Taking a page from some premium car makers’ marketing manuals, Mazda made just 1,000 models, available first to the Miata’s most ardent followers. Read More

New Cars Oct 3, 2016, 2:30 PM

Mazda recalls 2.2M vehicles to fix hatchgates

Gas damper struts that aid opening and keep door up may corrode

Of the 2.2 millon vehicles recalled, 183,808 are reportedly affected in Canada and another 575,381 vehicles are in the US, with no known incidents. Read More

Car Safety Sep 8, 2016, 10:30 PM

Mazda uses engine to enhance handling

G-Vectoring Control is part of Mazda’s new Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics

Varying engine torque in response to steering provides integrated control of the forces generated by acceleration and optimizes the load on each wheel. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Jul 13, 2016, 10:30 PM


Kia, Honda most attractive to families

Asian brands dominate top 10 list, with only one North American entry

Ten vehicles chosen as new car purchases blessed with style, substance and kid-friendly features, in sizes and shapes to suit all family needs. Read More

Auto Awards Jun 11, 2016, 10:30 PM

What you should know about the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9

Mazda ups the ante for mid-size sport utes with its all-new CX-9 crossover

Mazda is pushing the top-end trim of its flagship seven-passenger crossover to a premium level that rivals luxury brands at a more affordable price. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Luxury Cars May 31, 2016, 7:15 AM

2016 Mazda CX-3 the right size car at the right price

Exciting driving dynamics back up contemporary attractiveness

Acceleration is peppy with nice throttle response, handling is terrific with nice steering feel, and ride is smooth over just about any surface. Read More

Automotive Reviews May 19, 2016, 10:30 PM

Hyundai, Mazda recall vehicles over steering concerns

Sonatas, Mazda2s, CX-3s, CX-5s and CX9s affected by different issues

2011 Sonatas have faulty power steering circuit boards; 2013-16 Mazdas have front suspension mounts and steering knuckles that could come loose. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Apr 8, 2016, 11:30 PM


Mazda revives Targa look in new MX-5 RF

RF stands for retractable fastback, harkening back to Civic del Sol

As with many of today’s convertibles, the roof opens and closes at the push of a button but only up to 10 km/h, whereas many can manage city speeds. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 23, 2016, 6:50 PM

Chevrolet Volt wins Canadian Green Car of the Year

Mazda CX-3 also wins, as Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year

Winners recognized by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada at media conference during opening ceremonies at Vancouver International Auto Show. Read More

Green Cars Auto Shows Mar 23, 2016, 2:05 PM

The Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year are...

Honda Civic and Mazda CX-3 claim top honours from AJAC journalists

It’s the 31st year for AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) awards program which is based on a process unique in the automotive industry. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Auto Shows Feb 11, 2016, 8:00 AM

Mazda Ice Academy demonstrates AWD attributes

Mazda's i-ACTIV all-wheel drive combines precise control with sporty dynamics

Mazda's all-wheel-drive vehicles are designed to engage the driver with a sense of total control, making driving more than just getting from A to B. Read More


More Mazda B-Series caught in airbag sweep

Mazda adds another 19,000 pickups from 2004-2006 model years

The new recall affects vehicles mostly in the lower United States and its territories (Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, and Saipan in the south Pacific). Read More

Car Safety Car Care Feb 1, 2016, 11:30 AM

AJAC Car, Utility of the Year down to 3

Civic, Golfs up for Car award; Kia, Mazda, Volvo vie for SUV award

The six finalists were shortlisted from nine “Best New” category winners announced in fall 2015 after four days of back-to-back testing by 71 writers. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Jan 14, 2016, 3:45 AM

New Mazda CX-9 gets first SkyActiv turbo

Large crossover’s 4-cylinder makes torque equivalent to 4-litre engine

Horsepower is boosted to 227 (the Mazda6’s 2.5 makes 184 hp) and torque is two-thirds greater, at 310 lb-ft (the normally aspirated unit makes 185). Read More

New Cars Auto Technology Dec 26, 2015, 5:30 PM

Mazda MX-5 is Japanese Car of the Year

The MX-5 beat out the Honda S660 and BMW 2 Series for the top honour

This win gives the Hiroshima-based automaker back-to-back Japanese Car of the Year victories, after claiming the title for the Mazda2 last year. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Dec 7, 2015, 10:20 PM