Mazda Dockable Entertainment System Utilizes 7-Year-Old Gameboy

Mazda is very proud to announce its Dockable Entertainment System that will be optional in the 2008 Mazda CX-9. Any kind of an entertainment system with a dock is awesome, except in this case when the docking gadget is the Gameboy Advance. Yes, the Gameboy Advance—technically four generations old—is now supported by… » 2/19/08 4:44pm 2/19/08 4:44pm

Automobile Magazine All-Star Cars Revealed, Refuse To Hand Over The…

It's the time of the year when everyone and their grandmother hands out a "Best Car Ever...of the Year" award. Just over a week ago Motor Trend named their Car of the Year. We already showed you the Car & Driver top ten for '08 and now Automobile Magazine has released their category-less Automobile All-Stars list.… » 11/30/07 10:00am 11/30/07 10:00am

Motor Trend Selects CX-9 as SUV of the Year, Calls It "Zoomy"

Motor Trend has named the Mazda CX-9 its SUV of the year. Weighing in at 4,633 pounds, the Motor Trend editors were impressed the hulking seven-seater didn't handle like a moose riding a walrus through a slalom course. In fact, the editors seem to think the CX-9 possesses a rare amount of agility...something that… » 10/15/07 2:30pm 10/15/07 2:30pm

Watch Out for the Tree! Mazda CX-9 to Get Rearview-Mounted LCD Display

Score another one for techno-ergonomics. Mazda says its CX-9 crossover will get a high-res 2.4" LCD display housed inside an automatic-dimming rearview mirror. The display will feed images from a back-up camera, giving a driver simultaneous, multiangle views of the shopping-cart morass he's about to back into. The… » 4/09/07 11:54am 4/09/07 11:54am

A New Low For Car Salesmen: Taking Advantage Of Bipolar Customers?

A woman in Michigan is suing a car dealership for taking advantage of her bipolar disorder by leasing her a $32,000 Mazda CX-9 when she went in for an oil change(confirming that old adage that only the clinically depressed lease cars). According to the woman, a side effect of her disorder is "impulsivity and… » 3/15/07 11:40am 3/15/07 11:40am

Question of the Day: Japanese MPV or CX-9?

AutoWeek gives a what-might-have-been report on Mazda's decision to bring the large CX-9 crossover to market over the redesigned MPV minivan. Mazda's senior veep for product development laid out the reason for the shift from minivan to crossover in very certain terms. Thanks to fewer incentives and higher transaction… » 2/02/07 10:04am 2/02/07 10:04am