Every time a new Mazda model is announced, a certain number of unwashed yokels always seem to mention that the car would be hella better if only they used the Wankel rotary. News flash: the rotary is a garbage engine.
The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 rolled off the assembly line in Hiroshima on the 22nd April 2016 sporting the color, and that means there’s enough Miatas out there by now for generations to come.
The fancy Mazda Prototype used to be the diesel-powered weirdo of the series now known as the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, but they had to drop the ability to raise VW owners’ eyebrows for a more conventional powerplant this year. What does the team think of the switch so far? It seems to be working!
D’aww, look at it! Look how happy it is! Like a magical puppy that wants to get sideways, if an NA Mazda Miata can’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse.
Remember when you were young and your dog ran away, and you always hoped it would come back while knowing deep down Rocko was actually dead? That’s how a lot of people feel about a new Mazdaspeed3 or Speed6, which Mazda has no plans to bring back for the current generation of either car.
I live in Texas. I only ever see large amounts of snow if I leave the state. But what I learned after doing not one, but two snow driving schools with Porsche and Mazda, is how to turn those distinct winter driving disadvantages into wild hooning superpowers—and also how not to spin out, crash and die.
Rotary engines aren’t perfect. They’re known to burn oil, blow seals, make very little torque and above all, not do so hot on EPA fuel economy drive cycles. Despite all that, there’s something about the high-revving swirly hamentaschen that has our hearts, and now Mazda’s filed a patent that could make them feasible…
Of all the cars revealed at the New York Auto Show, none were as deeply divisive among your Jalopnik staff—and a lot of other people, too—than the 2017 Mazda Miata RF, the new retracting targa coupe version of the brilliant new Miata.
Mazda just lifted the sheet on the all-new Miata RF “Retractable Fastback” convertible to open the New York International Auto Show. It’s cool, but it’s not the Miata Coupe we were all praying, begging, and hoping for.
I hate to break it to you, but sometimes Miata is not always the answer. However, if you need a crossover to complement your roadster, the all new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will go on sale this Spring with a starting MSRP of $31,520.
Where were you on Monday night? If you weren’t at the Great Jalopnik Throwdown, our SXSW event at the Hype Hotel, you missed one of the best parties Austin—maybe even the entire world—has ever seen.
The last time I posted the lil red GTX had just fizzled out after getting clobbered on the rough stages of the 2015 Lake Superior Performance Rally. We had felt pretty good about the new turbo and the set up in general but then at the very end of stage 12, the car turned off, and that was that. We coasted through the…
If you think the Mazda Miata is literally the perfect car, there’s good news: its perfection might reach new heights next week at the New York Auto Show, as Mazda is expected to debut a hard-top version.
The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover that thinks it’s a sports sedan. What do you need to know before you buy a Mazda CX-9? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
On paper, the Mazda CX-3 is inferior to the Mazda3 in every way except ride height, but it’s still a cool little CUV. What do you need to know before you buy a Mazda CX-3? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Top always down! Here’s a fellow automotive journalist recording some very sideways footage in the passenger seat of a new ND Mazda MX-5 in the snow at Mazda’s Ice Academy. Whoever said that it wasn’t a fantastic winter car clearly didn’t dress for the weather, or is averse to opposite lock. This car was made for snow…
An amusingly modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution cools off with its hood up as the Spec Miata field grids up in the background.
Up into the ‘90s, Mazda welcomed high-price flagship cars, like this completely unexpected and little-loved rear-drive luxury car. This is the 929. I want one.
Ever since the seemingly production-ready and rather attractive Mazda Koeru tall wagon/crossover concept dropped at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the question has been this: when’s Mazda gonna build it? Looks like the answer is now. Photos from the Chinese site POPSUV reveal the crossover in full, and its name…
The last rotary sedan Mazda made was the JDM 929, discontinued in 1991. But twenty years back, the two-door RX-2 was built to be a screaming giant slayer on and off the tracks.