Buy A Mazda3 With Power, Or Don't Bother At All

The current Mazda3 is a very good car by all means, but while Americans can't have it with less than 155 horsepower, the European situation is slightly more depressing. » 2/13/15 7:30pm 2/13/15 7:30pm

The Bathurst 12 Hour Is A Magical Land With A Candy-Liveried V8 Mazda3

What could make a Mazda3 more delicious? Candy, for one. Also, a V8 stuffed in there for good measure. Have we mentioned that the fellows at MARC have done this before with a humble V8, rear-wheel-drive Focus, and that they're running all of these cars in the Bathurst 12 Hour this weekend? Aww yes. » 2/02/15 1:14pm 2/02/15 1:14pm

Dopey Old Couple Almost Dies After 13 Hours Trapped In Unlocked Mazda 

An older New Zealand couple almost died after being inside their new Mazda 3 for 13 hours because they couldn't figure out how to exit the car. This was very close to being an actual tragedy, and one that could have been prevented by — and this is where you cringe — pulling the door handle. » 12/18/14 2:54pm 12/18/14 2:54pm

Mazda Once Built Ford A Turbo Rally Car

I have a particular soft spot for the Mazda 323 GTX — it was a WRX before there was a WRX, a little late '80s turbo homologation special that did reasonably well in Group A rally. I have an even softer spot for the completely pointless Ford version. » 9/10/14 11:00pm 9/10/14 11:00pm

The Next Mazdaspeed3 Is Still A 'Maybe' For All-Wheel Drive

When the all-new Mazda3 came out, two questions were on the minds of enthusiasts everywhere: "When do we get a Mazdaspeed version?" and "Will it finally get all-wheel drive?" Today, a new report addresses that second question with a solid "maybe." » 8/25/14 2:00pm 8/25/14 2:00pm

Mazda 3 Sales Slump Isn't About Corolla/Civic

'You Have To Be Kidding Me' -- A Tow Truck Wrecks The Car It's Towing

Things go from bad to worse when a tow truck driver managed to utterly wreck the stranded Mazda 3 it was trying to help. » 10/30/13 3:20pm 10/30/13 3:20pm

The Japanese Forgot How To Build A Sporty Luxury Sedan

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/22/13 9:28am 10/22/13 9:28am

The 2014 Mazda3 Will Start At $16,945 And Get Kickass MPG

It's number time for the 2014 Mazda3! What is arguably the most exciting car in this segment can be yours starting at just $16,945, and it will get 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Why buy a hybrid over this? » 7/24/13 12:00pm 7/24/13 12:00pm

2014 Mazda3 Sedan: This Is It

Do you love the design of the 2014 Mazda3, but don't want to look like some sort of godless European by driving a hatchback? Mazda's got the car for you! Meet the 2014 Mazda3 sedan. » 7/03/13 11:07pm 7/03/13 11:07pm

2014 Mazda3: This Is It

The official press shots of the 2014 Mazda3 showed up online earlier today, and — surprise! — it looks just like the car we saw on Russian Facebook and in a Japanese magazine. Fans of fun economy cars, meet your new ride. » 6/26/13 8:21am 6/26/13 8:21am

The 2014 Mazda3 Shows Up On Russian Facebook

Mazda hasn't formally announced it yet, but the car you're looking at is almost certainly the 2014 Mazda3. It showed up in some Japanese magazine scans earlier this month, and now here it is in person, having popped up on a Russian Facebook account of all places. » 6/19/13 1:55pm 6/19/13 1:55pm

The 2014 Mazda3: This Might Be It

What appear to be the first photos of the 2014 Mazda3 have shown up in a Japanese magazine. If these scans are accurate, the next car will have a lot less in the way of smiles — but hopefully it will still give its driver some grins. » 6/03/13 10:16am 6/03/13 10:16am

Genius Parents Curb Teen's Distracted Driving With Manual Transmission

If Jalopnik were to start handing out Parent of the Year awards, Seattleites Holly Johnson and her husband would have to be the top choices. They found the solution to distracted driving that we have LITERALLY BEEN PREACHING FOR YEARS — they bought their teenager a car with a stick shift. Huzzah! » 5/08/13 1:11pm 5/08/13 1:11pm

Is This The 2014 Mazda3 You're Not Supposed To See Yet?

We've seen Mazda's Kodo design language in the Mazda6 and the CX-5, and going by this supposedly leaked image it looks like they're going the same route with the Mazda3. » 10/18/12 10:40am 10/18/12 10:40am

Mazda3 joins the 40-mpg club

To join the growing club of compact cars that can touch 40 mpg in the U.S. government's highway driving tests, Mazda tweaked the 2012 Mazda3 with aero changes and a new 2-liter engine. The LOLs are still intact. » 4/21/11 1:20pm 4/21/11 1:20pm