The Crazy, Cantankerous And Sometimes Crash-y World Of Three-Wheel Cars

There's a maxim we have used here at Jalopnik for many years: four wheels good, two wheels bad. Why do we say this? To put it simply: safety. Cars are inherently more stable than bikes, and they offer greater protection to their driver and passengers. That's why the motorcycle crashes that get posted here tend to be… » 10/06/12 12:00pm 10/06/12 12:00pm

The 2014 Mazda CX-9 Looks Like A Mazda

I know what you're thinking: So what? The last one was a boring, minivan-esque suburban driveway flower. But the latest Mazda CX-9 Crossover, to be introduced in North America sometime late this year or early next, will be all new. » 9/18/12 1:20pm 9/18/12 1:20pm

Canadian Mazda Will Set You Free From The 'Hell' Of Manual Transmissions

Ugh, manual transmissions, am I right? All that clutching and shifting and engine braking and being more in control of your car – it's exhausting! Forget all the reasons you should learn to drive stick. Everyone knows we need to have our hands free so we can eat french fries or text photos of our junk to people we met … » 9/09/12 10:30am 9/09/12 10:30am

Was This New Mazda6 Video Done With Computers Or The Power Of Satan?

When Mazda debuted the sexy new Mazda6 sedan at the Moscow Auto Show in late August, they did so with a video that showed the decidedly un-beige midsizer driving through the desert accompanied by cellists playing a Kinks song. » 9/08/12 2:00pm 9/08/12 2:00pm

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Drops The Smiley Derp Face

The latest iteration of Mazda's KODO design language lands on the refreshed MX-5 Miata, replacing its Derpy smiling face with something slightly more aggressive. This upgrade is only for Japan now, but we're hoping and expecting it'll arrive here for the MX-5's next model year. » 7/06/12 10:00am 7/06/12 10:00am

The Last Mazda Wankel Engine Has Been Built

Last Friday, June 22, 2012, the Wankel rotary engine's last remaining and steadfast devotee, Mazda, produced their final rotary engine in their Hiroshima plant. The Wankel engine never really fulfilled its promises and hopes, though over its history over 25 major automobile, motorcycle, tractor, and aircraft companies, … » 6/26/12 4:00pm 6/26/12 4:00pm

Subaru BRZ Vs. Toyota GT 86 Vs. Mazda Miata: Track Battle

Enthusiasts now have three (err... two, because one of them is pretty much the exact same as the other) inexpensive RWD handling-focused cars to race. Rather than enjoy this sudden bounty, many have taken to forums to explain why their particular choice is superior (don't even think of uttering the word "Scion" on a… » 4/30/12 12:00pm 4/30/12 12:00pm