2021 Mazda CX-5 Turbo

By Alex Leanse – MotorTrend Fourth gear, throttle wide open down the straight. A right-hander closes in ahead. Don’t brake yet … Now! The front end dips. Cut two cogs with the left paddle. Pop off the stoppers and toss the steering clockwise. Ease into the power. Feel the weightContinue Reading

Mazda CX-30 vs Kia Seltos

By Nick Yekikian – MotorTrend The 2021 Kia Seltos is the brand’s latest entrant in the SUV octagon, and it enters the arena with a full head of steam. Last year Kia delivered a knockout punch in the form of the three-row Telluride. It was so good, we named it our 2020 SUV of the Year. WithContinue Reading


The Mazda MX-30 isn’t Mazda’s first electric vehicle per se – it’s made several prototypes, including the absurd, Kinder-Egg-on-wheels EX-005 concept of 1970 – but it is Mazda’s first production EV. Careering straight down the plug-in crossover route seems like a safe bet for pulling in buyers, but there are plentiful clues Mazda’sContinue Reading

Mazda CX-3 vs. CX-30 vs. CX-5

By Miguel Cortina – Words – MotorTrend We compare Mazda’s three small SUVs. As SUVs have grown in popularity, Mazda has continued to expand its lineup to satisfy its customer’s needs. The Mazda CX-3 plays in the subcompact SUV game and is designed for those who want a slightly higher ride than a carContinue Reading

2020 Mazda 3

By Erick Ayapana – MotorTrend Before a recent road trip to Lake Tahoe, my friends and I debated between taking my long-term Mazda3 or my buddy’s new Volvo XC90. Somehow, I won. They were eager to relax in the fancy and spacious Volvo, but I convinced them that the Mazda3 would beContinue Reading


BY Alisa Priddle – MotorTrend Newcomer to the Mazda lineup feels like you spent more than you did. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 might be the newest addition to the Mazda family, but one peek inside makes it abundantly clear this crossover belongs in the same showroom. The Japanese automaker might not have the size,Continue Reading


By Erick Ayapana – Words – Motor Trend I’ve come to appreciate a few things in our long-term Mazda3 that set it apart from its main rivals, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. For starters, the optional head-up display (Active Driving Display in Mazdaspeak) is well executed, and Mazda gets bonus points for including itsContinue Reading