Mazda 3 Hatchback vs Ford Focus vs Subaru Impreza: Review & Comparisons

Need a hatchback that fits all the family? The Mazda 3 Hatchback may be a wise choice but how is it compared to Ford and Subaru?
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The new Mazda 3 Hatchback is probably the brand’s suavest-looking car yet. It’s handsome, great fun to drive, and affordable to run. It’s perfect for stylish families who want to keep costs down. A prominent front grille and slender headlights add a touch of sharpness to the way it looks, while the direct steering give it handling prowess. Even better, the manual gearbox is an absolutely joy.

Mazda CX-3 Hatchback vs Suzuki Vitara vs Kia Sportage: Review & Comparisons

Does a Hatchback that feels like a SUV sound like the perfect match for you? The new Mazda CX-3 Hatchback could be the right one for the job of carrying the whole family
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The new Mazda CX3 Hatchback is a stylish alternative in the already impressive Crossover market. It’s got an upmarket interior, sharp looks, and it’s good fun to drive. It’s like a conventional Hatchback but super-sized, and offers plenty of room for growing families. Compared to rivals, the CX3 is a bit on the expensive side. However, Mazda can feel justified with their pricing when you take a look at the list of standard kit: The likes of a 7” touchscreen, alloys and cruise control all comes with the entry level model. It’s reasonably practical too, its 350-litre boot out-sizing some competitors.

Mazda CX5 Estate vs Peugeot 3008 vs SEAT ATECA: Review & Comparisons

Looking for a estate car with a bit of a twist? The brand new Mazda CX-5 could be a perfect choice but how does it compare to Peugeot and SEAT models
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Estate cars have never looked better, and the new Mazda CX5 Estate is a case in point. Striking in its design, it makes for an excellent transition for growing families who need something bigger than a Hatchback. And just in case you were worried all Estate cars were boring, Mazda’s all-action DNA is present. If you’ve ever driven a Mazda MX-5 Roadster, be sure that this muscular Estate has taken a few cues from its devil-may-care sibling. It’s well equipped, too - but it is expensive.

A brief history of Mazda

We take a look at the history of Mazda...
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In 2015, Mazda produced 1.5 million vehicles for global sales. It was also the fifteenth biggest automaker by production worldwide. But it hasn’t been plain sailing for Mazda. The car manufacturer has had some bumps along the way. In this article, we look at the history of the Japanese automaker, and how they became the manufacturer we know and love today...

A brief history of Mazda: From Toyo Kogyo to Hydrogen Fuel Cells

How did the Mazda Motor Corporation become Japan's fifth largest producer of passenger cars? We take a look in our Mazda history...
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The Mazda Motor Corporation, named after Ahura Mazda, the chief deity of the ancient Iranian Zoroastrian religion, is the 18th largest automaker in the world and is Japan’s fifth largest producer of passenger cars. The marque is known for its sports cars and sporty passenger vehicles. We take a look at the interesting history of Mazda. Starting as a machine tool manufacturer called Toyo Cork Kogyo Co. in 1920, the Mazda-Go, an autorickshaw, was produced in 1931. However, this was on the eve of the Second World War...

The Mazda MX-5 convertible is just so much better on every front in this, its fourth guise. It’s lighter than last time around, handles more sharply, and it benefits from improved engineering, too. Although it comes with what can only be described as “nippy” engines, it offers enough tenacity and agility to more than make up for that perceived lack of straight-up power.

It’s also got a good legacy to fall back on, too. If you remember the original Mazda MX-5, you’ll recall how exciting it was. Happily, Mazda are seeking to recreate that excitement here. Let’s take a closer look at what it’s all about.


Mazda MX-5 Test Drive


Mazda clearly don’t buy into the idea that more is better, not where the MX-5 is concerned at least. There are a choice of two engines, both of them petrol units: there is a 2.0-litre 160PS variant, or a slighter 1.5-litre 131PS

Driving Experience

The Mazda 5 smacks of the sporty side of its manufacturer. This model has been designed for a sharper negotiation with the modified steering system. They threw in lightweight stabilisers and increased spring rates to give this car’s suspension an edge and capacity for its stability at speed.

This MPV is powered by either by petrol or diesel, a choice range for the motorist’s preferences in mind. The favourite is the 2.0-litre DISI petrol unit which, fitted with i-Stop stop/start technology, is a 148bhp engine that will sprint the body from 0 to 62mph in a remarkable 11 seconds! Alternatively, you can go for the 1.8-litre petrol engine which churns out 113bhp. This one takes 12.8 seconds to do a 0-62mph sprint. There is also the diesel engine, a 1.6-litre affair with 115bhp.

Design and Build


Design-wise, Mazda opted to remain a little conservative on the Mazda 5. However, its outlook

2014 Mazda 2 Review


Selling about 25% of all Mazda sales in the UK, the Mazda 2 rolled onto the UK roads in 2003, seen then as a Ford Fusion replica. However, in 2007, its second generation follow-up strut its mettle as a model of its own despite some underlying semblances to Ford Fiesta.

Mazda put in a lot of work to sell this car. For instance, in 2011, they decided to stiffen its body that is composed of strong but ultra-light steel. They put in an auto Activematic variant option to woo the urban market. This was a good decision on their part as can be evidenced by feedback from sales.

Driving Experience

The 2014 Mazda 2 is one of those very fuel-efficient and eco-friendly rides you have been looking for. You have choice of a 1.3-litre petrol or the 1.5-litre one. The 1.3-litre petrol gives you two further options: 75 or [...]

Mazda introduced its new 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback yesterday (Wednesday 26 June) at several locations around the world.

Mazda’s top-selling model of all time becomes the third member of a new generation featuring the automaker’s “KODO – Soul of Motion” design and its full range of convention-defying SKYACTIV Technology. The new 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback thereby joins its award-winning siblings: the Mazda CX-5, a compact SUV launched in 2012, and the mid-sized Mazda 6.

Consisting of lightweight engines, transmissions, body and chassis, SKYACTIV Technology was developed by Mazda from the ground up as the basis for ultra-efficient vehicles. It has also helped put Mazda back on track as a business. The improvements achieved through SKYACTIV innovation have considerably enhanced the efficiency of its manufacturing and development processes.

“Everything about the new Mazda 3 hatchback is exciting, from the way it looks and feels to its dynamic performance, nimble responsiveness, reliability and operating costs,” says

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