Both Toyota and Mazda have fans that want diesel engines in their cars.
Mazda had a 5-passenger crossover at one time called the CX-7. It opted to let the model die and focus on the three-row CX-9 and smallish-compact CX-5.
If you are shopping for a mid-sized sedan or crossover and safety is one of your priorities this news will be important to you.
If we are going to be truthful we should mention that your dog really wants you to buy a cheap, old pickup truck once used to haul rubbish and let him/her ride in the back.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 small crossover went on sale just this month, and already it has beaten the pants off the competition. At least in Car and Driver’s opinion.
Crossover mania has reached a fever pitch. Crossovers the size of the CR-V, RAV 4, and CX-5 are now a larger automotive segment than mid-size sedans like the Camry, Mazda6 and Accord.
In case you don’t follow Mazda’s Miata sales the way we do, it has been selling in the 400 to 600 unit per month range in the U.S. market for a long time.
About nine years ago I began to look for a roadster. Based on my budget and my interest in a car with a warranty, I narrowed the field very quickly down to just two candidates.
In this month’s Automobile Magazine (September 2015 page 81) there is a very interesting chart. The chart shows the first, second, third, and new fourth generation Mazda Miata’s 0-60 mph times.