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First Drives2020 Mazda CX-30: CrossMazda3
Mazda is introducing a fourth crossover for 2020, meaning cars will soon become a minority in the brand’s lineup. Slotting between the CX-3 and CX-5 , the all-new Mazda CX-30 won’t replace the former—at least not for now. The idea is to keep the CX-3 around for a while to …
PreviewsFive Things to Know About the Mazda MX-30
Mazda’s first-ever all-electric vehicle finally made its global debut last week at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show. The journalists in attendance, including our own Gabriel Gélinas and Antoine Joubert, were impressed for several reasons. Here are five things you need to know about the Mazda MX-30 : Spare Energy The …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3: Beautiful
The small-car segment is struggling of late, and a few models have recently left the market—like the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze —a sign that some manufacturers crunched numbers and figured out that their eventual redesign wouldn’t be as profitable as developing more crossover vehicles. Still, Mazda believes there is …
First DrivesWe Drove an Electric Mazda Before a Big Reveal in Tokyo
OSLO, Norway– The Car Guide recently visited the EV paradise that is Norway, where more than half of new-car sales are electric, for the opportunity to discover Mazda’s new electrification technology and drive an experimental prototype. In fact, the e-TPV name stands for “Electric Test Prototype Vehicle.” This is not …
Test Drives2019 Mazda CX-3 GT: Staying in Shape
As more and more small crossovers are hitting the market, consumers are trading in their cars for these urban runabouts. The Mazda CX-3 was introduced for the 2016 model year and was quickly adopted for its athletic styling, fun-to-drive character and reasonable price. In order to compete with popular rivals …
Test Drives2019 Mazda3 GT AWD: The Art of Making Sedans Fun and Compelling
As you all know, sedans have lost big market shares to SUVs and crossovers in recent years, so much in fact that American manufacturers are almost completely abandoning them. Those who continue forward need to stand out from the more spacious and practical utility vehicles by offering higher quality, better …

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NewsMazda Aiming for Larger SKYACTIV-X Engine in North America?
The last time we wrote about Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X engine was in March of last year following our first drive of the all-new Mazda3 . At the time, the folks at Mazda Canada said they were still considering the possibility to bring in this revolutionary powerplant, but we quickly understood that …
RecallsSome Mazda3 Cars See Ghosts and Brake for no Reason
Despite being named the Best New Car of the Year by the entire team here The Car Guide , the fourth-generation Mazda3 is not perfect. Truth be told, the number of problems reported by owners and recalls announced by the manufacturer is rather worrisome. After the indicator lights, wheels, engine …
ElectricMazda Compares MX-30 Emissions to a Diesel Car
Following the debut of its all-electric MX-30 crossover this fall, Mazda has just made a controversial statement to defend the vehicle’s limited range. Before going any further, we need to remind you that it’s not part of the company’s plans for North America yet. The MX-30 is aimed first and …
BuzzHere’s a Mazda RX-7 with Four Rotors, 1,000 Hp and Mad Sound Effects
Hoping to relive the magic of the LeMans-winning 787B race car, a Mazda RX-7 owner by the name of David Mazzei has completely transformed the powertrain by using the iconic, four-rotor R26B engine from the Japanese automaker. This extremely high-revving 2.6-litre mill originally produced 700 horsepower, but Mazzei somehow managed …
NewsMazda MX-5 Could be Electrified… at One Condition
With automakers pushing toward smaller engines and electrification to reduce global emissions, sports cars are either facing extinction or a serious transformation. We know, for example, that the Audi TT will not return and that the Ford Mustang will soon offer a hybrid variant. What about the Mazda MX-5 a.k.a.
NewsMazda3 Wins 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year Award
The fourth-generation Mazda3 , recently voted as The Car Guide ’s Best New Car of the Year ahead of the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche Taycan, took top honours at the 2019 Women's World Car of the Year awards held this past weekend at the Dubai International Motor Show. It follows …
News2020 Mazda CX-5 to Receive More Torque, Extra Features
On the heels of the refreshed CX-9 , Mazda is announcing similar changes to its most popular vehicle, the CX-5 . This comes a year after the addition of a top-line Signature model powered by a new turbocharged 2.5-litre engine, and just a couple of months after the equally new …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2020
The Car Guide recently invited representatives from all the major automakers in Canada to its annual awards ceremony. Nearly 30 different trophies were handed throughout the night in recognition of the most deserving cars and trucks of the year. The event, hosted by our own Gabriel Gélinas, was also an …