Tests and Features

Test Drives2018 Mazda MX-5 RF: Simplify Your Life4.0/5
As I’m writing this, Mazda has already announced an updated version of its little roadster. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 will feature slightly more power from its naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four cylinder. You might imagine then, that reading a review of the 2018 model is irrelevant. Well, not exactly. Because many …
First Drives2019 Mazda MX-5: Even More Exciting4.0/5
TORONTO, Ontario – Since it first appeared on the market in 1989, the little Mazda MX-5 has won the hearts of many driving enthusiasts across the globe. The Miata, as it was known in the beginning, celebrated its 26th anniversary in 2015, just before receiving a total redesign. This fourth …
Spotlight on2019 Mazda MX-5: More Power!
The Car Guide is heading to Toronto this week in order to get our grubby hands on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 roadster, which benefits from some engine modifications to increase its output. More of a “want” than a “need,” the MX-5 will now offer 17 percent more power for a …
Test Drives2018 Mazda MX-5: Masterpiece on Wheels
Human beings have so few moments of true brilliance. From the rare moments of grace, certain works that transcend their era stand out. Rarer still is when a group of men and women, despite their differences, are able to achieve perfection. Of the tens of thousands of cars designed for …
Test Drives2017 Mazda MX-5 RF at AJAC EcoRun
Since the launch of the latest-generation Mazda MX-5 , pretty much everything has been said about this award-winning and delicious little roadster. Well, almost everything. Driving enjoyment is the main factor, of course, but what about fuel economy? To demonstrate how efficient the MX-5 and its SKYACTIV powertrain is, Mazda …
First Drives2017 Mazda MX-5 RF: New Roof, New Ambitions4.5/5
The Mazda MX-5 has always been in a category unto itself. It’s less powerful than the Porsche Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLC, smaller than the Ford Mustang, more modern than the Nissan 370Z and more reliable than the MINI Cooper convertible. Yep, the MX-5 has always been in its own segment, …
Special EventsMazda Celebrates the Millionth MX-5 with Stop in Canada
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario – For 27 years, the Mazda MX-5, otherwise known as the Miata, has changed the way we think of cars, and garnered a cult following in the process. It all started with a sketch from Bob Hall, then General Manager of Product Planning and Tom Matano, the …
Test Drives2016 Mazda MX-5 GS: Sport Sauce is Good4.5/5
I could wax on lyrically for hours—no, days—scratch that, the remainder of my life—on how good the Mazda MX-5 is. I want to say that there are no substitutes and after reading a few first drive reviews on the Fiat 124 Spider from my colleagues, I will make the statement: …
BlogMazda MX-5: A Great Product With An Uncertain Future?
When I recently travelled to California to test the 2016 Mazda MX-5, I seized the opportunity to chat with Mark Peyman, National Manager, Product Strategies & Development at Mazda Canada. I asked him point-blank when a hard top will be available; after all, even though hard tops are less sporty, …
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