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100th anniversary Mazda Miata MX-5 with a 1960 Mazda R360

What’s So Great About Mazda Cars?

Since the old school “zoom-zoom” commercials, Mazda cars have made quite a name for themselves. These days, the Mazda slogan says “driving matters,” and the company holds claim to a lineup of cars said to be fun to drive. Year after year, the MazdaBut what’s so great about Mazda cars? This isn’t a brand with …
The Mazda MX-5 Miata at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show

Does the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Have Apple CarPlay?

Many people these days have trouble not always using their phones. That even includes while driving, which is certainly a time when it’s safest not to have a phone in hand. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make it possible to use many phone functions without handling the phone itself. In good news for new Mazda …
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The 5 Best 2020 Sports Cars Under $30K

Most people assume they can’t own a sports car because of the massive sticker price. It’s true many luxury sports cars are expensive, but some reasonably priced coupes can fit nicely into most budgets. If you’re car shopping, don’t ignore these five sporty 2020 sports cars you can purchase for less than $30,000.  Mazda MX-5 Miata It’s …
Mazda celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Miata with the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show

Mazda Uses a Special Design Philosophy for All of Its Cars

With so many vehicles on the market today, it’s a real challenge for an automaker to produce cars that stand out from the crowd. Mazda has taken “standing out” to a whole new creative level. For Mazda, the ultimate form of beauty is design crafted by human hands.  Mazda designers and modelers alike find artistic new …
The Mazda MX-5 on display at the Brussels Motor Show

The Miata Is the Only Mazda Car To Increase Its Sales in 2020

It’s no secret that it’s been a rough year for the auto world. RV sales may have spiked, but for everyone else, COVID-19 only hurt sales profits. That’s why it’s not that surprising that Mazda’s reported overall sales have fallen this year, according to Inside Mazda. In spite of this, one Mazda car has beaten …

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Infotainment Needs Some Tweaking

I hadn’t driven a Mazda Miata until my recent tester. I’ll admit, it’s one of the few vehicles I’ve spent time with that I was sad letting go of at the end of the week. The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a fantastic little car. But I will say the infotainment needs some tweaking. Overall, …
a press photo of a red 2020 Mazda MiX-5 Miata against a white backdrop

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF Is no Toy for Toddlers

The tiny metallic red Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Retractable Fastback (RF) tester I had this week might look like a toy. In fact, this close to the holidays I felt a bit like I was driving around in an ornament fit for a fir tree. However, despite its adorable appearance, the 2020 Mazda Miata …

Is the Honda S2000 Faster Than the Toyota 86 and the Mazda MX-5?

It’s almost impossible for us to love the Honda S2000 too much, but is it really that much better than other rear-drive sports cars like the Toyota 86 and Mazda MX-5? A popular YouTube channel, Savagegeese, recently posted a video pitting a Honda S2000 against those other two popular sports cars and the results were …

The Most Fuel-Efficient Sports Cars

If you’re shopping for a sports car, then you either know exactly which one you want or, if you don’t, then you’re probably juggling some important facts and figures. Do you want front, rear, or all-wheel drive? Do you want one with more than two seats? And, is fuel efficiency important? It probably isn’t, but …
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is an affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car for the masses.

The Story of How the Mazda MX-5 Miata Got Its Start

The current-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the most capable affordable sports cars available for sale. However, the small sporty roadster’s story began back in the 1980s. At the time, Mazda’s lineup consisted mostly of family vehicles with nothing positioned below the rotary-engine-powered RX7. Mazda took a gamble by investing in a mass-market sports …
Mazda MX-5 RF compact sports car on display at Brussels Expo

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Looks Out of Place on This MotorTrend List

The Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible offers a thrilling ride but seems a bit out of place when you pit the Miata against some of the biggest names in performance vehicles. Ferrari, Corvette, and even the McLaren has some pretty nice-looking convertibles on the market. So, why would the tiny Miata be considered a player in …

Is the 2020 Mazda MX-5 RF Good For Road Trips?

If you had to think about the perfect car for road trips, you would probably think of something comfortable and fuel-efficient, like a Lexus ES hybrid, for example. Sport car enthusiasts might think of something like a Corvette, considering you can achieve around 30 mpg and travel pretty well with it. But the last car …

How Fast Is the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

The Mazda MX-5 has always been known for its performance in the corners more than its straight-line speed. After all, just one look at this tiny two-seater and you’ll be hard-pressed to mistake it for a muscle car, but it’s still fun to toss around nonetheless. And while it feels more at home lapping cones …

5 Annoying Features on the 2020 Mazda MX-5 RF

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 RF is easily one of the most engaging and fun cars in the market today and its definitely one of the best cars that we have driven to date. It currently stands alone in its segment as being the most venerable two-seat convertible, unless you count the Fiat 124, but that’s …

Is the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF a Replacement for the Honda S2000?

The Honda S2000 was one of the most revered sports cars during its time and has developed quite the cult following since it was discontinued in 2009. However, the Mazda MX-5 has soldiered on and was even redesigned for the 2016 model year, picking up a hardtop along the way in the form of the …