2015 Mazda CX-9 Review

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"The 2015 Mazda CX-9 is a goodie but an oldie, and increasingly its problems — from recent crash tests to uncompetitive gas mileage — may be too much to overlook for family shoppers,” Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says.

2015 Mazda CX-9 Expert Review

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mazda Accessorizes its New Miata Roadster

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There may not be as much buzz these days about car accessories, but automakers and dealers alike still make a fair amount of money on add-ons. The benefits of automakers offering such parts are many: They can often be rolled into the purchase price (and financing) of a new car; they can be installed at the dealer (or sometimes the factory); and many times they're covered under warranty as well.

More 2015 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

Mazda has just unveiled a line of personalization accessories for the new 2016 MX-5 Miata roadster when it arrives in the U.S. either late this year or early next year (Mazda hasn't said). The brand used the 2015 Chicago Auto Show to show off some of these accessories by attaching the accessory aero kit to a new white Miata.

By Aaron Bragman | February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Mazda6 Video

Mazda updated its stylish midsize sedan for 2016, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the new Mazda6 is still a really sharp looking car. Inside, the updates also impress with a revised control panel layout and upgraded cabin materials.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Heat Up Valentine's Day With These Cars

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It's Valentine's Day, and you're looking for an automotive way to tell your significant other how you feel. We surveyed our fellow editors, all of whom are known to be world-class romantics — just ask them! — for some advice:

By Patrick Olsen | February 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Mazda Teases MX-5 Miata Concept

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Mazda redesigned its iconic roadster for 2016 and a concept version of it will be unveiled at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show later this week. Mazda says the MX-5 Miata accessories design concept previews what may be in store for those looking to personalize their cars.

More 2015 Chicago Auto Show News

The MX-5 Miata has a long history with the Chicago Auto Show; the car was originally announced at the show in 1989. Stay tuned for more from the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Press days start Thursday.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 10, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Mazda CX-9 Video

Mazda's three-row crossover hasn't changed much in the last several years, but Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the CX-9 is aging fairly well with a comfortable, high-quality interior and precise handling. Room could be an issue for families, however, with subpar storage space for small items and a small cargo area behind the third row. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

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"The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers superior handling, an easy-to-use convertible top and loads of driving fun, but it needs its imminent 2016 redesign to keep pace with a growing, competitive market," says Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson.

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Expert Review

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

Chrysler, Mazda Expand Takata Airbag Recalls

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Two automakers are expanding their Takata-airbag-related recalls. Chrysler is adding more than 200,000 vehicles to its regional recall of front passenger-side airbag inflators, while Mazda is following Honda’s lead and expanding its recall of approximately 330,000 vehicles to now include the driver-side Takata airbag.

Related: What Cars Are Included in the Takata Airbag Recall

In late November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Chrysler to expand its June recall of cars with defective Takata airbags by Dec. 1. The expanded recall is for 208,783 older-model vehicles in areas with high humidity, according to a statement from Chrysler. The automaker’s original recall included about 69,000 cars in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chrysler’s latest recall affects vehicles purchased, ever registered in or still registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

By Jennifer Newman | December 12, 2014 | Comments (1)

Many Automakers Expand Takata Airbag Recall, But Feds Still Want More

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At least six automakers expanded their recalls this week for faulty airbag inflators from parts supplier Takata Corp. The affected airbags can launch shrapnel into passengers as they deploy; incidents were observed in high-humidity areas, prompting 10 automakers to recall scores of 2000s-era models registered in states such as Florida. The total previously stood at nearly 8 million cars, but that figure is rising fast.

Related: What Cars Are Included in the Takata Airbag Recall?

After findings suggested the inflators could fail outside the recalled areas — and were possible with driver's-side airbags, not just the passenger airbags originally investigated — the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pressed on Nov. 18 for automakers to recall cars across all 50 states. This week, many automakers expanded their campaigns, but only Honda pushed the recall nationwide. Just this morning, the automaker said it would recall another 3 million cars for the driver's-side airbag, The Detroit News reports. That brings the total to at least 11 million, and it's the latest in a string of developments in a recall crisis blamed for at least five deaths so far.

By Kelsey Mays | December 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Mazda CX-3 Video

Mazda is throwing its hat into the growing new subcompact SUV class with its new CX-3, on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new cute 'ute slots below the CX-5 in the automaker's lineup, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says it wears much of the larger SUV's styling outside.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

Inside, Mays says drivers will miss a covered center console for storage but that the interior impresses with soft-touch materials and plenty of tech features.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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