Once upon a time, the diesel engine looked like it was making a come back. Gone were the days of the 80's where loud clattery diesel engines that spewed black soot from the tailpipe were the norm. Auto manufacturers had been spending a lot of time perfecting them...
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Review: 2019 Mazda3 Sport 6-Speed Manual
I recently drove the redesigned Mazda3 sedan. It was equipped with an automatic transmission and all-wheel drive – the latter being a first for Mazda’s compact offering.
I personally came away quite impressed and described it as premium feeling with a top of class interior. It felt...
Review: 2019 Mazda3 GT AWD
All it took was about a 20 kilometer trip behind the wheel of Mazda’s new compact sedan before I was able to form a rather pointed first impression.
“Well, you’ve certainly matured,” I said to myself after parking in my driveway.
Mazda3’s of the past...
Review: 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature
Things can happen fast in the automotive world when enough criticism is invoked. For instance, when the Kia Forte first debuted its interior was largely panned as being too cheap looking and feeling. Within six months of receiving the criticism, Kia had fitted the Forte which much better interior materials. Back...Read more
Review: 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature
It was around this time last year that Mazda Canada sent a red CX-9 GT to my driveway for a week's worth of driving and review. Here we are again, with another CX-9, this time in Signature trim, for my thoughts. But why? When you compare both the 2018...Read more
Review: 2019 Mazda MX-5 GT
There's nothing wrong with the Toyota Corolla. It accelerates, stops, uses minimal amounts of fuel and often doesn't break down. It keeps its value well and it is safe too. That's likely why so many people buy it. But with that said, I don't really understand why so many people buy...Read more
Review: 2018 Mazda6 GS-L
If you are an avid cardriven.ca reader (in which case, thanks for the support!), you may remember that I recently reviewed the redesigned Mazda6 back in August of this year. That vehicle in particular was a top tier Signature trim model which featured all the bells and whistles you...Read more
Review: 2019 Mazda CX-3 GT
Sometimes you can really tell when a manufacturer has a sales winner on its hands. For me personally, it starts to become obvious once they keep sending me the same vehicle for review. It means the earned media generated from doing so is absolutely worth it for them. Case in point...Read more
Review: 2018 Mazda6 Signature
The last time I reviewed the Mazda6, I said: "The Mazda6 is a fantastic car, but you won’t buy it." That was in 2016 and I was of course referring to the Mazda6's relatively poor showing in sales. The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are consumers' choice of vehicle within...Read more
Review: 2018 Mazda CX-9 GT
By Kevin Harrison Images: Garry Sowerby I’ve been writing a lot lately about how the minivan segment seems to have fallen victim to crossovers and SUVs. I wrote about it during my review of the Pacifica Hybrid, and I also wrote a lot about it during my review of the...Read more