Mazda Road Tests

We drive the diesel version of the new Mazda2 - is it worth the hefty premium over a petrol model?
Wed, 18 Mar 2015
Look at the shape and you won't be surprised to discover that the new Mazda 2 is based on the Ford Fusion.
Thu, 03 Jul 2003
On a B-road the Mazda 2 is excellent fun, with precise, well-weighted steering, a slick gear change and good body control.
Fri, 28 Sep 2007
Mazda is on a roll these days, with an impressive range of cars that are good to drive, stylish and practical.
Tue, 03 Feb 2015
Can Mazda do enough to make the new 3 a genuine rival to established hatchbacks like the Ford Focus?
Tue, 23 Sep 2003
The Mazda 3 has been given a discreet facelift and some tweaks to make it more desirable.
Fri, 07 Jul 2006
Development of the Mazda 3 and the Ford Focus has always gone hand in hand. They share engines, suspension and steering, though not mutually inclusively.
Sat, 28 Mar 2009
With its interesting, stylish looks, the latest Mazda 3 is bound to draw attention – but it’s not all style and no substance.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013
The Mazda 3 has always been an underrated alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. That's especially true of the 2019 model.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Mazda is trying its hand at a hot hatch with the Mazda 3 MPS. Under the bonnet is the same 260PS 2.3 turbo engine as fitted to the Mazda 6 MPS.
Sun, 15 Apr 2007
The all-new Mazda 3 MPS has numerous exclusive design details – like a new air-intake in the bonnet, a larger floating rear spoiler and wider tyres...
Sat, 05 Sep 2009
The Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X intends to combine the refinement of a petrol engine with diesel-like economy. But is it as good as a small, turbocharged petrol?
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
The 2010 Mazda 5 was developed with more legroom in the second and third rows, comfortable seats, instruments that are easier to use, and high levels of seat flexibility and functionality
Thu, 20 Jan 2011
The Mazda 5 is a people carrier that ticks nearly every box on the compact MPV wishlist and is still affordable and stylish.
Tue, 06 Sep 2005
The Mazda 5 gets a slightly different nose while all the engines are made more efficient and there's a revised version of the 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Thu, 07 Feb 2008
The Mazda 6 Tourer is exactly what you would expect it to be – a well built and practical family car with plenty of space.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015
The revised Mazda 6 gets more powerful and more refined diesel engines, plus improved petrols.
Sat, 30 Jul 2005
The Mazda 6 has carved out a niche as a genuine alternative to the likes of the Honda Accord and Ford Mondeo...
Wed, 14 Nov 2007
The Mazda 6 is facelifted, improved and refined for 2010 with lower CO2 and more tax friendly engines.
Thu, 06 May 2010
Skyactiv technology in the New Mazda 6 promises class leading looks, comfort, efficiency, handling and performance. But does it deliver?
Fri, 05 Oct 2012
The latest updates to the Mazda 6 put the Japanese firmly among the frontrunners in the family car class.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018
The Mazda BT-50 is a direct replacement for the previous B2500 model and makes value for money a key selling point coming as a standard two-door cab.
Mon, 20 Oct 2008
The CX-3 is pitched as a premium crossover with an upmarket cabin, lots of standard kit and the option of AWD that gives it outstanding handling.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016
It's not cheap but regardless of price, there is no doubt this CX-3 is one of the best small crossovers on sale.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
We've driven the new Mazda CX-30 in the UK. How does it compared to rivals like the Volkswagen T-Roc?
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
Mazda's brand new family crossover should correct some of the weaknesses of the 3 hatchback. It does, and then some...
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
If you’re put off by diesels, Mazda does offer a sole 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine in the CX-5 - is it any good?
Tue, 06 Nov 2018
It might not be a radical change over the old Mazda CX-5, but the new model is still a very good choice.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017
You can't tell by looking, but the Mazda's subtle changes to the CX-5 mean it remains a great choice of small SUV.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015
It seems that every car maker is cashing in on the success of crossover models, but Mazda’s effort, the CX-5, isn’t just an also-ran.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012
The CX-7 is marketed as a blend of off-roader, family car and sports car, offering plenty of space and a decent drive. It's a car that's in the same mould as the Nissan Murano and BMW X3.
Fri, 20 Jul 2007
It might look a lot different, but thankfully the MX-5 has the same enjoyable back-to-basics character as it always has.
Thu, 06 Aug 2015
You'll have to look closely to spot the cosmetic updates, but there's more power and a new reversing camera for Mazda's popular MX-5 sports car. Shame it's no more practical...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
It's the world's most popular roadster so when a new MX-5 comes along there's a very high expectation.
Wed, 02 Nov 2005
The ever popular MX-5 continues to find favour with UK buyers and now it's been facelifted.
Sun, 15 Feb 2009
It’s no surprise that Mazda has launched a coupe-convertible version of the superb latest MX-5 - called the RF or 'retractable fastback'.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017
Mazda’s little MX-5 is popular with British buyers. However, with British weather, the folding fabric top of the MX-5 isn’t ideal - hence the introduction of the MX-5 Roadster Coupe.
Sat, 09 Dec 2006
At face value, Mazda's aspirations for the RX-8 are simple: get in there and nick sales from everything from the Audi TT to the Peugeot 406 Coupe.
Fri, 20 Jun 2003

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