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2022 Mazda CX-5 Combines Engaging Driving Dynamics with Top Safety Rating

~ A DriveWays Review ~ by Frank A. Aukofer Most crossover sport utility vehicles, now becoming the vehicles of choice over sedans, embody practicality and comfort for cargo and passengers. But some, notably the 2022 Mazda CX-5, also deliver engaging... Continue Reading →

2022 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Is a Worthy Competitor in a Crowded Field

by Frank A. Aukofer ~ The 2022 Mazda CX-30, which was all-new at its introduction for the 2020 model year, motors on mostly as before but with enhancements to appeal to even more enthusiasts, including a turbocharged engine and standard all-wheel... Continue Reading →

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Many enthusiasts regard the 2021 Mazda MX-5, also called the Miata, as the direct descendant of the classic British sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s — enjoyable two-seaters with names like MG, Lotus, Triumph, Jaguar, Morgan,... Continue Reading →

2020 Mazda CX30 AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Not only does the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 get an extra digit in its model number, it apparently plugs a hole in the Mazda lineup that nobody noticed. It slots in the Japanese manufacturer’s crossover sport... Continue Reading →

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer You might come up short with a big family, but the 2019 Mazda CX-9 works smartly for a couple of couples on a cross-state jaunt of hundreds of miles and many hours behind the wheel. Of... Continue Reading →

2019 Mazda3 Hatchback AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback epitomizes the company’s goal of developing vehicles that punch above their weight. This a slinky, stylish, fully-realized four-door for four (though there’s a seatbelt for a hapless soul in the cramped center-rear... Continue Reading →

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer In an era when some vehicle designers equate complexity with desirability, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 rolls onstage as an easygoing, friendly travel companion. Almost everything about it feels familiar, as if you’ve already had a relationship.... Continue Reading →

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer If you have one of those primal urges for a low-slung, two-seat sports car, and you’re not a member of the one percent, look no farther than the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF. Don’t bother reading about... Continue Reading →

2018 Mazda6 Signature: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Some cars deliver instant gratification the first time you get behind the wheel. The 2018 Mazda6 Signature is such a machine. Barely a quarter of a mile underway, you already experience the palpable feedback from well-weighted... Continue Reading →

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