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Q: Is Mazda owned by Ford?

A: While it is true that Ford owned one-third of Mazda's shares at one point, this is no longer the case. Today, Mazda is 100% owned by the Mazda Motor Corporation.

Q: Does Mazda make an SUV?

A: Yes, Mazda offers several SUVs ranging from the CX-3 subcompact crossover to the CX-9 three-row crossover. Mazda also offers a CX-5 crossover, which is right in between the CX-3 and CX-9 from a size perspective. It features two rows of seating for up to five people.

Q: Does Mazda have an electric vehicle?

A: As of October 2019, there is not an available all-electric Mazda vehicle. However, it has been announced that Mazda will release its first all-electric vehicle for the 2020 model year—a compact hatchback with a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor rated at 140 hp.

Q: Does Mazda make a seven-passenger vehicle?

A: Yes, the Mazda CX-9 is a three-row crossover SUV that offers seating for seven people.

Q: Is there still a Mazda CX-7-?

A: No, Mazda discontinued the CX-7 following the 2012 model year. It is still possible, however, to find used CX-7 models available.

About Mazda

With headquarters in Japan, Mazda is owned by the Mazda Motor Corporation and has a history dating back to 1920. Originally, Mazda produced a line of three-wheeled trucks; over the years, however, Mazda became known for their sporty cars and crossover SUVs.

Since its release in 2003, the Mazda3 has been a great choice in compact cars—offering both sedan and hatchback body styles with seating for up to five people. The 2018 Mazda3 comes with a standard 2.0L, four-cylinder engine at 155 hp and other standard features, such as a seven-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, and forward-collision warning system with emergency braking. It also comes with a six-speed manual transmission, though a six-speed automatic is optional.

Craving something sportier? The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a sleek roadster with seating for two, as well as a 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 155 hp. Other features you'll find standard on the MX-5 Miata include a retractable soft-top, keyless entry/ignition, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and seven-inch touchscreen interface.

For those with greater seating and/or storage needs, the three-row CX-9 crossover is another choice to consider. In addition to 72 cubic feet of maximum storage space, the 2017 CX-9 boasts a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine at 250 a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic tri-zone climate control, and a rearview camera. All-wheel drive is also optional on all CX-9 models.

From compact and sporty roadsters (like the MX-5 Miata) to more practical sedans and crossover SUVs, Mazda offers a wide range of vehicles to suit different driving needs.

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Mazda reliability rating (by RepairPal)

RepairPal gave Mazda an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mazda 10th out of 32 among all car brands. This rating is based on an average across all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on all Mazda models is $384, compared to an average of $543 across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset. This includes both scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Mazda owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.1 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% across all Mazda models, compared to an average of 11% for all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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