Below is a list of all Mazda cars and models that have been released by the automaker to date. This Mazda vehicle model list includes photos of Mazda vehicles along with release dates and body types of each car, for a one stop list full of Mazda car models information. You can find Mazda featured on best inexpensive cars and best sporty cars with good gas mileage. Did you once drive one of the old Mazda cars on this list? The company has had hits and misses, but definitely have put out some great cars.
Who makes Mazda and all its types of cars? The Mazda Motor Corporation was founded in 1920 in Japan. For a period between 1979 to 2010, Ford owned a stake in the company, but has since sold it off. The Mazda car models below come both from "The Ford Period," old Mazdas from the early years, Mazda sports car models, and perhaps a Mazda family car that's perfect for taking your kids to school. If you're a swinging bachelor, maybe one of the sporty Mazda coupe models from their lineup is what you need!
Items featured on this list include everything from Mazda MX-5 to Mazda RX-8 This list of car models made by Mazda is a great way to see how Mazda has evolved over the years. Mazda types also have car class information available if you click on their names and go to their dedicated page.
- The MX-5, released as the MX-5 Miata in North America and as the Roadster in Japan, is a lightweight two-seater roadster with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Manufactured by Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan, the model debuted in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show. The MX-5 was conceived as a small roadster – with light weight and minimal mechanical complexity limited only by legal and safety requirements; technologically modern and reliable. The MX-5 is conceptually an evolution of the small British and Italian sports roadsters of the 1960s such as the Triumph Spitfire, MG MGB, Datsun 2000, Fiat 124 Sport Spider, Alfa Romeo Spider, and particularly the Lotus Elan. The second generation MX-5... more
- Class: Roadster
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainThe Mazda3 or Mazda 3 is a compact car manufactured in Japan by the Mazda Motor Corporation. It was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model, replacing the Familia/323/Protegé. A performance-oriented version of the Mazda3 is marketed as the Mazdaspeed3 in North America, Mazdaspeed Axela in Japan and the Mazda3 MPS in Europe. A second generation Mazda3 for the 2010 model year was unveiled in late 2008, with the sedan premiering at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the hatchback at the Bologna Auto Show. For the 2012 model year, Mazda began offering the Mazda3 with their newly developed SkyActiv technology, including a more rigid body, a new direct injection engine, and a new 6-speed transmission. The... more
- Class: Compact car, Sedan
Mazda RX-8The Mazda RX-8 was a sports car manufactured by Mazda. It first appeared in 2001 at the North American International Auto Show. It is the successor to the RX-7 and, like its predecessors in the RX range, it is powered by a Wankel engine. The RX-8 began North American sales in the 2004 model year. Mazda announced on August 23, 2011, that the RX-8 was to be discontinued citing the 2011 model as the last line of production. The RX-8 was removed from the European market in 2010 after the car failed to meet emissions standards. Without the volume sales from Europe coupled with rising Yen prices, Mazda could not justify the continued sale of the RX-8 in other markets.... more
- Class: Coupé, Sports car
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainThe Mazdaspeed3 is a sport compact hatchback introduced for the 2007 model year by Mazdaspeed, Mazda's in-house performance division. Now in its second generation, the Mazdaspeed3 is a performance-enhanced version of the 5-door Mazda3. Mazda unveiled the Mazda3 MPS at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show in February. The same model is sold in North America as the Mazdaspeed3 and as the Mazdaspeed Axela in Japan. The vehicle is front-wheel drive and powered by a 2.3-litre gasoline engine. The Mazdaspeed3 was designed prior to the latest generation of hot hatches, including the Dodge Caliber SRT-4, Ford Focus ST, and the Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit GTI. The engine featured in the Mazdaspeed3 produces 263... more