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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But..

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2017 Mazda 2 review

2017 Mazda 2 review

The 2017 Mazda 2 hatch and sedan have arrived, adding AEB and G-Vectoring across the range, alongside a brand new GT flagship variant. But the big-selling Japanese offering also must face a stronger competitor set than ever, so does this running change do enough?


2017 Mazda 2 pricing and specs: Standard AEB, improved dynamics and new range-topper
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2017 Mazda 2 pricing and specs: Standard AEB, improved dynamics and new range-topper

The updated Mazda 2 city car range has launched, bringing with it more safety equipment, claimed dynamic improvements and a new range-topping GT variant to battle the Euros - while keeping pricing unchanged. The mid-life upgrade to one of Australia’s top-selling light cars arrives as sales in this part of the market continue to struggle, despite fuel prices and ever-increasing urbanisation...


2017 Mazda 2 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 review

The 2017 Mazda 2 hatch and sedan have arrived, adding AEB and G-Vectoring across the range, alongside a brand new GT flagship variant. But the big-selling Japanese offering also must face a stronger competitor set than ever, so does this running change do enough?

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$14,990 - $23,680

Mazda Australia projects another sales record in 2017
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Mazda Australia projects another sales record in 2017

Mazda Australia expects another record sales year in 2017, with the market’s number-two brand projecting it will move about 119,000 units. This figure would give the company market share of around 10 per cent, and supplant the all-time full importer record it set last year of 118,217 units...


2017 Mazda CX-5 GT review
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2017 Mazda CX-5 GT review

The fact this upper-grade GT is expected to be the most popular new CX-5 variant shows Mazda Australia's premium aspirations. Are they well-founded? And is the new generation of the market's most popular SUV sufficiently different from the old one?


2017 Mazda CX-5 review
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2017 Mazda CX-5 review

Read the full article here. How do you follow up on what is the best selling SUV in Australia? The 2017 and second-generation Mazda CX-5 launches into a segment that its predecessor has led for four straight years, but now faces an ever strong lineup of competitors. So has it changed enough to remain on top?    ...


2017 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs
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2017 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV has launched in Australia with an array of improvements both inside and out and a starting price of $28,690. With the previous-generation CX-5 having been on sale since 2012, the Japanese brand has sold 1.2 million units across 120 different countries, with nearly 10 per cent of the SUV’s volume being taken up here in Australia (115,000)...


2017 Mazda CX-5 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mazda CX-5 review

The new second-generation 2017 Mazda CX-5 is now on sale in Australia, but has Mazda's mid-sized SUV had its day?

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$28,690 - $49,990

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Small SUV comparison: Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba
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Small SUV comparison: Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba

Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is the Toyota C-HR. Australia’s biggest-selling brand has taken its time joining the fray, but based on our favourable first impression, it has been well worth the wait...


2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD review

The base model isn't usually the best car in the range, but that may not be true of this, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD.

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$46,490

Mazda rotary patents discovered online
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Mazda rotary patents discovered online

Mazda has filed two patents for new drivetrains incorporating a rotary engine, but fans of the RX-7 and RX-8 sports cars may be a little disappointed with the engine's application. The patents were discovered on the US Patent and Trademark Office's website and published by Autoblog...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mazda planning rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
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Mazda planning rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Mazda's US arm has confirmed it will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to its line-up, though timing is still to be confirmed. Speaking to Cars.com at the US launch of the new CX-5, a spokesperson for the company said it is planning to introduce the smartphone mirroring technology, though didn't say which vehicle will debut the feature...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

Today is International Women's Day and we're celebrating all of the ladies who love to drive and work with cars. There are numerous amazing women working in the automotive industry across all disciplines. You'll find these fabulous females in all corners of the world making their mark in motorsport, engineering, mechanics, design, public relations, corporate management and motoring journalism...


2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure
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2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure

The updated Mazda 2 hatchback has been revealed in leaked images of a Japanese brochure this week, ahead of its local launch next month. Posted online by CarDrive, the images show that this facelift will be relatively minor, with the major changes reserved for the interior and under the skin...