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Mazda made its first vehicle in 1931 and has since gone on to become of the world's best recognized automotive brands with the Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-9, MX-5 & BT50. The company officially changes its name to Mazda in 1984 and is best known for its work in the development of the Wankel rotary engine. This helped the company find a unique selling point amongst other Japanese manufacturers. Mazda sells eight different models in Australia and is the fifth best selling manufacturer. The company has found success in recent years thanks to its modern & attractive design DNA as well as its emphasis on quality and innovative engineering.

Mazda Reviews

2016 Mazda Ice Academy - Crested Butte, Colorado

Mazda's Ice Academy is directly aimed at illustrating the ability of Mazda's AWD system for existing owners. A blizzard in Colorado meant there was plenty of snow and ice in 2016.

2016 Mazda 6 GT Diesel Review

Australian new car buyers have been moving away from the classic sedan in droves, preferring hatchbacks and SUVs to the previously unassailable four-door family car. The 2016 Mazda 6 GT is proof that the medium sedan is far from dead, however, offering the value, comfort and refinement lacking in similarly-priced vehicles from other segments...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave makes his Mazda MX-5 return to Sandown Raceway, but this time it's in the all-new 1.5-litre fourth-generation car...

2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre Review

The 2.0-litre Mazda MX-5 adds some extra zing to an already-sporty package...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 1.5L v 2.0L track comparison

Read the article here. That Mazda offers a choice of 1.5- and 2.0-litre versions of its fourth-generation MX-5 Roadster begs a simple and obvious question: which is the better buy? The answers, though, are numerous and more complex, each starting with the words ‘it depends’. It depends if you plan using it as a daily driver or as that ‘third car’ for sunny weekend touring...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Review : 2-litre at Laguna Seca

Like the 1.5-litre version we drove in Scotland earlier this year, this more powerful version represents sports car design in its purest form. But now armed with 118kW and 200Nm (up from 96 and 150) this scalpel sharp MX-5 is an enthusiast’s dream, with noticeably more go whenever you need it, especially when scooting out of corners...

2016 Mazda MX-5 track day review – Sandown Raceway

It's 10 years since the third-generation Mazda MX-5 first went on sale in Australia and more than 25 years since the nameplate debuted back in 1989 – I was six. And now, the iconic Japanese drop-top is back, powered by its smallest capacity engine ever. But is it still fun? Time for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test… Last time we were at Sandown Raceway in an MX-5, it was in the previous generation car and it was 2014...

2016 Mazda BT-50 Review: Coober Pedy Off-Road Adventure

We don't usually get the opportunity to get this far off the beaten track, but today we're in the beautiful Arkaringa station in Northern South Australia - just north of Coober Pedy - to put the 2016 Mazda BT-50 through its paces. Out here, there’s a lot of dirt, a lot of dust, and hardly any people...

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Mazda Comparisons

Mazda CX-3 Akari v Fiat 500X Pop Star: Comparison review

You want to join the growing army of people moving into small crossover SUVs, but you aren’t necessarily the sensible family type. You want something a little more style-focused. What do you buy? For prospective buyers at this end of town — maybe trading up from their little city car into something bigger, or downsizing from something larger and more practical — there are two options that come to mind...

Mazda MX-5 1.5L v Mazda MX-5 2.0L: Track Comparison Review

The fact that there is a choice of 1.5- and 2.0-litre versions of the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 begs a simple and obvious question: which is the better buy? The answers, though, are numerous and more complex, each starting with the words ‘it depends’... It depends if you plan on using your 2016 Mazda MX-5 as a daily driver or as that ‘third car’ for sunny weekend touring...

2015 Lexus NX200t v Mazda CX-5 Akera AWD: Comparison Review

While wingsuit marketing and hoverboard spin will come and go, Lexus continues to inhabit the same cosy, feature-laden, price-savvy middle ground between Euro prestige and the affordable mainstream it's occupied for its quarter-century history. And despite its funky crossover pitch and brand-shaking turbocharged motivation, the Lexus NX 200t medium SUV doesn’t venture too far from the homestead...

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Mazda News

2016 Mazda 6 gets safety update, price cuts

The 2016 Mazda 6 mid-sized sedan and wagon range is now better value than before, and safer, after the company made a suite of active and preventative anti-crash features standard across the board. From now, every Mazda 6 variant will come with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and low-speed laser-driven forward autonomous braking...

Mazda CX-5 sales halted in the US over fire risk

The Mazda CX-5 has been recalled in the US over a potential fire risk. Approximately 287,000 examples of the Mazda CX-5 (model years 2014 through 2016) will be recalled over a possible fire risk if the car is involved in a rear-end collision. Sales of the CX-5 have been halted, too...

Mazda MX-5 AWD, new turbo rotary hero both ‘possible’

Although cagey on the topic, the man in charge of all-wheel-drive development for Mazda reckons there’s no reason the new 2016 MX-5 couldn’t be fitted with an AWD system - if the driving dynamics weren’t affected, and if the market wanted it...

Mazda: our AWD is better than the rest, and we'll prove it

Tossed straight into the middle of a blizzard-hit Colorado winter, CarAdvice is spending some time this week in assessing the Mazda i-Active all-wheel-drive system on slick ice and snow - not just in isolation, but also against the competition from Honda and Subaru. To prove its mettle, Mazda has prepared a test facility specifically for the task...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2015 Mazda 3 Sp25 Review

Mazda SP25 6 Speed Manual Sedan - This is the best small car I have owned. It actually feels like a larger car and in sedan guise, is sometimes difficult to tell apart from its larger cousin, the Mazda 6. This car is an ideal all rounder, the 2.5 litre engine pulls strongly from lower gears, in fact a lot of driving from left and right turns into side streets can be achieved in third gear...

2012 Mazda BT-50 Xtr (4x4) Review

First impressions ... Large... but when you drive it, it handles and feels like a mid range 4x4. The finish is good and styling is safe.. if anything a little to safe. As for Technology it is good for 2012 standards... In built GPS way to small - But has a good range of other stuff that will keep ya busy. One annoying factor was the trip computer...

2015 Mazda 3 Sp25 GT Review

I never considered a Mazda until I took the 3 for a test drive. I was impressed with the quality fit and finish and the technology in this car. It has everything I need. The engine has more than enough power for spirited drives and drives smoothly for everyday driving. The seats are very comfortable and supportive. Love the sound system...

2014 Mazda 3 Sp25 GT Review

What first attracted me to this car was the look of the sedan. This is the better proportioned vehicle of this design philosophy. Considering the same engine is used in the Mazda 6, this model provides a better performance and economy which is more than adequate without being considered a sport machine. Economy around town is 9 litres which will drop to 7...

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