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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

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 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

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

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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Mazda Videos

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 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?    ...

Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?

Read the full article here. For those who are prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stones' throw of many major metropolitan areas. One such location is Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short 2 hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

With the launch of the RF, Mazda has given buyers a stylish alternative to the soft top MX-5. As you'd expect, though, the characters of the two vehicles are very similar.

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Mazda Comparisons

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...

Mazda MX-5 RF vs Mazda MX-5 comparison

If you have about $45-50k to spend on a convertible, there aren’t many good choices. The default pick is, of course, the Mazda MX-5, and as we discussed previously, it would be our pick over its Italian cousin, the Abarth 124, but now there is a new MX-5, one which throws mud at tradition and seeks to attract a new type of buyer to the brand...

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...

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Mazda News

CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race

James Ward tag-teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner to give you a car-news wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330GT and CarAdvice's company car, the Abarth 595...

Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?

No surprise: Fuel consumption is a key consideration for many Australian new car buyers, primarily because it tends to directly affect your weekly budget and spend. And fair enough. If you think of a car which averages 10L/100km, driven 15,000km a year and filling up at $1.25 per litre, it will cost you about $1875 per year...

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...

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...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2016 Mazda CX-9 GT (FWD) Review

I purchased this car to support our growing family, having had 5 years of good service from our Ford Territory TS Diesel. The ability to 50:50 split the third row seats, over the Ford, seems a small feature, but a necessity for our family of 4 children. When looking for a replacement SUV we had the Mazda, Ford Everest (RWD), Kia Sorento and Mitsubishi Pajero Sports on our list...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x2) Review

I knew a lot about the CX-5 from reading many reviews and articles about about them on CarAdvice.com and other websites. I test drove a few cars before picking this one and do not regret it. We decided on the Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport  4X2, which cost around $34,000. I like the CX-5’s exterior design.  It has a really stylish body compared to its competitors in the category...

2016 Mazda CX-3 S Touring (AWD) review

I love the look of my white Mazda CX-3. I find it economical and a pleasure to drive. I travel approximately 60kms a day, and it costs me about $40 to $50 a week to fill it it up, depending on the price of unleaded fuel and I alway put in 95 RON and above. I do find it disappointing however, in that there is no middle console and only a single CD player, my previous Mazda had a 6 stacker and I do miss this feature...

2016 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) Review

Performance and economy of the diesel engine is very impressive and well worth the price premium over the petrol variant. The automatic transmission and drivetrain are silky smooth. Servicing cost to date has been reasonable. Reliability has been excellent with no faults, either major or minor, to report to date although the vehicle has travelled less than 40,000km...

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