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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 2 Sedan Review

There’s always been something a little NQR (not quite right) about baby sedans based on city-sized hatchbacks. Fortunately, with the arrival of the new Mazda 2 sedan, that’s no longer the case. Booted versions of most brands’ smallest models typically have awkward proportions, often failing to blend the donor hatches’ sharply rising beltlines with their high-set boots, and exaggerated overhangs, with any sort of aesthetic nous...

2015 Mazda CX-5 Akera Review : Long-term report two

Snow time! The team hit a winter wonderland in the long-term Mazda CX-5 Akera...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Review

The fourth-generation of Mazda's iconic MX-5 rag-top has arrived at last. Here's the tale of our first taste on Australian roads.

Top 10 tips for driving to the snow : 2015 Mazda CX-5 Akera

It's a favourite Aussie winter pastime; heading off to the snowfields for the weekend. We've currently got a Mazda CX-5 Akera in the Melbourne long-term fleet and the recent 'Arctic Vortex' phenomenon had us keeping a keen eye on conditions waiting for the perfect time to head to Mount Buller...

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Mazda Videos

The Correspondent 2015 Grand Final

Read the article here. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. Hundreds of aspiring motoring journalists submitted their entries and waited with bated breath to find out if they were one of three finalists selected to compete for the inaugural CarAdvice Correspondent title...

2015 Mazda 2 Genki Review

The Mazda 2 is consistently a top three seller in the light car segment, battling it out with the Hyundai i20 and the Toyota Yaris. In fact you could argue that among private buyers, it is the most popular car in its segment. And better yet, the 2015 Mazda 2 is a new car, inside and out. Compared to the previous generation, it’s bigger...

The Correspondent – Top 10 tips for a winning entry

Thinking of entering The Correspondent competition? Why wouldn't you be? It's an amazing opportunity to win a paid job as a CarAdvice journalist and a trip to the Tokyo motor show (courtesy of Mazda). With plenty of entries already flooding in, here are our Top 10 tips to putting together the best owner review you possibly can. 1...

2015 Mazda MX-5 Review : Scotland first drive

Read the article here. The latest version of the iconic Mazda MX-5 isn’t just a new generation car; it’s a total rethink of the world’s best-selling roadster. With dwindling demand for its overweight and overpriced predecessor, the idea of a heavyweight investment in a brand new niche model was a bold move by the Japanese car manufacturer – just as it was a quarter of a century ago when Mazda first revived the convertible...

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Mazda Comparisons

Hyundai Tucson v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4: Medium Diesel SUV comparison

The just-released Hyundai Tucson is gunning to shoot Mazda’s CX-5 off its perch as the top-selling mid-sized SUV range in Australia. And if first impressions are anything to go by, the Korean threat to Japanese domination looks very real indeed...

Mazda 2 Old v New Comparison: Second-generation Maxx v third-gen Maxx

The all-new Mazda 2 represents the latest and greatest in Mazda's light car arsenal. But, is it worth an upgrade from the old car?

Honda HR-V VTi v Mazda CX-3 Maxx : Comparison Review

Two new sub-$25K players in the small SUV segment face-off. But which of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 is best?

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Mazda News

2016 Mazda CX-9 captured on video with less camouflage

The second-generation Mazda CX-9 has been filmed in the canyons around Los Angeles. Unlike the photos that were captured earlier this month, this CX-9 prototype isn't clad in swirly camouflage. The video (above) was captured by Carspotter Jeroen and posted to their YouTube page...

Australia doesn’t love utes – it loves pick-up trucks

I call a ute a ute. I don’t call it a pick-up. I don’t call it a truck (although I like the macho nature of the word truck). It’s clear, however, that the word 'ute' is being phased out of car company marketing chit-chat, and it could well be that buyers are following the same path...

Mazda Koeru SUV "an interesting thought-starter", says local division

The Mazda Koeru SUV concept will be “an interesting thought-starter” when it debuts at next month’s Frankfurt motor show, says the brand’s local marketing chief. The Japanese car maker released a teaser sketch of the swoopy, coupe-inspired Koeru crossover concept earlier this month, sending the automotive rumour mill into overdrive about the car and its production potential...

Mazda confident of overtaking Holden in 2015

Mazda is confident of overtaking Holden this year to become the second highest selling vehicle manufacturer in Australia – and it has no intentions of slowing down in the future. Mazda Australia sold a record number of vehicles in the first seven months of this year (65,947 sales), and while Toyota remains dominant (118,554), Mazda’s strong performance puts it more than 6000 sales clear of Holden (59,632) and more than 7000 ahead of next-best Hyundai (58,610) with just five months to go...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2002 Mazda 323 Astina Shades Review

I bought this car second hand in 2013 for $6500 with 131,000kms on the clock, and an almost full service history. I specifically wanted one because I like the look of them and they are comfy, and can be fun to drive on nice roads. It now has around 157,000kms on the clock...

2015 Mazda CX-5 Akera Review

The updated CX 5 has filled in the little gaps that the previous model still had and in doing so now sets the bar very high for a sub $60000.00 vehicle! BMW and Audi would be starting to get a little frustrated with how this SUV keeps closing the gap between them in quality and at a price that is making people ask just why am I forking out so much more on a European vehicle that really offers little more than badge creed over the Mazda...

2015 Mazda 2 Neo Review

The fuel economy at 10+ litres to the 100 kilometres is a real negative for a small new car. Being told by Mazda that the car needs at least 10,000 kilometres before the economy improves is not a great selling point. The car is rarely in stop start traffic and should be more economical on fuel consumption...

2013 Mazda 2 Neo Review

Launched in January 2007, the Mazda 2 has been a big success here in Australia. Not only is it one of the most popular cars in its segment, but it’s a car that’s very hard to fault. First off, the majority of the Mazda 2’s success can be attributed to its slick styling. The corporate Mazda “family face” styling makes the Mazda 2 seem imposing and a looker without being cutesy...

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