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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

Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

This story has a long gestation, beginning as it does back in October last year. CarAdvice co-founder Tony Crawford, was given the enviable task of representing CarAdvice (and Australia)  in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational, an SCCA sanctioned race meet at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California...

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report three – Infotainment

Our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo long-termer certainly has a lot of strengths, including its cute looks, zippy drivetrain, and its comfortable driving experience. However, one major drawback  of the entry-level model is its infotainment system – or lack of. Unlike higher-spec versions of the little hatch and sedan, the Neo grade misses out on Mazda's MZD Connect infotainment system, which incorporates a 7...

Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long term report two – The daily grind

It's been a month now since we took delivery of our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long termer, and for this update we're going to focus on one of the most important jobs a city-sized car will ever do – the #DailyGrind. While that term can mean many things to different people, the daily commute for the average person is the trip to and from work, which the little 'Soul Red' Mazda 2 has been tasked with just about every day since it arrived...

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Mazda Videos

Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe

See the full article here. The opportunity to dig deep into motoring history and to experience it first hand can be as frightening as it’s possibly enlightening. In the case of Mazda Australia’s recent 40th Anniversary of the company's Small Car shindig, it was both. And thanks to an unforeseen person twist, for me at least, it was memorable in more ways than I’d anticipated...

Toyota Yaris v Mazda2 comparison

See the full article here. Light cars are a strange category in Australia. While sales are on the nose, buyers still flock to this segment in the hunt for a first, or last car. With both models recently benefitting from an update, we lined up two favourites to see which is most worthy of your hard-earned dollar...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring petrol review

Read the full article here. If you’ve already watched our second-generation Mazda CX-5 range review, you’ll know why this model – the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring petrol – is our pick of the 2017 line-up. But here we plan to take a deeper look into why this version of the CX-5 is the one that makes the most sense for buyers - from its pricing and equipment, to its practicality and performance...

2017 Mazda CX-5 range review

The first-generation Mazda CX-5 was Australia’s most popular SUV four years running, so the premiere of a more grown-up second iteration has genuine significance. Australians purchased about 115,000 Mazda CX-5s from launch in 2012, making it the company’s number-two offering behind the Mazda 3. Globally, it accounts for about 25 per cent of its total sales...

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Mazda Comparisons

Renault Megane Intens vs Mazda 3 SP25 GT vs Holden Astra LTZ comparison

Who would have thought there’d be enough action in the small sedan segment of the market to warrant yet another comparison test – our fifth such test since the beginning of 2016? Yet here we are, in a world where the small car is increasingly being seen as a great alternative to the mid-size sedan because, essentially, these new ‘small’ sedans offer better space for your spend than vehicles in the next segment up...

$30k Family Car mega test

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...

Nissan X-Trail ST v Mazda CX-5 Maxx comparison

You're looking at two of the most popular and recognisable SUVs on the market, the just-launched second-generation Mazda CX-5 and the newly updated Series II Nissan X-Trail. Both Japanese offerings have found tens of thousands of buyers in Australia over multiple generations, albeit for different reasons...

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Mazda News

2018 Mazda CX-8 styling revealed

A new look at the upcoming Mazda CX-8 has been handed down today, revealing its exterior styling for the first time. For now, the view is limited to the CX-8's profile, showing a subtly tapered roofline and a bolder kink in the glasshouse at the D-pillar. But, as the below image of its CX-9 sibling shows, the difference between the two is far less distinct than pundits might have expected...

Mille Miglia 2017: 90 years of automotive passion

Dating back to 1927, Italy’s Mille Miglia is one of the most iconic and historic road races on the planet. First run in the same year as the debut race on Germany’s infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, the Mille Miglia, or ‘Thousand Miles’, starts and finishes in Brescia in northern Italy...

CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sports-car-heavy news fest this week, which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift, and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine...

World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

Let me start by saying, if you've never been to Italy – anywhere in Italy – go. Book a flight, pack a bag, and go. It's every bit as stupendously stunning as everyone returning from said European destination annoyingly says it is. Apart from being a venerable hotbed of topographic and gastronomic delights, Italy is chock-full of some incredible stretches of road...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2016 Mazda 6 GT Safety review

I bought this good-looking Mazda 6 GT Wagon diesel last July 2016. I have had this car for just over a year now and thought I’d share my experience. Why the GT and Diesel? Well, glad you asked! Personally, I believe the GT is worth every penny with its head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, moonroof, nice comfortable leather seats, the beautiful 19-inch wheels and other extras you get when compared to the Touring variant...

2016 Mazda 6 GT Safety review

Bought this brand new in 2016 to replace an increasingly unreliable Peugeot 407 coupe. I decided on a wagon for the extra versatility. It certainly looks good – slightly aggressive and imposing but with a rakish rear. Space-wise, it is large enough for the three of us in my family. As many testers have said, the noise suppression is not as good as it should be for a 'premium' car...

2005 Mazda 3 Neo review

The car wasn't made to break any sort of land speed records and with that in mind, the little 2L LF-DE engine was just what it needed. Making 104Kw at 6500rpm it wasn't the fastest car around. But for the punch you got, the fuel economy wasn't too bad either. Using 8.5L/100km in the manual and around 9L/100km in the auto, the Mazda 3 was a nice balance of speed and economy...

2017 Mazda CX-5 GT review

When buying the Mazda we were also looking at the Jeep Cherokee Limited, the Volkswagen Tiguan Highline, the Hyundai Tucson Highlander and the Kia Sportage Platinum. The three that really stood out to us were the Mazda, the Jeep and the Volkswagen. They seemed like the best quality and looked as if they were built a little better than the other rivals...

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