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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 BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review

The Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab is the subject of deals at the moment, with the cool-looking Kuroi Pack. This staple remains a solid offering.

2017 Mazda 6 Review

Subtle changes inside and out, aim to keep the Mazda 6 fresh in the minds of medium sedan buyers. The segment isn't as popular as it used to be, but the Mazda 6 is still at the top of the pile.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Review

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD will likely make up the majority of sales of the new-generation seven-seat SUV. Will those buyers be making the right decision?

2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Review

Okay, so this is not quite Mazda’s latest generation MX-5 – it’s actually the all-new MX-5 Cup Car, which means it’s a full-blown, left-hand-drive race car complete with racing slicks, FIA approved roll cage and a raft of other race-spec componentry. The extra kit is to ensure this car is race ready for this weekend’s first ever Global MX-5 Cup Invitational race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California...

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Mazda Videos

Driver Dynamics driver training with Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club

Read the article here. Being big supporters of driver training, CarAdvice went along to Sandown Raceway to see if some of the youngest players from the North Melbourne Football Club could kick goals of a different kind... participating in a Level 1 Driver Dynamics defensive driving course.

Driving Mulholland - exploring Mulholland Drive in a Mazda MX-5

Read the article here. Now, Mulholland is very, very accessible. It's just north of Beverly Hills. It's only taking me maybe 15 minutes to get here on a Tuesday morning, and that's in a bit of traffic. Having never been along here before, it does feel instantly familiar...

Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND

Read the article here. Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born. It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1...

2016 Mazda 3 Touring sedan Review

Read the article here. The small car market is one of the biggest segments for new car sales in Australia, but when you think of small cars, you probably think of hatchbacks. Those Models do make up the majority of sales, but small sedans - like the Mazda 3 - also play their part in appealing to buyers. Lets find out why...

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Mazda Comparisons

Comparison: Hyundai i30 SR Premium v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline

The ever-evolving small car class is again under the spotlight for this test, with the upgraded Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30 here to take on the stalwart Volkswagen Golf. All of these vehicles have seen some updates and changes since the start of the year, and we figured it was time to see where the flagship version of each sits among its peers in the class...

Mazda CX-9 Azami v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison

If you’re looking for a seven-seat SUV there’s a fair chance the Toyota Kluger would have been on your shopping list at some point – and with good reason. It’s stylish, well packaged, competitively priced and has dominated sales in its segment for ages...

2016 Mazda 3 Range Review

You’ve made up your mind. You want a Mazda 3, and that’s that. But which Mazda 3 is the right one for you? With six different model variants to choose from, not to mention manual and automatic transmissions and two different bodystyles, there are plenty of options for buyers. That’s where these six cars come in – CarAdvice is here to help you make the right choice, with our 2016 Mazda 3 Range Review...

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Mazda News

That 'good deal' feel at the dealership is fleeting: JD Power sales satisfaction survey

A new survey of Australian new-car buyers by international marketing information firm JD Power has found that many motorists do themselves a disservice by not properly researching their dealer of choice. Six factors were considered in the survey, focusing on buyers' experiences with the new-car salesperson, the deal itself, delivery timing, delivery process, dealer facilities, and sales initiation...

‘Smiling’ driverless concept developed for pedestrian safety research

Semcon, a Swedish-based product development company, has developed 'The Smiling Car', a fictional autonomous car concept that uses a digital smile to let pedestrians know it’s safe to cross the road while the 'driver' goes about their own business inside the car...

2017 Mazda 6 pricing and specs: Subtle tweaks and new G-Vectoring Control join range

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the 2017 Mazda 6 range today - and, while you can read our 2017 Mazda 6 launch review for the full picture, it’s fair to say the changes made in this update are subtle. Model grades and pricing for the revised range are listed below. There’s a 2.5-litre petrol engine, along with a 2...

2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number vehicles affected by this recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 33,655 of its BT-50 dual cab utes sold between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the rear seatbacks could unlock when braking. The manufacturer reports the end of the return spring for the rear folding seat back latch could break, causing the mechanism to malfunction...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2016 Mazda CX-9 Azami (AWD) Review

We wanted a bigger more feature rich car than our old CX-7 without the expensive fuel guzzling. Something that allows for a few longer family road trips with our teen kids and all their stuff but is still good in the city. The Azami fits the bill on paper and after two months I can say it lives up to expectation...

2009 Mazda 3 Sp25 Review

Bought this car second hand at around 50,000 km for $15k. It is an absolute steal for a car that is extremely well balanced. It's a comfortable cruiser when you want it to be and a corner carving Hot Hatch the next second. The chassis on this car has the perfect balance between comfort and sportiness. The driving experience is amazing for a car at this price point...

2015 Mazda 2 Neo Review

I never thought I could fall in love with a car - that was untill I purchased my Mazda 2 sedan 8 months ago. For people considering of buying a small car it should be at the top of your list for these reasons. The car has plenty of pickup for a round town and the little 1.5L is acceptable for highway cruising but you have to think and plan before over taking...

2013 Mazda BT-50 GT (4x4) Review

Needed a ute to replace the 2005 Toyota Prado, so chose the BT50/Ford. Handles like a truck. Great if you are going forward, but no visibility backing up. Even after fitting a backing camera. Heavy in the steering & doesn't hold the road as good as the old Prado. As I said it feels and handles like a truck twice its size...

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Mazda Galleries

2017 Mazda 6 Review

2017 Mazda 6 Review

2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review

2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review

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