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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 BT-50 XTR dual-cab review

The Mazda BT-50 XTR is a value packed alternative to those wanting to save a little bit of money over the most expensive dual-cab in the Japanese manufacturer's ute range.

2017 Mazda 2 Maxx review

The 2017 Mazda 2 Maxx may be a solid and safe choice in the popular city car segment, but it does lack the interior refinement of its competitors.

Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

I have to be honest. When I was asked to drive 636 kilometres on a dirt road to the middle of nowhere with, gasp, no phone service, I was hesitant. But after coming to the realisation I had never been to outback Australia before, I simply had to say yes. After all, a break from emails and social media might actually do me some good...

Mazda SkyActiv-X review

Though it seems hard to fathom for us here in Australia, Mazda is actually a small player in the global automotive market. The Japanese brand’s dominance in Australia – as the second best-selling manufacturer – is very much an anomaly on the world stage. The point here, though, is that as a car company, Mazda’s research and development budget is not on the same scale as the likes of Toyota, Honda or Nissan...

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Mazda Videos

2017 Mazda CX-5 v Peugeot 3008 comparison

  See the full article here. The newcomer versus the champ: this isn’t some naff reference to a big money fight, but by the same token, it kind of is – because here we have the much-lauded European that’s all about swagger, going against the stalwart chart-topper with a tremendous record...

Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

The destination? The most famous horse race on dirt, the Birdsville Races, and the drive to get there was along one of Australia's most most famous dirt roads, the Birdsville Track.

Miataland - Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

See the full article here. The Mazda MX-5 – or Miata as it’s also known – holds the title as the world’s best-selling two-seat convertible sports car. So as you can imagine, there are plenty of die-hard fans all over the planet. Fortunately, thanks to Mazda Australia, we got to meet one of the most dedicated Miata fans you’re ever likely to come across, Andrea Mancini - the founder and proud owner of Miataland...

Todi to Orvieto in a Mazda MX-5 Open Race | A CarAdvice Feature

See the full article here Finding himself in central Italy for one day, Dave Zalstein takes on Umbria’s picturesque SP373 in one very appropriate Mazda MX-5 race car.

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Mazda Comparisons

2017 Mazda CX-5 v Peugeot 3008 comparison

The newcomer versus the champ: this isn’t some naff reference to a big money fight, but by the same token, it kind of is – because here we have the much-lauded European that’s all about swagger, going against the stalwart chart-topper with a tremendous record...

2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx v Holden Trax LS comparison

The sales growth of pint-sized SUVs seems to have become stunted in 2017 despite an expanding category, yet they still account for about 10 per cent of Australia's new-car market. Two of the top-sellers can’t be accused of resting on their laurels, either. Both the Holden Trax and Mazda CX-3 have been given notable updates this year...

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i v Mazda CX-3 sTouring AWD comparison

There’s no doubt whatsoever that the small SUV segment is the hottest battle ground in Australia right now – certainly in terms of the market volume that is rushing to it in large numbers. Some manufacturers are so enamoured with the concept, they even have two entrants in the segment – think Audi Q2 and Q3 for example, which effectively sit in very similar parts of the market even though the marketing blurb will claim otherwise...

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Mazda News

CarAdvice podcast 79: Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-female workshop

We have a special guest on the panel with Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens, this week: Melissa Ong is a CarAdvice reader, and she took our company-owned Abarth 595 for a week-long test drive. On the show, we chat about her experience with the little Italian firecracker...

2018 Mazda 6 turbo flagship confirmed for Los Angeles motor show

A newly facelifted 2018 Mazda 6 will debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week, where the company will also use the opportunity to debut a new turbocharged petrol flagship for the range. The styling updates will bring the Mazda 6 further in-line with the brand's latest offerings like the new CX-9 and CX-5 SUVs, and Mazda has worked to refine the interior and exterior with new lines and more premium materials...

2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for its BT-50 ute sold during 2015 and early-2016, over concerns manual examples could experience a loss of drive. The Japanese manufacturer says affected utes could be fitted with a gearshift cable retaining clip that isn't fully engaged, which could lead to the gearshift cables moving out of position and contacting the propeller shaft...

Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed

Mazda Australia is now taking expressions of interest for the MX-5 RF Limited Edition, which features several equipment and mechanical upgrades to give the Japanese sports car an even sharper edge. Just 110 units will be available locally, and the special MX-5 appears to be identical to the MX-5 RF RS revealed for the Japanese market last November...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2014 Mazda 3 SP25 review

I purchased my SP25 Soul Red Mazda 3 auto brand new back in August 2014. I bought it due to the perceived reliability of the brand and on the basis of four test drives at four different dealerships. My experience was anything but pleasant. I disposed of the car three months ago with just over 70,000km on the clock. First, let's cover the positives...

2010 Mazda 3 Neo review

I bought this car a bit over a month ago from its original owner with 72,000km indicated. It's my first car that I bought for $7000 but after 12 months rego and title transfer it came to a bit over $8000. The previous owner had the windows tinted front and rear. I specifically looked for a Mazda 3 after the year 2010, as a few of the base models from 2009 were not equipped with side or curtain airbags...

2017 Mazda CX-3 Akari (FWD) review

I was looking to replace my 2012 Mazda 2 and was searching for something slightly larger but still akin to what I was used to. I was also looking for a technology upgrade and the Mazda CX-3 Akari certainly does not disappoint there! The MZD Connectivity is very easy to use – love the fact I can use my phone hands-free and receive texts and have them read out...

1974 Mazda Savanna RX3 Super Deluxe review

After decades of reading every issue of Fast Fours and Rotaries magazine, I finally saved enough to buy my teenage poster car. Most of my friends had the Lamborghini Countach LP5000 or the Ferrari Testarossa poster. I, on the other hand, had a lineup of Mazda R100s, RX2s, 3s and 4s. After searching for years I found a close to factory original RX3 sedan...

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Mazda Galleries

Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed
Mazda Kai concept leaked

Mazda Kai concept leaked

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