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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 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.

Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?

For those prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stone's throw of many major metropolitan centres. For me, on this occasion, it's Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short two-hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...

2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab review

Considering an extra-cab ute? Need to prioritise load capacity over rear passenger comfort? Then the 2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab could be the ute for you.

Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Last weekend, Mazda MX-5 owners across the country were in heaven. For the first time, the MX-5 Fan Fest was held at Sandown Raceway in this invite-only event. With over 1500 people in attendance and 477 examples of Mazda's little legend on the track, a southern hemisphere record was broken. (The world record is somewhere beyond 2000..

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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.

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

Read the full article here. The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...

2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Review

  Read the full article here. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV has finally arrived, and here we have the model that the brand expects to be the volume seller in the range: the Touring. With the all-new, second-generation Mazda CX-9 arriving powered only by a petrol engine – that’s right, there’s no diesel on offer here, or anywhere in the world for that matter – buyers may be a little suspicious as to how it stacks up as a family hauler...

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Mazda Comparisons

Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba comparison

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

Mazda rotary patents discovered online

Mazda has filed two patents for new drivetrains incorporating a rotary engine, but fans of the RX-7 and RX-8 sports cars may be a little disappointed with the engine's application. The patents were discovered on the US Patent and Trademark Office's website and published by Autoblog...

Mazda planning rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Mazda's US arm has confirmed it will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to its line-up, though timing is still to be confirmed. Speaking to Cars.com at the US launch of the new CX-5, a spokesperson for the company said it is planning to introduce the smartphone mirroring technology, though didn't say which vehicle will debut the feature...

2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure

The updated Mazda 2 hatchback has been revealed in leaked images of a Japanese brochure this week, ahead of its local launch next month. Posted online by CarDrive, the images show that this facelift will be relatively minor, with the major changes reserved for the interior and under the skin...

Vinesh Bhindi takes charge at Mazda Australia

Mazda Australia has announced the appointment of Vinesh Bhindi as its incoming managing director from April as existing boss, Martin Benders, retires after more four decades with the Japanese brand.   Benders, who has been with Mazda since 1985, oversaw the brand’s continued growth with record sales as well leading the charge to capture 10 per cent of domestic market share, making Australia one of the most successful markets for Mazda in the world...

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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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