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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...

2016 Mazda 3 Maxx review

In Maxx trim, the Mazda 3 presents a compelling value proposition for buyers on a tighter budget that can't stretch to the SP25 grade. There's a lot to like about Mazda's small hatch.

2016 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review

The 2016 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina may be pricey, but it has plenty of pluses.

2016 Mazda 3 SP25 review

The Mazda 3 is one of Australia's most popular cars, and the SP25 is our pick of the range. So is it the right one for you?

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Mazda 3 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...

2016 Mazda 3 Range Review

Read the full article here. 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...

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.

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 3 Comparisons

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

Renault Megane Intens v Mazda 3 SP25 GT v 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...

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

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mazda's small car in Australia, so we've pitched the current flagship Mazda 3 SP25 Astina against the 1980 323 hatch to see just how times have changed...

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Mazda 3 News

Mazda: electric car manufacturers 'controlling the minds of the media' on CO2 claims

Mazda has taken a swipe at the media’s role in propagating the benefits of electric cars for the environment, which Mazda says is blinding the public about the true CO2 emissions of such vehicles, in favour of a new-generation of internal combustion engine (ICE) technologies...

2019 Mazda 3 spied with SkyActiv-X engine

The first prototypes for the 2019 Mazda 3 have been spotted this week, with exterior graphics indicating the company's new SkyActiv-X compression-ignition petrol engine is hitting the road too. Interestingly, the matte-black vehicle in the images is a pre-facelift version of the current-generation Mazda 3, while the wheels are borrowed from the updated model currently on sale...

Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?

No surprise: Fuel consumption is a key consideration for many Australian new car buyers, primarily because it tends to directly affect your weekly budget and spend. And fair enough. If you think of a car which averages 10L/100km, driven 15,000km a year and filling up at $1.25 per litre, it will cost you about $1875 per year...

Mazda 2, 3, 6 recalled for seat fix

Mazda has recalled thousands of its previous-generation passenger cars this week, over concerns for faulty seat lifters. The recall centres on the seat height adjustment mechanism, which could see either the adjustment lifter link crack, or the lifter link retaining nuts separate...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

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...

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...

2015 Mazda 3 SP25 Review

Performance in the Mazda 3 SP25 is outstanding, considering the size of the engine and the weight of the car. The space in the boot is adequate for one suitcase, but for two adults going on an extended trip the rear seat had to be used for the second bag. This ultimately limits the number of persons going on holiday in this car to two...

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...

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Mazda SkyActiv-X review

Mazda SkyActiv-X review

2019 Mazda 3 spied with SkyActiv-X engine
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