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2016 Mazda 3 Touring Sedan Review

The Mazda 3 Touring sedan feels more expensive than it is.

2015 Mazda 3 XD Astina Speed Date

The Melbourne Zoo, but the lady came along as she had never been before, so I guess it was more of a threesome.

2014 Mazda 3 Review : LT4

Our long-term Mazda 3 returns to its maker, but do we have a tear in our collective eye?

2015 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Review

I liked, but didn't love the last 2.0-litre Mazda 3 I drove. Will the SP25 with a larger 2.5-litre engine sway me?

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Mazda 3 Videos

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...

Small Car Comparison Review : Corolla, 3, i30

In the first half of 2015, the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai i30 and Mazda 3 made up more than 10 per cent of the entire new vehicle market, which is an astonishing feat. In the sales race, it’s the Corolla that’s got its nose in front of the Mazda 3, with the i30 consistently holding down third just behind...

Mazda 3 Maxx Review

The Mazda 3 is the most popular privately purchased car in Australia and has not only proven itself a dependable performer since going on sale last year – it’s also more comfortable and tech-savvy than ever before. You can get the Mazda 3 in a sedan, or as we have here, a hatchback...

Mazda 3 Video Review 2014

Jez Spinks takes an in-depth look at the all-new Mazda 3 hatch and sedan.

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Mazda 3 Comparisons

Hyundai Elantra v Mazda 3: Small Sedan Comparison

There have been some big rivalries in the world of cars over the years, but the Hyundai Elantra versus Mazda 3 battle is probably one that hasn’t stood out to most people. This is not a thrilling pairing...

Ford Focus Trend v Mazda 3 Maxx Comparison

Small hatchbacks such as the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus are not selling quite as well as they used to, with the boom in small crossovers such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V eating heartily into their market share. But despite the changing face of the auto market, this segment of vehicle remains Australia’s most popular overall...

Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 : Small hatch comparison

The Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30 cumulatively claim a bigger chunk of Australia’s new vehicle market than any other trio of rivals. Remarkably, they represent more than one in every 10 sales of not just passenger cars but all vehicles sold across the country, including SUVs, utes, vans and trucks...

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Mazda 3 News

2017 Mazda 3 first to get new G-Vectoring technology with mid-life refresh

When the refreshed 2017 Mazda 3 lands in Australia later this year, it will be the first model from the Japanese manufacturer to feature all-new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology. CarAdvice recently tested the new technology at a test day at Laguna Seca in California - stay tuned for the full story in the coming days...

Mazda 3 diesel axed

The diesel-powered Mazda 3 hatchback has been axed ahead of a mid-life update to the Japanese brand’s best-selling model. The Mazda 3 XD Astina model only went on sale in August 2014, but slow sales have lead the brand to reconsider the need for the diesel hatch in its range. The model has been removed from the company's website ahead of a facelifted version arriving in the coming months...

2017 Mazda 3 facelift: leaked Japanese brochure surfaces online

A photo claimed to be from a brochure for the facelifted Mazda 3 range was published online overnight. Sent by a reader to Carscoops, the image seems to show the facelifted Mazda 3 hatch, known in its home market as the Mazda Axela. According to the text at the bottom of the brochure, the hatch seen above is fitted with the company's 2...

Mazda overtakes Holden in 2015: First full-importer to finish second overall

By beating Holden in the 2015 sales race, Mazda has become the first full-line vehicle importer to crack the top-two in the Australian market for a full calendar year. The Japanese brand sold 114,024 vehicles in 2015, representing healthy growth of 13.2 per cent over 2014. This propelled the company from bronze to silver, given local hero Holden shrunk 3 per cent to 102,951...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

2014 Mazda 3 Sp25 GT Review

From the day I picked her up, I've never had a problem. You can tell Mazda have really worked hard to make sure this car lasts, I've driven other cars and you feel like if you push it a little it will fall apart, but never with the Mazda. Pushing hard, there is a bit of understeer, but that's to be expected from FWD car. It has plenty of up and go as well...

2015 Mazda 3 Sp25 Review

Mazda SP25 6 Speed Manual Sedan - This is the best small car I have owned. It actually feels like a larger car and in sedan guise, is sometimes difficult to tell apart from its larger cousin, the Mazda 6. This car is an ideal all rounder, the 2.5 litre engine pulls strongly from lower gears, in fact a lot of driving from left and right turns into side streets can be achieved in third gear...

2015 Mazda 3 Sp25 GT Review

I never considered a Mazda until I took the 3 for a test drive. I was impressed with the quality fit and finish and the technology in this car. It has everything I need. The engine has more than enough power for spirited drives and drives smoothly for everyday driving. The seats are very comfortable and supportive. Love the sound system...

2014 Mazda 3 Sp25 GT Review

What first attracted me to this car was the look of the sedan. This is the better proportioned vehicle of this design philosophy. Considering the same engine is used in the Mazda 6, this model provides a better performance and economy which is more than adequate without being considered a sport machine. Economy around town is 9 litres which will drop to 7...

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