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2018 Kia Carnival v Mazda CX-9 v Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 comparison

MPV. SUV. LCV. Three acronyms. Three different styles of vehicle designed to shift large families. The Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) camp is represented by the Kia Carnival that accounts for about half of all people-mover sales in Australia...

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Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha admit to improper emissions testing
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Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha admit to improper emissions testing

Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha have joined a growing list of Japanese companies falsifying data, with all three admitting to improper fuel economy and emissions testing. First reported by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the announcements come after internal investigations made by all three firms ordered by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism...


2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel, CX-8 recalled
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2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel, CX-8 recalled

Mazda has recalled diesel CX-5 and CX-8 models over concerns the engine might not restart when it's switched off. According to the company, the problem can leave owners stranded in a car that won't start, posing a hazard to both themselves and other road users. A total of 131 cars, sold between April 24 and May 28, 2018, are included in the campaign...


2018 Mazda 6 Atenza sedan review: Turbo petrol returns
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2018 Mazda 6 Atenza sedan review: Turbo petrol returns

The new engine in this Mazda 6 isn't exactly going to set the world on fire in terms of performance, but it's a perfect match for the chassis and provides enough sportiness if you want to have a crack on occasion.


2018 Mazda 6 Atenza turbo petrol sedan review
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2018 Mazda 6 Atenza turbo petrol sedan review

It's been a long time coming, but Mazda has finally rolled out a turbocharged petrol engine for the Mazda 6. Is it any good? Paul Maric finds out.


Mazda moves to five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
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Mazda moves to five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

Mazda has joined the likes of Holden and Ford, extending its three-year warranty to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre program. The longer term applies to all vehicles sold from August 1, and brings the company into line with Holden, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda and Citroen...


2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison
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2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison

Medium-sized passenger cars, like many other ‘traditional’ segments, are on the nose with Aussie buyers as SUVs continue to star in the sales charts. That makes buyers of cars like the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6 real winners, with once humdrum medium sedans pushing into near-premium territory as a play to gain buyer attention...


Here’s your chance to be a motoring journalist for a day
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Here’s your chance to be a motoring journalist for a day

Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a car launch? Would you like to drive some of the country’s finest driving roads? Read on to find out more. UPDATE, 13/08: Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  At CarAdvice we have a very active community of readers, who love to get involved in our content...


Volvo XC40 v Mazda CX-5: Size and value!
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Volvo XC40 v Mazda CX-5: Size and value!

One's a pricey small premium SUV, the other a volume-selling mid-sized SUV. One is focused on clever packaging and its all-new design, the other on its size, value and driving fun. But most of all: one is a bit of an unknown, and the other is one of Australia's most popular cars. So which should you be considering? Read on.


Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results
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Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results

The new Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, under the updated testing regimedescribed as the "toughest" to date. The XC40 scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 78 per cent in the safety assist category...


2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review

Without base changes to keep it fresh, Mazda Australia has turned to window dressing to keep BT-50 sales buoyant. With a few more years to run before an all-new replacement arrives, Mazda’s ute gets a new face to help carry it through while the fundamentals fall into a holding pattern.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison
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2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

A mainstream mid-sized SUV versus a premium compact sports utility vehicle… Well, who said cross-shopping is always about comparing direct rivals? This comparison between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera and new Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design stems from a CarAdvice reader’s request – yes, we listen to you! – and it throws up some tantalising questions we also wanted to answer...


Honda Civic VTi-LX v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Comparison
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Honda Civic VTi-LX v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Comparison

This comparison proves that buying what everybody else buys isn't always the best idea. Which of these two popular small cars should you consider? Paul Maric has the answer.


2018 Honda Civic v Mazda 3 comparison
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2018 Honda Civic v Mazda 3 comparison

Do you hate being stuck in traffic jams? Yeah, me too. But, if you're going to be driving a small hatchback, why suffer in an entry-level model? This is where moving up in the model range changes a traffic jam from a chore to a treat. So, if you have around $35,000 burning a hole in your pocket, which premium hatchback should you go for? We lined up the 2018 Honda Civic VTi-LX and the 2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina to see which one deserves your hard-earned cash...


2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Black Roof automatic review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Black Roof automatic review

Every bit an MX-5, albeit one with added security and refinement, the Mazda MX-5 RF GT Black Roof appeals to both your sensible and spirited sides.

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2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs: official
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2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs: official

Mazda has finally revealed full specifications for its CX-8 diesel seven-seater, ahead of a July 1 on-sale date. The brand provided range pricing earlier this month, but what each grade of car offered was a mystery... until now. Perhaps unsurprisingly, final specs match those revealed in a dealer document leaked to CarAdvice earlier this year...


2018 Mazda CX-8 review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-8 review

Need a big Mazda SUV, but don't want petrol? The brand now has the answer - it's called the CX-8. Paul Maric checks it out.

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2018 Mazda CX-8 review: First look at equipment and comfort
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2018 Mazda CX-8 review: First look at equipment and comfort

Paul Maric takes a first look at what the new diesel-powered Mazda CX-8 has to offer in equipment and interior comfort.


Mazda Australia confirms Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
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Mazda Australia confirms Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

It’s been a long time coming, but Mazda will finally offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its range by the end of the year and there’s good news in store for current owners. Unlike a lot of manufacturers that won’t retrofit new technology to existing products, Mazda will offer customers the ability to retrofit the smartphone mirroring technology to all vehicles equipped with MZD Connect...


Time Machine Tuesday: 26 June 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 26 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 26 in years past...