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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 nine different models in Australia and is the second 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

2020 Mazda 3 review: G25 Astina hatch

The latest-generation Mazda 3 is sacrificing volume sales to take the Japanese brand into a more premium area of the mainstream market. We find out whether the flagship G25 Astina is a suitable spearhead.

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF long-term review: Farewell

After months of driving the MX-5, did we find it practical and comfortable enough to live with?

2020 Mazda CX-30 review: G25 Astina FWD

Plush meets practical as Mazda’s newest urban-focussed crossover pushes the marque further upmarket.

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF long-term review: Urban driving

The MX-5 is a perfect city car, and in this update we tell you how it tackles the concrete jungle. ‘Max’ the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF has had its fair share of spending time in the heart of Melbourne, and no surprise, it is a comfortable little two-seater to navigate through tight streets and carparks. The 2019 updates make city driving easier with its more powerful 2...

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Mazda Videos

2020 Honda CR-V VTi-S AWD v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD comparison

Here we’ve matched up the Honda CR-V VTi-S with the Mazda CX-5 Sport Maxx. Both here are petrol-powered, though the Mazda can be had as diesel. Both here are all-wheel drive, though either can be had as front-drivers. Both are Japanese, of course, and can be had for under $40K before on-roads.

REVIEW: Mazda CX-30 - Australian first drive

The Mazda CX-30 is designed to sit between the CX-3 and CX-5 in Mazda showrooms, you know the story - not too big, not too small, just right. So with that in mind, is the Goldilocks approach, the right one? James Ward finds out.

2020 Mazda 2 Walkaround

Scott Collie takes us through a walkaround of the hotly-anticipated 2020 Mazda 2 city car.

2020 Mazda CX-30 Walkaround

Scott Collie takes us through a walkaround of the hotly-anticipated 2020 Mazda CX-30 SUV.

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Mazda Comparisons

2020 Honda CR-V v Mazda CX-5 comparison

Honda CR-V versus Mazda CX-5. Which of the two do we recommend as the best petrol AWD medium SUV under 40 grand?

2020 Mazda CX-30 v Toyota C-HR comparison

Car manufacturers are engaged in a mad scramble to offer as many small, high-riding crossover hatchbacks as they possibly can in a bid to capitalise on market demand. Naturally, Australia’s two top-selling brands, Toyota and Mazda, are strong contenders. The former recently updated its unusual-looking C-HR by fitting a better touchscreen and adding a hybrid option, while the latter launched a whole new model called the CX-30...

2020 Peugeot 508 GT v Mazda 6 Atenza comparison

Peugeot’s back in the big-car game with its striking new 508 GT. But can the wagon version beat one of the best load-luggers in the mainstream segment, the Mazda 6 Atenza?

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Mazda News

2020 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

The Mazda CX-5 has received new standard equipment for 2020, gaining key safety and driver technology features, plus reduced cabin noise, across all variants. Pricing for the base Maxx Skyactiv-G 2.0L manual FWD is up $100 to $30,980 (plus on-road costs), while the range-topping Akera Skyactiv-D 2.2L auto AWD has gone up $200, starting from $51,330 (plus on-road costs)...

2014-2015 Mazda CX-5 recalled for lighting fix

Mazda has recalled model-years 2014 to 2015 examples of its popular CX-5 SUV to address a problem with its LED light signature. Affecting 7443 vehicles, the recall centres on the CX-5's daytime running lights (DRLs), which could flicker while driving or fail to illuminate. In the event that the vehicle's headlights are not also on, inactive DRLs could reduce its visibility...

Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept coming soon… to a PlayStation near you

Mazda has fuelled the fires of desire for its stunning RX-Vision Concept, first shown in 2015, unveiling a new GT3 variant. Like the ‘regular’ RX-Vision before it though, the RX-Vision GT3 won’t become a production reality, but you will get to drive this one – as part of PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Sport video game...

Mazda Assured: Guaranteed future value program launched

Mazda's finance arm has officially launched Mazda Assured, a new program that will allow customers to switch to a new Mazda model every few years while guaranteeing their current vehicle's buyback value when it comes time to trade it in...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2017 Mazda 2 Genki review

The Mazda 2 caught my eye after I had seen its 2017 mild update. Several months later, the little pocket rocket has been in my family for about a year and a half now. It's endured many experiences in that time and has revealed the good and the not-so-good things about it. My Mum and I decided to choose the Genki for its suitable interior trim and the features offered...

2007 Mazda MX-5 Touring LE review

The NC MX-5 had been my dream car since my dad had an RC. I had accidentally sold my Micra thinking I'd get into a cheap 1998-2003 CLK, but when I found that car was boring to drive and the Micra had already been sold, I panicked, doubled my budget and bought the cheapest MX-5 I could see online. It took me five seconds of driving the MX-5 to make the decision...

2012 Mazda 3 SP25 review

I was looking for a smallish car around the $15k mark, either brand new or second hand. After many months I chose a MY13 Mazda 3 SP25 Auto Hatchback, finished in Sky Blue. It's a great little car, and it gives a lot for the money - I ended up paying $15,000 for it. First impressions are that it's very much a tourer rather than a city car...

2007 Mazda MX-5 Touring LE review

I wanted a coupe/convertible and was about to spend $40k on a 2007 BMW Z4 3.2-litre with low kilometres. I'd test driven a Z4, but as I'd owned a 1989 MX-5 brand new, and had liked it, I saw a 2007 MX-5 in a mate's car yard and took it for a spin. It has a 2-litre, 6-speed drivetrain, with a limited slip diff, Bose stereo, full leather upholstery, and reasonable boot space - considering the retractable roof...

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Mazda Galleries

2020 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

2020 Mazda 3 review: G25 Astina hatch

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