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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

2021 Mazda CX-8 Touring SP review

Seating for seven, but styling for one? Maybe. Mazda’s sporty ‘SP’ styling range expands with the latest update to the CX-8.

2021 Mazda MX-30 Hybrid review

We've been waiting a while in a COVID-19 world, and finally we get to test Mazda's new MX-30 in hybrid trim.

2021 Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid and Electric review: Quick drive

At first glance, it's tricky to distinguish the all-electric MX-30 from its mild-hybrid counterpart. But take it for a spin, and you'll know where your heart lies.

2021 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport review

The CX-5 Maxx Sport has two x's and plenty of standard equipment, which is impressive for an entry-level model. Is this the best way to get to know a CX-5? James finds out!

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Mazda Videos

Video: 2021 Mazda MX-30 M-Hybrid First Drive Review

We've been waiting a while in a COVID-19 world, and finally we get to test Mazda's new MX-30 in hybrid trim.  ...

Video: 2021 Mazda MX-30 quick drive review

Australian Mazda shoppers will soon encounter an all-new offering on local showroom floors, with the imminent arrival of the MX-30 small SUV. Boasting a distinctive design that's a nod to Mazda's history – from the RX-8-inspired freestyle doors to the cork accents on the interior – the MX-30 will blend heritage with future-proof powertrains...

Video: 2021 Mazda BT-50 GT off-road review

How does the D-Max's twin under the skin fare off the beaten track? We find out in some tricky conditions.

Video: Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

Loadspace is arguably the most crucial part of a ute’s definition. While their base function is still the same, there are a lot of different feature these days that can set them apart. From bare bones, all the way to electric roller covers, let's see what's available to you.

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Mazda Comparisons

2021 Mazda BT-50 v Isuzu D-Max comparison

There’s not a lot to separate these mechanical twins under the skin, but that didn’t stop us from heading out into the bush to find out.

2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan N Line Premium v 2021 Mazda 3 G25 GT Sedan comparison

Still fancy a sedan? Here are two of the best going head-to-head.

2021 Mazda CX-3 v CX-30 comparison review

Mazda's newest compact SUV, the CX-30 has been on sale for a full year now, so how does it stack up against it's successful showroom counterpart, the smaller CX-3?

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Mazda News

Q&A: What are the small cars with high hip points?

Hi CarAdvice! I'm in the market for a new car but don't have the garage space for a full-blown SUV. My only issue is, I find a lot of hatchbacks, sedans and wagons a little too low to the ground and I struggle to get in and out because of a back issue...

Every new electric car coming to Australia in 2021

When discussing Australia's dearth of electric cars and their related infrastructure, the debate always comes back to consumer choice – or lack thereof. However, with a list of incoming launches, promised models and electric-powered variants on the cards, the limited-choice excuse will hopefully soon be a distant memory...

VFACTS: Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton and Isuzu D-Max make the Top 10

The Toyota HiLux posted its strongest March result of all time last month, as it got a head-start on its run to becoming the nation’s favourite vehicle for a sixth year in a row. The strong ute result comes as sales of Light Commercial Vehicles (the industry term for utes and vans) outsold traditional passenger cars for the first time in Australian automotive history, in March 2021, with 23,255 LCVs reported as sold (up 28 per cent compared to the same month last year) versus 21,360 passenger cars (down 1...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2012 Mazda 3 Neo review

In late 2020 I bought a 2012 Mazda 3 sedan in a private sale. The purchase was made to replace our mid-spec 2008 Honda Civic VTI-L, which had 235,000 kilometres on the clock and will be used for my 170 kilometre round trip commute up the Pacific Highway to and from work each day. Put simply we wanted a younger car with fewer clicks on the clock...

2004 Mazda MX-5 SE review

This is my third MX-5, all NBs. I bought the first one post retirement, and enjoyed it for five years. It was near new, owned by a couple for whom pending parenthood made the MX5 impractical. You can't fit two people and a baby capsule into a two seater roadster. Unfortunately, family commitments forced me to swap the MX-5 for a Commodore ute...

2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami (AWD) review

Two years ago I wrote an Owner Review of my 2015 Mercedes C250d, ending by saying, “Maybe when it's time for an SUV (I think we all need to admit it's inevitable...), I'd be very happy for the updated C-Class sedan to replace my Lexus". Well fast-forward a year and here I am writing about my first SUV, a Mazda CX-9 Azami AWD, which ended up replacing my trusty Lexus IS250, whilst we kept the Merc...

2011 Mazda 3 Neo review

The Mazda 3 has been a mainstay of Australian roads since the launch of the BK in 2003. In 2011 it reached peak popularity becoming Australia’s favourite car of 2011, knocking Holden’s Commodore off its long-held perch. As the successor to the 323, which formed the basis of Ford’s more popular Laser, the new Mazda 3 was related to Ford Australia's Laser replacement, the European designed Focus...

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