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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

2019 Mazda CX-3 sTouring review

Mazda's 2019 upgrade for the CX-3 sTouring sprinkles some classy garnish on an already attractive package, though its compromises still remain.

2018 Mazda CX-8 Sport FWD review

Mazda’s bet-hedging large-SUV policy sees it park two distinct family truckers alongside each other in showrooms, with the CX-8 appealing to diesel fans for whom the petrol CX-9 just won’t do.

2019 Mazda 3 review

The new 2019 Mazda 3 has a tough task ahead of it in a competitive segment that continues to grow at pace. New Corolla, i30 and Cerato to name a few, will form the backbone of the competition facing Mazda's redesigned small car.

Reader Review: 2018 Mazda 6 Atenza turbo

Anyone who frequents the CarAdvice comments will know readers don’t always agree with the reviews published here. Our road testers and journalists are lucky to drive lots of cars, but that means we approach things from a certain angle. With that in mind, we’re starting a new project with our readers...

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Mazda Videos

Review: 2019 Mazda 3 first drive

After a brief drive on foreign roads in cars that aren’t quite exactly like what we’ll end up with, is the 2019 Mazda 3 still positioned to be a segment favourite? While we don’t know final model grades – or pricing – yet, I think it’s a strong contender. We’ll let you know what those prices and grades are as soon as we can...

Comparison: Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester

While we wait for the new-generation Toyota RAV4 to debut in Australia, it's worth taking a look at what's on offer right now. Which of these mid-sized SUVs should you consider? Let us help you decide!

Journo for a day: CarAdvice readers experience the new CX-9

Right after the recent media launch event of the updated Mazda CX-9, Mazda gave us the opportunity to host a handful of CarAdvice readers in Tasmania to experience some of what we do as motoring journos. We loved having Michelle, Glen, Pete, Stuart and Dave along to live the life of a motoring journalist...

2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

Family haulers face off! Hyundai Santa Fe v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-8 v Peugeot 5008 v Skoda Kodiaq v Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. There is now no shortage of respectable 7-seat SUVs on the market for the driver who needs to haul a big family, or the kids and their friends. We've selected a handful of major contenders to see which is worth you spend...

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Mazda Comparisons

Holden Acadia v Mazda CX-9 v Toyota Kluger comparison

Seven-seat SUVs are fast becoming Australia’s must-have family utility tool. Station wagons are passé, and the flexibility to add two extra passengers at a moment’s notice is a lure too strong to ignore. To put some of the more urban-friendly family haulers to the test, we’ve assembled the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9 and aimed them directly at the face of the recently introduced Holden Acadia – Holden's new family hero arriving via American subsidiary, GMC...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace v Mazda CX-8 comparison

Mazda Australia clearly believes there’s big business in catering for large families. Having successfully lobbied in 2007 to grab a right-hand-drive version of the US-focused CX-9 seven-seater SUV, the company has now diverted the new CX-8 seven-seater from the Japanese brand’s domestic market...

2018 Medium SUV Mega Test

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...

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Mazda News

CarAdvice podcast 139: Platform sharing explained

On this week's podcast, you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. The team answer Gavin's question about what a platform actually is, and why brands share them. In car news, the Hyundai i30N Fastback will be debuting in Australia in March or April, and the 2020 Mazda CX-6 (or could it be a CX-3?) SUV has been previewed...

2019 Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition unveiled, 30 for Australia

Mazda's ever-popular convertible is turning 30. That's right, the MX-5 (Miata if you live in some parts of the world) has hit the big three-oh. To celebrate, it's been decked out in a special shade of Racing Orange, in following a theme initially laid out by the 10th Anniversary model...

2020 Mazda CX-6 (or CX-3?): Australia-bound SUV previewed

A first teaser image for what is likely to be a more premium and lifestyle-focused 2020 Mazda CX-6 SUV has been handed down tonight, ahead of its Geneva motor show unveiling in March. Mazda has offered few useful details to accompany the visual, and indeed we're speculating on the name...

2015-19 Mazda MX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year MX-5 sports car, over concerns auto-equipped examples could have faulty transmission software. The company reports affected vehicles may have Transmission Control Modules (TCM) that could incorrectly interpret the electrical signal from the gear selector...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2005 Mazda 6 MPS (Leather) review

In 2007, I was seeking a replacement for our Hyundai Elantra for my wife. We were holidaying on the NSW Central Coast when I spotted a Subaru Liberty GT in the carpark. I’d always fancied them, but buying new just wasn’t in our budget at the time. A two-year-old used example was...

2002 Mazda 121 Metro Shades review

I bought this car a couple of months ago, because I didn't have enough money to purchase a good car. I live in Iran and cars are so expensive here. This is a Ford Festiva, Kia Pride or Mazda 121 – here we call it a Pride 111. The engine was rebuilt five years ago – 1323cc, 71hp at 5000rpm and 108Nm of torque at 2750rpm, with a smooth five-speed manual transmission and a very soft clutch pedal...

2018 Mazda 3 Neo Sport review

I upgraded from a two-year-old Hyundai i30 to the Mazda 3. I've wanted a cute red Mazda 3 for years, and now I've got one. However, once I finally got it, I was disappointed. Overall, the car is good, but there are a heap of things you don't really pick up on in the test drive that just detract from the overall experience of the car...

2010 Mazda 3 SP25 review

    My 2010 SP25 with 75,000km is a superbly built car that continues to delight every time I drive it. I do many long trips and enjoy the extra power and torque of the 2.5-litre engine, especially when overtaking on country roads, along with the crisp shifting and light clutch on the six-speed manual...

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