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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 MX-5 review

Mazda has taken a deep dive into the heart of the MX-5 and massaged more power and torque out of its naturally aspirated engine. Though you may not notice any changes from the outside, climb behind the (now reach adjustable wheel) and this latest evolutionary chapter speaks volumes.

2019 Mazda CX-9 review

Manufacturers have a tendency to go for a styling refresh when they execute a mid-life update. With the Mazda CX-9, the Japanese brand has added vital safety tech across the range in addition to subtle changes under the skin.

2018 Mazda 2 GT automatic review

The Mazda 2 GT is no grand tourer, of course, though the badge does represent the Japanese brand’s poshest city car.

2019 Mazda CX-3 review

You could be forgiven for missing the changes to Mazda’s CX-3 at a glance, but Mazda knows its recipe for success pretty well and has stuck to it for the small SUV’s most recent update.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 review

See the full article here. As far as mid-life updates go, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 gets a fairly tame but genuinely important revision, which adds to its already impressive list of large SUV credentials. Believe it or not, this is already the second update for the ‘new’ CX-9, and the tech-heavy focus of the changes here aims at improving and enhancing the standard offering, in what I would call crucial areas...

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.

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.

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.

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Mazda Comparisons

2018 Mazda 6 Atenza turbo v 2005 Mazda 6 MPS comparison

I like the idea of new things, new technologies, and new possibilities. But when reality sinks in, I still tend to prefer the experience of old things. That’s not always true, of course. I’m much happier spreading store-bought butter on pre-baked bread than I am churning my own milk and kneading the dough myself. I have to draw the line somewhere...

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. Released in 2015 in third-generation form, the Korean eight-seater has been given an update for 2018...

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...

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Mazda News

Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol shows up on Australian database

A Mazda CX-5 2.5T is all but confirmed for some markets overseas already, and a new entry on an Australian government database suggests we could see such a model in local showrooms very soon. Some keen-eyed CarAdvice readers noticed a new filing from Mazda Australia, detailing a five-strong engine variant line-up – four carryover, one new...

2019 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs

Mazda has rolled out its 2019 MX-5 updates, adding a more powerful 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine, reach-adjustable steering column, and standard reverse camera as star attractions for the iconic roadster range. The MX-5 line-up has been revised with the the majority of 1.5-litre models struck from the Australian range, leaving only the entry-level Roadster with the smaller engine...

CarAdvice podcast 119: LIVE from our reader Mazda driving event in Tasmania!

This week Mandy Turner and Trent Nikolic are recording from Tasmania at the CarAdvice event where five readers got the chance to experience being a motoring journalist for a day in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. In car news, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC has been revealed, Apple has reported its first self-driving crash, the Ford Endura ST-Line has been confirmed for Australia, and the Lexus UX will be launching without Apple CarPlay Down Under...

2019 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs

Mazda Australia has detailed the revised CX-9 range, headlined by the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time, along with a new range-topping variant. Kicking off at $44,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Sport with front-wheel drive (+$1100), the range is now fitted as standard with the full suite of Mazda's i-Activesense driver-assistance technologies, including adaptive cruise control with stop&go function, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring (4x4) review

The Mazda CX-5 is a great small family car, with enough zoom-zoom to get around those three cars and caravan tailgating each other doing 80 in the 100 zone. The only gripe I have is that with a rear-facing car seat, the front passenger loses a considerable amount of leg room. In the boot, the pram just fits in with some Tetris skills...

2017 Mazda 3 SP25 GT review

So, a 28-year-old single male was looking for a good bang-for-your-buck, well-kitted hatchback that would make you say wow, and not for its looks. The contenders were the Focus Titanium, Polo GTI, Mazda 3 GT and an Astra RS-V. The winner – Mazda 3 SP25 GT. Why? Well, let’s look at the cost (and yes, running costs were factored in)...

2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport review

  I only recently bought the car – just last week. The exterior is beautiful, especially in the Soul Red crystal metallic paint colour. It has a gorgeous depth to it that just makes the car look totally stunning. The interior is also amazing and completely functional...

2018 Mazda CX-3 Akari (AWD) review

I downgraded from a 2017.5 CX-5 Maxx Sport to the 2018 CX-3 AWD petrol Akari, as I personally found the CX-5 a little too big for me. I loved the features, driver ride height and comfort, though, so I thought the CX-3 Akari would fit the bill. An acceptable compromise on driver ride height (seat set at highest setting), but you still get comfort, the driver-assistance features I enjoyed in the CX-5, and a better overall size for me...

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2019 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs

2019 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs

2019 Mazda MX-5 review

2019 Mazda MX-5 review

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