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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 BT-50 GT 4x4 dual-cab review

Most flagship 4x4 utes have gone big on visual impact, with unmissable styling and tough-guy looks. Mazda plays by its own rule book, though, and while it may be square-jawed, the BT-50 GT is far subtler than most on the market.

2021 Mazda CX-30 review: Astina X20 (Skyactiv-X) AWD

Can clever engineering and mild-hybrid technology give the CX-30 the refinement it needs? James drives the CX-30 Skyactiv-X to find out.

2020 Mazda CX-30 long-term review: Farewell

We bid farewell to our 2020 Mazda CX-30 G25 Astina, which has done pretty well in its first year on sale. James runs through where the car worked and where it didn't during our long-term loan.

REVISIT: 2020 Mazda CX-5 review – Off-road traction assist

April 2020: The ever-popular Mazda CX-5 gained a few tweaks this year, not least of which a better off-road traction program. So how does the urban favourite deal with a non-urban landscape? James hits the trails to find out!

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Mazda Videos

Video: 2021 Mazda MX-30 walkaround – Australia confirmed!

Mazda has confirmed its new MX-30 SUV will come to Australia in 2021, arriving first in mild-hybrid petrol-electric form and then full-electric later. Full story here.

Video: Best ute 2020 comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v VW Amarok vs LDV T60 Trailrider

We test eight of Australia’s favourite utes in our annual mega test.

Video: 2021 Mazda BT-50 review – Australian first drive

The new BT-50 is an excellent dual-cab in a segment that shows no signs of slowing down or becoming less competitive. We’ve scored it only just behind the D-Max at launch, which we think sets the standard at the time of testing. That’s only because Mazda has chosen not to put more effort into differentiating it from its twin...

Skid and slide: Attending a driver-training event post COVID-19

Justin decides to brush up on his driving, by getting slightly sideways in his own turbocharged Mazda MX-5.

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Mazda Comparisons

Best ute 2020 comparison: Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v VW Amarok v LDV T60 Trailrider

We test eight of Australia’s favourite utes in our annual mega test.

Family SUV review: 2021 Ford Escape v Mazda CX-5 comparison

Ford’s new-generation Escape needs to be a hit with Australian buyers. Proving it’s better than Mazda’s most popular model would be a great starting point.

Small SUV review: 2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line v Mazda CX-30 Astina comparison

Kia’s flagship Seltos compact SUV takes on Mazda’s top-trim CX-30 crossover in a battle of $40K-something high-riders.

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Mazda News

2021 Mazda 6 price and specs: Sporty GT SP variant joins line-up

2021 Mazda 6 range updated New turbo GT SP model replaces GT variant Available from March 2021 Priced from $34,590 plus on-road costs to $51,390 plus on-road costs The 2021 Mazda 6 range has been revised for the new year, with a sportier GT SP version being announced...

2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain price rises amid severe stock shortages

The Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain ute just got more expensive as of 1 January 2021, with the price increasing by $1000 to $59,990 drive-away. Isuzu says it will honour customer orders placed at the original launch offer price of $58,990 drive-away, however new buyers who walk into a showroom from now on will be quoted the higher price of $59,990 drive-away (not including metallic paint, which adds $500)...

2021 Mazda CX-3 price and specs

2021 Mazda CX-3 price and specs detailed Light SUV gains new technology, updated features Two new variants added for 2021 110kW 2.0-litre petrol engine carries over The 2021 Mazda CX-3 has been treated to a number of updates for the new year. Headlining Mazda's upgrades is the addition of the two new variants, Maxx Sport LE and the 100th Anniversary Special Edition...

Top 20: Your most-read reviews in 2020

Yesterday we took a look at the vehicle models which garnered the most review-reads in 2020, but what happens when we break it down further and look at the individual reviews you read most? There were some big launches across a lot of key segments in a year where traditional launch programs and motor shows were all but non-existent...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

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...

2015 Mazda 3 Astina diesel review

I have had my Mazda 3 going on six months now and while I do absolutely love the car (especially the engine) I have to say I’m a little unimpressed with the build of the car. I have always loved diesel passenger cars ever since my brother got a 2012 Mazda 6 diesel. I went on to upgrade my 1998 Mazda 626 to a 2007 Mazda 3 diesel, and then to a 2016 petrol CX-3...

2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

A recent phone call from my local Mazda dealer got me thinking. I answered the phone call and the salesman on the other end said "we've noticed your car is due in for a service on Thursday, would you consider trading it in?". Now, I've always loved the idea of upgrading my cars fairly regularly to stay up to date with all the latest technology and features that they have to offer, however, my honest answer was, "No"...

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