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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

2018 Mazda 6 Touring diesel sedan review

Higher-grade Mazda 6 variants get the slick new 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, but in Touring guise the punchier and quieter reworked diesel option remains the best choice. It's ageing, but the company has worked hard to keep it contemporary.

2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

As motoring journalists, our family and friends think we live the high life. Champagne, business class flights, fancy food, fast cars, and travelling the wonders of the world. Sorry to say, but... well, okay, that isn't an entirely inaccurate depiction. But, a lot goes on behind the scenes that many don't see...

2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera petrol review

Mazda’s updated flagship CX-5 leaves little on the table in terms of technology to make for a more affordable alternative to luxury SUVs.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport diesel review

The Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport diesel has received a power boost and a price cut, keeping it fresh for buyers in Australia's most competitive new car segment.

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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...

2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami v Kia Carnival Platinum comparison

So you need to move seven-or-so people? There are more than a few options on the market today, from upgraded vans to more conventionally stylish choices like these two: the big but svelte Mazda CX-9 and the surprisingly tough-looking Kia Carnival. Depending on your order of priorities, one of these two could be the right pick for you...

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Mazda Comparisons

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...

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI v Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD comparison

The medium-SUV segment is now, along with dual-cabs, the 'real Australia' battleground for buyers down under. A well-worn cliché, sure ('real Australia' I mean), but with the demise of the large sedan as the go-to vehicle of choice for Aussies, it's now medium SUVs that serve duty as family transport in suburbs across our wide brown land...

2018 Mazda 6 GT v Toyota Camry SL V6 comparison

Could this be the family car battle of head versus heart? The Toyota Camry SL V6 and Mazda 6 GT turbo both stick to a well-worn medium sedan formula, although manage to avoid looking like carbon copies of each other – both aesthetically and mechanically...

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Mazda News

Mazda MX-6 trademarked in Japan

The Hiroshima-based car maker has filed a trademark application for the Mazda MX-6 name in its homeland. AutoGuide found the application for use on "automobiles and parts and accessories thereof" at the Japanese Patent Office's website, and a copy of it can be seen on the EU's European Trade Mark and Design Network...

Mazda: Volume shouldn't come first

Mazda says that despite being one of the smallest independent automotive brands in the world, the company cannot put volume ambitions as its first priority, with the recently-appointed global CEO admitting that such a goal would create the wrong culture internally...

Mazda MPS models dead

Mazda has no plans to bring back its high-performance MPS brand, which has previously graced the 3 and 6, on its latest generation of products. That's according to its global boss, who spoke with CarAdvice at the Los Angeles motor show. Although we haven’t seen new MPS models for many years, plenty of fans in Australia continue to hold the last Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 MPS in high regard...

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review

So, I had a top-spec 2003 Mazda 6 Luxury Sports. For a 14-year-old car, it had all the bells and whistles... Of its time. Fast-forward to 2017 and much has changed in the automotive world. It was time to update. I had considered a new Mazda 6 and took one for a test drive. While I was a big fan of it, I found it a fraction too large for a 30-year-old male with no dependants...

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