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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

A brief history of Mazda's Kingswood

The story of the Mazda Roadpacer AP begins, like so many do, with a good idea, executed badly. Mazda had built a solid reputation in its home country for building small cars, including some glorious coupes. But, what the still fledgling Japanese carmaker lacked in its arsenal was a large, family sedan to take it the fight to the likes of the Toyota Century, Nissan President, and Mitsubishi Debonair for the hearts and wallets of families and mid-level executives...

Project cars: 2005 Mazda MX-5 SE

Since starting at CarAdvice, I figured it would be wise to brush up on my driving skills. Naturally, we do a lot of driving, mainly on public roads. Reasonably frequently however, we’re out on the track, or at an event, driving cars well beyond our limits, and sometimes the vehicle’s too, in safe and controlled environments...

Mazda: 60 Years of Coupes

A pictorial trip through the Japanese brand's history of sporty coupes.

2020 Mazda CX-30 G20 Pure review

The entry-level CX-30 is forecast to be the best-selling variant, but is it the pick of Mazda’s new compact-SUV range?

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Mazda Videos

Video: 2021 Mazda BT-50 walkaround review

The 2020 / 2021 Mazda BT-50 has arrived and is now sharing mechanical hardware with the new 2020 Isuzu D-Max. This includes a 3-litre 4JJ1 turbo-diesel engine with 140kW (188HP) and 450Nm. If you think the BT-50 looks like some of the other Mazda range, it should as the same designer who penned the CX-9 and Mazda 2 is responsible for the look of the new ute...

Review: 2020 Mazda CX-5 gains off-road traction assist

For 2020 the Mazda CX-5 receives an electronic rear differential lock by way of the ‘off-road traction assist’ function. How does it go off-road? Let’s find out. But before we hit the rough stuff – there are some other changes of note on the 2020 CX-5 range too. The biggest update being a new headliner that Mazda claim achieves a 10 per cent improvement in low-frequency sound absorption...

2020 Mazda CX-5: 360-degree off-road tour

Come with us as we explore the Toolangi State Forest in a 2020 Mazda CX-5 in 360-degrees. Let us know what you think about the 360-degree clip and if there are other cars or environments you'd like to see in Virtual Reality? MORE: 2020 CX-5 off-road traction assist review MORE: CX-5 news, reviews, comparisons and videos MORE: Everything Mazda...

2020 Honda CR-V VTi-S AWD v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD comparison

Here we’ve matched up the Honda CR-V VTi-S with the Mazda CX-5 Sport Maxx. Both here are petrol-powered, though the Mazda can be had as diesel. Both here are all-wheel drive, though either can be had as front-drivers. Both are Japanese, of course, and can be had for under $40K before on-roads.

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Mazda Comparisons

Small SUV comparison: 2020 Mazda CX-30 v Hyundai Kona

Hyundai’s popular Kona small SUV faces a fresh Mazda rival in the form of the CX-30. We find which crossover is the best at a $30,000 pricepoint.

2020 BMW 118i v Mazda 3 G25 Astina comparison

The most aspirational Mazda 3 model yet is our current mainstream small-car benchmark. Now it faces its toughest test – against the most affordable version of the new BMW 1 Series.

REVISIT: 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...

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Mazda News

Cars for sale: five deals on seven-seat SUVs

New-car bargains are becoming harder to find after bigger-than-expected sales in June left showrooms empty, and factory shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis delayed the arrival of fresh stock. With that in mind, there are still savings to be found if you’re patient and prepared to shop around...

Mazda 3 Turbo revealed in the US with more power, still no closer to Australia

North American arms of Mazda have officially revealed a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Mazda 3 hatch and sedan, however the model is no closer to receiving Australian confirmation. Available for US, Canadian and Mexican markets, the Mazda 3 turbo picks up a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine outputting 186kW and 434Nm when run on US-rated 93 octane – roughly the equivalent of Australian 98 octane petrol...

Turbo Mazda 3 outputs: 170kW/420Nm hatch confirmed

Mazda has confirmed engine outputs for its new turbocharged Mazda 3 hatch, following weeks of speculation about the model – however its Australian future remains unclear. Confirmed in a video released by Mazda Mexico, the force-fed Mazda3 will use a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine outputting 227hp (170kW) and 310ft/lb (420Nm) through a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2019 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Sport (FWD) review - the loaner

We’re happy to report the findings of a question that our household has had about the CX-3 for some time, and it's something that others may find useful too. Could a Mazda CX-3 fit either our large or medium Samsonite hard-shell suitcases? Could it even fit both at the same time? We have been interested in the Mazda CX-3 for a while now, especially with myself being a bit of a fan of Mazda vehicles...

2017 Mazda 2 Genki review

The Mazda 2 caught my eye after I had seen its 2017 mild update. Several months later, the little pocket rocket has been in my family for about a year and a half now. It's endured many experiences in that time and has revealed the good and the not-so-good things about it. My Mum and I decided to choose the Genki for its suitable interior trim and the features offered...

2007 Mazda MX-5 Touring LE review

The NC MX-5 had been my dream car since my dad had an RC. I had accidentally sold my Micra thinking I'd get into a cheap 1998-2003 CLK, but when I found that car was boring to drive and the Micra had already been sold, I panicked, doubled my budget and bought the cheapest MX-5 I could see online. It took me five seconds of driving the MX-5 to make the decision...

2012 Mazda 3 SP25 review

I was looking for a smallish car around the $15k mark, either brand new or second hand. After many months I chose a MY13 Mazda 3 SP25 Auto Hatchback, finished in Sky Blue. It's a great little car, and it gives a lot for the money - I ended up paying $15,000 for it. First impressions are that it's very much a tourer rather than a city car...

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