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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 Maxx Sport diesel review

The CX-3’s popularity in the compact-SUV segment is all down to the petrol version, but are buyers missing out on the less-loved diesel variant?

2019 Mazda 3 hatch review

The new Mazda 3 hatch prioritises sporty looks and luxury features over cut-price positioning and interior space, even more than its predecessor did. It's a step forward that ironically enough will probably have a smaller audience.

Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Like something of a blank canvas, over the last 30 years the Mazda MX-5 has become the launching point for all manner of modified motoring fantasies. You’ll find them crammed full of GM V8s, Ford V6s, Mazda’s own rotary engines, or a massive variety of turbocharged and supercharged upgrades. Some have been lowered, some have been lifted (yup, off-road and rally roadsters are a thing)...

2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review

The Mazda 3 is a firm favourite with Aussie buyers, and now with added equipment and a lower drive-away price for the Maxx Sport version, its value is better than ever.

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Mazda Videos

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

REVIEW: 2019 Mazda 3 hatch

Less practicality, more lifestyle: If a premium-feeling, sharp-handling, eye-catching small car is what you're after – if perhaps not an especially capacious one – then the new Mazda 3 mounts a stronger case than ever. Just be prepared to pay for the privilege.

2019 Mazda CX-30 review: Geneva walkaround

Mazda has revealed its more upmarket and larger companion (not replacement!) to the small CX-3: the new 2019 Mazda CX-30. It's bigger, but still slots beneath the CX-5, and it's got the same premium-ish interior you'll find in the new Mazda 3.

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition revealed in Geneva

Mazda is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its wildly popular MX-5 roadster - now in its fourth generation - with a uniquely styled and accessorised version of the current ND model.

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Mazda Comparisons

2019 small car comparison

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

2019 Ford Endura v Mazda CX-8 comparison

Ford Australia has had a hole in its product line-up since October 2016. A 4.89-metre hole to be exact, and it went by the name of Territory. There’s been the Everest, of course, but ute-based SUVs still don’t drive like a car-based SUV, and the Ranger-derived Everest is notably more expensive than the Territory was. A solution, however, has arrived from the US...

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...

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Mazda News

ANCAP: Mazda 3, Evoque, RAV4, Touareg, UX get 5 star ratings

Independent crash testing firm, ANCAP, has released its latest round of safety scores this week, with several new models getting the full five stars. Among these were the Lexus UX, Mazda 3, Range Rover Evoque, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Touareg...

2019 Mazda 3 sedan pricing and specs

The new-generation Mazda 3 sedan has hit Australian showrooms, priced from the same $24,990 entry point as its hatchback twin. Apart from the obvious design differences, the sedan-bodied 3 gets a much larger 444-litre boot (the hatch offers 295L), which is also up 34L on the previous-generation sedan...

Mazda 3 turbo hot hatch percolating

The odds of a turbocharged Mazda 3 hot hatch returning to the fold in the near future remain long, but the company’s over-performing Australian division strongly supports the cause. Given the new generation Mazda 3 hatch is unashamedly a design-led model, sacrificing interior space to give you a coupe-like look and feel, a reborn MPS-type offer seems an obvious addition...

Mazda MX-5: Manual sales dominating Down Under, and in the USA

We're often told manual cars don't sell in meaningful numbers Down Under, but certain models buck the trend. Models like the Mazda MX-5. A recent report from the USA revealed 76% of MX-5 soft-top buyers are opting for three-pedal cars, and 52% of RF buyers are choosing to row their own. Which got us wondering if the story is the same in Australia...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2016 Mazda 3 SP25 GT Review

The Mazda brand has gone from strength to strength ever since 2003 with the first Mazda 3, and even though Mazda has never truly got rid of its biggest negative - that dreaded NVH and roaring tyre noise - everything else Mazda has done with their small hatchback they have done well...

2019 Mazda CX-5 GT (4x4) Review

Oh yeah ... that’s more like it! Pulling out from a side road onto the highway, I had an opportunity to test the acceleration of the 2019 CX-5 GT Turbo. It was a test drive after all, so you have to find out these things. Judging by the push in the back and the excited reactions of my kids in the back seat, it was clear that the performance on tap was significantly better than our previous car...

2018 Mazda 6 GT (5yr) Review

Gather 'round children, for I have a story to tell. I over-analyse. I research to the nth degree. I angst. But most of all, I observe a tight wallet when it comes to 'me'. All these seemingly logical things are bad traits when I also take the emotional route of lusting after cars I cannot justify buying nor afford and spend obscene amounts of time on CarAdvice, and perhaps more dangerously, websites showing car classifieds...

2010 Mazda 3 MPS Luxury Review

When Mazda first released their Mazda6 MPS in 2005, I almost didn’t notice. It was so uninteresting to me. Fast forward two years to the release of the BK series Mazda 3 MPS and I quickly wrote it off as a "try hard" car, like I did most hot hatches. I was into the local V8s and European luxury cars whilst my closest mates were into the high-performance Japanese coupes – an R33 Skyline GTS-t and S15 Silvia featured...

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