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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 eight different models in Australia and is the fifth 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 BT-50 GT dual-cab review

Without base changes to keep it fresh, Mazda Australia has turned to window dressing to keep BT-50 sales buoyant. With a few more years to run before an all-new replacement arrives, Mazda’s ute gets a new face to help carry it through while the fundamentals fall into a holding pattern.

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Black Roof automatic review

Every bit an MX-5, albeit one with added security and refinement, the Mazda MX-5 RF GT Black Roof appeals to both your sensible and spirited sides.

2018 Mazda CX-8 review

Need a big Mazda SUV, but don't want petrol? The brand now has the answer - it's called the CX-8. Paul Maric checks it out.

2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review

The top-spec Mazda 3 has just about everything you could want in a small car, but is it worth similar money to an Audi A3?

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Mazda Videos

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.

2018 Mazda CX-8 review: First look at equipment and comfort

Paul Maric takes a first look at what the new diesel-powered Mazda CX-8 has to offer in equipment and interior comfort.

2018 Mazda 6 review: Turbo petrol returns to the 6

It may not be the MPS we all want to see, but the popular Mazda 6 has a turbo petrol engine once again. How does it go? Mike Costello finds out.

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Mazda Comparisons

2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

A mainstream mid-sized SUV versus a premium compact sports utility vehicle… Well, who said cross-shopping is always about comparing direct rivals? This comparison between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera and new Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design stems from a CarAdvice reader’s request – yes, we listen to you! – and it throws up some tantalising questions we also wanted to answer...

2018 Honda Civic v Mazda 3 comparison

Do you hate being stuck in traffic jams? Yeah, me too. But, if you're going to be driving a small hatchback, why suffer in an entry-level model? This is where moving up in the model range changes a traffic jam from a chore to a treat. So, if you have around $35,000 burning a hole in your pocket, which premium hatchback should you go for? We lined up the 2018 Honda Civic VTi-LX and the 2018 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina to see which one deserves your hard-earned cash...

2018 Holden Commodore RS Sportwagon 2.0 petrol v Mazda 6 Touring Wagon comparison

What’s the difference between a medium and large wagon? More in size than price if you use the Mazda 6 and Holden Commodore cargo-haulers as examples. While the new, German-sourced Commodore stretches nearly 19cm beyond the Japanese 6, their respective RS and Touring variants are split by just $900...

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Mazda News

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...

2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs: official

Mazda has finally revealed full specifications for its CX-8 diesel seven-seater, ahead of a July 1 on-sale date. The brand provided range pricing earlier this month, but what each grade of car offered was a mystery... until now. Perhaps unsurprisingly, final specs match those revealed in a dealer document leaked to CarAdvice earlier this year...

Mazda Australia confirms Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

It’s been a long time coming, but Mazda will finally offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its range by the end of the year and there’s good news in store for current owners. Unlike a lot of manufacturers that won’t retrofit new technology to existing products, Mazda will offer customers the ability to retrofit the smartphone mirroring technology to all vehicles equipped with MZD Connect...

Mazda wishes RX-7 a happy 40th - video

The rotary is dead for now, but fans of the Mazda RX-7 are still very much alive and kicking. In a nod to the legendary nameplate on its 40th birthday, Mazda UK has assembled all three generations for a video. Given they're now valuable classics, you could have forgiven Mazda for parking three RX-7s side-by-side and releasing a few photos...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4x4) review

First of all, I was looking for a family car with a bit more space and higher driving position than a normal station wagon. An SUV, as it seems to appeal to more and more buyers, was the best choice for me and the wife. A few models were under consideration at the time of purchase: Mitsubishi Outlander, VW Tiguan and Kia Sportage...

2018 Mazda 3 SP25 review

Some of you may have seen the last review I posted – the leaving of the Mitsubishi Outlander and the soon to arrive subject of this review, the Mazda 3 SP25. So we have moved from family car to fun car. In the search for this car, I started out thinking it's the time in my life for a bit more of a spend and to get something nice...

2017 Mazda CX-5 Akera (4x4) review

After three years, it was time to upgrade to the second-generation CX-5 from our 2014 CX-5 Maxx Sport model. Before choosing the CX-5 again, and Mazda for the third time, we didn't have to go through the pain of picking the right option. But I did my study and six months' worth of research and a couple of test drives. The second-gen Mazda CX-5 was the only option for us...

2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx (4x2) review

We bought our 2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx, as it was the only variant with a manual gearbox on offer new from the showroom. The car test-drove well and we were able to obtain it for under $30,000 with over $500 in extras on-road, which met our price point. It has an alternating capped-price service of $210 or $280ish. We have had the car since new and always serviced by Mazda...

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Mazda Galleries

2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review

2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review

2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

2018 Mazda CX-5 v Volvo XC40 comparison

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