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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?

2018 Mazda 3 Neo Sport sedan review

With a new infotainment system and reversing camera, not to mention a new badge, is the Neo Sport a smart entry point for the ever-popular Mazda 3 range?

Mazda SkyActiv-X review

Though it seems hard to fathom for us here in Australia, Mazda is actually a small player in the global automotive market. The Japanese brand’s dominance in Australia – as the second best-selling manufacturer – is very much an anomaly on the world stage. The point here, though, is that as a car company, Mazda’s research and development budget is not on the same scale as the likes of Toyota, Honda or Nissan...

2016 Mazda 3 Maxx review

In Maxx trim, the Mazda 3 presents a compelling value proposition for buyers on a tighter budget that can't stretch to the SP25 grade. There's a lot to like about Mazda's small hatch.

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Mazda 3 Videos

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.

Mazda SkyActiv-X review

The Japanese brand’s dominance in Australia – as the second best-selling manufacturer – is very much an anomaly on the world stage...

Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe

See the full article here. The opportunity to dig deep into motoring history and to experience it first hand can be as frightening as it’s possibly enlightening. In the case of Mazda Australia’s recent 40th Anniversary of the company's Small Car shindig, it was both. And thanks to an unforeseen person twist, for me at least, it was memorable in more ways than I’d anticipated...

2016 Mazda 3 Range Review

Read the full article here. You’ve made up your mind. You want a Mazda 3, and that’s that. But which Mazda 3 is the right one for you? With six different model variants to choose from, not to mention manual and automatic transmissions and two different bodystyles, there are plenty of options for buyers...

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Mazda 3 Comparisons

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...

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

Renault Megane Intens v Mazda 3 SP25 GT v Holden Astra LTZ comparison

Who would have thought there’d be enough action in the small sedan segment of the market to warrant yet another comparison test – our fifth such test since the beginning of 2016? Yet here we are, in a world where the small car is increasingly being seen as a great alternative to the mid-size sedan because, essentially, these new ‘small’ sedans offer better space for your spend than vehicles in the next segment up...

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Mazda 3 News

CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...

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...

Mazda 3 digital driver display revealed in spy photos

Photos posted to a Chinese forum have revealed what appears to be a large digital driver-information display behind the steering wheel. The screen, replacing the conventional instrument cluster, is shown in two modes: one with separate rev and speed meters, and one with a large combined meter that likely represents a 'sport mode' function...

The week's top news stories: March 4

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport review

  I only recently bought the car – just last week. The exterior is beautiful, especially in the Soul Red crystal metallic paint colour. It has a gorgeous depth to it that just makes the car look totally stunning. The interior is also amazing and completely functional...

2015 Mazda 3 SP25 review

After a failed attempt at buying a new couch one Saturday morning in 2015, I found myself in a Mazda dealership checking out the then newly released Mazda CX-3. You know, just for fun. I had no intentions to buy anything… I quickly realised the CX-3 wasn’t the right car for me due to the small boot...

2014 Mazda 3 SP25 review

An excellent and very good looking, sporty hatch and a vast improvement on my earlier 1990-model Mazda 1.8 Astina SP. Excellent ride and good performance on the highway, but a slight lag in initial acceleration compared to turbo-equipped competitors. The finish and fitment are excellent, with good reliability and excellent support from the local dealer...

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...

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