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Mazda SkyActiv X review

A revolutionary update to keep the internal combustion engine clean and ever more efficient, but is it too late to save the petrol engine?

Mazda 3 G20 Pure hatch review

It's the entry-level with auto, and it could just be the sweet spot in the new Mazda 3 line-up.

2019 Mazda 3 G25 Evolve sedan review

Mazda's all-new small sedan is a compelling proposition, and the mid-spec G25 Evolve could be the sweet spot.

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.

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Mazda 3 Videos

Mazda SkyActiv-X engine review | Small car technology

Why pick a Mazda powered by its new SkyActiv-X engine over a regular 2.5? It’s like asking why pay extra for a hybrid powertrain over a regular one. It’s a question we can’t really answer if you’re measuring the benefit as a purely cost-focused issue...

2019 Mazda3 G20 Pure review | Small hatch test

Here we've got the entry-level automatic option in the new 2019 Mazda 3 line-up for Australia, and... it might actually be the pick of the range!

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.

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2019 Hyundai i30 Elite v Mazda 3 G20 Evolve v Toyota Corolla SX comparison

A showdown between Australia's three most popular small cars, each tested in mid-range form, priced at about $31K on the road.

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

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 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison

It’s fair to presume a couple of things when you consider that non-premium small cars are amongst the biggest-selling – make that the biggest-selling – passenger cars out there. And it’s also easy to presume that you don’t get much goodness for your modest spend...

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Mazda 3 News

2018-19 Mazda CX-5, Mazda 6 & 2019 Mazda 3 recalled

Mazda Australia has recalled the 2018-19 CX-5 and Mazda 6, and the 2019 Mazda 3, over concerns about the powertrain control module. According to the company, the software controlling the cylinder deactivation function mightn't operate correctly, and could make an intake valve rocker arm move out of position, putting it at risk of making contact with 'other internal engine parts'...

2019 Mazda 3 recalled

The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over concerns about the wheel studs. According to the company, the wheel studs may not have been fully seated during manufacture, leaving a small gap between the studs and hub assembly. Continued use could make the nuts come loose, or knock and clunk. Mazda says the stability of the car could be affected, increasing the risk of accident...

2019 Mazda 3 recalled

The new 'BP' Mazda 3 has been recalled over an issue with its seat belt and front passenger indicator lamps. According to Mazda, the seatbelt indicator and front passenger airbag deactivation lamps mightn't work correctly. The former could turn off when the seatbelts aren't fastened, the latter may turn off when the passenger airbag isn't active...

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...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

2009 Mazda 3 SP25 Review

Your first car is the one you remember for life. The sense of freedom, of independence, is somehow more pronounced when buying that first set of wheels. At the age of 17, I was proud to welcome a 2009 Mazda 3 SP25 Luxury into the fleet of vehicles residing at the Hubert residence. My particular car is a silver hatchback, with a snappy 6-speed manual gearbox...

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...

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...

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...

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Mazda 3 G20 Pure hatch review

2019 Mazda 3 G25 Evolve sedan review

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