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2020 Mazda 3 Hybrid review: X20 Astina Skyactiv-X M Hybrid

Is Mazda's Skyactiv-X mild-hybrid system worth an extra $3000?

2020 Mazda 3 X20 Astina Skyactiv-X M Hybrid review: First drive

Like a science experiment brought to life, Mazda's Skyactiv-X points to an ongoing petrol-driven future – and does so quite convincingly.

2020 Mazda 3 review: G25 Astina hatch

The latest-generation Mazda 3 is sacrificing volume sales to take the Japanese brand into a more premium area of the mainstream market. We find out whether the flagship G25 Astina is a suitable spearhead.

2020 Mazda 3 Astina sedan review

Full of sophistication and class, we take the top-of-the-range Mazda 3 sedan for a spin.

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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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Mazda 3 Comparisons

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.

2020 Mazda 3 G25 Astina v Toyota Corolla ZR comparison

Australians tend to buy hatchbacks and crossover SUVs, but there is still a market for the humble small sedan. Two of the most popular are the new (and more premium-than-before) Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3. But they’re also two of the most resolved cars in their class. Increased prices on entry grades may dent sales, but it's easier to justify a premium when you're looking at the two flagship models...

2020 Kia Cerato GT v Mazda 3 G25 Evolve comparison

Say you want to spend around $35,000 on a small sedan. You’re a member of a declining group, but one with two particularly outstanding choices: the new-generation Mazda 3 G25 Evolve and the Kia Cerato GT. The former from Japan offers classical clean-sheet design with curves to burn, and a sophisticated high-technology interior that hits all the right notes...

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Mazda 3 News

Five underrated cars you might buy for a bargain price

New-car sales were down by 12.8 per cent in July compared to the same month last year. When looking at the figures on a year-to-date basis, this downward trend grows to 19.2 per cent in decline. You can read colleague Joshua Dowling's full July VFACTS report here, which goes through the nitty-gritty of the market in great detail...

Video: 2021 Mazda 3 Turbo unveiled in all its glory. Now can we please have it?

Mazda has released a video of the highly anticipated Mazda 3 Turbo in the US overnight, revealing further details about its increased power and all-wheel-drive grip. Headlining the company's small car range in North America, the model will come in two variants: the standard Mazda 3 Turbo, and the Mazda 3 Turbo Premium Plus...

2021 Mazda3 Turbo on wish list for Australia, but still not confirmed

Mazda Australia is lobbying Japan to introduce a turbocharged hot hatch version of the new Mazda 3. The Japanese car maker has been without a hot hatch locally since the Mazda 3 MPS was dropped after two generations were sold from 2006 to 2012. The previous Mazda3 MPS models were powered by a turbocharged 2...

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 turbocharged petrol 3 is expected to be produced only in left-hand-drive form for the foreseeable future...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

2018 Mazda 3 SP25 review

I posted a review on this car when we purchased it two years ago, and because it has now made its way to the used car yard for our next purchase, I thought it was time to give a run down on ownership. The SP25 covered just under 20,000km in its time with us, so it did not have high mileage...

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...

2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina review

The Mazda 3 is one of Australia’s number 1 selling cars of all time. The 2017 (slight) facelift and the addition of a whole range of new features attracted me to go test drive the Mazda 3. My Mazda is the SP25 Astina, 6-speed automatic, sedan. The Astina is $37,000, including on-road costs. It is set at a good price point, considering all the features you get...

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...

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