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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.

2019 Mazda 3 G20 Pure hatch manual

Even in its cheapest form, the Mazda 3 offers an upmarket package for mainstream pricing, with all the thrills of shifting gears yourself.

2019 Mazda 3 G20 Evolve hatch review

The Mazda 3 G20 Evolve hatch is expected to be the most popular grade out of the six versions offered, and in most ways its newness translates to excellence.

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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

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 Mazda 3 turbo picks up a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine outputting 186kW and 434Nm when run on US-rated 93 octane – roughly the equivalent of Australian 98 octane petrol...

Turbo Mazda 3 outputs: 170kW/420Nm hatch confirmed

Mazda has confirmed engine outputs for its new turbocharged Mazda 3 hatch, following weeks of speculation about the model – however its Australian future remains unclear. Confirmed in a video released by Mazda Mexico, the force-fed Mazda3 will use a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine outputting 227hp (170kW) and 310ft/lb (420Nm) through a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system...

2021 Mazda3, CX-30 'SkyActiv-X M Hybrid' prices announced

The 2021 Mazda3 Astina SkyActiv-X M Hybrid and 2021 Mazda CX-30 Astina SkyActiv-X M Hybrid models have been announced for Australia, introducing the Japanese automaker's advanced Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) engine to the local market...

Turbo Mazda3 officially teased, but no details given

A short video has been released by Mazda teasing the reveal date of what could be a turbocharged Mazda3. The unlisted video was shared in a handful of tweets by the car manufacturer, replying to rumours of the new turbo model and adding: "Power comes to those who wait". Sounds of an engine being revved can be heard on the video, while graphics indicate the reveal date will be 8 July 2020...

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Mazda 3 Owner Reviews

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...

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...

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