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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.

2019 Mazda 3 sedan review: G25 Evolve manual

Only one in 10 Mazda 3s are fitted with a conventional manual as an alternative to the popular automatic. We test the G25 Evolve sedan manual to see whether the 90-percenters are missing out.

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.

2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review

The Mazda 3 is a firm favourite with Aussie buyers, and now with added equipment and a lower drive-away price for the Maxx Sport version, its value is better than ever.

2019 Mazda 3 review: Australian quick drive

The new Mazda 3 hatch is a bold, well-equipped small car that in flagship Atenza grade aims very high indeed. It certainly ticks the right boxes when it comes to desirability, though people after a cheap entry point will need to look elsewhere.