Mazda car reviews

Mazda's long-running advertising line is 'Zoom Zoom' and that really does sum up the brand's emphasis on fun, sporty driving. It's taken one of its most iconic and highly regarded models - the MX-5 sports car - and used it as a template to spread a little fun to the rest of its range. The fact that it mostly sells hatchbacks like the 2 and 3 doesn't impact on that message.

Mazda enjoys close ties with Ford, sharing some platforms and components, but Mazdas have their own unique feel. The latest models - CX-5 SUV and Mazda 6 - feature Mazda's SkyActiv eco technology. See how the range rates for reliability in the latest Which? reader survey.

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New Mazda reviews

8 New Mazda reviews available

Mazda 2 reviews

The Mazda2 is a sister model to the Ford Fiesta, and shares the Ford's virtues: it's fun to drive, easy to own and reasonably economical and practical. It's also quite striking-looking, especially since its minor facelift at the end of 2010, and it makes an attractive alternative to a mainstream European supermini.

Latest model: Mazda 2 (2007-)

Mazda 3 reviews

The oft-overlooked Mazda 3 is a medium-sized hatchback that competes against the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf. It's competent all-rounder with plenty of standard equipment and an above-average reliability record. 

Latest model: Mazda 3 (2014-)

Mazda 5 reviews

The Mazda 5, a compact MPV which seats up to seven people, was updated in late 2010. It's a good family all-rounder but the rearmost seats are really only suitable for children. The latest model is good-looking, although there's limited choice.

Latest model: Mazda 5 (2010-)

Mazda 6 reviews

The 2013 Mazda 6 is one the most fuel-efficient cars in its class – and one of the best-looking. Can it tempt buyers from the all-conquering BMW 3 Series?

Latest model: Mazda 6 (2013-)

Mazda CX-5 reviews

The Mazda CX-5 is an interesting newcomer to the compact 4x4/crossover party. It's the first Mazda to use SkyActiv technology, which Mazda claims saves fuel and cuts emissions. But did we match Mazda's bold fuel economy claims in our tests?

Latest model: Mazda CX-5 (2012-)

Mazda CX-7 reviews

The Mazda CX-7 is a family-friendly, road-oriented crossover with a part-time four-wheel-drive system. It's not really a serious off-roader, but it's spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, and a more economical diesel version has been added to the range.

Latest model: Mazda CX-7 (2007-)

Mazda MX-5 reviews

The roadster revival started with the Mazda MX-5 that debuted way back in 1990. A lightweight rear-wheel drive two-seater, the MX-5 has been the most popular sports car of the last two decades. But is the MX-5 as sensible to own as it is fun to drive? 

Latest model: Mazda MX-5 (2005-)

Mazda RX-8 reviews

The last Mazda RX-8 was sold in the UK between 2003 and 2010. It has a rotary engine and an unusual four-door body layout which does not detract from its sports car shape. Disappointing reliability and a high tax burden slowed the RX-8's sales in later years.

Latest model: Mazda RX-8 (2003-2010)

Used Mazda reviews

8 Used Mazda reviews available

  • Mazda CX-7 reviews

    1 review available (2007 - 2011) | Used price: from £10,595

    Mazda CX7 1

    The Mazda CX-7 is a family-friendly, road-oriented crossover with a part-time four-wheel-drive system. It's not really a serious off-roader, but it's spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, and a more economical diesel version has been added to the range.

    Latest model: Mazda CX-7 (2007-)

  • Mazda 5 reviews

    2 reviews available (2005 - 2013) | Used price: from £4,775

    Mazda-5-2010-1

    The Mazda 5, a compact MPV which seats up to seven people, was updated in late 2010. It's a good family all-rounder but the rearmost seats are really only suitable for children. The latest model is good-looking, although there's limited choice.

    Latest model: Mazda 5 (2010-)

  • Mazda 3 reviews

    2 reviews available (2004 - 2013) | Used price: from £3,125

    2014 Mazda3 1

    The oft-overlooked Mazda 3 is a medium-sized hatchback that competes against the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf. It's competent all-rounder with plenty of standard equipment and an above-average reliability record. 

    Latest model: Mazda 3 (2014-)

  • Mazda RX-8 reviews

    1 review available (2003 - 2010) | Used price: from £3,950

    Mazda RX8 1

    The last Mazda RX-8 was sold in the UK between 2003 and 2010. It has a rotary engine and an unusual four-door body layout which does not detract from its sports car shape. Disappointing reliability and a high tax burden slowed the RX-8's sales in later years.

    Latest model: Mazda RX-8 (2003-2010)

  • Mazda 2 reviews

    2 reviews available (2003 - 2014) | Used price: from £2,395

    Mazda Hazumi concept

    The Mazda2 is a sister model to the Ford Fiesta, and shares the Ford's virtues: it's fun to drive, easy to own and reasonably economical and practical. It's also quite striking-looking, especially since its minor facelift at the end of 2010, and it makes an attractive alternative to a mainstream European supermini.

    Latest model: Mazda 2 (2007-)

  • Mazda 6 reviews

    3 reviews available (2002 - 2012) | Used price: from £2,295

    Mazda6 Tourer 1

    The 2013 Mazda 6 is one the most fuel-efficient cars in its class – and one of the best-looking. Can it tempt buyers from the all-conquering BMW 3 Series?

    Latest model: Mazda 6 (2013-)

  • Mazda MPV reviews

    1 review available (1999 - 2004) | Used price: from £2,275

    Mazda MPV 1

    The Mazda MPV is exactly as its name suggests: a people-carrier, capable of carrying up to seven, with a high roof, plenty of legroom and decent loadspace. Sold between 1999-2004, it has long been superceded by Mazda's more stylish Mazda5 and CX-7 crossover, but there are enough around secondhand to suggest it as a decent budget buy. Find out more in the full Which? review. 

  • Mazda MX-5 reviews

    2 reviews available (1998 - 2013) | Used price: from £2,395

    Mazda MX-5 98- 1

    The roadster revival started with the Mazda MX-5 that debuted way back in 1990. A lightweight rear-wheel drive two-seater, the MX-5 has been the most popular sports car of the last two decades. But is the MX-5 as sensible to own as it is fun to drive? 

    Latest model: Mazda MX-5 (2005-)

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