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Mazda is a Japanese car manufacturer that has been around since the 1920s. Popular for its compact and affordable passenger cars, Mazda operates out of its Australian office in Mulgrave, Victoria, and from international offices around the world.
Mazda’s national network of dealers and support staff allows it to keep its Australian customers consistently satisfied. With sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs and more available, Mazda tends to be popular with everyday “mum and dad” customers.
About Mazda’s cars
Mazda’s range of vehicle models includes:
- Mazda 2 in hatch and sedan, from $16,490, designed to be small, stylish and exciting.
- Mazda 3 in hatch and sedan, from $21,490, combining power with efficiency.
- Mazda 6 in sedan and wagon, from $36,346, with sophisticated, high-quality design.
- Mazda CX-3 small SUV, from $23,990, featuring timeless design and state of the art technology.
- Mazda CX-5 medium SUV, from $32,990, featuring luxurious trims and touches.
- Mazda CX-8 large SUV, from $47,113, offering versatility and efficient use of space.
- Mazda CX-9 large SUV, from $47,290, a luxury vehicle for the whole family
- Mazda MX-5 in soft top or RF, from $37,986, designed to provide responsive driving performance.
- Mazda BT-50 in single cab, freestyle cab or dual cab, from $28,990, a powerful design with smart features.
Mazda is a popular car brand in Australia, with a significant market share, having operated in Australia for decades. From passenger models such as the Mazda 3, to larger SUVs like the Mazda CX-9, Mazda vehicles make frequent appearances in several different yearly top seller-lists.
Mazda’s vehicles range from budget models to those with mid-range pricing, making them decent all-around choices for Australians from all walks of life. With over 130 dealerships around the country, it’s unlikely you’d have to go far to test drive a vehicle that may suit your needs.
Mazda’s technology is intended to help improve the efficiency and safety of its vehicles, while maintaining an elegant design. Mazda is also adding new connectivity features to its cars to help integrate your smart devices into your driving experience.
How can I get a Mazda car loan?
Most Mazda dealers will have a finance option available, however dealer finance or direct-to-lender finance isn’t always the best option for every car buyer. To help you work out which car loan may be right for you, you can compare the available options at a comparison website, or get expert advice from a finance broker.
How much you can borrow and what interest rate you’ll receive may depend on your financial situation, including your credit score. You may be able to borrow more than your Mazda’s purchase price to pay for insurance and other expenses, though this may cost you more in interest over the long run.
Secured Mazda car loans use your vehicle’s value as collateral, so you may enjoy a lower interest rate, though you risk losing your car if you can’t make the repayments. Unsecured Mazda loans can be more flexible, though they may cost more in interest charges.
How much does a Mazda car loan cost?
Here are the approximate running costs for three different Mazda models, based on RACQ category averages:
|Model||Category||Cents/km||Average $ per week|
|Mazda CX-5||Medium SUV||71.9c||$207.31|
|Mazda BT-50||4WD Utility||84.8c||$244.55|
Here’s how much a five-year loan will cost for three different Mazda models if you borrow 100 per cent of the purchase price over five years:
|Model||Price/loan||Total repayments at 6%||Total repayments at 8%||Total repayments at 10%|
A property and personal finance writer, Nick Bendel covers property, loans, credit cards, superannuation, and other bank products. Nick has previously written for The Adviser, Mortgage Business, Lifehacker, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, and InvestorDaily, and loves getting elbow-deep in the latest ABS, APRA and RBA data.