2019 Mazda CX-3 Color Options

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-3 on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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Photo Gallery of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 color options 

Take a break from all the stressful parts of car-buying to focus on something lighthearted. Picking your vehicle’s color is all about you. You can have it your way with one of eight exterior color options for the 2019 Mazda CX-3. Play it cool with Jet Black Mica or jazz it up with Eternal Blue Mica. Scroll down to view all of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 color options.

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Mazda MX5 30th Anniversary Edition Features

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership News, Mazda MX-5 Miata on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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Mazda MX5 30th Anniversary Edition features revealed at 2019 Chicago Auto Show 

It is fitting that the Mazda MX5 30th Anniversary Edition has been revealed at the Chicago Auto Show this year because three decades ago the original Mazda MX5 was showcased at the Chicago Auto Show as well. For those of us who cannot make it out to the Chicago Auto Show, we have compiled the information released on the Mazda MX5 30th Anniversary Edition features, and we have them here to share with our readers. 

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2019 Mazda CX-3 Passive Safety Features

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-3, Safety on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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2019 Mazda CX-3 passive safety features and technologies 

The word passive may make it sound like these safety features are not actively keeping you safer. In fact, passive safety features are those that prevent injuries during a car accident. Obviously, we never plan to have car accidents, but they are more common that we would like, and they often occur due to human error that is out of our control. Thus, passive safety features hold a lot of importance. Keep reading below to learn more about the 2019 Mazda CX-3 passive safety features. 

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What To Expect From The 2019 Mazda3

By mholandez | Posted in blog on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 8:12 PM
Pair of 2019 Mazda3

The 2019 Mazda3 made its global debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, followed by its regional debut in early 2019 at the Singapore Motorshow. The all new, fourth-generation vehicle features a revolutionary redesign, a larger infotainment screen, high-compression engine designed to save fuel, an available infrared driver-monitoring system, and the list goes on. If you weren’t interested before, then the new model is sure to catch your attention with the technology and the amount of features that it ushers in.

Introducing SKYACTIV-X

The new Mazda will introduce the first ever spark-control petrol compression-ignition engine – the technology which Mazda labeled SKYACTIV-X. The technology is designed to provide the company with the means necessary to meet the global emission requirements which are ever increasing. The engine is designed to offer high levels of drivability and refinement coupled with diesel-style fuel consumption, which in turn helps reduces emissions. The vehicle will feature SKYACTIV-X coupled with a mild-hybrid system which features an integrated starter generator which is belt-driven, and a 24-volt lithium-ion battery pack. Additionally, there is the possibility that Mazda will combine the hybrid system with conventional diesel and petrol powertrains at some point in the future.Mazda3 Skyactive-x

Size and Style

The new model also introduces Mazda’s second-generation SKYACTIV chassis concept and packed with it a 25mm stretch in the wheelbase, which is a slight increase in height and an increase in width. The additional 25mm sits between the rear axle line and the rear seat. The couple distance between the rear and front seats remain unchanged though, despite the extra wheelbase. The main factor that comes into play in the stretch is providing room to pack in a battery bank for the mid-hybrid model which will lead, in some markets, the 3 range. For the new sedan and hatch, the battery will be sandwiched in the floor.

When it comes to the difference in style between the sedan and the hatch, only the windscreen and the bonnet are shared. The sedan is longer than the 5-door by 80mm and it resembles in many aspects Mazda6. Mazda also promises that the 3 hatch will feature equal or superior luggage space compared to the existing model – which in turn means that the sedan’s trunk will be even larger.

One key aspect that the 2019 Mazda3 set out to improve is noise and refinement. One key part which comes into play as far as the solution for that is the new platform of the vehicle, but there have also been changes made to the rear suspension design. The versions of the vehicle which feature front-wheel drive will ditch the independent rear suspension, the simpler torsion beam design contributing significantly to the improved refinement.

The new Mazda also introduces new Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture, which is an umbrella term for a few structures, including the seats which maintain the natural curve of the spine, as well as a ring-structure bodyshell designed to reduce transmission lag, increase rigidity, and improve vibration, harshness levels and noise.

Performance and Fuel Economy

While Mazda has not yet released efficiency or power figures for the 2.0 liter SKYACTIV-X engine, the company noted that a 20% reduction in fuel consumption was possible in average real-world driving scenarios, and a 30% reduction during low-speed driving. The engine also promises powerful torque, superior initial response, free-revving performance, and faithful linear response.

The SPCCI engine is capable of producing 181bhp and 164 pound-feet of torque. It was also confirmed that the powertrain will be scalable for petrol engines with more or less displacement. Assisting the engine is the 24-volt mild-hybrid system, in which the engine is assisted by an electric motor. The same applies for 2 traditional SKYACTIV-G engines within the line-up, which are 2.0 liter and 1.5 liter petrol units.

For the first time, the new Mazda will be available with all-wheel drive, the latest version of i-Activ AWD system working with the car’s torque vectoring in order to control distribution between rear and front wheels. This is designed to make the car respond better to the driver, according to the company.

Safety

When it comes to safety, the vehicle’s infrared driver-attention monitoring systems works with its automatic emergency braking system in order to alert you in case of a dangerous situation. The company noted that automatic emergency braking will be a standard feature, and that Mazda3 will provide forward cross-traffic alerts in order to help out in intersections where there is low visibility. The airbag count goes up to 7, with the addition of knee airbag for the driver. The vehicle’s available adaptive cruise control system can automatically handle steering inputs in specific high-traffic situation.

Conclusion

Bigger
All-wheel drive
Debuting SKYACTIV-X
New Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture
Knee-airbag
Better fuel economy
Automatic Emergency Braking system for standard trims
Redesigned, intuitive infotainment system

What’s New for the 2019 Mazda CX-5?

By mholandez | Posted in blog on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The appearance and distinctive styling of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 distinguishes the model from its peers. The general outlook of the car is appealing and considering the price tag, it’s a machine you could want to own. The car has a four cylinder engine front wheel drive with an option of all wheel drive. It has an exquisite interior look and filled with loads of driver assistance features considering the price range. It no doubt tops the list of one of most affordable and capable SUV in the market. It proves the dynamism offered by compact SUVs as they are picking up the trend of family cars that are more marketable in this generation. The following are some of the character traits associated with the model range.

Price Range

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes in three packages which include the Sport model that is priced at $25,145, the Touring model priced at $ 27,210, and the grand touring model at $30,640. These packages come with luxuries such as heated front seats and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. Some of the added features include power operated lift gate and sunroof. Hence, any type of CX-5 offers you value for money.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Engine has been upgraded to a four cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation. This technology shuts down two cylinders while cruising to improve the fuel efficiency. This is a bold move and if you want to own a car that has improved fuel conservancy features, this can be the right one for you. Even though it may not be quite as other turbo charge models in its class, it’s an efficient car that handles well around corners and performs exceptionally good off-road.

Interior

Each model has the option of a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The grand touring model has added memory settings for driver’s seat and six power adjustments for the passenger’s seat. Although, it’s tight for space, holding only nine carry on suitcases behind its rear seats when equipped with a flat load floor.

Driver Assistance

Blind spot monitors and rear cross traffic alerts have become standard. In addition, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist have also been included. 2019 Mazda CX-5 is equipped with standard low speed automated emergency braking. The insurance institute for highway safety (IIHS) named it as the top safety pick even though it fell one star short of the perfect crash test rating. Thus, if you want a machine that you feel safe while driving with all the help you can get the Mazda CX-5 fits the bill. It is sure to perform even better with time.

Handling

The new model comes equipped with an all new g-vectoring control system. One notable thing about this system is that it automatically applies the brakes to the outside of the front wheels when the driver straightens the wheels. According to the company, this feature makes the vehicle more stable as you drive out of a corner.

Exterior Features

The touring model has been equipped with 19 inch wheels and the full suite of assists. Its compact body is available in different colors with black and blue being the most common with the customers. Its elucidated by a sleek finish from the manufacturers to blend right into your lifestyle.

Maintenance and Warranty

The car warranty covers 3 years which subsequently refers to an average of 36,000 miles. The powertrain warranty covers 5 years which also refers to about 60,000 miles. However, it does not offer complimentary maintenance.

Final Thoughts

The Mazda CX-5 is a competitive model as compared to other models in the industry and offers you value for your money. The great finishes not withstanding and great additional driver assistance features make the Model stand out as a top player in the compact SUV range.

The model is family friendly although it’s squeezed for space which means it might not come in handy for huge family vacation. Albeit the saying great things come in small packages, the exquisite interior more than compensates for the lack of space. The burgeoning SUV market requires the company to produce a masterpiece to become relevant in the market and they have done so with the CX-5.

The model comes with personalized features, such as infortainment and a Bose sound system. This shows how far the firm is willing to go to break the bounds of what was thought to be the adage structure of building SUVs.

Verdict

Owning the 2019 Mazda CX-5 could be quite a lovely experience considering the ratings posted by owners and consumers of the product.

Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 Make the 2019 10Best List

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9 on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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The Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 make the 2019 Car and Driver’s 10Best list 

Every time a Mazda vehicle wins an award, we pat ourselves on the back, knowing that we picked the right car brand to sell. Mazda vehicles are quality vehicles for several reasons, which is why they win a variety of awards such as the 2019 Mazda CX-5 winning the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award this month. It didn’t stop there, it actually won two awards this month, the second being a spot on the 2019 Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs list, alongside the 2019 Mazda CX-9. All around, Mazda vehicles are wonderful, and we want to tell you why the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 deserve their spot on the 2019 Car and Driver’s 10Best list this month. 

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The Turbocharged 2018 Mazda6

By mholandez | Posted in blog on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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The turbocharged 2018 Mazda 6 has car lovers very excited. Already a beloved automobile, adding a new turbocharged engine as an option Mazda has made a great car even better. The new turbocharged engine offers 40 plus horsepower to an automobile that was already outperforming many of its competitors. As a result, the 2018 Mazda 6 now delivers an even more exhilarating driving experience. Plus, Mazda engineers and designers have collaborated to make a host of improvements to the interior and made it more stylish, comfortable and technologically advanced than ever.

A Revamped Interior

The interior of the 2018 Mazda 6 has been dramatically improved. The Japanese automaker has lifted the dashboard to create a more roomy feel and appearance in the cabin. Plus, they have used higher quality materials that give the interior a more upscale, sophisticated look and feel. Mazda has also upgraded the seats throughout and made them feel more comfortable. The changes have been well thought out and executed and have significantly enhanced the driving experience for both drivers and passengers of this sporty, stylish, high performance automobile.

Increased, Easier Accessed, Cargo Space

Mazda wasn’t satisfied with just making the cabin of the 2018 Mazda 6 feel more spacious, they have also added more cargo space as well. All you have to do is let down the split-fold rear seats and you add even more space to the 14.8 cubic feet the vehicle’s trunk already offers. Another nice touch is the trunk has a very wide opening. This makes it possible to fit larger, odd-shaped items into the vehicle with ease. This helps to make the 2018 Mazda 6 a more versatile vehicle. One that offers style, power, speed, comfort and the ability to easily haul a little cargo if necessary.

A Blissfully Quiet Interior

Another noticeable improvement to the new Mazda 6 is that the cabin much quieter. The automaker has added dampening inside the dashboard, at the front and at the rear of the vehicle. Those additions have reduced the interior noise level of the 2018 Mazda 6 significantly. As a result, this new version of the Mazda 6 has the previous iterations of the vehicle beaten by miles when it comes to shutting out road noise. Even when zooming down the highway, the cabin remains peaceful and quiet. This is just one more example of the attention to detail that makes the 2018 Mazda 6 a great choice.

Infotainment System Upgrades

Mazda has also made noteworthy changes to the infotainment system of the 2018 Mazda 6. First, the have put in an 8-inch touchscreen to replace the smaller one used on the 2017 model. Plus, the new touchscreen has crisper, easier to read, graphics and is much more responsive. It makes placing Bluetooth calls and finding your favorite radio station a breeze. The vehicle also has a control knob located near the gear shift for safely controlling the infotainment system while the vehicle is in motion. It’s one of the unique features of this innovative, upgraded version of the Mazda 6.

A More Powerful Optional Engine

One of the base options on the powertrain of the front-wheel drive 2018 Mazda 6 remains the 2.5-liter, 187 horsepower four-cylinder engine people have grown to love. It can be mated to either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. Together they help the Mazda 6 get an impressive 26 mpg in city driving and 35 mpg when it hits the highway. However, buyers can also choose to equip the 2018 Mazda 6 with a turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter engine that delivers between 227 and 250 horsepower based on the octane level of the fuel used. Only available with a 6-speed automatic transmission, this powerful new engine makes the sports sedan even more fun and exciting to drive.

Quicker And More Maneuverable

The chassis on which the 2018 Mazda 6 is built is part of the series known as SKYACTIV. It is tight and well-designed and helps the vehicle do deliver a smooth ride and excellent handling. When you combine it with the new turbocharged engine, it makes the Mazda 6 feel a lot quicker and much more maneuverable. This combination, with its great driver visibility, makes navigating tight city traffic a breeze. Take it on the open road and you can take advantage of the power of the new configuration to take the fun and excitement of driving the Mazda 6 to a whole new level. Zoom, zoom, zoom.

A Great Car Made Better

Already the best looking midsize sedan, the upgrades and enhancement to the 2018 Mazda 6 have made what was already a great car, even better. Its fun driving dynamic combined with its more powerful engine and roomier interior make the 2018 Mazda 6 an excellent choice for people who love to drive.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Passive Safety Features

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5, Safety on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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Learn how the 2019 Mazda CX-5 passive safety features will keep you safe 

Today we want to teach you the key difference between active and passive safety features. Then we will tell you all about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 passive safety features. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is available here at Puente Hills Mazda in City of Industry, CA. After you learn what makes this vehicle so safe that it was picked as one of the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winners, come into Puente Hills Mazda to see it for yourself. 

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Will We See a Mazda RX-Vision?

By mholandez | Posted in blog on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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Revealed at the Tokyo motor show back in 2015, a production version of the concept car, Mazda RX-Vision is still on the table, according to Mazda’s design boss, Ikuo Maeda. Back when it was revealed, it was considered to signify the brand’s intention to launch a new range-topping sports car which is powered by a rotary engine. Maeda noted that the RX-Vision coming to fruition is his dream, and noted that he has prepared a design for a sports care which he labeled as kind of a production car. The model teased in 2015 featured a stubby rear and short overhangs. When it comes to measures, the concept was

4 ft in length
3 ft in width
8 ft tall.
While the new RX-Vision didn’t make its debut yet, some of the car’s design features can be spotted on the new Mazda 3. Ikuo Maeda talked about the RX-Vision and stated that when the brand decides that it needs a sports car that’s when the car will be produced. He also noted that Mazda already has its MX-5, and once if it needs a more premium sports car then there will be a serious think about it. Ichiro Hirose, Mazda’s product planning boss threw his two cents in as well and stated that he believes as soon as the company’s profit situation gets better they will be able to proceed in the direction necessary to make it a product.

Besides being revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show (where it was voted the most beautiful concept car of the year in 2015), the vehicle made the rounds at a number of global events in 2015. Besides its stunning design that caught everyone’s attention, the concept’s other significant focus was its RX label, which was hinting at a rotary engine revival. The Japanese company ahs a long history when it comes to producing rotary-engined cars, but despite this fact Mazda has not had such a vehicle in its line-up since 2012, when the RX-8 went out of production.

However, the company has confirmed that in 2020 a rotary-engined hybrid range extender will see the light of day. Despite the fact that no announcement was made stating how big the rotary extender will be, except for the fact that it will be small, and developed to run on both LPG gas and liquid petroleum. Mazda expects that by 2030 internal combustion engines coupled with some form of electrification will represent 95% of the vehicles the company produces, while full-electric battery vehicles will represent 5%.

The CEO Chips In

While Mazda’s Chief Executive Officer Akira Marumoto noted that he wants his company to build a production version of the Mazda RX-Vision concept, he also warns that the vehicle remains a dream. Speaking at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, during an Australian media interview he pointed out that the RX-Vision is a vision model for design development, which means that the company did not assume mass production, but Marmumoto did state that he wants to have one. He explained that one day the company wants to build the car, however, if it will be built for the market it should be a brand icon.

While there were rumors that the model will be a new upmarket model or a template for the return of the rotary-engine as part of Mazda’s 2020 line-up (which will be Mazda’s centenary year), Marumoto confirmed in Los Angeles that no decision has been made in regards to the return of rotary power to its engine bays. One thing is for certain however, Akira Marumoto is adamant that any production version of the vehicle concept would not be electric. He mentioned that he prefers the smell of gasoline, especially since it would be a sports car – he pointed out that EV can be considered as a commuter, except not in this situation.

Some reports indicate that the RX-Vision’s engine could be a turbocharged 1.6 liter two-rotor unit, which would be dishing out approximately 400 hp. Other rumors have pointed out that its engine could be a hybrid rotary, with about 450 hp. It’s difficult to speculate how close is Mazda to unveiling a production version of the concept, however, in 2017 an RX-8 mule was spotted at the Nurburgring undergoing track tests.

Still Rumors

A front-engine, RWD sports car, with a next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary power unit, and Mazda’s KODO design characteristics is highly desirable. Add to that the sleek concept looks that the RX-Vision teased and you have a vehicle that any car enthusiast would be thrilled to see, and something that could go head to head with anything from Jaguar F-Type to Porsche Cayman. While many high officials within the company noted their desire to see the project come to fruition, at this moment there have been no official announcement made about the possibility of the RX-Vision being put on the market.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Entertainment Technology

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5, Technology on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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2019 Mazda CX-5 entertainment technology and infotainment systems 

There is nothing quite like jamming out to your favorite songs in your car. Whether your soloing it or part of a trio with your best friends, getting your groove on in a car is just the thing you need to turn a bad day into a good one. You can amplify the fun by upgrading your ride to one with better audio systems such as the 2019 Mazda CX-5. We are here today to tell you about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 entertainment technology focusing on audio and infotainment systems. 

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