2018 Mazda CX-5 Keeps Getting Better

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 6:39 PM

The Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV continues to win the hearts of critics and customers, with its sales off to a record pace since the second generation went on sale this past spring.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is getting even better, employing cylinder-deactivation technology, safety and refinement updates at all trim levels and carries features rarely seen in vehicles competing in the next class up such as an available head-up display and standard LED headlights and tail lights.

The SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine on the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has received small updates to reduce internal friction and the amount customers will spend on fuel, but no feature stands out more than its segment-exclusive cylinder-deactivation technology.

The engine has the ability to imperceptible shut down the two outside cylinders at cruising speeds to maximize efficiency. It is designed to assist in improving real-world efficiency rather than simply in catalogued evaluations and comes standard on all trim levels. Mazda is the only automaker to equip a four-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation in North America.

Additional newly standard equipment includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob.

On the safety front, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert comes standard across all models. All features were previously available on mid-level CX-5 Touring models and above.

The mid-trim CX-5 Touring adds standard 19-inch allow wheels for 2018 and the full i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety features. Mazda CX-5 Touring upgrades to leatherette-upholstered seats and Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry. Additional features in CX-5 Touring include heated front seats, 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air condition vents and two rear USB ports for charging smartphones or tablets.

The available Touring Preferred Package includes auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®, BOSE® 10-speaker audio sound system with Centerpoint®2 and AudioPilot®2, navigation, a power glass moonroof and a power liftgate.

Further building on the Touring Preferred Package, the top-trim CX-5 Grand Touring receives new 2-position memory driver’s seat and 6-way power adjustable passenger seat. CX-5 Grand Touring comes standard with leather-trimmed seats, LED fog lights and tail lights, Adaptive Front-lighting System and SiriusXM® satellite radio with 4-month trial subscription. The available Grand Touring Premium Package includes windshield-projected Active Driving Display head-up unit with Traffic Sign Recognition, heated steering wheel, heated second-row outboard seats and windshield wiper de-icer.

All CX-5 models sold in the U.S. come with a standard 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, paired to an efficient, quick-shifting SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode and Sport mode. Front-wheel drive is standard; Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is available on every trim level, feeding information from 27 sensors found in CX-5 to predict road conditions and send power wherever it’s needed without the unnerving drivetrain reactions or slipping that can be felt in some competitors during inclement conditions.

CX-5 has earned the IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” designation for the fifth-consecutive year in 2017, joining all Mazda models tested to earn the nonprofit’s highest award when equipped with proper headlights and specific technologies.

Come experience the affordable luxury of a 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Mazda of Mesquite.

To schedule an appointment or for more info, please contact Mazda of Mesquite at 972.686.6200.

Mazda to Unveil Mature Elegance in Refined Mazda6

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 6:22 PM

Mazda will unveil its thoroughly re-engineered and refined Mazda6 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of the month.

The Mazda6 is the flagship of Mazda’s passenger car lineup. The development team’s goal for this round of updates, the third since the model was fully redesigned in 2012, was to enhance the daily lives of people who love cars, incorporating premium details and new engineering concepts and technologies based on Mazda’s human-centered design philosophy.

The concept behind the styling improvements is “Mature Elegance,” and the design team worked to raise the quality feel of both the interior and exterior, resulting in a look of greater maturity and composure. A new high-grade interior features Japanese Sen Wood, often used in traditional Japanese instruments and furniture, and other exclusive trim elements for an enhanced premium feel that is authentic to the brand. Overall the design is more distinctive, premium, beautiful and dignified, as befits the flagship of Mazda’s passenger car lineup.

The updated Mazda6 offers a wider range of advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies which help the driver identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury. Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) can now bring the car to a standing stop and take off again when the car in front moves away, and the model also adopts Mazda’s latest 360° View Monitor. In combination with previously introduced safety features, these technologies allow drivers to enjoy superior safety and worry-free driving under an even wider variety of conditions.

The powertrain lineup adopts new technologies, including a cylinder deactivation system for the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine, to offer superior fuel efficiency and a performance feel crafted to match human sensibilities. In addition, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine that debuted in the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV has been added to the engine lineup in North America and some other markets. Producing torque on par with 4-liter V8, this engine offers an effortless performance feel that is equal parts composure and excitement.

In line with its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term vision for technology development, Mazda aims to use the fundamental appeal of the automobile — driving pleasure — to inspire people, enrich society and help bring about a beautiful earth. By offering an experience of car ownership that celebrates driving, the company hopes to enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.

Mazda’s New Concept Cars Will Make Your Heart “Zoom-Zoom”

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Eye-catching. Head-turner. Crash-the-internet-good-looking. The latest reveal from Mazda is definitely one for the jaw-dropping record books. The Mazda KAI CONCEPT and the Mazda VISION COUPE debuted at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show today.

The Mazda KAI CONCEPT compact hatchback heralds a new generation of Mazda cars. Featuring the next-generation SKYACTIV-X gasoline engine, SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture and a more mature expression of the KODO design language, the model embodies the technology, engineering and design concepts that will define the next generation of Mazda cars.
Refinements in all areas of dynamic performance have produced a dramatically quieter, more comfortable ride and an enhanced performance feel.
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Mazda to Unveil Next-Generation Design and Celebrate Driving at The Tokyo Motor Show

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Ever evolving, ever enticing. Mazda is gearing up for an unveiling of its next-generation design and technologies. We’ll get a glimpse into Mazda’s long-term development vision at The Tokyo Motor Show. Mazda has been working on some jaw-dropping concept cars and they will be unveiled October 28th!

Mazda’s theme for this year’s show – Mazda is committed to enriching people’s lives through “Celebrate Driving.” – indicates the company’s determination to continue offering cars that celebrate the driving experience, enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.
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2018 Mazda CX-9 Flagship Three-Row Crossover SUV Receives Long List of Upgrades

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 11:38 PM

While the Mazda CX-9 continues to rake in awards, praise, and accolades for its bold looks and class-above experience, Mazda engineers haven’t rested on their laurels.

The 2018 CX-9 flagship crossover SUV debuts with numerous upgrades, further strengthening the “Mazda Premium” indulgences it provides.

Among the highlights are more features at every price point such as an improved second row for both greater comfort and easier third-row access and greater sound insulation in what is already one of the quietest vehicles in its class.
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2017 Mazda CX-9 Continues to Impress Drivers and Win Over Critics

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 11:16 PM

The Mazda CX-9 continues to impress drivers and add accolades to the trophy case.

Much like Mazda’s entire lineup, CX-9 continues to garner praise from media and consumers alike. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 three-row crossover SUV further adds to the list of recognitions, earning Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Award as the top midsize crossover SUV in its segment.
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2017 Mazda CX-5 Is Digital Trends’ Best Crossover SUV

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 10:20 PM

Digital Trends’ editors have gotten wheel-time in a number of vehicles this year, but no other crossover SUV stood above the 2017 Mazda CX-5, earning their pick as the 2017 Digital Trends’ Best SUV/CUV of the Year, besting two premium competitors.

The annual Digital Trends Car Awards recognize the top new automobiles introduced each year. Editors judged award entries on technological advancement as well as overall design for consumer experience. According to Digital Trends, “While the [Bentley] Bentayga and [Jaguar] F-Pace met expectations, the CX-5 exceeded them, offering more fun, style, and character than one would expect at its price point.”
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Solar Eclipse Road Trip

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 4:28 PM

What a treat it was to host the adventurous crew of the Lone Star Miata Club as they set off on a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

A caravan of fifteen beautiful Miatas pulled into Mazda of Mesquite early Saturday morning. We were the starting point of their trip to see the solar eclipse.
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Ultimate Test-Drive: Texas to California in a Mazda CX-9

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Can a vehicle be so well crafted that it will rejuvenate anyone who rides in it? If you’re in a Mazda CX-9…the answer is YES.

The newest addition to the Mazda line-up is your metaphorical “little black dress”- a great choice for any occasion and driver. An SUV so versatile, we had to experience it for ourselves.
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Servicing Your Vehicle at a Dealership Is Your Best Investment

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 9:34 PM

The options for car repair and service stations across Dallas-Fort Worth are endless. As far as the eye can see, there’s a shop along the interstate or a nearby intersection. The deals aren’t bad but it can be extremely costly in the long run.

A new vehicle is an investment. You wash your car to keep it clean. You fill it up with Premium gasoline if necessary, so why not invest in servicing your vehicle?
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