Category: Mazda

Mazda Adds Smartphone Integration Software to Lineup

Mazda launched the all-new-and-improved 2017 CX-5 back in March with tons of awesome new features and upgrades based on customer feedback on previous models, but when the launch happened, Mazda spilled another exciting secret—Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are coming to the brand’s lineup. Smartphone integration software like these two systems has been taking the auto industry by storm, allowing people to interact with a familiar user interface on a touchscreen from the comfort of the driver’s seat.

Mazda didn’t announce when the launch of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto would be happening, but they did drop some potentially very exciting info for drivers who already own Mazda vehicles with the MazdaConnect system—all existing MazdaConnect systems should be able to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto upgrades with minimal hardware installations. That means that if you already have a Mazda model, getting smartphone integration software will be a cinch, so you don’t have to miss out on the latest tech.Smartphone Integration Software in 2017 CX-5

Mazda has been partnered with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto since 2014, so developing smartphone integration software for the lineup has been in the cards for years now. Stay tuned for when news of the systems’ launch date or hardware upgrades becomes available, and get in contact with us here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi for more info.




Review of the 2017 Mazda CX-5

Just when it seems like all crossovers are the same, the Mazda CX-5 makes itself known with a spunky performance and a luxurious cabin. Since the first generation was released in 2012, the CX-5 has been one of Mazda’s best-selling vehicles.

 2017 Mazda CX-5

The super stylish 2017 Mazda CX-5 presents the model’s first complete re-design since the crossover’s inception. Its exterior gets an attractive new look, reminiscent of the Mazda CX-9, plus two new paint colors, new headlights, and new taillights. The new CX-5 also adds conveniences like a power liftgate to its exterior as well.

Interior

Inside, the 2017 CX-5 offers up more legroom and excellent headroom for its class. The back seat is comfortable for passengers, and even includes vents for air-conditioning in the higher Touring model, plus USB charging ports.

Engine

There’s only one powertrain option in the 2017 Mazda CX-5, but one is all you’ll need. The 187-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine plus a six-speed automatic transmission offers extremely responsive handling and performance for a fun drive every time.

We’ve always been a fan of this best-selling crossover, and now more than ever. To learn more about the second generation of the Mazda CX-5, stop by Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi today.




Mazda Earns Manufacturer of the Year Award

Mazda Manufacturer of the Year

Congrats Mazda!

At the 2017 Automotive Management Awards, Mazda came home with the top accolade of Manufacturer of the Year. This award comes on the tails of a great 2016 and before the release of some exciting new models, including the Mazda Miata MX-5 RF.

Automotive Management’s judges were impressed by the overall Mazda brand and said, “They’re now a brand of great cars, not just the one. Attractive, reliable, and great to drive, if you weren’t familiar with the brand, or it was hidden from you, you’d think you were driving one of the premium brands”.

Over the past few years, Mazda has made a big name for itself in the industry with its excellent reliability, superb KODO – Soul of Motion design, and advanced SKYACTIV Technology. In addition, Mazda believes that every driver deserves to enjoy driving his or her car, which is why every Mazda feels like it becomes a part of you as soon as you start driving.

Whether you’re looking for a compact sedan like the Mazda2, a family-friendly crossover like the CX-5, or a sports coupe like the Miata MX-5, Mazda has what you need. Come experience the entire Mazda lineup today at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi and see for yourself what makes Mazda the best of the best.




Winning Mazda Engine Named to Wards 10 Best List

Mazda CX-9 - Memphis, TN

The stellar Mazda CX-9.

One of the first things that car enthusiasts think of when they imagine Mazda is the brand’s penchant for churning out innovative, powerful, but fuel efficient engine technology. Year after year, Mazda keeps delivering capable but lightweight vehicles that are fun and affordable. It’s exactly that kind of commitment to excellence that allowed Mazda to make it onto the Ward 10 Best Engine list. The winning motor in question is the Mazda CX-9’s 2.5-liter DOHC turbocharged inline-4.

Utilizing Mazda’s signature SKYACTIV-G technology, the CX-9 replaced its former heavy V6 with this new lightweight engine to cut 250 pounds from the 2017 model year vehicle, boosting its fuel efficiency by a whopping 25% over the previous model year. The secret is the Dynamic Pressure Turbo System hidden inside the engine, which creates extra pressure by funneling exhaust through a smaller space. Cranking out 301 lb-ft of torque, it’s obvious this isn’t your average four-cylinder engine.

The winning Mazda engine attracted attention and awe from the WardsAuto editors, an impressive feat that earned it the number one spot on the 10 Best Engines list for the year thanks to its incredible innovation and unusual engineering. Mazda doesn’t seem to be slowing its roll any time soon, continuing to crank out excellent new engines year after year that take the market by storm.




2017 Mazda CX-9

2017 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 has gotten rave reviews so far from drivers, whose love for the large crossover extends to its styling, performance, and refined interior, to name just a few.

The CX-9 is the largest crossover in its segment, but, according to a Forbes review, Mazda’s signature Kodo design language makes the expansive vehicle look neat and respectable. Taking design elements from the small CX-3 and mid-size CX-5, the CX-9’s fluid styling and incredible proportions make it one of the most attractive SUVs in the segment.

The interior is finely crafted from the best materials, with soft-touch plastics, comfortable seats, and a color touchscreen, which adds to the CX-9’s sophistication. Add this to the top-of-the-line infotainment technology found at each of the four trim levels, along with a host of i-Activsense safety features including Smart Brake Support and Radar Cruise Control and you have one of the most feature-complete SUVs in the segment.

The CX-9 challenges the V6-equipped SUVs by incorporating a turbocharged four-cylinder, which provides plenty of power at a lower fuel cost. Available AWD improves performance on wet roads, and even without it the steering, gear shifting, and chassis dynamics are all perfectly tuned and smooth.

The CX-9 is one of the most stylish and driving-focused SUVs on the market, so if you’re looking for a vehicle with precise handling that still has tons of room for passengers and cargo, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is perfect for you.




Everything You Need to Know About Mazda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)

Mazda LogoAre you thinking about getting a used car but remain unsure about whether or not that is the right idea? Now, thanks to the Mazda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, this is a concern of the past. Mazda CPO models are essentially as good as new – for a fraction of the price.

The Mazda CPO program takes gently used, newer Mazda models, evaluates them rigorously through their 160-point inspection, and then entirely restores them to their former glory. In fact, you may find it difficult to determine the difference between a new and a CPO Mazda vehicle.

Plus, CPO Mazda vehicles come with a specific Mazda Extended Confidence plan, which covers almost everything that Mazda’s New-Vehicle Limited Warranty covers, long after the original 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty expires. This way, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you will be covered.

There are even more bonuses that come with Mazda CPO vehicles, such as a 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Package, an Autocheck Vehicle History Report, various transfer benefits, and even a free trial to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Want to learn more about Mazda CPO or take one out on a test drive? Contact us or visit us anytime at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Mazda CX-5 Named the Pre-Owned Vehicle of the Year

2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Mazda CX-5

In conjunction with the New England Motor Press Association, WheelsTV recently named the 2013-14 Mazda CX-5 the 2016 Pre-Owned Vehicle of the Year. This model was recognized for its unparalleled quality of design, impressive durability, and timeless styling. If you want to get the best used car around, check out the 2013-14 CX-5.

Used cars are becoming more and more popular as the cost of living in the US rises. That means the 2013-14 CX-5 may just be one of the best options for buyers on the market in general, offering a great ride for a great price. Mazda also notes that the CX-5 also received several awards when it first appeared on the market, including a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS and a 2013 Green Car of the Year finalist award.

“The CX-5’s outstanding long-term reliability and exceptional consumer satisfaction made it a stand out in this year’s pre-owned vehicle of the year judging,” WheelsTV said in a statement. “This extraordinary crossover has proven its value through millions of trouble free miles on America’s roads and motorists’ hearts.”

This model comes with a bold exterior with sweeping contours and an iconic front fascia. Under the hood is a powerful 2.0-liter aluminum four cylinder, while a tuned suspension improves handling. This model has everything you could want in a car.




Mazda Aqua-tech Paint Technology Spreading Overseas

MazdaMazda Aqua-tech Paint technology, the lowest-impact auto painting method in the world, has been used exclusively in Mazda’s Ujina Plant No. 1 in Japan since its installation in 2012.

The method, which combines state-of-the-art paint with innovative energy-saving technologies, was recognized last year by the Prime Minister of Japan for its exceptionally low emissions. According to Mazda, Aqua-tech lowers emissions 78% from its previous and already low-impact oil-based paint systems without increasing energy use.

Now, three years after its initial installation in Japan, Mazda is bringing the Aqua-tech system to its production facility in Jiangsu, China. This marks only the second time the system will be used in a facility and the first time it has been installed at an overseas plant.

Mazda cites that Aqua-tech produces the same quality finish as its previous paint system and systems used by other automakers. Mazda is committed to reducing both CO2 and Volatile Organic Compound emissions, and will most likely gradually introduce Aqua-tech to its other plants in Japan and around the world.



Mazda Dealerships Earn Edmunds.com Five Star Dealer Awards

car shoppingCar buying is typically a stressful, and that’s just a universal truth. That’s probably why Edmunds.com set out to find dealerships that make it as easy and convenient as possible for their customers to get their new car and drive away feeling taken care of.

2016 marked the fourth annual Five Star Dealer Awards from Edmunds.com and a total of 23 Mazda dealerships across the country received the top award. These awards aren’t handed out unless the dealership has fully exhibited a strong commitment to excellent customer service and satisfaction. A single dealership must also receive no less than 20 perfect five star reviews over the course of the previous two years on Edmunds.com.

While Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi was not on Edmunds.com exclusive Five Star Dealer Awards list (we’ll get ‘em next year!), we wanted to take the time to recognize our fellow Mazda dealers out there who are doing amazing work.

Plus, we want to assure our customers that we will strive to do whatever we can to earn their business, their trust, and their five-star reviews.




Mazda’s Drive for Good Event Raises More Than $5.3 Million

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

There’s a difference between driving well and driving for good. Mazda recently wrapped up its Drive for Good Campaign, which allowed for customers to help out a national or local charity when they purchased a Mazda vehicle. The results of the campaign show just how much help it has generated for various charitable organizations.

According to a Mazda press release, Mazda’s Drive for Good Event raised more than $5.3 million for charity.

The event, which ran from late November 2015 through early January 2016, facilitated the donation of $150 to various charity organizations for every new Mazda vehicle sold.

Additionally, Mazda dealerships also pledged an hour of community service for every Mazda test drive.

“Mazda Drive for Good is in its third year and we are honored to again announce continued growth in donations to our nonprofit partners,” said Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of MNAO. “With more than 72,000 hours pledged, volunteering continues to be the best opportunity for our employees and dealers to make a real difference in their local communities.”

Working together, customers and Mazda dealers made the difference for charities across the nation, a testament to the character of the Mazda brand and those who drive its vehicles.