Category: Mazda

What Has Changed in the New Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a favorite in the crossover segment. Not as small as the subcompact CX-3 but not as large and unwieldy as the three-row CX-9, the Mazda CX-5 occupies a sort of in-between, “just-right” sort of space, and for the 2018 model year, the new Mazda CX-5 is getting a few changes.

new Mazda CX-5

This comes as a surprise, as the CX-5 was just redesigned for the 2017 model, but Mazda has always been an innovator in the market – dedicated to bringing the latest tech and engineering to their nameplates.

The Mazda CX-5 is carrying over many of its updates from 2017, of course, including its sophisticated interior, upgraded driving dynamics, and quiet insulation in the cabin for a more refined ride.

However, for 2018, the Mazda CX-5 is adding even more by making the brand’s full suite of driver assistance and safety technology available on all trim levels, including the base Sport model, and standard on both the Touring and Grand Touring trims. Also, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is getting a tech update that gives it a cylinder-deactivation system that will improve gas mileage.

The new Mazda CX-5 is launching soon, due out sometime during the winter of 2017-2018. Make sure you keep an eye out for the new model and come see us soon as Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Mazda’s Rotary Engines to Return

It has been five years since Mazda’s rotary engines officially left the United States market after the RX-8, but the rotary engine has remained popular with enthusiasts Now, it looks like Mazda’s rotary engines could make a comeback in the near future.Mazda’s Rotary Engines

 

According to Mitsuo Hitoma, Mazda’s global powertrain head, the rotary engine could return as a range extender on an electric vehicle, potentially as soon as 2019. Mazda’s rotary engines could be useful for this due to a few main reasons. First, the engine is compact and offers impressive performance for anyone behind the wheel. Second, it doesn’t generate much of a vibration, making it perfect for a quiet, comfortable ride.

As for Mazda’s upcoming electric vehicle, the brand promised two amazing models to arrive as soon as 2019—one a fully electric model and one equipped with a range extender, possibly the promised rotary engine.

This isn’t as outlandish as it may seem—Mazda already used the rotary engine as a range extender in the 2013 Mazda2 Concept vehicle, so now it looks like that use could arrive in a practical fashion in just a few years.

We here at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi can’t wait for the return of the rotary engine!




2017 Mazda CX-9 Wins Total Quality Impact Award

Mazda’s flagship SUV is the 2017 Mazda CX-9, which has just proved it deserves its place at the top of Mazda’s lineup by earning a Total Quality Impact Award in the mid-size crossover SUV segment, courtesy of Strategic Vision.

Total Quality Impact

According to Strategic Vision, praise-worthy vehicles must embody quality throughout the whole vehicle ownership experience. This means it must maintain strong reliability scores, it must be exciting to drive now and down the line, and it must generate a positive emotional response from its drivers.

Strategic Vision made that call through customer surveys that picked on the smallest details of the CX-9 and other contenders that missed the mark. These surveys explored interior seat quality, engine performance, and more.

In fact, engine performance was a big factor in the CX-9’s win. Strategic Vision was thoroughly impressed with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine, which has won awards of its own. Just as impressive was the CX-9’s interior with real aluminum trim, available Nappa leather, and rosewood from Fujigen, a premium Japanese guitar-maker.

Safety was also important in securing the Total Quality Impact title, and here the CX-9 continued to excel, having earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Want to learn more about the 2017 Mazda CX-9? Test drive one today at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




2017 Mazda6 Touring Review

The mid-size sedan segment is one of the most competitive classes there is, and models tend to represent the best of what each automaker has to offer. The 2017 Mazda6 Touring sits in the middle of the range and certainly serves as a testament to the Japanese brand’s dedication to driver comfort and convenience.

2017 Mazda6 Touring

The 2017 model year sees the addition of noise-cancelling features, like thicker glass, sealing seams, and absorption metal, but the Touring trim boasts standard leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and heated front and rear seats. Those features alone make it a competitor for higher-priced luxury vehicles.

The Mazda6 Touring features a sporty 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that offers an impressive 184 hp. Responsive steering and a quick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission make every drive exciting. Better yet, the Mazda6 Touring earns up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway.*

Along with its sporty styling, the Mazda6 Touring is perfect for families. Advanced safety features like Radar Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist are just a few of the sedan’s systems designed to make the road a safer place.

The 2017 Mazda6 Touring is both fun to drive and offers exceptional safety and comfort features for families. We here at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi are proud to stock such a highly-rated sedan!

*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.




Mazda CX-5 Tech

There’s a reason Mazdas are award-winning cars. The all-new Mazda CX-5 is packed to the brim with updated technology.

Mazda CX-5

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 was engineered to impress. Technology is crafted with convenience in mind, like the all-new Power Liftgate. It’s easier than ever to gain access to your trunk thanks to a Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry button.

You’ll also be able to blast your favorite music without the interference of loud road noise. The new CX-5 has sound-deadening materials that make your ride quieter than ever. All that will fill the space is your music, which you’ll be able to listen to with amazing clarity thanks to an available Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound System with AudioPilot® 2.

The most important part of technology is safety technology. That’s why the 2017 CX-5 can come with i-ACTIV AWD®. This unique all-wheel drive system is able to predict what kind of traction and torque distribution you’ll need for ultimate control on the road.

The Mazda CX-5 is a true standout on the road. With its technology, you’ll be able to make every drive safe and fun. If you want to see the 2017 Mazda CX-5 for yourself, you can check it out at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi.




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 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.