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 Hyundai Elantra Named a Best New Car for Teens

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra, available now at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi, was recently named to the exclusive “Best New Car for Teens” list managed by U.S. News & World Report. What does it take to be considered a Best New Car for Teens? U.S. News examines a myriad of factors, including crash test scores, reliability ratings, available advanced driver assistance ratings, and the reviews of expert critics. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra passed the organization’s rigid standards with flying colors.

Best New Car for Teens

That’s because the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most affordable sedans in its segment, yet still offers the slew of advanced safety technologies that will keep teens—or drivers of any age—safe behind the wheel. Those technologies include Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

“At Hyundai, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with ‘better’ and the Elantra does just that with advanced safety technologies as well as Blue Link, which features technologies that allow parents to monitor their new drivers,” remarked Scott Margason, director at Hyundai Motor America. “We are happy to have secured a spot on this list by the reputable U.S. News & World Report by delivering the best combination of reliability, crash protection, and accident avoidance features.”

Interested in test driving the all-new Elantra? It’s available in six exciting trims, perfect for teen drivers and their parents, and it’s here at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.

How to Clean Your Car’s Interior

There’s no denying that the interior of your car can get quite dirty before you’re finally fed up with it, but when your vehicle finally reaches that point, it’s hard to know where to begin. Fortunately, we here at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi have a few tips on how to clean your car’s interior.

Clean Your Car’s Interior

Remove Trash

Of all the things that make a vehicle look like a mess, trash sits at the top of the list. Take a garbage bag and remove fast food wrappers, old receipts, and other common debris. Once all the trash is out of the way, you can get to the real mess.

Clean the Rugs

Once all the trash and debris is gone, it’s time to start on the rugs. Clean the rugs with a carpet cleaner made for cars. Many come with a plastic brush for more stubborn problems. Wait a few minutes (as long as recommended on the bottle) for the cleaner to do its work then remove it with a good vacuum.

Polish the Dashboard

Your dashboard is often what people see when they first enter the vehicle. Take the time to polish it until it shines. Doing so ensures that your vehicle is presentable from the first glance.

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.

New 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Features

The Hyundai Santa Fe has always been a well-loved car, but now it’s even better than before! With new features that will knock you off your feet, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is ready to take over the road.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

While the exterior of the Santa Fe won’t look any different, Hyundai promises that the Santa Fe will have a more luxurious feel than before thanks to premium materials and more luxurious technology. With leather seats in the Santa Fe Sport, you’ll also get sleek wood trim for ultimate style. It’s not just about looks, though. The Sport also comes with convenience features like heated mirrors and remote start.

Luxury features also improve your comfort, like lumbar support. Plus, LED lights look sleek and improve your visibility on the road.

With the Santa Fe, Hyundai Blue Link is back ready to go. With Blue Link, drivers can integrate their smartphones and even connect to smart watches and smart speakers. What’s best about Blue Link is that paired with remote start, you can program navigation even before you step into the car.

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport is ready for you while the Santa Fe will be premiering later this summer. Check out both at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi!

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.

New Hyundai Kona Crossover

The crossover segment continues to see an upward sales trend with more and more sales year after year. Hyundai is looking to expand its market share, which means there’s a new vehicle on the horizon. The Hyundai Kona crossover boasts an eye-catching design that’s sure to attract drivers of all ages.

The all-new Hyundai Kona will feature the brand’s new Cascading Grille identity. New twin headlights create a more aggressive design while LED Daytime Running Lights and headlights create a sense of intimidation. The design will set the standard for the crossover segment as a whole.

The Kona will offer a higher drive height, a common reason drivers love crossovers, as well as agile handling and a smooth, comfortable ride. The name itself sticks with Hyundai’s traditional trend.

Kona, a Hawaiian city, is a notable travel destination for visitors. It fits well with other crossover and SUV names, like the Sante Fe and Tucson. The Hyundai Kona will reflect the lifestyle of the city and bring new life to an extremely competitive segment.

The new Hyundai Kona crossover is scheduled to be unveiled sometime this month.

We here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi can’t wait for the new Hyundai Kona crossover to arrive!

Mitsubishi’s North American Comeback

It’s no secret that Mitsubishi hasn’t been doing too well over the years, but that’s all about to change. The brand was bought by Renault-Nissan not long ago, and it could be the answer to Mitsubishi’s financial woes. The brand’s new Chief Operating Officer is looking to kick off Mitsubishi’s North American comeback tour.

Trevor Mann was formerly Nissan’s Chief Performance Officer. Once Mitsubishi was officially bought by Nissan, he moved to the Chief Operating Officer position. In just three months, he cut purchasing costs and intertwined with Nissan to relieve some of the brand’s expenses. Notably, Mann also helped Carlos Ghosn revive Nissan.

While specific details are forthcoming, Mann wants to add more dealerships to the network, which is currently 362 strong. He also seems to want to move some manufacturing operations to the United States.

Mitsubishi’s North American ComebackMann is also talking about adding more crossovers to the brand’s lineup. Considering the crossover segment has seen dramatic year-over-year increases in sales, that isn’t too surprising. A new Mitsubishi pickup truck could also be in the works.

There are plenty of challenges ahead in Mitsubishi’s North American comeback, but there are few better people for the job than Trevor Mann.

We here at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi are pumped for the once-revered Japanese brand’s North American comeback!

Mitsubishi Announces 2018 Outlander Upgrades

The Mitsubishi Outlander quickly became the brand’s top-selling nameplate when it launched in 2011, and since then, the Outlander has been getting VIP treatment with regular refreshes and updates every few years. Mitsubishi recently revealed the 2018 Outlander upgrades, which should be coming to the auto market and Mitsubishi dealer lots sometime this fall. Fans got their first glimpse of the updated model at the New York Auto Show.

As you walk up to the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, the first thing you might notice about it is the brand-new front fascia, which gives the SUV a more aggressively modern appearance. The rear bumper gets a redesign too, keeping in accordance with the new, angular vibe. Other upgrades include only slight changes to the interior, but nevertheless they’re changes that are intended to enhance accessibility and convenience for drivers, such as the brand-new Smartphone Link system on a 7-inch touchscreen.

2018 Outlander upgrades

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi hasn’t yet revealed anything about the new Outlander’s powertrain, though experts speculate that the upcoming Eclipse’s new 1.5-liter turbo engine could find its way under the SUV’s hood. We’ll know more about the 2018 Outlander upgrades as time draws nearer to its fall release date, at which point you can come to Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi to try the overhauled Outlander on for size.

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.