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Larger SUVs Have Plenty of Room to Grow
Although many people are turning toward the subcompact and large SUV and crossover market, there is still a huge space in the middle for people who need to haul five or fewer people. In the case of the Mazda CX-5, this is a midsize SUV that has plenty of room for five while still delivering the maneuverability and fuel efficiency of its smaller cousins. Motor Trend says the CX-5 delivers “that small-car feel drivers value so much.” This midsize soldier has plenty of pep for freeway merges and passing large trucks while still coming in an affordable package for most families. See the CX-5 for yourself and see how it handles in an urban environment with a test drive at Chapman Mazda.
Choose Trim Level You Can Afford
The CX-5 comes in three different trim levels, all starting under $30,000. The base sport package has an MSRP of just $21,795 and features halogen headlights, air conditioning, power windows, power locks, a quality stereo and hands-free Bluetooth technology. For about $4,000 more, you can move up to the Touring package, which includes a little larger engine, keyless entry, power driver’s seat and the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system. The Grand Touring trim package is the top of the line, starting at just over $28,000. It has 19-inch alloy wheels, a standard power moonroof, heated mirrors, leather and heated seats and a Bose surround sound system.
Two Engine Choices, Both Efficient
The Mazda CX-5 leads its class in fuel efficiency, no matter what engine you choose. The Sport comes with the 2.0-liter, 155 horsepower SKYACTIV powerplant that achieves an incredible 35 miles per gallon on the highway. If you want a little more pop when you step on the accelerator, move up to the Touring or Grand Touring models, which come with a 2.5-liter, 184 horsepower engine. It adds noticeably improved performance and still gets 33 mpg on the highway. Motor Trend says the CX-5 is quicker than the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota RAV4, going from 0 to 60 in just 7.8 seconds. A sport suspension package keeps you anchored to the ground while going through sharp turns. Don’t take a magazine’s word for it, though. Test drive all the models, but save the best for last with a visit to Chapman Mazda.
2016 CX-5 Receiving Updates
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is receiving a number of updated features, including a new infotainment system, better suspension and more sound insulation to provide a quieter ride. Motor Trend calls the midsize SUV a “satisfying people mover,” which is what most people really want from their vehicle.
Motor Trend Looks at Cars that Should be Loved More
When the editors at Motor Trend look back at cars that maybe weren’t as successful as they should be, the Mazda6 is on every list. With sales lagging far behind the competition in the mid-size car category, Motor Trend reviewers are aghast at how the public just doesn’t appreciate the style and performance of this unloved superstar. Starting at just a tic over $21,000, it is a hit with reviewers because of it’s commitment to quality materials, incredible fuel efficiency and sophistication. See what everyone loves about the Mazda6 in Phoenix with a trip to Chapman Mazda.
SKYACTIV-G Engine Gets Estimated 40 mpg
By utilizing their patented SKYACTIV engine technology, Mazda engineers are able to coax 40 mpg on the highway out of the Mazda6. The engine pumps out 184 horsepower, which is plenty to get your thrill on or help you merge onto the freeway during rush hour. SKYACTIV is a system that wastes no energy, with components working together to provide the most efficient use of fuel possible. Add on the optional i-ELOOP regenerative braking system and you have a vehicle that stores energy to use at a later time. Waste not, want not is the theme of the Mazda6 in Phoenix, where energy for air conditioning is a prime resource.
Technological Safety Features Have Your Back, and Front
Mazda’s radar cruise control automatically slows the engine and applies the brakes to maintain an adequate distance between you and the car in front of you. If you ever applied cruise control and constantly have to take it off because of fluctuating speeds, you’ll really appreciate this safety feature. When driving slowly in the city, Smart City Brake Support takes over and helps avoid frontal collisions. A lane departure system, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, high beam control and headlights that follow the curves of the road are all additional safety features that make your driving time safer. Take a cruise in the Mazda6 at Chapman Mazda and see why this car is an underappreciated beauty.
Mazda Builds Cars Based on Racing Experience
With one win at the 24 hours of LeMans and 23 victories at the prestigious Daytona Raceway, Mazda knows a little something about what makes a car go fast and fun to drive. They learn what works on the track so they can translate that into a great driving experience on the road for consumers. The Mazda6 is just another example of a sporty car that offers plenty of function for commuters and parents who need a little thrill with their daily drive.
Consumers Can Now Get More Bang for Buck
As if the little Mazda 3 four and five door sedans weren’t popular enough before, Mazda recently announced new packages for the 2016 models that actually lower the price. The new starting suggested retail price is $17,845 for the Sport package, which is $600 less than the previous model year. That includes a new preferred equipment package which adds heated dual power mirrors with turn signals built in, cloth-trimmed sport seats, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and new 16-inch alloy wheels.
Take a Step Up to the Touring Package
Move one trim level up from the base model and you’ll also get a bevy of new features. The Mazda 3 Touring popular equipment package now includes an auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone climate control, Bose surround sound system, a CD player and a shark fin antenna. That adds on to the already popular Touring package that includes 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, rain sensing wipers, moonroof, and a rear spoiler. The Mazda 3 is part of the new Mazda inventory at Chapman Mazda.
Also Available in Grand Touring Trim
The Grand Touring trim level is the top of the Mazda 3 line, featuring either leather or leatherette seating depending on the package you choose. It also has an auto-dim rear view mirror, climate control, and heated seats. Xenon headlights and 18-inch wheels add to the sporty look of this trim model. The s Grand Touring model also features Mazda’s brake energy regeneration technology known as i-ELOOP. This draws on kinetic energy to power all accessories and help increase fuel efficiency. The Mazda s Grand Touring package with automatic transmission starts at just $26,495.
Mazda 3 Named 10 Best by ‘Car and Driver’
By making the 10 Best list compiled by “Car and Driver” magazine for two years in a row, the little Mazda 3 sedan has earned the respect of the automotive industry. Utilizing the groundbreaking SKYACTIV technology, Mazda engineers have designed all components to work together in the most efficient way possible so you get the best gas mileage and length of service. Even with the best-in-class horsepower rating, the Mazda 3 still outperforms competitors by attaining 40 mpg on the highway. Mazda specializes in vehicles that are fun to drive while delivering the ultimate in energy efficiency. Go to Chapman Mazda today and examine all the new Mazda inventory to see which vehicle is best for you.
Mazda Mobile Start Offers Phone Access
Now available in North America, Mazda Mobile Start gives smartphone users the capability to start and stop their Mazda engine from virtually anywhere. Seen as advantage in both cold and hot weather climates, this means you can start the car from inside your home or office and let it heat up or cool down as necessary before driving away. The use of the mobile start app means you won’t have to leave your keys in your car, thwarting a common cause of theft. The vehicle will automatically shut off if the door is opened for safety and security.
Must Be Installed at Mazda Dealership
With a suggested retail price of $500, the Mazda Mobile Start must be installed at your Phoenix Mazda dealership, Chapman Mazda. Once the hardware is installed in the vehicle, you just need to download the app that allows you to not only start and stop the car, but also lock and unlock the doors, use GPS to find your car, and even operate the panic alarm all from the convenience of your phone. The app is compatible with most Apple and Android smartphones, but Chapman Mazda can provide a complete list.
App Has Time Limit and Timer
In case you forget that your car is running, the app has an automatic shut-off feature after 30 minutes. It also has a timer to let you know exactly how long your car has been running. “Mazda Mobile Start comes with more than just the features and functions of the app; it also comes with peace of mind,” said Mazda accessories manager Trisha Quezada. “Mazda Mobile Start was created with convenience and safety in mind to enhance the overall driving experience that matters so much to our customers.” The app will let you know if your commands were executed or not. If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed structure, such as an underground garage, the signal may not reach the control center.
First Year of Service is Complimentary
As part of the retail price, the first year of service from the Mazda app is free, but then costs $65 each additional year. Although it is only compatible with the 2016 Mazda 6 and CX-5 right now, more models will be added later this year. The device is covered by the new vehicle limited warranty. For more information, you can go to Mazda Mobile Start on the web, or talk to the pros at Chapman Mazda.
Car and Driver Loves the Little Mazda’s Manners
When noted consumer auto publication Car and Driver decided to rank the best and worst compact crossover SUVs, it had a monumental task at hand. There were 33 vehicles to choose from, and based on sheer driving pleasure, a great suspension system and recent improvements to the interior and technology, the editors chose the 2015 Mazda CX-5 as king of the hill. The CX-5 underwent a mild refresh for 2016, mostly focusing on the interior. Mazda chose a higher quality material for trim finish, made the arm rests a little more comfortable and added some padding where humans interact with hard surfaces. The new CX-5 will be coming soon to Chapman Mazda.
Little SUV has Handling of Sport Sedan
Now with a few more horsepower to make it more competitive with other entrants in the compact SUV market, the CX-5 offers a nice firm ride with very little sway or body roll when going around tight corners. Electrically boosted power steering lets you feel the road without having to flex your biceps to go around a corner. The 184-horsepower engine still takes almost eight seconds to get to 60 mph, but the vehicle handles so well you almost don’t mind a little buildup to the big crescendo of merging onto the freeway.
New Safety Features Help Avoid Collisions
Along with the quality of materials and improving the handling a bit, Mazda concentrated on implementing new safety technology into the 2016 Mazda CX-5. Adaptive cruise control pays attention to the vehicle in front of you, slowing you down when necessary if you’re not paying attention. Lane-departure warning comes in handy on those long road trips when the white lines start to meld together. Automatic high beam control knows when to dim the lights, while collision-mitigating braking relies on sensors to find obstacles you can’t see and help you avoid them. See all the new safety features when the CX-5 comes to Chapman Mazda.
Every Mazda Has to Pay Its Way
Mazda only makes smaller vehicles for the everyday man and woman to utilize as commuter vehicles or take the kids to school. Unlike other companies, it has no $50-$60,000 trucks in its inventory to build up its profit line. What that means is the company has to go just a little bit farther to make sure each vehicle can provide the quality and driving enjoyment to make it a financial success. Car and Driver thinks the Mazda CX-5 has gone above and beyond by naming it the best compact crossover SUV on the planet.