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Four Mazdas Make ‘Best Buy’ List

Consumer Guide Lists Annual Rankings

Consumer Guide Automotive, a trusted advocate for vehicle buyers, has selected four different Mazdas to its 2017 “Best Buys” list. The Mazda3 was the winner in the compact car category, as was the Mazda6 in the midsize car classification. The sporty Mazda CX-3 was noted as the best buy in the subcompact crossover/SUV class, while the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata took home the honors in the sporty/performance class. Consumer Guide says “a vehicle does not become a Best Buy solely on objective ratings. It also has to distinguish itself as being a good dollar value compared to others in the class.” You can see why these vehicles were singled out by taking a trip to Chapman Mazda on Bell Road.

Mazda3 Sporty and Efficient Commuter

The Mazda3 4-door sedan is an efficient commuter vehicle, earning 37 mpg on the highway with a host of creature comforts and new technology. Mazda says the vehicle was “designed to turn heads and engineered to change minds.” You’ll notice the superb handling offered by the new G-vectoring control that shifts the vehicle’s weight to take corners smoothly at higher speeds. The Mazda CONNECT infotainment system puts all your music, information and connections at just the touch of a screen or twist of a dial.

Mazda6 Offers More Room in Variety of Trim Levels

You’ll only sacrifice a couple of miles a gallon when you move up to the midsize Mazda6 sedan, which comes in three different trim levels. Choose the base Sport and you still get alloy wheels, halogen headlights and power everything. Step up to the Touring model for keyless entry and some driver assistance features. The Grand Touring model is the top-of-the-line and comes with a power moonroof and a touch more sophistication inside.

CX-3 the Sporty Crossover with Flair

The Mazda CX-3 crossover may be small in size, but its big in attitude. With available all-wheel drive, the little CX-3 is a beast on the road when conditions get dicey Even in the best of times the SKYACTIV technology provides a dynamic driving performance that’s fun whether you’re taking the kids to soccer practice or testing your skills on a curvy mountain road.

Miata Remains Best Sports Car for Price

There are few cars that are as much fun as the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Weighing just 2,332 pounds, you will delight at pushing the Miata to the limit with the top down, letting those desert breezes waft through your hair. Prove it to yourself by heading over to Chapman Mazda on Bell Road now to take the Miata for a test spin. Your smile will thank you.

WardsAuto Recognizes Innovative Engineering

WardsAuto is a consumer publication that publishes a “10 Best” list of engines every year. To be named to the list is akin to Motor Trend naming one of your vehicles “Car of the Year,” so it’s no surprise the honchos at Mazda were thrilled to have the new SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine recognized for its ground breaking achievements. “We’re honored that WardsAuto has recognized our turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T, as it serves as validation of our innovation that everything we do is focused on creating value and strong trust with our customers,” according to Mazda director of engineering Kelvin Hiraishi. “This is who we are, and this principal is here to stay at Mazda.” The new engine makes its debut in the CX-9 midsize SUV, which you can test drive at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road.

Butterfly Valve Just Another Industry First

Mazda is used to creating “industry first” innovations, from its KODO – Soul of Motion design philosophy back to the old rotary engine. The SKYACTIV-G2.5T utilizes a unique butterfly valve as part of the Dynamic Pressure Turbo system. The valve intensifies the pressure, allowing the turbocharger to spool up quickly, providing plenty of torque for climbing hills, passing or getting out of trouble. “There are lots of power turbocharged four-cylinder engines out there, but Mazda’s 2.5-liter turbo stands out by using very elegant engineering to create especially smooth and abundant low-end torque for great everyday V-6-like performance in a sizable crossover SUV,” said Drew Winter, WardsAuto content director.

CX-9 Offers Three Rows of Affordable Seating

The Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV not only comes with the 250 horsepower SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine, but it also features three rows of seating to accommodate up to seven passengers at a very affordable price. The Sport model starts at just $31,520, yet still comes with LED headlights, tail lights and running lamps, power side mirrors, three-zone climate control and remote keyless entry. The base Sport also includes the Mazda Connect infotainment system that utilizes Bluetooth technology to stream music and offer hands-free communication.

Move up to the Touring model and you get a power liftgate, heated side mirrors and a large 8-inch color touch screen. The Touring model begins at $35,970 with features of much more expensive SUVs, such as an 8-way power driver seat with lumbar support, power passenger seat, leather-trimmed heated front seats, blind spot monitoring and much more. The Grand Touring model offers a power moonroof, adaptive front lighting, retractable window shades and a host of driver assistance safety features. The ultimate model is the Signature, which delivers all-wheel drive and a level of sophistication unheard of at its $44,015 starting price. Take a trip to Chapman Mazda on Bell Road today and see which CX-9 model best fills your needs.

Mazda Announces Diesel Plans for CX-5


First Mazda Diesel in North America

If you can wait until the middle of next year to buy your new midsize SUV, Mazda announced that the sporty CX-5 will have a diesel option. Providing more torque and environmentally-friendly emissions, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel will make the Mazda CX-5 one of the most fuel efficient SUVS on the road. “We’re confident this engine offers a smart new option for North American drivers who want both performance and fuel economy,” according to Mazda VP Akira Marumoto. The new diesel CX-5 will be available to test drive at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road sometime next summer.

New CX-5 for All Customers to Enjoy

The original CX-5 midsize SUV, launched in 2011, was the second fastest Mazda to reach one million units sold. The all new version that will be available in February adds a new dimension of driving pleasure for all customers to enjoy, including the passengers. Prioritizing passenger comfort by keeping road noise out and delivering a smooth ride, the new CX-5 is perfect for both long trips or hosting the office carpool. A bold and sensual exterior utilizes the overriding Mazda theme of KODO-Soul of Motion design.

KODO Emphasizes Craftsmanship and Fluidity

KODO-Soul of Motion is an ancient Japanese design philosophy that captures objects in action at the moment their energy explodes. Elegant detail and fluidity is the key to this design, which is the theme for the design of all Mazda vehicles. At Mazda, the design starts with hands forming clay into stunning creations that eventually evolve into a vehicle. Each artist painstakingly sculpts a piece of the vehicle using love and care, a process that makes the Mazda lineup some of the most dynamic and beautiful vehicles on Earth. The CX-5 is both bold and athletic while delivering a sophisticated driving experience at an affordable price.

CX-5 Cabin is ‘Driver-Centric’

The world revolves around the operator in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 to emphasize the joy of driving. With an active driving display in your line of sight to relay important vehicle information and the Commander control knob within easy reach, each button and control is laid out with precision and an incredible amount of forethought. The quiet cabin is the perfect place to add the premium Bose sound system so you and your passengers can enjoy the ride surrounded by a symphony of your favorite sound. The all new CX-5 is slated for delivery to Chapman Mazda on Bell Road this coming February.

Miata RF Arrives in Time for Holidays


Retractable Hardtop Two Months Ahead of Schedule

The very first 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has been delivered in North America, meaning customers can expect the retractable hardtop sportster to start showing up on the showroom floor at Chapman Mazda very soon. Mazda CEO Masahiro Moro delivered the first RF at theLos Angeles Auto Show recently, two months ahead of the announced delivery date. “Mazda is a unique and special car company that aims to do more than simply sell cars,” Moro said. “We want to build lifelong relationships with our customers and fans, providing them a fulfilling ownership experience they couldn’t get anywhere else.”

RF Stands for Retractable Fastback

It takes just 13 seconds to either retract or put up the power-operated hard top in the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Based on the Miata that won the title of “World Car of the Year” in 2016, the RF offers a coupe-like feel and more premium interior features. The two-passenger roadster provides a premium open-air driving experience when the weather is nice, with the ability to quickly protect you from the elements when Mother Nature shows her angry side. Powered by a SKYACTIV 2.0L 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that delivers 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque, the Miata RF is a blast to drive in a tight urban environment or on an open country road. Double wishbone suspension with monotube dampers in the front and a multi-link suspension in the rear provides plenty of control for those who like to drive aggressively.

RF comes in Club and Grand Touring Trim Packages

You can only get the retractable hardtop in the Mazda MX-5 Miata Club and Grand Touring trim packages. Along with the hardtop, you’ll receive a 4.6-inch color touchscreen gauge display. If you want the RF Launch Edition, it’s based on the Grand Touring package and is the only model that provides Nappa leather and a hand-painted top. Whether you can wait for the RF to arrive at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road or need a sports car now, the Mazda Miata is widely recognized as the best value for the money. Starting at just $24,915 for the Sport model, the Miata provides a rear-wheel drive alternative to other small sports cars while delivering a lively and responsive ride that can make a driver of any age feel young. Weighing in at just a little over a ton, the power to weight ratio not only delivers quick acceleration and high-end torque, but also helps you pass a lot of gas stations on the way to 36 miles per gallon.

U.S. News Picks Mazda as Best Car Brand


Second Consecutive Year For Prestigious Award

Many automakers win awards for individual vehicles that stand out for one reason or another from year to year, but to win an award for the best overall lineup of vehicles is really quite spectacular. U.S. News and World Report has named Mazda as the “Best Car Brand” for the second year in a row, proving that Mazda delivers cars and SUVs that excel in design, performance and efficiency. “We are honored, once again, to be named the Best Car Brand by U.S. News and World Report,” Mazda CEO Masahiro Moro said. “We’re passionate about raising the bar on everything a car should be and will continue to deliver exceptional design, features and performance that make Mazda cars the go-to choice for those passionate about the details of what makes a car desirable to own and drive.” You can see just how special the Mazda inventory is by taking a test drive at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road.

U.S. News Rankings Score Mazda High

U.S. News and World Report ranked the entire Mazda brand very high in the fields of design, technology and comfort. For example, the compact Mazda3 scored high because of its superb handling, high quality interior and easy-to-use infotainment system. It also didn’t hurt that the little Mazda3 gets an almost hybrid-like 37 mpg on the highway without the high initial expense. The Mazda6 also got spectacular ratings for its superior driving dynamics, excellent fuel economy (35 mpg highway) and an upscale, comfortable cabin. The sporty Mazda MX-5 Miata was the top-rated sports car thanks to its impressive handling, sport-like manual transmission and precise braking. U.S. News called it “one of the sportiest and most fun to drive cars available on the market.”

Mazda Also Most Efficient Automaker

Along with the award for “Best Car Brand,” Mazda also won another important award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA declared Mazda as the most “fuel-efficient” automaker for the fourth consecutive year. Mazda’s fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy figure is 29.6 mpg without a hybrid or electric vehicle in the lineup. “Mazda’s team of engineers and designers have worked diligently to create vehicles that are high-quality, stylish, fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient,” Moro said. “Using our unique SKYACTIV Technology, Mazda has been able to achieve class-leading fuel efficiency in nearly every segment it competes in while remaining true to its core mission that Driving Matters.” Whether you choose a MX-5 Miata or the CX-9 SUV at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road, you’ll get a vehicle that’s fun to drive, offers superior comfort and delivers excellent fuel efficiency.