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Compact Crossover Delivers the Goods

Whether you want a beautiful and efficient vehicle filled with luxury features or a tough little off-road mudder that holds its own against more aggressive looking four-wheelers, you must consider the Mazda CX-3. When the Mazda CX-3 hit the nation’s highways last year, it impressed consumers and auto reviewers alike with its KODO – Soul of Motion design and available amenities like radar cruise control, leather and suede seats and a heads up active driving display. The vehicle was nominated for best World Car Design by 73 journalists who fell in love with the dynamic handling, comfortable ride and low price tag. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 will be making its way to the showroom at Chapman Mazda this July.

i-ACTIV All-wheel Drive Earns Mudfest Victory

You can imagine the snickers from the Jeeps and Range Rover lovers of the world when the little CX-3 pulled up to the starting line at the annual Northwest Automotive Press Association Mudfest last year. They weren’t laughing for long as the CX-3 used its predictive i-ACTIVE drive system that automatically delivers power to the wheel that needs it the most to win its class.

Price Remains Same This Year

The starting suggested retail price for the 2017 Mazda CX-3 is $19,960, same as for the 2016 model. There are few changes from the previous year.  The 18-inch alloy wheels that were only standard on the Grand Touring model are now also included with the Touring trim package. Mazda’s suite of i-ACTIVESENSE driver assistance safety features has come down significantly this year, now $1,170 as opposed to $1,920 for 2016.

Powerful SKYACTIV Engine Provides Punch

All Mazda CX-3 models come with the SKYACTIV 2.0L engine that uses a higher compression ratio than other motors to deliver a peppy 146 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission is also standard on all trim levels, with a Sport mode to deliver a little quicker response when it’s time to challenge those curvy country roads. The Sport trim level is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system that responds to voice commands, keyless entry, power mirrors and locks, air conditioning and an outstanding six-speaker stereo. The Touring model has heated outside mirrors, heated front seats, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Choose the top-of-the-line Grand Touring model to get LED headlights and fog lights, navigation and paddle shifters. See the new CX-3 when it comes to Chapman Mazda in a couple of weeks.

Mazda3 Great Choice for Teen Driver

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‘Daily News’ Lauds Little Sedan

When it comes to picking cars that are perfect for teen drivers, the “New York Daily News” could not conscionably leave the Mazda3 off its list. Efficiency, performance and Soul of Motion design all add up to make the compact car a home run for Millennials looking for fun, dependable transportation that offers a suite of technology features. Check out the Phoenix Mazda3 inventory at Chapman Mazda.

Infotainment System Offers Suite of Choices

Whether your teen likes to Bluetooth stream his or own music, or would rather listen to Pandora, HD Radio, Stitcher Internet Radio, Aha, or SiriusXM Satellite tunes, the Mazda3 has them covered. The Mazda Connect infotainment system also offers hands free communication, allowing your young driver to make phone calls or answer texts while keeping eyes firmly focused on the road. An available Bose surround sound system delivers stunning music quality for a car that starts well under $18,000.

Soul of Motion Design a Hit Inside and Out

When you check out the Mazda3 inventory and other vehicles at Chapman Mazda, pay particular attention to the fluid design cues that are common to all cars. Every curve is made with a reason, to create an illusion of motion that catches the eye and adds to the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. Open the door and you’ll find an attractive ergonomic layout that makes the most of the available space and puts controls within a finger’s reach of the driver. The smallest detail does not go without notice, from the perforations in the leather-trimmed seats that enhance the sound quality, to the command control knob that puts you in charge of all communications. The Mazda3 is a testament to technology in the modern age.

SKYACTIV Makes Parts Work Together

Mazda’s patented SKYACTIV technology is a fancy name for a system that ensures all parts work together, creating the maximum vehicle efficiency. The SKYACTIV G engine uses higher compression than most vehicles to deliver up to 40 mpg on the highway and 184 horsepower. The chassis is finely-tuned to deliver both agility and stability. Whether you choose the manual or automatic transmission, both deliver seamless shifting as your teen driver moves through the gears.

Driver Assistance Features Keep Teens Safe

Mazda offers a whole suite of driver assistance features to help your teens stay focused and avoid collisions. This technology includes cruise control that helps maintain a reasonable distance between cars, smart city brake support, blind spot monitoring, and a lane departure warning system.

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‘Car and Driver’ Gives Mazda6 High Marks

When the editors at “Car and Driver” compare vehicles, they put them through the ringer with a series of tests that include performance, design, fit and finish and ride quality, among others. Calling the Mazda6 a “beautiful car” which incorporated their “favorite design” both inside and out, the editors named the midsize sedan a clear winner against the Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. “Unlike the Accord or Malibu, this is a car that belongs on 19-inch wheels,” they wrote, adding that the cabin looks upscale “no matter where the eyes wander.” For the largest Mazda6 inventory in the Valley, head over to Chapman Mazda on Bell Road.

Editors Rave About Virtually Every Feature

Normally when the editors at ‘Car and Driver’ do a test comparison, they find that some cars are better at some things than others before declaring an overall winner. In the case of this comparison, they raved about virtually every feature on the Mazda6, from the auto up/down on four windows to the folding rear seats and wide trunk opening. The Mazda6 had the quickest times while also delivering the greatest fuel economy, the result of Mazda’s famous SKYACTIV technology. The car is a quiet commuter most of the time, but press the “Sport” button and it comes alive, roaring around the track and pushing the gears to their limits.

Mazda6 Scores High in Acceleration and Fun Factor

When you look over the Mazda6 inventory at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road, remember that this car scored high in virtually every category, but earned a perfect mark in quarter-mile acceleration and fuel economy. Those are two diametrically-opposed functions that logic would say cannot work together, but the engineers at Mazda have made it happen. The car also scored high in performance, steering feel, driver comfort, rear-seat space, trunk space, fit and finish and styling. It also won the “fun to drive” category going away.

i-ACTIVSENSE Provides Driver Assistance Safety Features

The i-ACTIVESENSE system is Mazda’s term for the suite of sensor and camera-related safety features that help drivers avoid collisions. Radar cruise control helps you keep a safe distance from the car in front, while lane assist warns if you’re drifting out of your place on the road. Smart brake support alerts you of an impending collision, then takes charge if you fail to act. See all the safety features for yourself at Chapman Mazda on Bell Road.

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Midsize SUV Delivers Premium Driving Excitement

Wrapped inside the KODO Soul of Motion design of the revamped Mazda CX-9 is a performance driving machine that puts the fun back into your daily commute. This three-row SUV is filled with standard features that make everyday errands a pleasure. “With the 2016 Mazda CX-9, we have lofty expectations, raising the bar with a quieter, smoother ride; a quicker, more responsive powertrain; and numerous other improvements,” according to Mazda North America senior vice president Robert Davis. “Mazda CX-9 is our flagship and portends a future of innovative technologies and amenities that we believe will further elevate our vehicles in their respective classes.” For the largest inventory and best deal on the Mazda CX-9, talk to the pros at Chapman Mazda.

Choose From Four Different Trim Packages

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 comes in four different models, all with a little different flavor and price point for a discerning buyer. The Sport model features standard LED exterior lighting, an electronic parking brake, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and rearview camera. The Touring model adds some driver assistance features such as blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert along with keyless entry, power front seats and larger touchscreen. Move up to the Grand Touring model and you get 20-inch wheels, adaptive front-lighting which illuminates around corners and more driver safety features. The Signature model is the top of the spectrum and features Mazda’s i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system to help you maintain control when conditions get dicey. The Sport model starts at $31,520, while the Signature trim package begins at $44,015.

SKYACTIV-G Engine Delivers Power and Efficiency

All the Mazda CX-9 trim packages are powered by the same SKYACTIV-G 2.5T motor that delivers 250 horsepower and a seat crushing 310 pound feet of torque. Along with superior performance and the power to cruise up long hills, the engine is also leading its class in efficiency. The Mazda  CX-9 rates at 28 mpg on the highway, 22 in the city and a combined 25 mpg. “Part of our focus during developing the new Mazda CX-9 was on ‘effortless transition’ – the idea of juggling being a parent with an on-the-go lifestyle and then having a vehicle that can accommodate enjoying a weekend getaway with your significant other,” Davis said. “Whether you need the space of just prefer its design and elegance, we believe Mazda CX-9 is an exceptional vehicle that will delight many new and returning customers to the Mazda brand.” Visit Chapman Mazda to see why the new Mazda CX-9 is the perfect SUV for families or commuters.

Efficient Mazda6 Provides Driving Thrills

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‘Car and Driver’ Picks Mazda6 as Best Mid-size Sedan

Calling it a “solidly built, well-executed and fun-to-drive vehicle that delivers a level of satisfaction well beyond what’s expected in a family sedan,” the editors at “Car and Driver” magazine choose the Mazda6 as the top mid-size sedan of the year. After undergoing a makeover for 2016, the Mazda6 features a more neatly organized cabin and a few changes to the aerodynamic body. Overall, the changes were minimal, which will be good news to a buying public already in love with the overall sportiness of the vehicle. If you’re looking for a Mazda6 for sale, head over to Chapman Mazda.

Don’t Overlook the Manual Gearbox

Although the automatic is a seamlessly shifting monster that makes driving easy, don’t overlook the six-speed manual transmission that adds a level of playfulness to this car. True, you may have to abandon your dreams of living in two-door vehicle heaven thanks to the addition of a couple of kids and a dog, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a car that’s fun to drive. With well-placed pedals and a shifter that begs you to power through the gears, the Mazda6 comes from the same DNA as the sporty Miata. When looking at a Mazda6 for sale, you’ll notice that they all come with the SKYACTIV 2.5L four-cylinder engine. It pumps out a respectable 184 horsepower which delivers a highway rating of 37 mpg.

Mazda6 Piles Up Awards

The Mazda6 is one of the most honored mid-size sedans on the market, winning awards for appeal by JD Powers and being named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Edmunds.com gave the sedan an “A” rating, and it was also honored by Kelley Blue Book as one of the most affordable cost-to-own vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency proved that a car doesn’t have to run on electric to be kind to the planet, picking Mazda as the most fuel-efficient automaker for the third year in a row.

All Mazda Vehicles are Made From Racing

With 45 years experience on the endurance racing circuit, Mazda has taken all it knows from wins at LeMans and Daytona to create vehicles that are responsive and provide a thrilling driving experience. They learn what works and what doesn’t, keeping the best and throwing away the rest. The Mazda6 is a major beneficiary from all the racing knowledge, which you can experience for yourself with a test drive at Chapman Mazda.