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2018 Mazdaspeed 3

2018 Mazdaspeed 3

The world may never have wished for time to pass more quickly than now, forced to wait until the 2018 model year for the next Mazdaspeed 3. Based on the Mazda 3 platform, the new MazdaSpeed3 will provide an almost total redesign. In Phoenix and Scottsdale Mazda 3 is available at Chapman Mazda.

After a full-scale revamp for the 2014 model year, Mazda announced even more dramatic changes for the 2017 model year, expected to arrive in late 2016. The next round of updates will include new sheet metal body components and an upgraded Skyactiv platform. Once these changes have been made to the Mazda 3, next stop is the Mazdaspeed 3.

“Car and Driver” called the 2018 Mazdaspeed 3 “The Mazda 3, touched by unholy hellfire,” naming it one of the 25 Cars Worth Waiting For from 2015-2018.

Mazda has been in a transition period of late, currently fielding no RX models or other cars that truly capture the can manufacturer’s “zoom zoom” ethos. Consequently, the world anxiously awaits this little speed demon.

The Mazdaspeed 3 will boast a new rear spoiler, aggressively low front bumper, oversize alloy wheels and a sport-tuned suspension system. The 2.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Skyactiv engine with AWD 6-speed manual transmission will provide an impressive level of power with a surprising level of fuel economy.

Experts anticipate the highly upgraded interior with redesigned luxury leather seats, sporty instrument and infotainment interface, generous cargo capacity. Standard features will include dual-zone climate controls, Bluetooth audio and phone capabilities, USB and iPod interface and Bose stereo.

Vehicles in the Mazdaspeed series, which has to date included “Speed” versions of the Mazda 2 and the Mazda 6, are specialized adaptations of stock designs with modifications inspired by Mazda Motorsport’s series of race cars.

In Phoenix, you can drive the Mazda 3 at Chapman Mazda. Although we have to wait a couple more years for the return of “Zoom Zoom,” the fun is going to roll back with a vengeance.

Mazdaspeed 3 Front End

Mazdaspeed 3 Front End

Mazda CX9 Crossover

Mazda CX9 Crossover

U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Mazda CX9 as its “2015 Best Large SUV for the Money,” based on its rave reviews from automotive experts and low long-term cost of ownership. In Phoenix and Scottsdale, the award-winnng CX9 is available at Chapman Mazda.

With a V6 engine that provides an exciting level of power for every driving situation, the Mazda CX9 is EPA rated for 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, above average for its class. Reviewers are especially fond of the CX9’s agile handling, praising it for bringing fun to what is normally regarded as an unexciting class of vehicles on the road. They call the steering responsive and the braking strong.

On the inside, the 2015 CX9 doesn’t disappoint either. The U.S. News evaluation called the controls well-organized with ample headroom and legroom, with a third row of seats roomy enough to accommodate adults.

One reviewer proclaimed, “As is often the case with Mazda vehicles, the CX-9 three-row crossover is the sports car of its competitive set. Along with engaging dynamics, it offers plentiful cargo space and a versatile, well-designed cabin.” From Kelly Blue Book, “If you need the 7-passenger hauling of a 3-row crossover SUV, but you refuse to blend in with the crowd, the 2015 Mazda CX-9 presents a nicely styled alternative to mainstream offerings.” And from Auto Trader, “Beyond its sleek styling and firm suspension, the CX-9’s popularity is bolstered by its reasonable price, an extensive list of comfort and safety features and a strong reputation for reliability and resale…”

Washington D.C.-based U.S. News & World Report, an American publisher of highly respected product analysis, consumer reporting and advice, offers rankings on a variety of products and services including health, education, travel, careers and vehicles. In 2007, U.S. News developed what is considered a highly innovative system for ranking vehicles, both new and used. The publication ranks more than 30 classes of vehicles each year.

The U.S. News & World Report system for ranking vehicles provides an overall score as well as individual scores for critics rating, performance, interior amenities, safety and reliability. Scores are aggregated from safety and reliability data combined with the well-respected opinions of automotive experts of all types. In addition, rankings consider published reviews and test drives conducted by staff members.

If you have not yet drive the award-winning 2015 Mazda CX9 crossover, you need to see what all the fuss is about. Visit Chapman Mazda and be one of the first to drive the brand new 2016 Mazda CX9, the next in line to capture the attention of motorists and critics all over the world.

Mazda CX9 SUV

Mazda CX9 SUV