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Archive for August, 2015


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.