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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.