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Residents in Arlington, Texas pining for a new car in the new year should check out the Mazda 2. This recently released, 4-door hatchback brings sporty designs to a desirable subcompact model. In addition, this expertly designed Mazda model boasts specs and features that outcompete the offerings provided by fellow car brands. Here are five more reasons Arlington residents should make the Mazda 2 their next car.
Downsize Without Compromising
With a sporty-meets-luxury interior, impressive exterior designs, and an engine that puts out 100 (more…)
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Crossovers have always existed as a happy medium between a conservative family sedan and a full-size SUV. Mazda’s 2016 lineup has been nothing short of impressive with its innovative touch on many longtime favorites. In keeping the trend going, the 2016 CX-9 promises to be another fun twist on the crossover.
The Family Crossover
Since its first release as part of the 2006 model year, the CX-9 has remained relatively unchanged. In 2016, however, Mazda has brought more than just a facelift to (more…)
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Looking for a new ride to take around Arlington, Texas? Have you taken a look at the Mazda 6? If not, you’re in luck. Mazda is known for producing powerful, classy cars that won’t break the bank, and they’ve done it again with the Mazda 6. Here are a few of the reasons why you should consider cruising around Arlington in the Mazda 6.
Let’s start by going over one of the 6’s ratings. Car and Driver named it number 2 in the ranking of the best family sedans. Other than this excellent rating, what else is it that makes the 6 such a great family car? For starters, the sedan is praised for its smooth acceleration and handling, and it has an impressive amount of cargo space (14.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity, actually) and head and leg room. Not only that, it was also rated the IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2014, proving that the 6 won’t only get you where you need to be, it’ll do so with the assurance of a safe ride.
Whether the 6 is going to carry just you or your family too, it’s guaranteed to provide you with a smooth, roomy ride that you can rely on. (more…)
At this year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) show in Las Vegas, Mazda uncovered two new concepts based off of the 2016 MX-5 Miata: The Speedster and The Spyder. These two cars bring back some of the classic while revolutionizing aspects of car design. So, how exactly are they pulling this off?
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The Miata has always been known for being a lightweight roadster that’s fun to drive, and the Speedster embodies those key tenets. With this variation of the MX-5, Mazda is really going back to the good ol’ days, where the ultimate driving experience could only be achieved with the top down and the wind in your face.
Well, there’s no top to put down because the Speedster doesn’t have a top at all, or a windshield for that matter. In place of the windshield is a deflector that kicks out just enough of the wind and debris that it doesn’t hamper your experience, but it still lets you enjoy the full feeling of the open road.
Mazda has pulled out all the stops on making this the ultimate old-school roadster. The Speedster is not only dropped an inch closer to the ground than the base MX-5, but it has also gone through nearly every possible reduction to shed weight. The carbon fiber doors and seats and the lightweight tires help the Speedster shed an extra 250 pounds, bringing it down to a light total of just 2,080 pounds. (more…)
We found a great infographic from Chucker & Reibach that highlights the dangers of speeding while driving. Odds are we’ve all been guilty a time or two of speeding especially when we are running late. However, 13,000 lives each year are lost due to speeding and crashes where speeding was a contributor cost society more than $40 billion annually. You may be surprised as to why most drivers speed. While some are in a rush, many are just not paying attention to their driving or they don’t think their elevated speed is dangerous. Check out this infographic and let us know what informational tidbit surprised you. (more…)
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If you live in Arlington, Texas, then odds are you’re used to record high temperatures and Fort Worth and Cowboys game day traffic jams. However, your car may not adjust as easily. To make sure your Mazda stays in peak condition, follow these four helpful maintenance tips, and your car will run better and last longer.
1. Keep Your Car Battery Clean and Have a Professional Routinely Check It
The extreme heat and sun Arlington experiences can leave you with a bad sunburn, but it can do much worse to your Mazda, especially the battery. High temperatures can actually cause the chemicals in the car battery to accelerate, and by doing so, cause them to evaporate, which can burn out the battery quickly.
To avoid this, keep your car battery clean and free of corrosion as best you can. Also, be sure to have your Mazda’s battery checked routinely by a professional mechanic to ensure it’s running properly, especially during those hotter summer months. This can save you upwards of $100, not including towing costs if you get stranded with a dead battery on a hot day. (more…)
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Since its exports started to reach the United States in 1970, Mazda has gone from a run-of-the-mill Japanese economy car to an innovative powerhouse in the automotive industry thanks to its innovative designs and constant upgrades. The 2015 model year brings seven exciting Mazdas to the forefront. Here’s the best of the bunch.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
If you’re in the market for an affordable sports car, look no further than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The two-seater convertible, starting at $24,915, offers power, handling, and agility that most cars at the same price just don’t offer. Although it has only a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine, its low weight more than makes up for the smaller engine by offering similar power to competitors, while also boasting 36 miles a gallon on the highway. You can also get the hardtop version for only a few thousand dollars more. It features a retractable hardtop that goes up or down in a mere 12 seconds. (more…)
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Living in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area provides you with lots of exciting opportunities and activities. However, large metropolitan areas also mean more traffic, one of the most annoying aspects of driving. It doesn’t matter if you’re late to work or on a family road trip, traffic jams are awful. However, if you’ve got a stellar set of wheels with good safety features or a great sound system like those found in Mazda vehicles, those Arlington traffic jams won’t be so bad after all.
In a Texas traffic jam, you’re surrounded by vehicles of all sizes and drivers of all stripes, and this Mazda crossover has protection technology on all sides. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes with iActivsense, a bundle of eight safety features exclusive to this class of vehicle. For those start and stop traffic jams on the highway, smart brake support helps you avoid front-end collisions at speeds over 10 mph, and in the city smart brake support activates at speeds between 2 and 18 mph. (more…)
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Mazda is known for wrapping up speed and performance in a car that’s fun to drive. Throughout their lineage, they have produced their fair share of performance non-luxury vehicles. Check out these 2016 production models you’ll want to test drive, on a race track if possible.
6-Speed Manual – Top Speed: 140 MPH
Mazda’s sporty flagship sedan housing a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine, is a rarity when it comes to family cars. It combines the quickness and exhilaration of a sports car into a full-size sedan able to achieve 0 to 60 in about 7.5 seconds. The engine generates 184 horsepower and 185 lbs-ft. of torque. Fuel efficiency comes in at a respectable 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. (more…)
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There’s no doubt that Texans love high-performance cars. In fact, when the Texas Auto Writer’s Association picks their annual “car of the year,” it’s almost always a powerful sports car. This is likely due to a combination of two factors: the Texan love of all things powerful and the desire for a pleasurable driving experience on the long stretches of Texan highway.
So as a rule, Texans are a fan of sports cars, and residents of Arlington are no exception. To help satisfy the desire for a powerful car that offers a great driving experience, we suggest the Mazda MX-5. It’s a classy little roadster that will meet your desire for a powerful car, a great driving experience, and all the little extras that are particularly valuable in Arlington. Here are the three biggest reasons you’ll want to get a 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata. (more…)