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.
Don’t let small cars creep up behind you when you need to change lanes in a traffic jam, either. The CX-5’s blind spot monitoring will keep you safe even in the busiest city traffic jams. The CX-5 also offers a spacious luxury interior with music and navigation that will keep you occupied even if you’re in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
The 2015 Mazda 3 models get between 25 and 30 mpg city, which means that you’ll be wasting less fuel even if your drive to work in Arlington takes you through rush hour traffic. The Mazda 3 also comes with i-ELOOP technology, which converts energy from braking to electricity to power some of your car’s electrical components. This is perfect for stop-and-go traffic because it powers the parts of your car that will keep you entertained during a traffic jam, like the music system.
One of the great things about living in Arlington is the weather. While you sit in traffic, open the Mazda 3’s sunroof to enjoy some morning rays and brighten your day. The infotainment is touch-screen and comes with Wi-Fi access so you can look up how far down the road the traffic jam stretches.
Being in a traffic jam isn’t fun, but if you’re in a convertible, you’re at least having more fun than everyone else around you. Not only will the Mazda MX-5 allow you to enjoy the Texas sun while you’re stuck on the road, it also comes with a Bose sound system designed specifically to sound great when you’ve got the top down. Speakers in the doors and headrests deliver you optimum sound quality while a woofer in the floor amplifies the base. You might have so much fun listening to music that you’ll forget you’re in a traffic jam.
Whether you want the sun on your face, good fuel economy, or a bubble of safety features surrounding your car, you can’t go wrong with a Mazda. These three cars help you survive even the worst traffic jams.