Tech Features on 2019 Mazda CX-5 Elevate

2019 Mazda CX-5 in McKinney, TX

Ever since its release in the 2013 model year, the Mazda CX-5 has captured the hearts of drivers and industry experts alike. Innovative from the start, the CX-5 was Mazda’s first vehicle to display the brand’s KODO: Soul of Motion design and offer the full set of SKYACTIV® technologies.

The CX-5 entered its second generation for the 2017 model year, “adding a quieter, more refined interior, sharp new exterior, and retaining its fun factor,” Motor Trend noted.

For the 2019 model year, the crossover boasts the powerful new SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine with Variable Valve Timing. All the while, the CX-5 continues to charm drivers as, according to Motor Trend, the “most stylish crossover in its class.”

Tech features on 2019 Mazda CX-5 include smart all-wheel drive, along with a wealth of comfort, convenience, and connectivity features. It also offers a comprehensive suite of i-ACTIVESENSE® safety tools, including Blind Spot Monitoring, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go.

With the 2019 Mazda CX-5, it’s easy to see why a legion of drivers have made the jump to Mazda and haven’t looked back. Come see why you should make the switch when you check out our lineup at El Dorado Mazda.

Mazda’s New SKYACTIV®-X Engine Offers Breathtaking Performance

2019 Mazda3 in McKinney, TX

Mazda is once again bringing innovation to the auto industry with its advanced engineering. This past December at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker announced a new SKYACTIV®-X engine, debuting in the 2019 Mazda3. With the 2019 Mazda3, the automaker elevates its compact car with a premium interior and stellar new engine.

Mazda’s new SKYACTIV®-X engine an all-new type of engine. Although many Mazda fans are waiting on a rotary engine, this motor isn’t a rotary; instead, the SKYACTIV®-X employs Homogenous Charge Combustion Ignition technology. Its design is based on a diesel engine, in which compressed fuel ignites concurrently instead of spreading from a local spark. While this is difficult to achieve with a gas engine, Mazda developed a system that uses a small spark and generates extra pressure to produce power without sacrificing efficiency.

Mazda supercharged the engine for greater efficiency and integrated it with a mild-hybrid system, giving a bump to the acceleration and making the vehicle more responsive than before. As a result of this fine-tuning, the new SKYACTIV®-X engine is approximately 20 percent more efficient when compared to its conventional gas engines.

Feel the power and performance for yourself when you check out the 2019 Mazda3 at El Dorado Mazda.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Debuts in Seattle

2019 Mazda CX-5 in McKinney, TX

The brand new 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature trim debuted last month at the 2018 Seattle Auto Show, which ran from Nov. 9-12. The Signature trim is now the range-topping trim for Mazda’s best-selling vehicle, the CX-5 crossover.

The CX-5 Signature is powered by a turbocharged SKYACTIV-2.5T engine with G-Vectoring Control Plus. This engine also powers the larger CX-9 crossover and the Mazda6 sedan. The powertrain perfectly balances power and efficiency for the 2019 CX-5 Signature.

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature is all about modern luxury. Premium materials include genuine layered wood trim and Caturra Brown Nappa leather. Tech is highly advanced in the Signature trim, including standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration and a Bose® 10-speaker premium sound system. The Signature interior also includes heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and a 360-degree View Monitor that includes front and rear parking sensors.

Other trims in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 lineup include Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Mazda CX-5 originally debuted in 2012; since its debut, Mazda has sold more than 2 million models worldwide.

The new 2019 Mazda CX-5, including the Signature trim level, is now available at El Dorado Mazda.

Ground Is Broken at New Mazda Toyota Plant

2019 Mazda3 in McKinney, TX

Last month on Nov. 16, Mazda and Toyota turned the first shovel of dirt on the future Mazda Toyota plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The plant will be jointly owned and operated by the two automotive giants and is expected to be operational by 2021.

The new plant represents a $1.6 billion joint investment and, at peak capacity, will be able to create 300,000 vehicles a year. Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc., as the plant will be named, will create 40,000 jobs in the Huntsville area.

Toyota will use the plant to manufacture the new 2020 Corolla, which was unveiled last month in California. Mazda will use the plant to manufacture a crossover model that it has yet to unveil.

“We are proud to be here with Toyota, with whom we share the bond of pride in manufacturing,” remarked Kiyotaka Shobuda, Mazda’s senior managing executive officer. “We are proud to be breaking ground on a new ‘home’ here in Huntsville – a city that believes in the possibilities of technology and manufacturing, and has striven to realize mankind’s greatest dream.”

The joint plant will allow the two automakers to be more agile and should be a competitive advantage for both Mazda and Toyota. Here at El Dorado Mazda, we’re excited to see what’s to come for the Mazda brand!

Mazda MX-5 Updates Include More Horsepower and Improved Design

Miata MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with some exciting updates, including a tuned powertrain and a new soft-top option. For those looking for the ideal roadster, the Miata might be the right answer. The latest powertrain adds an impressive 26 horsepower and 3 lb-ft of torque, while the refined exterior is bound to set you apart on the road.

According to Mazda, the Mazda MX-5 updates will include a “SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine that’s been specially tuned for the latest model year. There will also be an available brown soft top on the Grand Touring models, while a new aluminum steering column will reduce weight and improve speed. There’s also a standard rearview camera now — which is great for parallel parking — as well as available safety systems like Traffic Sign Recognition.

“The feeling you get on the open road in a lightweight roadster is unmatched. To build upon that feeling, Mazda’s engineers have enriched the 2019 MX-5 Miata’s “SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine to boast 17 percent more power and greater fuel-efficiency than last year’s model,” reads the Mazda press release.

For those looking for a little added power, you can also find a SKYACTIV®-MT system with Brembo brakes, alloy wheels, a rear bumper skirt, and more.

How to Decorate Your Vehicle for Halloween

Will you be passing out candy at a local trunk or treat this year? Don’t just show up in your regular Mazda3. Spice things up with some spooky decor. Here are some ideas for adorning your vehicle this Halloween:

  • Stick with the cobweb classics: Keep things old school by covering your car in fake spider webs. The webs will make it look as if your car was abandoned decades ago. Bonus points if you add in toy spiders and play creepy music from the stereo.
  • Go with a theme: If your children are passionate about a certain movie, time in history, TV show, or pop culture icon, follow their lead and decorate your vehicle accordingly. Popular options are Harry Potter, complete with a sorting hat to sort children into a house before giving them a corresponding candy (like green Jolly Ranchers for Slytherin); Bob’s Burgers, including a grill with delicious burgers parents will love too; and Founding Fathers, by converting your car into a classic horse and buggy and dressing up as George Washington and Honest Abe.
  • Fill the bed of your pickup with leaves: Pickup trucks provide the perfect platform for fall-time spooks. Load up the bed with fallen leaves, and mix in classic autumn decor like pumpkins and scarecrows.

 

Contact us at El Dorado Mazda to find out about local Halloween activities to participate in. We can also set you up with a test drive, if you’re in the market for a new ride.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Pricing Announced

Mazda CX-9 in McKinney Texas

In August, Mazda announced a number of new premium features for the 2019 CX-9, as well as a slight price bump over the outgoing model. New features include standard smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on Touring trims and above. Mazda has also updated the 2019 CX-9’s suspension for a quieter ride and has added thicker floor mats and a thicker headliner.

In addition, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring model will get a new frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror. If you opt for the Touring Premium Package, Mazda adds a SiriusXM® subscription with Travel Link® Services. The Grand Touring trim gets ventilated front seats, a 360-degree View Monitor, and more. The Signature trim adds a Santos rosewood interior trim.

2019 Mazda CX-9 pricing will start at $150 above the outgoing 2018 CX-9 base model.1

  • The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Sport with front-wheel drive retails for $32,280 while i-ACTIV AWD® variant goes for $34,080. The Sport Package goes for $1,290 more.
  • The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring with front-wheel drive retails for $35,330 while the i-ACTIV AWD® variant goes for $37,130. The Touring Premium Package goes for $2,390 more.
  • The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring with front-wheel drive retails for $40,840 while i-ACTIV AWD® variant goes for $42,640.
  • The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature is only available with i-ACTIV AWD® and retails for $45,365.

Stop by El Dorado Mazda to test-drive the CX-9 today!

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Returns

Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is back in action. Earlier this year, Mazda confirmed that we will get a 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and it will come with a long list of updates.

For starters, the same SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine that powered the previous Mazda MX-5 will remain, but Mazda has enhanced this efficient engine to offer a boosted 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. This increase in performance makes the MX-5 Miata more response and fun to drive.

Mazda has also revised the styling of its classic roadster. Inside, the MX-5 Miata gets new cup holders, an updated telescoping steering wheel, and revised seat levers and door steps. On the outside, the roadster gets new black metallic 17-inch wheels and an available brown canvas soft top.

Most importantly, Mazda has updated the suite of safety features for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. For 2019, the MX-5 Miata features a standard rearview mirror and is available with i-ACTIVSENSE® features, including Smart City Brake Support and Traffic Sign Recognition.

We are not far off from the arrival of this upgraded roadster. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will arrive here at El Dorado Mazda in McKinney, Texas, this fall, so visit for a test drive.

4 Upcoming Fall Events in McKinney, Texas, You Won’t Want to Miss

people dancing at a concert

Fall is finally here in McKinney, and while we still may have some of Texas’ hot weather, there are plenty of seasonal events to get us in the autumn spirit. Here are four fall events in McKinney you won’t want to miss:

  • Oktoberfest: Love good beer and delicious German food? Then head to downtown McKinney from Friday, September 28, through Sunday, September 30, to experience a hearty dose of German culture. Get more info here.
  • McKinney Wine & Music Festival: If you enjoy delicious wine and live music, you’ll love the second annual Wine & Music Festival, held at Adriatica Village on October 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The festival is free, and (a set of 10) wine tasting tickets are $20; this cost includes a signature event wine glass. Get more info here.
  • Scare on the Square: Your kiddos will love this event on Wednesday, October 31 in Historic Downtown McKinney. Free to the public, this event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and includes family-friendly spooks, pumpkin races, and a costume contest. Get more info here.
  • Taste of McKinney: This November 3rd event will be held at Adriatica Village. The cost of admission includes unlimited food tastings, two drink tickets, live music, casino tables, dancing, and more. Get more info here.

Contact us at El Dorado Mazda for more ways to enjoy autumn in McKinney. We’ll be happy to share our favorite pastimes.

NHTSA Gives 2018 Mazda CX-9 Top Safety Ratings

2018 Mazda CX-9

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is more than just a pretty face — it’s a safe SUV, too. This three-row SUV was recently awarded the highest possible safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), receiving five starts overall for crashworthiness.

To earn this rating, the CX-9 had to undergo the NHTSA’s rigorous collision tests. It receive a combination of four and five stars in the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests to help give it its five-star overall rating.

One of the big factors in helping the CX-9 get such a great rating is thanks to its i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of driver-assistance technologies. This system offers ten different innovations including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keep Assist, and Forward Obstruction Warning — but that’s not all.

Along with this safety technology suite, the CX-9 now comes standard with Smart City Brake. This is a new system that automatically applies the brakes if it senses an obstruction or hazard in front of it while traveling below 19 mph.

These active features aren’t the only thing protecting CX-9 passengers — Mazda also employs a SKYACTIV®-Body designed for passive safety. It has a ring structure and straight frame rails that help absorb impact when a collision occurs, helping you drive with more confidence than before.

Celebrate the CX-9 model’s latest safety rating by stopping by El Dorado Mazda for a test drive and to learn more.