Mazda CX-3 might be the smallest crossover in the Mazda lineup, but its new redesign is about to make a big splash. Earlier this year during the New York International Auto Show, Mazda unveiled the Mazda CX-3 redesign and it’s a lot edgier and more refined than it was previously.
On the outside, the CX-3 looks more elegant than before with a few subtle differences. A new grille and chrome accents give the crossover a premium feel, while the Piano black accents, cylindrical taillight design and the 18-inch wheels with a multi-faceted spoke design give it an edgy look.
The inside has seen even more drastic changes, including a new design for the center console, wider front seats, available leather seating, and a new rear-seat center armrest with cupholders. Mazda’s also made the cabin quieter with thicker door panels, rear-door glass, and headliner.
Along with these changes, the powertrain and suspension has also seen a bit of a revamp. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine has been tweaked slightly to offer better fuel-efficiency and more torque, bumping its numbers to 148 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Low-profile tires will help reduce braking distances, while the suspension and the power steering has undergone a fine tuning.
For more information about the Mazda CX-3 redesign, contact us at El Dorado Mazda.
The latest generation of the Mazda CX-9 came out in 2016. But, already for 2018, it’s receiving some great updates. These 2018 Mazda CX-9 updates include improved handling, more standard safety features, enhanced comfort for backseat passengers, and more.
To improve the Mazda CX-9’s handling, it now comes standard with G-Vectoring Control. This system puts more weight on the front wheels to reduce engine torque. This makes the steering tighter and gives more control to the driver.
Another update this year is the addition of standard Smart City Brake Support. This automated braking system works at speed under 19 mph and will automatically apply the brakes if it detects a potential collision. Additional standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
With additional insulation this year, the CX-9 offers an even quieter ride than before. Mazda says it has improved the comfort and arrangement of the second and third rows, which will make everyone in the family more relaxed.
To learn more about the 2018 Mazda CX-9, stop by El Dorado Mazda today and take it out for a test drive. Once you experience its thrilling ride and superb standard features, you won’t want to drive anything else.
Hop in your new Mazda vehicle and start exploring the McKinney, TX area. There are tons of holiday events near McKinney for you and your family, whether you’re looking for an adventure or simply a fun way to relax. There’s truly something for everyone when it comes to holiday celebrations.
According to Event Brite, one of the top local events is the Golden Corridor’s Christmas Dinner Party. Held at the Heritage Ranch and Golf Country Club on December 9th at 6:30pm, this dinner party is a gala you won’t want to miss. There will be a range of activities and celebrations for a fancy evening.
There’s also an upcoming McKinney Christmas celebration at the end of November called the Home for the Holidays event. Held from November 24th to 26th, this event will feature a visit from Santa, a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, food, a petting zoo, and more. There will even be a Ferris wheel for everyone to ride.
Finally, check out the Rudolph Run 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run on December 2nd. From 7am to 11am, there will be a 5k, as well as a non-competitive 1-mile run. There are multiple divisions for those of various ages and skill levels, and the event will be in nearby Allen, TX.
These are just some of the fun holiday events we at El Dorado Mazda can’t wait to attend.
Crafted to fit your every need, the new 2018 Mazda CX-9 is brimming with fresh features. You’ll find the Mazda CX-9 to be stylish, spacious, and full of advanced technology and safety features. It’s rated as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, so you’ll feel confident while driving; and, its versatility allows you to depend on in its ability to meet your various demands.
Particularly notable is the addition of a some more standard safety features this year. The new 2018 Mazda CX-9 offers SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, which is an advanced technology that allows for more control while driving, helping you steer with accuracy and feel more intuitively connected to your vehicle.
The new Mazda CX-9 also offers standard Smart Brake Support and Smart City Brake Support, which helps detect anything that may lie in your path and helps you brake to prevent or reduce collision. Also effective in helping you avoid collisions is the Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert—in addition to a few other lane-oriented safety technologies—which help you change lanes with more confidence. Further safety features are available upon request, but the standard features are impressive in their own right.
Designed with top-quality materials and technologies, the new 2018 Mazda CX-9 will not disappoint. The Mazda CX-9’s new features make this model impressive at all of its trim levels. If you would like to experience the new Mazda CX-9 for yourself, come into El Dorado Mazda and take one for a drive.
Entering into its third model year, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 gets a few updates. This year’s Mazda CX-3 updates include new standard features and an upgraded chassis. You can find the 2018 CX-3 at El Dorado Mazda now.
One of the most significant updates is the addition of Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support on all trims. This feature comes standard on all trims now. Smart City Brake Support works in low speed conditions, such as city driving up to 19 mph. It uses an infrared laser mounted on the front of the car to detect the vehicle in front. If the system detects an imminent collision, it will prepare the brakes. If the driver does not respond in time, the brakes will be applied to attempt to avoid, or at least reduce the severity of, a collision.
To help improve the Mazda CX-3’s quiet ride, the 2018 model will come with key chassis changes. This includes revised suspension bushings, adjusted dampers, new front lower control arms, and new engine mounts. In addition, thicker rear glass and better door seals contribute to a quieter ride overall.
Come experience all that the 2018 Mazda CX-3 has to offer with a test drive at El Dorado Mazda today.
The US market doesn’t seem to care much about diesel engines. Oftentimes, diesel gas is cheaper, diesel-powered vehicles are more efficient, and engines running on diesel fuel are more powerful. So, what gives? Whatever the case, Mazda has plans to change that soon with the new Mazda CX-5 diesel engine. Many automakers tend to keep their diesel engine offerings to the pickup truck lineups, but with a diesel option now on one of the brand’s most popular and trendy crossovers, Mazda is hoping that 10% of Mazda CX-5 buyers will opt for the diesel engine.
The 2.2-liter diesel engine isn’t coming to the Mazda CX-5’s lineup until this fall, but that’s not stopping the manufacturer from setting goals in advance. Considering the Mazda CX-5 sold about 112,000 units last year, that means Mazda has a target of about 11,500 sales of the diesel-powered model. Mazda is currently awaiting EPA approval for the SkyActiv-D engine, but because its engineers tuned the engine to comply with strict environmental regulations, Mazda reps are confident the diesel option will get a pass.
Pricing and EPA fuel economy estimates for the Mazda CX-5 diesel engine is not yet known, but officials say it will only be available on upper-range trim levels. Mazda says this will also give the company the opportunity to observe American consumers’ buying habits so they can adjust their long-term business strategy.
For more information on the new Mazda CX-5 diesel, contact us today at El Dorado Mazda!
Diesel engines are all the rage in the European automotive market, but they don’t have the same popularity in North America. This is about to change, though, thanks to Mazda. The Japanese carmaker recently announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the all-new Mazda CX-5 engine option will be the brand’s SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel.
“We’re confident this engine offers a smart new option for North American drivers who want both performance and fuel economy,” said Akira Marumoto, Mazda’s Executive Vice President and Representative Director.
This new diesel engine will arrive in the North American market for the second half of 2017. It will make the Mazda CX-5 one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class, thanks to the fact that it meets the region’s strict emission standards. In addition, the engine quiets the sound of diesel knock with technology like Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control.
The diesel engine isn’t just fuel-efficient, though—it is also powerful. It revs freely to high RPMs, which means that it will accelerate quickly and provide a fun driving experience for all drivers. When a driver chooses the new Mazda CX-5 engine option, they are sure to fall in love with driving all over again.
For more information on the all-new Mazda CX-5 and its features, stop in to El Dorado Mazda.
If you’re looking for your next lightweight, affordable sports-car, you’ve probably narrowed it down a choice between the Mazda MX-5 and the Scion FR-S (known as the Toyota GT86 in the rest of the world).
You’ll find numerous sources comparing these two models on the Internet, but it can be hard to get a true idea of how they match up to each other without actually driving them yourself. That being said, the hard numbers are certainly meaningful.
Both the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 and the 2016 Toyota GT86 are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but both are not equal. The former gets better mileage and the latter gets more power, yet it’s not as simple as that. Because the MX-5 is so much lighter, it still beats the Toyota in a straight line and around the track despite having less power.
In fact, the MX-5’s lightweight nature makes it feel more responsive. It has a better front end, is more controllable, and though it’s a matter of opinion, we think it sounds and looks a heck of a lot better too. It’s even cheaper.
So, Mazda MX-5 vs. Scion FR-S—which one do you think wins?
America’s hunger for crossover vehicles isn’t showing any signs of slowing, and Mazda has every intention of delivering more of what we want. According to a recent Automotive News article, Mazda aims for more than half of its US sales to be crossovers within the next two to three years.
Mazda’s crossover sales are expected to reach 300,000 vehicles in the US this year, and through August, the CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 accounted for 40% of total U.S. sales. The wildly popular Mazda CX-5 is currently carrying the majority of those sales, however the all-new CX-3 subcompact crossover is showing major potential, and a redesigned Mazda CX-9 is scheduled to launch soon – both of which should help the automaker reach its goals in the coming years.
“In the past, we have had a business model with too much reliance on Mazda3 series,” Moro, managing executive officer of global sales coordination said. For example, in 2010, the Mazda3 accounted for 46 percent of Mazda’s US sales. “With that business model, it is very difficult to make good money,” he continued.
Here at El Dorado Mazda, we look forward to the debut of the upcoming CX-9. In the meantime, stop by to check out the exciting CX-5 and CX-3!
The new Mazda CX-3 Sport is the company’s new entry-level crossover. This model features the latest technologies, including i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, a SKYACTIV-G engine, and MAZDA CONNECT™. It’s hard to believe this model starts under $20,000.
Mazda recently released the pricing for the new CX-3, set to go on sale mid-August for $19,960*. With an innovative AWD system, up to 146 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque, and 32 highway mpg, this new model is bound to be one of the most popular on the market.
“We wanted to send a strong statement that new buyers, early adopters, empty-nesters and right-sizers can get everything they want in a crossover that fits their needs,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda. “CX-3 offers the same technologies and thrilling driving experience seen across the rest of Mazda’s award-winning lineup.”
The Mazda CX-3 design will come in multiple trim levels, from Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Available packages include the Touring Technology Package and the i-ACTIVESENSE safety package. Take a look at the El Dorado Mazda site to see our new Mazda CX-3 inventory!
*MSRP excludes destination, tax, title, and other fees. See dealer for details.