Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fuel

Mazda Named Most Fuel-Efficient Automaker in the US

Mazda has been named the most fuel-efficient automaker in the US by the Environmental Protection Agency in its annual Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report for the third year in a row.

Based on the 2014 model year, the latest year the EPA has data on, Mazda has the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy in the industry at 29.4 mpg and the lowest average CO2 emissions at 328, despite the absence of any hybrid or electric cars in its lineup.

Mazda cars achieve this thanks to their use of SKYACTIV technology, a suite of components and tech that work together to make engines more efficient and cars and their parts more lightweight. SKYACTIV engines use direct fuel injection to boost fuel economy.

The whole Mazda lineup uses SKYACTIV technology, including the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9, which will include a new 2.5-liter turbocharged SKYACTIV engine. The SKYACTIV tech in the Mazda CX-3 gives it class-leading fuel economy among compact SUVs and crossovers.

If you’re looking for a car that’s kind to the environment without sacrificing performance, Mazda’s lineup offers the most efficient cars in the industry without the hybrid premium. You can stop by El Dorado Mazda to see the wide selection of new Mazda’s and used cars in the McKinney and greater Dallas areas!

Playground

McKinney All-Abilities Playground Opening Next Year

In 2016, a new accessible playground will open in McKinney, just ten minutes from the El Dorado Mazda dealership. We’re so proud to be located in a city whose Rotary Club and city government respond to the needs of McKinney’s disabled children, who make up 10% of the students enrolled in the McKinney Independent School District.

The McKinney All-Abilities Playground will be in Bonnie Werk Park, and construction will begin in spring of 2016, with the playground opening in the second half of the year. The playground will include a wide variety of unique equipment to make it accessible to children with physical disabilities as well as developmental disabilities, from wheelchair users to children living with muscular dystrophy to children with Down’s Syndrome and autism.

The project was approved by the city council in late September. The city will provide the funding to build the playground and will also maintain the park once it opens. Bonnie Werk Park will be expanded with special bathrooms, more parking spaces for vans and buses for group trips, and wheelchair ramps. Over the months, the Rotary Club and city have raised over $560,000 from McKinney citizens to build the park.

While you are in the area, you can stop by El Dorado Mazda for all of your Mazda vehicle needs!