Luxury Award for the 2016 Mazda CX-9

Mazda may not officially be a luxury brand, but that doesn’t mean it can’t win luxury awards. In fact, EBONY Magazine gave a luxury award for the 2016 Mazda CX-9. The CX-9 earned the “Pretty Boy” award from among a new fleet of luxury-oriented vehicles arriving in the market.

Luxury Award for the 2016 Mazda CX-9

With its all-new Signature trim level, the CX-9 moves upmarket and delivers Nappa leather seating with rosewood and real aluminum trim throughout the interior. On the outside, the CX-9 beautifully wears Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design theme, which is enhanced by the new Machine Gray color, giving the crossover a liquid metal-like appearance.

“From its proud grille to its dual exhaust, and everything in between, we’ve designed a vehicle that paints the direction for where we want the Mazda brand to go, now and in the future,” said Julien Montousse, director of design, Mazda North American Operations, in a statement. “We’re honored to be recognized by EBONY, as we believe CX-9 is a bold crossover that makes a statement in its segment.”

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 will go on sale soon so make sure to stop on by or call in if you have any questions for us here at Parks Mazda.. If you have been searching for a luxury vehicle with beautiful styling, we’ll let you know as soon as the CX-9 arrives.

Trust us, it’ll be worth the wait.


Three Mazda Vehicles Win Most Popular Awards from Edmunds.com

When most people consider buying a new car, the first place they turn is the internet. And, this may very well be true for most things that people buy. The internet is filled with vast amounts of useful information, such as reviews and pricing, and, of course, tons more useless information.

To help sort the good information from the bad, head to sites you trust, like Edmunds.com. Recently, Edmunds posted its 2015 Most Popular awards and three Mazda vehicles took home this prize, the Mazda3 in the compact car segment, CX-5 in the compact crossover segment, and the CX-9 in the large crossover segment.

The Most Popular awards from Edmunds.com are presented to the top three models in each vehicle segment that had the most unique searches on the site from January 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014.

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 a winner of most popular awards from Edmunds.comAs Edmunds.com says, “With so many new vehicles to choose from, it may be helpful to benefit from the wisdom of the crowd.”

Want to know what makes these models so popular? For starters, the 2015 Mazda3 and CX-5 are both equipped with Mazda’s fuel-saving Skyactiv Technology, which help both models deliver superior performance and fuel efficiency. As for the CX-9, it offers a refined interior with seating for up to seven along with ample power and agile handling.

Stop by Parks Mazda today and see which popular Mazda you want to take home.


2014 Mazda CX-9: Graceful and Agile Despite its Size

Mazda, most known for making small, road-hugging sports cars, is out to prove that full-size SUVs can go “zoom-zoom” too. They’ve built the 2014 Mazda CX-9, the biggest SUV in the automaker’s lineup, to feel and drive like a roadster—well, as much like a roadster as a full-size SUV can get. The classy utility vehicle might be nearly 17-feet long, but the design and engineering behind this vehicle keep it handling like a dream.

The CX-9 runs on a 3.7L V6 engine, which can power out up to 270 horsepower when mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-9, a standard front-wheel-drive vehicle that also offers all-wheel-drive capability, can hit a top speed of 118 miles per hour. It posts 22 mpg on the way and has a starting price under $30,000.2014 Mazda CX-9

You can outfit this SUV with all kinds of bells and whistles, too; upgrades like the Technology Package and the Grand Touring premium trim add even more comfort and capability to the CX-9. With performance numbers and special options like these—plus, more rear legroom than other full-size SUVs—it simply doesn’t make sense to us here at Parks Mazda that the CX-9 isn’t at the top of the sales chart. Come see us today; we bet we can persuade you of the CX-9’s full-size SUV supremacy as well.


Mazda Completing New Generation Lineup with Four-Cylinder CX-9

Next Generation MAzda CX-9 to have turbocharged four cylinderMazda’s been slowly turning over the vehicles in their lineup, working steadily and sneakily to become a true premium-segment powerhouse. And they’re doing it in style so far—just check out the already announced new versions of both the Mazda2 and the MX-5. Now, Mazda will be rounding out the new generation of vehicles with a four-cylinder version of the CX-9, the brand’s stylish crossover SUV. The current version of the CX-9 is powered by a 3.7 V6 engine that cranks out 273 horsepower. Masahiro Moro, Mazda’s global head of sales and marketing, actually hinted the new CX-9 could feature either a four-cylinder turbocharged engine or even a straight-six cylinder engine when it hits the market sometime in the next two years; either way, the CX-9 will improve on both power and efficiency in the new model. “Turbocharging technology has improved a lot, but there’s a question on whether you add two more cylinders or add a turbocharger, which is cost effective and offers better performance,” Moro said. “You can make it bigger displacement with four-cylinder that is cost friendly. As long as you can get better fuel economy.” The upshot, loyal Parks Mazda blog readers, is that turbocharging technology has improved to such an extent that it’s simply a better option—both for the manufacturers and for you, the customers—than simply stuffing bigger engines under the hood. Make sure to check out the Mazda2 and MX-5 when they roll out later this year, and stay tuned for more CX-9 information soon!