Four Mazda Vehicles Score 2016 Consumer Guide Best Buy Titles

Congratulations to Mazda (and to the smart drivers of Mazda vehicles) for winning a stunning four 2016 Consumer Guide Best Buy titles!


This prestigious list is nothing to pass over, hence the title. For this years stellar line up, the winners are: the 2016 Mazda3 for the Compact Car class, the 2016 Mazda6 for the Midsize Car class, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 for the Sport/Performance class, and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 for the Compact Crossover/SUV class.

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This is an impressive list of victories for Mazda, especially in today’s growing market with more makes and models than ever before. With Mazda’s performance and history of quality vehicles, it’s not hard to see why these awards were earned.


In order for a vehicle to earn the name of Consumer Guide Best Buy, they are selected from more than 150 models and judged for their performance and value. This prize isn’t just about offering consumer’s a flashy vehicle. The Best Buy is about distinguishing the truly great cars that are also sold at a incredible value. That’s always been Mazda’s priority and it’s also ours here at Parks Mazda.


If these vehicles sound interesting to you, which we couldn’t imagine how they couldn’t, stop on by to check them out for yourself.


Mazda3 Named Kiplinger Best New Car Value Winner

When you first purchase a new car, it’s always important to consider how the vehicle will hold its value over time. While many cars lose their value as they get older, there are some that retain their value long past their prime.

According to Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine, the Mazda3 just happens to be one of the vehicles that are valuable even after it is driven off the dealer lot. The magazine recently named this spunky hatchback a Kiplinger Best New Car Value Winner, making it a top choice in the industry.

Kiplinger Best New Car Value Winner the Mazda3The winners of the Kiplinger Best New Car Value Awards are chosen based on a combination of performance, value, and safety. The resale, fuel efficiency, front and rear legroom, headroom, and cargo space are all brought into consideration for each segment, including the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price.

With an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 40 mpg highway and a resale value of 55% after 3 years, it comes as no surprise that the Mazda3 is a top contender.

To see what the Mazda3 has to offer you, stop in to Parks Mazda today and give the fun-to-drive hatchback a test drive today!


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.


Forbes Reviews the Mazda 3: The Verdict is ‘Charming’

The Mazda 3 recently received a glowing review by Forbes magazine.  Forbes found a lot to like in the Mazda 3, from its performance to its interior and exterior features.  The test-driver said that the 3 is “so good at what it does, most drivers might not even realize it.  They’ll just get in and enjoy the drive.”

For 2014, the Mazda 3 was completely revised.  It comes as either a hatchback or sedan and either one look spectacular.  Forbes says that the 3 “prompts a second and third glance back as you’re walking away from it.”  It’s about subtlety.  “Something in its curves and creases pleases the eye.”

Forbes Reviews the Mazda 3The Mazda 3 comes with one of two engine choices.  The first is the more efficient four-cylinder, putting out 155 hp.  It gets an impressive 33mpg.  The other, more powerful option is a four-cylinder that produces 185 hp.

As Forbes reviews the Mazda 3, we here at Parks Mazda are driving the real thing, and hope you come in to ride with us.


2014 Mazda 3 Makes List of Best Cars for Back to School

As summer winds down and we trade in lazy summer days for back-to-school shopping, you may find that you’re searching for the perfect car for your teen or college student. If your kid is in need of a safe, reliable car to get them to and from school, consider the 2014 Mazda 3, which made Kelley Blue Book’s list of best cars for back to school.

Picking out a car that your kid will drive day after day (hopefully for years to come) is no small undertaking. You’ll want to consider safety features and ratings, efficiency, dependability, practicality, and you’ll get extra points for style. The Mazda 3 offers all of this, and more.

2014 Mazda3 Best Cars For Back To School2014 Mazda 3 Specifications

The Mazda 3 is not only stylish and sporty, but it’s a smart choice. The Mazda 3 happens to be one of this year’s coolest cars under $18,000 – making it an affordable choice your student will be excited about. The totally redesigned 2014 Mazda 3 is offered in a hatchback or sedan and is more efficient, more comfortable, and offers more modern technology than ever before.

Earning EPA fuel economy ratings of 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, your kid won’t drain their wallets filling up their tanks. The 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine puts out a respectable 155 hp – enough power to get where they need to go.

Come by Parks Mazda today to test drive a Mazda 3 for yourself!


2014 Mazda3 Finds Perfect Balance of Sport and Efficiency

If you’re looking for a practical car for getting to and from work, around town, and the occasional road trip, but prefer to skip the snooze-fest cars usually associated with “practical”, it’s time to check out the 2014 Mazda3. The Mazda3 somehow manages to be incredibly efficient, spacious enough for getting your friends or family around, and delivers the “Zoom Zoom” we expect from Mazda.

You no longer have to sacrifice fun-to-drive performance for fuel efficiency, and vice-versa. Mazda has found the perfect balance in the Mazda3. The third-generation Mazda3 features SkyActiv, a host of design improvements and technology updates which now yield an average combined mpg of 32, up from 27 mpg in the previous generation. Improvement like that usually means a loss of power behind the wheel, but in the Mazda3, you won’t even notice it. The Mazda 3s models still manage to crank out an impressive 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.

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It might seem like magic, but in reality, it’s just really smart science. The high compression engine, advanced six-speed transmission, and regenerative braking (i-Eloop) all contribute to the car’s efficiency and power. Check out Motoramic’s review of their long-term test drive. They’ve had the car for a year, and are still impressed!

Sometimes, you have to see it to believe it. Stop by Parks Mazda today to learn more and test drive a Mazda3 for yourself.

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