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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.

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Mazda CX-5 Facelift Leaked Before LA Auto Show Debut

In the car industry, sometimes, debuts don’t go exactly as planned. This was the case for Mazda’s most recent debut of the newly redesigned CX-5. The Mazda CX-5 facelift leaked mere weeks before the LA Auto Show later this month, giving the world a glimpse of the Japanese carmaker’s new design. The images, which appear to be scanned from a brochure, have taken over the internet, showing us exactly what we can expect from this rejuvenated model and we have to say—we really like what we see.

The CX-5 facelift appears to include a new grille with horizontal bars, making the front end look slightly wider than the last model. LED headlamps also make an appearance, looking similar to those that recently showed up on the new Mazda2. The CX-5 even has new fog light surrounds, new taillight graphics, and brand new wheels.

While we won’t get an idea of what the newly redesigned interior looks like, we can guess it looks just as great as the exterior. Check back to Parks Mazda later this month to see news on the official debut of the Mazda CX-5!

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Mazda Tops EPA List for Best Average Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to fuel economy, Mazda knows its stuff. The brand was named number one according to a Fuel Economy Trends report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which examined the average fuel efficiency of various automakers. This is Mazda’s second consecutive year at the top of the list.

“Mazda has never been one to rest on its laurels, continuing to work hard, innovate and engineer vehicles that offer class-leading fuel economy in nearly every segment it competes in,” said Jim O’Sullivan, Mazda North American Operations president and CEO.

“Because the internal combustion engine is still used in more than 90 percent of the cars and SUVs sold in North America today, we chose to focus on perfecting both the operation and performance of the engine, as well as all the other systems and components that affect efficiency. Offering this technology – at an affordable price – to every consumer will help to improve our overall environmental impact.”

Mazda tops EPA list for best average fuel efficiencyThanks in large part to its innovative SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, Mazda was able to reduce its fleet-wide adjusted CO2 emissions to 316 and improve its average fuel efficiency to 28.1 mpg. No other automaker in the study can boast such impressive numbers.

You can experience this ultra-efficient technology when you stop by Parks Mazda to check out models like the all-new 2015 Mazda3, Mazda6, or CX-5.

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Mazda CX-5 Outpaces Competition with 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

For the 2015 model, the Mazda CX-5 has a reputation to uphold when it comes to safety. After earning a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS for the 2014 model, nothing less than a repeat performance would be acceptable. The pressure was on—and Mazda delivered in a big way. While the new CX-5 has not been rated by the IIHS yet, it’s already earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, the highest rating given out by the administration. The rating applies to both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models of the 2015 CX-5.

The compact crossover achieved five-star ratings in both the front and side crash tests and a four-star rating in the rollover crash test to add up to the overall five-star rating. These ratings put the CX-5 ahead of the crossover field early for the 2015 model year, beating out rivals like the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 that only achieved four-star overall ratings from the NHTSA.2015 Mazda CX-5 earns 5-star safety rating

The Mazda CX-5 boasts an intelligent overall design, but it’s also loaded with special safety features, some of which—antilock brakes, daytime running lights, and an electronic stability control system, for instance—come standard on the 2015 model. Plus, the CX-5 offers optional features like a rearview camera, the Smart City Brake Support system, and our favorite here at Parks Mazda, the Adaptive Front-Lighting System, which allows the headlights to turn to better illuminate curves on dark, dangerous roads.