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.


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.


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.

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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!


Mazda 3 Adding Diesel Engine Option to Australian Lineup

Across the globe, the new third-generation Mazda 3 has been turning plenty of heads over the past year, its first year on the market. It’s a beautiful four-door sedan, with a long, wide body to give it a sleek shape and enough advanced engine technology to put it head and shoulders above the competition. And, at least on one continent, that engine technology is now getting even more enticing.

Mazda 3 Diesel OptionIn September, turbodiesel variants of the new Mazda 3 will start rolling into Australia, adding another efficient and powerful engine option to the model’s lineup. While both of the earlier Mazda 3 generations also featured a diesel option, this model will be the first to pair its diesel engine to an automatic transmission. The diesel will be specifically a 2.2L Skyactiv-D engine, the same one housed in both the CX-5 and 6, and of course you can choose to kick it with a manual transmission if you want.

In the USA, you can grab the Mazda 3 with either a 2.0L engine or a 2.5L engine, both of which are equipped with Skyactiv technology and churn out 155 and 184 horsepower respectively. That technology helps push the Mazda 3 lineup to more efficient heights, as the sleek sedan can get up to 41 mpg highway. So, while we might not have a diesel-driven Mazda 3 here at Parks Mazda yet, there’s still plenty of inventory to admire.


Redesigned Mazda3 Impresses in Crowded Compact Hatchback Segment

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The Mazda3 has always been a likable car, but now, redesigned for the 2014 model year, its vaulted far ahead of its competition to become simply the best compact car, hatchback or sedan, in the segment. Don’t just take it from us here at Parks Mazda, though—take it from the expert car reviewers over at Edmunds.com, who like the car so much that they at one point compare it to a Mercedes.

Edmunds describes the new Mazda3 as a vehicle that displays “impeccable balance” and features “sharper styling inside and out, improved ergonomics, and plenty of fun-to-drive personality.” The review site literally had nothing bad to say about the 2014 Mazda3, especially in its hatchback incarnation. Thus, sporting such a long list of positives, it’s no wonder that the Mazda 3 grabbed the top ranking in its segment.

While Edmunds favorite thing about the redesigned Mazda 3 is the interior—which is, no doubt, extremely comfortable and convenient—we’re just as enamored with the engine options that provide you ultimate driving comfort on the roads. The 3’s base-model engine is a 2.0L, 155 horsepower package, but you can kick it up a notch to a 2.5L, 184 horsepower option if you choose. The Mazda3 simply out-muscles, out-hustles, and out-bustles all its competition. Come by and check it out today!


2014 Mazda Models Awarded Yet Again

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Let it not be said that Mazda cars are unsafe.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, three 2014 Mazda models—the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5—have already earned its highest available honor: the “Top Safety Pick+” distinction, which so far has only been awarded to a total of 22 vehicles, making Mazda the brand with the second-highest number of honors.

It’s no easy feat to achieve a Top Safety Pick+ rating. Vehicles must first earn the highest possible “Good” performance in the IIHS’s moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint, and at least “Acceptable” in the new small overlap front test. They must also claim at least a “Basic” rating for front crash prevention.

But the Mazda scores were even more impressive. The 2014 Mazda3 and CX-5 stood out with a rating of “Good” in every category—even the small overlap front test—as well as an “Advanced” rating in front crash prevention, which means that even though they can absorb crashes without breaking a sweat, it’s unlikely the drivers of a Mazda will ever get in that situation in the first place.

Come check out the ultra-safe Mazda lineup at Parks Mazda!

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