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.


Mazda Earns Title of Most Improved in 2014 APEAL Study

J.D. Power’s 2014 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study has named Mazda the most improved non-premium brand, as the automaker climbs from 16th to 9th place of all global automakers.

The APEAL Study surveys more than 86,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model-year cars and light trucks within the first 90 days of ownership to determine customer satisfaction and how gratifying a new car is to own and drive.Mazda earns most improved brand title from APEAL Study

Mazda earned 776 points in 2013 and 821 points in 2014, and the seven-place bump to number nine represents the biggest jump for any automaker this year, along with the largest index-score improvement within non-premium brands.

“One of the main principles in our DNA is ‘Kaizen,’ which is a Japanese term that means ‘continuous improvement through wisdom and ingenuity,’” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “Mazda’s improvement in this year’s 2014 J.D. Power APEAL study shows that our continued focus on improving vehicles through ongoing evaluations and customer feedback is changing their opinion of the brand, and for the better. Customers are more satisfied with their new Mazda than ever before.”

All Mazda vehicles equipped with Skyactiv Technology and the KODO design language performed exceptionally well this year, with the 2014 Mazda6 receiving the highest honors in the Midsize Car segment, scoring 21 points above the segment average.

It’s no accident that Mazda is improving leaps and bounds above the rest. Stop by Parks Mazda to learn more about our award-winning lineup of cars.


Mazda Committed to Bringing Mazda 6 Diesel Option to America

Mazda6 to have diesel option in US in futureThe Mazda 6, with its array of stunning color palettes and its slick, low-riding design, is already one of the sexiest choices in the Mazda lineup—and Mazda can’t wait to up the sex appeal even farther with a diesel option in North America. Unfortunately for everyone, especially us here at Parks Mazda, they’ll have to wait for a while anyways. The Mazda 6 diesel, equipped with SKYACTIV-D technology, is already sold basically around the world, but it doesn’t currently meet North American engine regulations.

But have no fear, loyal Mazda enthusiast, because Robert Davis, senior vice president of Mazda US Operations, has promised to bring the Mazda 6 diesel to the North American market. “We’re still committed to bringing diesel to North America,” says Robert Davis, senior vice president, Mazda US Operations. “It separates us from the other Japanese manufacturers and it allows us to compete with Germany near-luxury cars.” It only remains to be seen what new engine technologies will help make this happen and how long they will take to implement.

Until then, we can all dream of the deathly quiet ride and hybrid-like fuel efficiency and environmental consciousness found in the Mazda 6 diesel. We’re pretty sure this is what perfection looks like—if perfection was a car.


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!


Mazda Is Most Fuel Efficient Brand

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Mazda may be better known for its style and performance, but it shouldn’t be discarded in the fuel economy department either. According to the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Trends” report, Mazda not only had the highest fleet-wide fuel economy last year but also the lowest emissions rate among the 11 largest automakers in the U.S.

Mazda won with a 27.5 mpg and 324 grams of CO2 per mile average, just ahead of Honda’s 2nd place 27 mpg and far ahead of Chrysler’s measly 21.6.

The most impressive bit is that Mazda doesn’t even build hybrid vehicles like most of its competitors. Instead, the company has decided to focus on making traditional combustion engines as efficient as possible with its new Skyactiv technology, so that its cars are not only economical but also fun to drive. Evidently, it’s doing something right.

You can find any Mazda car of your choice at Parks Mazda.