Bakersfield Parks for Fall Camping

Fall is a great time to explore the outdoors because the suffocating heat of summer has cooled into crisp autumn air. Here are some great nearby parks for fall camping experiences.

Sequoia National Forest

One of the most famed species of tree, the sequoia, can be found in this beautiful and diverse national forest. Camp among these giants, known as the world’s largest tree, and explore diverse ecosystems spread out over several altitudes and landscapes.

Bakersfield Parks for Fall Camping - Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia National Forest: Photo taken by H Matthew Howarth.

Kern River Campground

Though smaller than the Sequoia National Forest, the Kern River Campground still boasts 28 acres of pristine landscape. Nearby attractions such as the California Living Museum, Hart Park, and Lake Ming are only a short trip away.

Tehachapi Mountain Park

Hiking, horseback-riding, and camping are all welcome at this stunning park just 8 miles southwest of the town of Tehachapi. The similarly-named mountain range in the park serves as the dividing line between the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles Basin.

Greenhorn Mountain Park

Get away from it all in this idyllic spot among the woods down in the valley, with over 61 campsites located near the Greenhorn Summit Amphitheater. This park is also near Kern River Canyon, renowned for its hot springs.

Reserve one of these parks for fall camping today, and experience the magic of enjoying the wilderness before it gets too cold!

Upcoming Mazda RX-9 Sports Car Based on RX-VISION Concept

Mazda RX-9 Sports Car

Mazda RX-9 Vision Concept

Mazda’s board of directors has recently confirmed that the RX-Vision Concept, debuted last year at the Tokyo Auto Show, has finally been greenlit for a production model that will be referred to as the Mazda RX-9 sports car. When the concept was first unveiled, it spurred rumors that the legendary RX-8 would be getting a successor, and it seems all the speculation has finally come true. Plus, the upcoming RX-9 has another surprise waiting under its hood, according to industry insiders; Mazda’s legendary rotary motor is coming back.

2017 is an important year for Mazda and for its iconic rotary engine, as it marks fifty years since Felix Wankel first created the original Wankel rotary motor and used it to power the Cosmo. Now, Mazda is still the only name in the industry with the know-how to build the exclusive type of engine, and as Ikuo Maeda—the Mazda RX-VISION’s general manager of design—says, “If we give up [the rotary engine], it’ll disappear.”

That’s why rumors say that the Mazda RX-9 sports car will make use of an updated 1.6-liter, two-rotor, turbocharged Wankel engine. If the RX-9 achieves its goal weight of just under 2,900 lbs, we could be looking at a lightweight, 400-horsepower coupe. Keep an eye here at Bakersfield Mazda for future updates on the concept!

Things To Do Near Bakersfield Auto Mall

When you need a car, Bakersfield Auto Mall can help you out! Here at Bakersfield, we have tons of different cars, from Acura to Mazda to BMW and more! Whatever is right for you, we’ve got it!

If you’re making the trip to Bakersfield Auto Mall for your new car, don’t miss out on all the fun stuff you can do around in Bakersfield. Here are some things you can do before (or after!) you get your new car to celebrate.

Museums

There are tons of museums in Bakersfield so you can have fun while learning.

Kern County MuseumIncludes an awesome Pioneer Village and an Oil Museum. It’s small but fun!

Crystal Palace and MuseumNot only is this a museum, but it’s also a fantastic restaurant and entertainment area.

California Area Living MuseumHere you’ll find tons of adorable and neat animals, and a beautiful Christmas display during the holidays.

Family Fun in Bakersfield, CA

There’s always something to do for the entire family around Bakersfield Auto Mall.

Art & Theatre

Fox TheaterCatch shows at this classic theatre.

Bakersfield Museum of ArtIf you’re up for some art, this place is small but has plenty of it.

Fun

Camelot ParkThis is great for the whole family, a small amusement park with mini golf, water rides, an arcade, and bumper cars.

No matter what you like to do, Bakersfield has an attraction for you! So next time you are making a trip to Bakersfield Auto Mall, be sure to remember all these wonderful places you can stop by and enjoy.

What Is an IIHS Safety Award?

An IIHS Safety Award is always a big honor. That’s why Mazda is proud to have multiple awards from the IIHS. But what exactly is an IIHS Safety Award?

IIHS stands for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Each year, they do studies to evaluate the safety of cars on the market. It takes into account two different aspects of safety.

First, it considers crashworthiness, which determines how well a vehicle can protect a driver and passengers in a crash. The outcome is based on five different tests and is given a rating of good, acceptable, marginal, or poor. The five different tests are conducted in moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.

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The Mazda CX-3 was just one of the Mazda vehicles that took home the IIHS Safety Award.

Crash avoidance and mitigation is also considered, which analyzes technology that can prevent a crash in the first place or lessen the severity of a crash. Crash prevention systems can be rated basic, advanced, or superior.

Some Mazdas that have taken home IIHS awards in the past year are:

2016 Mazda 3

2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda 6

To learn more about these specific Mazda models, or for any other safety related questions, visit us today at Bakersfield Mazda and feel confident and safe thanks to the IIHS awards!

2016 Mazda CX-9 Overview

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV is a three-row vehicle designed for families that love to travel. Massively improved compared to the 2015 model year, the Mazda CX-9 offers increased comfort, a new look, competitive pricing, increased fuel economy, and much more. We have the highlights for you here.

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 brings a sleeker, more modern design inside and out. The interior is comparable to luxury models at higher trims, none of which boast a luxury price tag. The base model, Sport, starts at $31,520 and feature both a backup camera and seven-inch touchscreen. The top-of-the-line model, Signature, comes in at a tad over $44,000 and has features comparable to high-end luxury SUVs.

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The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 is the perfect family vehicle.

This time around, Mazda has dropped the large 3.7-liter V6 engine in exchanged for a more efficient and nearly as powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That engine is rated for 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Earning an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 hwy mpg (all-wheel drive), the Mazda CX-9 is one of the more efficient SUVs on the road. Considering the 2015 model earned an EPA-estimated 16 city/22 hwy mpg (all-wheel drive), that’s a major improvement.

Reviews of the latest Mazda CX-9 are on the high end. Edmunds.com gave the CX-9 a 4.8/5 while Car and Driver rated the SUV at a perfect 5/5.

Mazda G-Vectoring Control System

While many automakers are focusing on safety, Mazda is working to help reduce human error as a whole. With the reveal of their new electric system for controlling the chassis, Mazda is showing how it plans to do just that. Known as the Mazda G-Vectoring Control System, the Japanese automaker plans to cut down on driver fatigue and stress in its future models.

So, how does it work?

While it can get fairly complicated, the simple answer is that the system uses minute changes in the engine’s torque output to put more weight on the front wheels. That extra weight allows the vehicle to maneuver around corners much more smoothly and with less steering on the driver’s part.

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The Mazda G-Vectoring Control System is planning to come to future models.

By providing a more driver-friendly steering system, the G-Vectoring Control System reduces lateral acceleration, driver steering input, resulting in a less fatigued driver behind the wheel.

Check out this video to see the Mazda G-Vectoring Control System in action on a snow-covered road.

In future updates, Mazda plans to add more driver-friendly front seats. The new seats will be designed to hold passengers more firmly, effectively reducing pressure points.

We here at Bakersfield Mazda are proud to see Mazda making efforts to combat driver fatigue and ultimately create safer roadways!

Explore Your Area: Things to Do in Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield is home to many exciting places and events!

Getting a new car opens a range of possibilities, especially when it comes to exploring your local community. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things to do in Bakersfield, showing you just how much fun you can have in the area. You’ll be surprised at what you are missing.

One of the most popular draws, according to Trip Advisor, is the Kern County Museum. This 16-acre facility houses 58 historic buildings to show visitors just what it was like to live from 1865 to 1945. Check out Pioneer Village, the Black Gold exhibit on oil, the Neon Courtyard, and more.

The Fox Theater and Rabobank Arena are also popular for those looking to catch a show. The historic Fox Theater has elegance and a big screen, offering

some of the best entertainment around. For old movie lovers, you will definitely want to see this theater. Rabobank Arena has live music and great plays, a great experience for the whole family.

Finally, Camelot Park is another great place to visit, with something for everyone. This amusement park has arcade games, mini golf, go karts, batting cages, and more. You won’t want to leave Camelot once you visit.

New Mazda MX-5 RF Edition Sets New Standards

The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata, is one of the most iconic models on the market. First developed in the late 1980s, the MX-5 has come to redefine roadsters across the industry. When Mazda recently announced that it would develop a new edition of the Miata, fans went wild. The Mazda MX-5 RF edition is truly one of a kind.

According to TechnoBuffalo, the “RF” stands for “Retractable Fastback.” This sleek design comes with a quick-folding roof that does not add space when the top is down. Taking just ten seconds to expand or retract, this convertible is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Plus, the exterior is stunning.

Mazda engineers and designers have been hard at work ensuring the new MX-5 RF is more than just a fancy convertible. The silhouette of this new model is contoured and sophisticated, reminiscent of European supercars. Under the hood is a 155-horsepower engine with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Considering its ultra-lightweight design, that’s pretty impressive.

The new RF edition is set to hit the market sometime in early spring of next year. We can’t wait to see it on the road.

The Best Superhero Vehicles

There seems to be a lot of superhero movies coming out this year: Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War, and plenty of others. In order to save the day, many of these superheroes rely on vehicles to help them get around. In order to celebrate the superhero summer that is headed our way, we decided to assemble a list of the best superhero vehicles!

Batmobile

Our top spot has to go to the most famous superhero vehicle of all time. No matter if it’s the classic Adam West car or the heavy duty tank-like version, the Batmobile is always ready to help Batman save the day!

Ghost Rider’s Motorcycle

Ghost Rider’s motif relies upon the use of his cursed motorcycle. With that in mind, you know that this superhero is going to have a cool, or rather hot, set of wheels!

The Battle Shell

Assembled from leftover vehicles parts, the Battle Shell is the personal “turtle van” of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, despite its size, this van moves much more quickly than a turtle can!

Invisible Boatmobile

The Invisible Boatmobile would be a very useful vehicle for Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. That is, if they could ever find it!

To see our lineup of cool cars, check out our website!

Mazda Produces the One-Millionth Mazda MX-5

Mazda is one of the world’s most recognized automobile brands, and one of the most popular Mazda models is the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Mazda has recently achieved a benchmark to show just how much people love the MX-5

According to a Mazda press release, Mazda has produced the one-millionth Mazda MX-5.

Production of the Mazda MX-5 models began 27 years ago in 1989. Since then, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has undergone four generations of vehicle changes.

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The stylish Mazda MX-5 keeps hitting new milestones.

“From the first generation through to today’s fourth-generation model, the reason we have been able to continue selling the MX-5 all these years is due to the strong support of fans around the world,” said Masamichi Kogai, representative director, president and CEO of the Mazda Corporation. “Mazda was founded in Hiroshima 96 years ago, and as we move toward our centennial year we will continue offering customers the joy of driving with this model, which has become a symbol of our brand.”

No matter how much the Mazda MX-5 has changed, Mazda’s most popular model still possesses a spirit of agility and a commitment to performance!