Mazda 6 is a Top Safety Pick+ Winner

2014 Mazda 6

2014 Mazda 6 wins IHHS Top Safety Pick

If you are looking for a safe car to drive your family around to their many activities, then the 2014 Mazda 6 is the perfect pick for you!  It is not only good looking, powerful and efficient, but it was named a Top Safety Pick+ winner from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

This is a great achievement for Mazda since the Mazda 6 is now one of only four in its category that has received this honor so far this year.  Also, the Top Safety Pick+ rating has become stricter in the last year due to the new small overlap test.  In order to win a Top Safety Pick+ award, each car must receive a rating of Good in four out of the five tests and no less than an Acceptable rating in the fifth test.

The Mazda 6 received good safety ratings for a number of standard and available safety features.  The standard features on every Mazda 6 include an Anti-lock Brake System with Brake Assist, Roll Stability Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control and a tire pressure monitoring system.  It also has a SKYACTIVE body and SKYACTIVE chassis.  These are both designed to increase the strength and rigidity while keeping the cars weight down.

A number of intuitive safety features are available on the Mazda 6.  Blind Spot Monitoring can detect other drivers in those hard-to-see areas and sounds a warning chime and light to notify you.  The Smart City Brake Support helps apply brake pressure when a frontal collision is imminent.  Finally, Rear Cross Traffic Alert helps you to identify objects behind your car.

The Mazda 6 offers drivers the whole package, sporty good looks, fuel efficiency, performance and Top Safety Pick+ safety features, all at an affordable price.  The 2014 Mazda 6 is now available at our dealership, Bakersfield Mazda.  You can contact their friendly sales staff to find out more information or to set up a test drive.

Mazda plans to revamp the Rotary Engine

Mazda recently confirmed that it is working to revamp its historical and infamous rotary engine. After seeing its end last year with the Mazda RX-8, the rotary engine was removed completely from the Mazda line up, due to its overall lack of efficiency. In a current market of automakers trying to outdo each other in efficiency while maintaining the performance of the vehicle, Mazda soon realized there was little room for the current rotary engine.

Currently, there has been no confirmation as to any production on the new rotary engine but the Mazda engineers are very optimistic about the return. Mazda is leveraging much of its technology from the SkyActiv engine program and combining it with the rotary engine can help improve the fuel economy and output.

Many Mazda enthusiasts are hopeful that the rotary engine returns, though some speculate that it may return as a variant engine in a long line of outcoming electric and hybrid engines. Either way the slated timeline for the new engine is within the next five years. In the automotive would that’s not too far off. Hopefully we will hear updates of the Rotary engine soon.