Win your Dream Music Trip from Mazda3 Sweepstakes

With such a competitive auto industry, when a car celebrates a 10-year anniversary, that is an accomplishment. This June, Mazda celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the beloved Mazda3, in New York City while also holding Mazda3 Sweepstakes.

To help celebrate the unveiling of the 2014 Mazda3, the band Metric performed at the rooftop event exciting Mazda fans all over. Mazda also teamed up with Xbox for an exclusive performance broadcast globally across the world on Xbox Live. To see footage from the event and unveilings in London, Russia, Turkey and Australia, watch the video below.

For 2014, the Mazda3 is considered a “game changer”. The SkyActiv high compressor engine is one that no one else has yet. Not only is the engine more eco-friendly, but it also improves safety performance scores.

To become involved in the celebration and accomplishments of the Mazda3, Mazda is giving away $2,500 to one lucky winner to spend on the music destination of their dreams. The winner of the Mazda3 Sweepstakes will be able to create their own trip to their music destination choice with the allotted $2,500 as the Grand Prize. Don’t worry if you are not the Grand Prize winner, the next 300 runners up will win a 12-month Xbox music pass.

To apply you must be 18 or older and live in the USA. The Mazda3 Sweepstakes end September, 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM. To enter online visit here! Click here to read all sweepstake terms and conditions.

For more information about the 2014 Mazda3 visit your local Bakersfield, CA Mazda dealership or call (866)217-6442.

Mazda3 on the Fast Track

What could you do to improve a Mazda? Good question. There is not much to complain about. In 2013 the Mazda3 ranked #1 in Affordable Small Cars, #1 in Affordable Compact Cars and #1 in Hatchbacks. For 2014, Mazda only has plans to improve the experience with better fuel efficiency and the latest advanced safety technology.

Mazda3

2014 Mazda3

Changes to the third generation Mazda3 are in place. The new and updated version is said to have increased fuel economy by 30 percent! The better fuel mileage comes from Mazda’s new six-speed automatic “Skyactive-Drive” transmission, lightweight materials and updated aerodynamic design.

In addition to receiving better fuel mileage, the Mazda3 will also benefit from some of the newest and advanced technologies offered. Some of these safety features include safety suite, blind spot monitoring, brake support to detect slow moving cars and more. Not only equipped with the latest safety gadgets but also the latest communication outlets including email popular social media sites and more on the touch screen.

The 2014 Mazda3 is projected to hit stores later this winter. Keep your eyes open at Bakersfield Mazda in Bakersfield, CA this winter for the latest Mazda’s for sale. If you have any questions feel free to call Bakersfield Mazda at (866) 217-6442 where someone will be more than happy to help you. For now find a wide selection of 2013 Mazda3.

Red Has Success as Color of the Year

Red Mazda SUV

Mazda CX5 SUV

Ever since stars started hitting the red carpet with their scarlet lips, red has made a new comeback. Shortly after the scarlet lips, red was seen all over the runway grabbing the attention of many. Now we are seeing more of the color everywhere. In 2013 red became color of the year and an instant sensation. Clothes, shoes, handbags and even cars have been selling in that color at an increased rate.

Since named color of the year, different color tones have started taking shape. From dark, light to bright or dull, there is a tone that everyone can enjoy. Each hue gives a slightly different meaning as well, from love, anger and warning to strong, bold and more. To keep up with the trend, the auto industry has added multiple scarlet hues to their lineup, especially Mazda.

Mazda has created six differentcolor tones so that each purchaser can have the shade they prefer. Specific to certain vehicles, Mazda offers Soul Red, True Red, Velocity Red, Copper Red Mica, Soul Red, and Zeal.

To view a Mazda with an added pop of color, visit Bakersfield Mazda in Bakersfield, CA or give them a call at (866)217-6442. Bakersfield Mazda has a highly trained sales staff that is ready to get you into your perfect car.

Is there a certain color you are looking for? What color do you think should have won fashionable color of the year? Let us know!

Best Road Trip Games

Road Trip Games

Best road Trip Games

Whether it is a flight, road trip, train trip or even boat trip, travelers are not often excited for the traveling part of a trip. The idea of a long road trip and added driving hours can tend to turn people off. Road trips do not need to be stressful and completely boring. With the right vehicle and road trip games, your trip can be entertaining and a fun drive. Bakersfield Mazda in Bakersfield, CA wants you and your family to have the best road trip possible this summer! We have compiled a list of the Top Ten Road Trip Games so you and your family or friends can have a great time during every part of your vacation.

Top 10 Road Trip Games:

  1. i-Spy: One of the best known car games of all time. Have someone start with “I spy with my little eye…” and give a hint. The first person to guess correctly will pick next.
  2. 20 Questions: Someone picks a person, place or thing and guessers get 20 questions to guess what it is.
  3. Punch Bug Slug: Keep track of how many Volkswagen bugs you see and the first person to see them can tap everyone.
  4. Getting Through the Alphabet: starting with A, utilize letters on signs, billboards, license plates, etc. and the first one to find all of the letters of the alphabet in order will win.
  5. Scavenger Hunt: Put a list together of objects commonly seen in city, rural or suburbs and race to see who can find them all first.
  6. Mystery Song: hum or whistle a tune or television show tune to see who can guess it first
  7. Tunnel Vision: when entering tunnels see who can hold their breath the longest
  8. Geography: Try naming all the states. How many Capitals or Countries can you name? Have someone name a state and someone else name a state or capital that starts with the last letter of the state.
  9. Two Truths and One Lie: Tell two truths and one lie and have people guess what the lie was.
  10. Group Story Telling: Make up a story about the people in the car next to you. Or have someone start the story with a few sentences and then have someone else take over.

Along with great road trip games a great vehicle can also help improve the whole trip experience. Recently, both the CX-5 and Mazda6 were honored at Family Choice Challenge for their family-friendly ways. The overall Top Family Choice Vehicle award went to the Mazda CX-5 for great driving dynamics, comfort, fuel economy, abundant safety features and versatility. Adding another award to its already long list, the Mazda6 earned the Best Green Family Choice Vehicle.  By combining these games with one of these vehicles, you are sure to have a successful road trip!

First Look at the 2014 Mazda6

2014 Mazda6

2014 Mazda6

Mazda is preparing to enter the competitive midsize sedan segment, and they are definitely ready for the battle with the 2014 Mazda6!  It delivers exquisite styling, a comfortable interior and efficient powertrain options.

The new Mazda6 has a sculpted body structure with sharp details and 19-inch alloy wheels.  The interior is equipped with heated leather seats, a power sunroof, pushbutton start, navigation and Bose Centerpoint audio with Sirius.  Exterior features include a rear lip spoiler, LED running lights, and automatic on/off headlamps.

There will be several powertrain options, but the standard engine is the 2.5 liter Skyactiv four-cylinder.  It delivers 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.  Combined with a six-speed automatic, the Mazda6 is expected to get 26 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway.

The Autoblog team was recently delivered a Soul Red Mazda6 to test out for the year.  As they find out more awesome features, our staff, here at Bakersfield Mazda, will be sure to pass the information on to you!