Mazda CX-5 Design and Technology Gets Upgrades for 2017 Model Year

The new Mazda CX-5 is back, with an innovative new design and some high-tech gadgets. This model is renowned for its bold and sporty styling, as well as its capable powertrain and comfortable interior. However, the new 2017 model year is getting some exciting upgrades that you won’t want to miss. Read on to see what’s new for the 2017 CX-5.

Mazda CX-5 design and technology upgrades begin with the new looks. According to CarScoops, the exterior is getting some slight, yet noticeable changes. This includes a more refined look, with sharper contours, and distinct lighting. It also gets an additional 10mm in width—for improved stability and a more athletic look—as well as a new grille. The A-pillars have been pushed back by 35mm, and a redesigned roofline is truly inspired.

In terms of technology, the new CX-5 is getting things like a 7-inch display on top of the dash—a look inspired by Mercedes-Benz—and an available Bose premium sound system. You also get the Mazda Connect system with smartphone integration, letting you easily access apps, music, media, and more.

Finally, the CX-5 is more convenient than ever thanks to some intelligent safety systems. These include things like Mazda Radar Cruise Control, which lets you set a distance as well as a speed so you don’t have to turn cruise on and off for slow cars on the highway. A torque vectoring system improved performance based on steering inputs, and available Traffic Sign Recognition can actually read road and safety signs to give you info. Here at Bakersfield Mazda, we can’t wait to see the new Mazda CX-5 in action.

 

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: Tips and Tricks

Believe it or not, only about 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions actually succeed. We’ve put together a list of possible resolutions and some tips for succeeding to keep in mind as we near the new year. Keeping New Year’s resolutions isn’t easy, but they are often worth it in the long run.

Happy New Year 2017 - Bakersfield, CALooking for some resolutions? To begin with, consider being the safest driver possible. If you tend to text and drive, try to quit. If you make rolling stops or speed, these are habits to avoid. Or, if you fail to buckle up all the time, be sure to click it next time you get behind the wheel. Other popular (non-car related) resolutions include quitting smoking, quitting junk food, and exercising more, among other things.

According to Forbes, the best way to keep your resolution is to clearly define your goals. Instead of saying “I’ll get in shape this year,” try to be more specific. For instance, say that you’ll stop eating ice cream or that you’ll quit smoking. This not only helps you get serious, but it can break up larger goals to make them more manageable.

Next, track progress. Though not everything is measurable, you can track certain things. Obvious examples of progress to track are weight loss or days without an alcoholic drink. However, if your resolution is to be friendlier, try to develop a metric to help you see how much progress you’re actually making.

Finally, drop the “all or nothing” attitude. Slip-ups happen—the key to success is patience. It’s helpful to make resolutions with family or friends, creating a network of support. If, for instance, you want to stop texting and driving, let your friends know when you slip up. This extra support will help to harden your resolve. These are just some of many tips for keeping New Year’s resolutions to keep in mind.