Mazda’s Triple Threat Scores Triple the Best Value Awards

There’s a good reason why the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5 have been dubbed Mazda’s “triple threat.” These three models are responsible for over 80 percent of last year’s sales, and they recently received Best Value Awards from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

In Kiplinger’s Annual Car Buyer’s Guide, the company ranks vehicles according to their performance, safety, and overall value including residual pricing and fuel economy.

Best Value Award
Best Value Award

As redesigned models, the 2014 Mazda3 i Sport and Mazda6 i Sport won Best New Car Under $20,000 and Best New Car $20,000 – $25,000, respectively.

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring took home the award for Best in Class – Small Crossover. Best in Class vehicles have been in production for at least a year or are built with a powertrain very similar to the one used in previous model years.

Best Value Awards

“Mazda had a really strong showing this year,” said Jessica Anderson, associate editor at Kiplinger’s.

“Both the Mazda3 and Mazda6 redesigns are fantastic examples of what a carmaker can (and should) do with a mainstream model – they’re engagingly designed, far more upscale than you’d think from their price tags and a blast to drive. And the CX-5 is without a doubt the most fun in the crossover segment. It packs all the safety and space you look for in an SUV but has the soul of a sports car. Zoom-Zoom, indeed.”

Come see us at Bakersfield Mazda and check out what the folks at Kiplinger’s loved about Mazda’s triple threat.

Mazda Gives Consumers the Best Fuel Efficiency Cars in the Industry

In the recently released United States Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy report for cars and light trucks, Mazda was recognized for having a fleet of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market.

Best Fuel Efficiency

Creating the Best Fuel Efficiency vehciles, Mazda’s adjusted fleet-wide numbers ranked highest in mpg performance and lowest in CO2 emissions.

The company boasts 27.1 mpg in its 2012 model year vehicles, an increase of 2.1 miles per gallon over the 2011 models. According to the report, it is the second largest increase in the industry.

CO2 emissions were reported at 328, the lowest in the industry.

Mazda reached these record numbers through its award-winning SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, which provides an affordable alternative for those shopping for a new car.

“While other manufacturers have turned their attention to hybrids and electric cars, we chose to focus on perfecting the base technology used in more than 90 percent of the cars and SUVs sold today: the internal combustion engine. Through analyzing and refining this technology, as well as every other component in a modern automobile, Mazda has been able to achieve class-leading fuel economy in nearly every segment it competes in, and bring that technology – at an affordable price – to every customer,” said Jim O’Sullivan, Mazda North American Operations president and CEO.

Check out our Bakersfield Mazda inventory Best Fuel Efficiency fuel-efficient vehicles, and start saving the planet and your wallet today.

Mazda3 Breaks Mazda Records

Since the 1970’s, Mazda has been selling lots of cars in North America. Just recently, on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Mazda reached a great milestone of selling their 10 millionth vehicle in the United States.

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Mazda was nothing but ecstatic and had to have the 10 millionth Mazda car sold added to their Mazda heritage collection. The 10th million vehicle sold was a 2013 Mazda3. The customer who purchased the small car was then upgraded to a 2014 Mazda3 for free, so that the 2013 Mazda could be added to the collection.

In 2004 the first ever Mazda3 was launched and has been a success ever since. As a whole Mazda Motor Corp. has set aspiring goals for the small and safe vehicle which were just released. This year, Mazda plans to sell 500,000 Mazda3 vehicles alone. Mazda is confident their sales goals are attainable seeing that the Mazda3 contributed to 30% of sold Mazda vehicles last year.

The newly designed 2014 Mazda3 has become a top segment leader. With greater fuel economy, innovative technology, top safety features, comfort and style, there is not much to complain about the all new Mazda3. Stop by your local Bakersfield Mazda dealership in Bakersfield, CA today and take the Mazda3 car for a test drive!

IIHS Ranks Mazda3 as a Top Safety, Rating 10, Small Car Pick

2013 is here and well into the year. With winter about to take place, are you considering a new car, truck or suv? Today, small cars are becoming more popular with the rising gas prices, but hopefully safety at the top of your “must have” list. In 2012 there were 25,580 fatal crashes. These accidents occurred from drunk driving, speeding, distractions and bad weather. Mazda engineers have recognized this tragedy and wanted to create a small fuel efficient car the drivers and passengers can feel safe in. This year, the Mazda3 tops the Insurance Institute Highway Safety (IIHS) lists Top Safety Picks for small cars.

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2014 Mazda3 Redesign

It is rare to have a 10 point rating from the IIHS rankings. Taking into consideration the toughest safety tests including moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact, rollover and rear impact, the car must score a good score in all areas of occupant protection in the moderate overlap frontal test, side impact, rollover and rear tests. Car models can rank anywhere from poor, marginal, acceptable to good marks. The Mazda3 has past all of these test with flying colors and has received a 10 for a combination other features including top performance, quality, reliability, style, technology and comfort.

MSN Auto reviews the small car with top safety ratings, fuel saving SkyActive technology, great power, style, comfort and more. At the Bakersfield Mazda Dealership in Bakersfield, CA find new and used Mazda3 models. The 2014 Mazda3 is a small sedan available in one of five different trim levels for optimal customization. Stop by the Bakersfield Mazda dealer today and see what you think!

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.

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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.

Mazda 6 is a Top Safety Pick+ Winner

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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.