Mazda Crossovers: The New Face of Family Cars

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For the longest time, minivans were considered to be the face of family cars. However, that landscape is changing, and Mazda has everything to do with that. Crossovers are fast becoming the new family car, and Mazda is at the forefront of this charge. Explore the Mazda crossovers today to see what makes them so great.

One of the primary benefits to driving a Mazda crossover is that the gas mileage is significantly better than other options for families. Take, for example, the 2017 Mazda CX-5. The new Mazda CX-5 gets an impressive EPA-estimated 31 MPG on the highway, which makes it great both for commutes as well as longer road trips.

In addition to excellent efficiency, the CX-5 also features plenty of space for people with families. The CX-5 was designed with passengers in mind, which is why it features more than enough room for entry and exit, available heated rear seats, rear air conditioning vents, and USB ports in both the front and the rear of the car.

As far as family vehicles are concerned, there’s no need to look any further than the Mazda crossovers. Come down to Bakersfield Mazda to look through your options. Your family will thank you.

Mazda: Top Pick for Teen Drivers

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Teenagers are the age group that people tend to worry about the most when talking about drivers. That’s why many parents want the safest car possible for their child when they start driving. According to a recent survey, those parents should consider getting their teen drivers into a Mazda. Here’s why.

According to a recent survey taken by Consumer Reports, which took into account things like price, safety features, and track record, Mazda was found to be one of the safest brands of car that a teen driver can have.

Specifically, the survey found that the Mazda CX-3 is among the best cars that a teenager can drive. Dubbed ‘fun, but not fast’, the Mazda CX-3 is the perfect car for a teen.

Although not a luxury vehicle, this mini SUV is most certainly one of the best looking vehicles in its class. Its sleek, modern look is perfect for a teenager who cares about that type of thing. In addition, it also has key safety features like blind spot monitoring, cruise control, emergency braking systems, and forward collision warnings.

If you would like to learn more about what makes Mazda vehicles so great for teen drivers, feel free to come down to Bakersfield Mazda to see what all we have to offer.

Talks of a Mazda6 Crossover

The new 2014 Mazda6 has yet to even begin selling and already people are going crazy for it. Not to mention Mazda itself can barely get over the design, so much that they are in the talks of creating a crossover vehicle based off of the same platform that the 2014 Mazda6 was built on.

The program manager for the Mazda6, Hiroshi Kajiyama, stated that Mazda plans to create the crossover model, and that it could be done very easily. Though he said that they don’t want it to seem like any other crossover currently being produced, they want it to fit into a niche that they lacking with other vehicles. The plan would be to make the crossover a fun to drive, speedy SUV, similar to that of the BMW X series, fitting into the Mazda “Zoom-Zoom” idea.

Kajiyama then went on to state that though there has been talks of creating a two-door coupe version of the 2014 Mazda6, a crossover model would more likely to take place than the coupe.

Mazda plans to focus much of its attention on the launch of the new sedan and will worry about new models or extensions after the launch depending on demand.

The Mazda CX-7 retires

After a good run Mazda has decided its time for the Mazda CX-7 to hang up the towel. The CX-7 will no longer be sold inside the U.S. The Mazda CX-7 is a five seat crossover that was created to rival the Chevrolet Equinox, the Ford Edge, and Honda CR-V. The Mazda CX-7 is just winding down as far as sales go. In July 2012 it only sold 324 units compared to the 3,152 units of July 2011.

“It’s just at the end of its production cycle,” said Jeremy Barnes, a Mazda North American Operations spokesman, in a phone conversation on Thursday. “The [Mazda] CX-5 is its replacement.”

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 will step in to take the place of the Mazda crossover. The new CX-5 is an AWD four door crossover that starts as low as $29,090. It is the beginning of a brand new direction for the brand overall. It got the “Kodo” design which means “Soul of Motion”, a design that Mazda plans to use on all future vehicles. It is also the first vehicle to receive the full suite of the Mazda patented SkyActiv Technology. It comes equipped with a 2.0 Liter Inline-4 engine that gets 155 HP and 150 Lb-Ft of Torque. It also gets a combined 25 MPG fuel efficiency with the new SkyActiv equipment on board.

So now that the Mazda CX-7 has been replaced by the CX-5 (literally, even if you search it and click on the official Mazda link, it brings you to a page for the Mazda CX-5) we can say our farewells, and wait to see if the CX-5 can live up to the name.