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.


Report: 2014 Mazda3

According to a recent report with Car and Driver, the 2014 Mazda3 will be getting a rather large overhaul, much like its big brother the Mazda6 sedan recently received. During this overhaul, the Mazda3 can expect to lose hundreds of pounds from its frame and body. In addition the possibility of 2 new variants are rather high, them being a Diesel version and a Mazdaspeed version.

One thing that will likely remain the same is the 155 horsepower 2.0-Liter SkyActive four cylinder engine that was recently created for the 2013 model. But that being said the new improved weight on the body through the SkyActiv platform, the 155 horsepower engine can be expected to improve on fuel economy as well as performance being lighter. The current fuel economy is 40 miles per gallon on the highway.

The exterior can be expected to receive the new Kodo styling that is taking over Mazda’s cars.But with the positive feedback from the new CX-5 and the new 2014 Mazda6, that only means good new for the Mazda3. Car and Driver created a rendering of what the new Mazda3 will look like, check it out here.