Mazda Has Lowest Five-Year Cost to Own

Nobody likes to pay more for a car than they have to, but sometimes even if a car has a lower sticker price it may end up costing you more in fuel, insurance, or other normal costs of ownership. Each year, Kelley Blue Book compiles a list of the cars with the lowest five-year cost to own and for the second year in a row, the Mazda brand came out on top.

The 2014 Mazda3

The 2014 Mazda3

“New-car shoppers naturally want to know how much a car will cost upfront; however, sometimes an even more expensive car can actually save you money during the first five years of ownership,” said Dan Ingle, vice president of vehicle valuations for Kelley Blue Book, in a statement. KBB’s list “evaluates the other out-of-pocket expenses drivers will incur, which helps consumers choose the vehicle that fits them and their wallets best, helping save money down the road.”

KBB found that Mazda generally had low transaction prices, low depreciation, and “ranked among the lowest in fuel and insurance costs.” Leading Mazda’s victory were the Mazda3, Mazda6, and the CX-5 crossover.

So, if you’re looking for a quality vehicle that won’t break the bank and offers the lowest five-year cost to own, come visit us at Bakersfield Mazda and find the new Mazda car that fits your lifestyle

2014 MAZDA3 Five-Door

2014 Mazda3

Mazda has released its redesigned 2014 MAZDA3. This car is available as either a sedan or five-door hatchback and features a striking new design, a comfortable interior, and a sporty driving feel.

Edmunds.com says the MAZDA3 hatchback “is easily our favorite hatchback in this class.”

Despite being a car designed for those who are relatively economically-minded, the MAZDA3 features an upscale interior that feels luxurious and high-tech. Because of the MAZDA3’s remarkable new technology features, including a vivid seven-inch color touchscreen, Edmunds continues its review by comparing the MAZDA3 to not only to a Mercedes, but to an Audi and BMW, as well.

The 2014 MAZDA3 is available in five trims ranging from the base i Sport model to the top-of-the-line, s Grand Touring trim. There are two engines to choose from. The base engine is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 155 horsepower. A more powerful 184-horsepower 2.5-liter, four-cylinder can get you to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds. Both engines are part of Mazda’s efficiency-boosting SKYACTIV technology.

Want to get your hands on the best-looking hatchback on the market? Come visit us at Bakersfield Mazda and take the 2014 MAZDA3 out for a spin.

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.

Three Mazda 2014 Models Receive Top Safety Ratings

As you drive in your 2014 Mazda3, Mazda6, or CX-5 from Bakersfield Mazda, rest assured that your vehicle is tested and proven to keep you safe wherever you go. These three vehicles were awarded with “Top Safety Pick+” distinctions by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Mazda 2014 Models

In a year with new, more stringent criteria, three of Mazda 2014 Models were among only 22 to earn the title of “Top Safety Pick+”, giving Mazda’s brand the second-highest number of safety honors in the industry.

The automaker attributes much of this success to its exclusive SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, which strives to optimize fuel-efficient performance of the gasoline engine.

“A redesign is not simply a matter of changing a vehicle’s sheet metal draping but involves dramatically altering its insides, outsides and everything in between to make that vehicle not only look great but be more efficient, more powerful and, most importantly, safer,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO for Mazda North American Operations.

“With our new fleet of SKYACTIV vehicles, the 2014 Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 were created to be the best in their segments from fuel economy and safety to dynamics and performance, and having earned Top Safety Pick+ distinctions is further proof to their success.”

Mazda plans to implement SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY in each of its new models.

So sit back and relax, knowing you can enjoy a nice, safe ride in Mazda 2014 models.

Mazda3 Wins First-Ever Innovation Vehicle of the Year Award

The all-new 2014 Mazda3 is a sleek, efficient, safe, technologically-advanced, fun-to-drive hatchback. And, the 2014 Mazda3 Wins the Motor Press Guild’s Innovation Vehicle of the Year.

Mazda3 wins

2014 Mazda3 Redesign

In its first year awarding IVYs, the Motor Guild Press chose to highlight two vehicles that portrayed innovative solutions and exceeded expectations in overall performance value.

The Mazda3 was selected specifically as the winning vehicle under $29,000 for its SKYACTIV technologies, which prioritize fuel economy without sacrificing the fun-to-drive feel, and its advanced safety features.

“The 2014 Mazda3’ success continues to show that compact no longer means cheap, that non-luxury no longer means non-premium,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations.

“It’s a great honor to be awarded [Motor Press Guild’s] first-ever IVY. We are proud to offer consumers – and critics – a vehicle that exceeds expectations and innovation not only in driving excitement but also in safety, fuel economy, technology and value. It’s no secret that Mazda3 is our best-selling vehicle worldwide, and it’s no secret as to why,” he added.

Have you stopped by Bakersfield Mazda yet to check out all the 2014 Mazda3 has to offer? Go for a test drive and immediately know why the Mazda3 Wins this years First-Ever Innovation Vehicle of the Year Award.

Thankful for Our Mazda Awards and Accomplishments

‘Tis the season to be thankful. And at Bakersfield Mazda, we have oh so many reasons. Here is just a sampling of our many Mazda Awards, highlights and successes so far in 2013.

mazda awards

Lauren of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is happily cruising in her new 2013 Mazda3. With her purchase a few weeks ago, she became the proud owner of both her first new car and Mazda’s 10 millionth vehicle sold in the U.S. It was a momentous day neither she nor we will forget.

Mazda’s 2014 Mazda6 received an “Advanced” safety score, the highest rating in new tests administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Mazda’s new i-ActivSense driver-assistance technology secured Mazda’s top 20 finish among a test class of 74 vehicles.

Of course, we’re excited about the new Mazdas models we have to offer you, but we always enjoy looking back at some of our older, trusty models as well. Two celebrities are holding tight to their Mazdas with history. Alfred Morris, starting running back for the Washington Redskins still drives his 1991 Mazda 626, although it recently underwent a reconstructive surgery. Down-to-earth Game of Thrones writer, George R. R. Martin, prefers his Mazda RX-7.

As we reflect during this Thanksgiving month, we can’t help but be grateful for a successful year. With two months left, we can’t wait to see what other accomplishments we’ll be able to add to the list before 2014.

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.

Mazda3

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!

Mazda Gets Serious with the All-New 2014 Mazda 3

Mazda gave their best-selling compact, the Mazda 3, a major facelift for the 2014 version. Wiping the smile off the car’s grille, Mazda put its game face on for the streamlined new design of the vehicle. The 2014 Mazda 3 comes as both a sedan and a five-door hatchback, both of which benefit from the new sleeker design.

2014 Mazda 3 Design

2014 Mazda3 Redesign

The newest version of the Mazda 3 comes with some massive technological upgrades to go with the redesigned exterior. The car is the first in Mazda’s lineup to feature the Mazda Connect Infotainment system. Drivers access the system through a seven-inch touchscreen on top of the dashboard. As an added safety feature, drivers cannot use the touchscreen capability while in motion, but they can still use Mazda Connect through voice commands.

The 2014 Mazda 3 also lands near the top of its class in fuel economy—the official EPA-estimated numbers are 29 mpg in the city and a very alluring 41 mpg on the highway.

The 2014 Mazda 3—available at Bakersfield Mazda now—is a seriously sweet car. The car might not be smiling anymore, but you will be while you’re driving it.

New “Kodo”-Inspired Mazda 3

If you’re a Mazda fan or just someone who appreciates cars, you have to see this.

Mazda3 Design

2014 Mazda3 Redesign

This new model was unveiled last Wednesday—a gloriously redesigned Mazda 3 with a long nose and a new grille that now looks like an attack scowl more than a goofy smile.

The new exterior is the company’s latest iteration of the Kodo design language, which is meant to embody the tension of power and speed caught in motion. Koko means “soul of motion.” This is a departure from the design philosophy in its previous models—“Nagare”—which was inspired by the flow of wind and water.

On the inside, the Mazda 3 also has a lot of new toys, packing tech only rarely found in the compact car segment. It features new navigation and infotainment systems, a rear-view camera, adaptive front lighting, adaptive cruise control, and a lane departure warning system, in addition to a new heads-up display for speed, RPM, and navigation information.

Come check out the new Mazda 3 as well as other quality Mazda vehicles at the Bakersfield Mazda dealership.’

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.