Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2.5 liters make all the difference in the 2014 Mazda CX-5

When Mazda released the 2013 CX-5 last year, it rocked the industry with it's incredible chassis, stylish design and impressive fuel economy which redefined the crossovers. At Don Mealey's Sport Mazda, a new Mazda dealership in Orlando, Florida, it became one of the most popular cars for auto shoppers to test drive. In January, Mazda updated the popular crossover by making a few alterations including the upgrade from a 2-liter SKYACTIV gasoline engine to a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV engine.

Recently, Car and Driver had the opportunity to test out the 2.5 liter 2014 CX-5 AWD and compare their results with last year's 2.0 liter 2013 CX-5. Performance-wise, the extra half liter boosted the CX-5's horsepower by 35 resulting in a 1.6 second difference over the 2.0 liter engine's 0-to-60 time clocking in a 7.6 seconds. Car and Driver described the 2.5 liter 2014 CX-5 as “a bit of an instigator, cutting and running in traffic situations,” while the 2.0 liter “would best wait for a wider opening.”

For more information regarding the 2014 CX-5, read the Mazda Experts convenient CX-5 research page or visit and ask the Mazda Experts. If you're in the Central Florida area, schedule a test drive of the CX-5 with the Mazda Experts and experience for yourself what makes this a must-drive crossover.

Via:  Car and Driver

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2014 Mazda6 diesel scores it's first victory!

Last month at Road Atlanta, the 2014Mazda6 equipped with a diesel engine claimed two first-ever victories in the Rolex Grand-Am GX. Don Mealey's Sport Mazda, a new Mazda dealer in Orlando, Florida, has been flooded with inquiries from eager Mazda6 enthusiasts that are patiently awaiting the release of the SKYACTIV diesel equipped 2014 Mazda6. This recent victory at Road Atlanta earned a first-ever victory for the diesel powered Mazda6 as well as a first-ever victory for a diesel-powered car in a Grand-Am competition!

Helping Mazda achieve this victory were drivers Joel Miller and Andrew Carbonell whom took turns driving the #00 Visit Florida Racing Mazda6. This is only a beginning for the 2014 Mazda6 legacy which has helped revitalize the brand since it's release in January of this year. Anticipated for a mid to late 2013 release, the SKYACTIV diesel 2014 Mazda6 will be able to get approximately 44 miles per gallon. For more information about the Mazda6, visit Interested in taking one for a test drive? Contact our Mazda Experts at Sport Mazda and we can arrange it!

Monday, May 20, 2013

“Never feels flustered” AutoWeek’s take on the Mazda6

The 2014 model year for the full size sedan class has been stirred up by the latest offerings from automakers worldwide. At Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, a new Mazda dealership in Orlando, Florida, auto enthusiasts have been stopping by at a record pace to get a glimpse and a chance behind the wheel of a top contender in the class, the 2014 Mazda6. AutoWeek has recently taken on the 2014 Mazda6 i Touring to see what the appeal behind Mazda’s latest overhaul brings to the full sized sedan class.

AutoWeek praised the chassis of the 2014 Mazda6 by testifying to the handling of corners and detail that Mazda engineers put into their design. “The Mazda6 rotates nicely through corners and never feels flustered,” according to AutoWeek. Those interested in learning more about the power, performance and comfort of the 2014 Mazda6 can visit the informational research page by the Mazda Experts at Sport Mazda in Orlando. For more information about scheduling a test drive or explore more about Mazda’s in general, visit The Mazda Experts are here to help!

Source: AutoWeek

Sunday, May 12, 2013

RUMOR: Next up for a SkyActiv makeover, the 2015 MX-5 Miata!

Earlier this year, Mazda and Alfa Romero forged a new partnership which will be bringing a newly designed Mazda MX-5 Miata starting in 2015. At Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, a new Mazda dealership in Orlando, Florida, our customers have shared with us the relief that the SkyActiv technologies in the 2013 Mazda3 and 2014 CX-5 and Mazda6 bring by offering great fuel economy and unparalleled safety features. Rumors have it that by the model cycle for 2015, the MX-5 Miata will be joining the other SkyActiv vehicles by coming equipped with a 1.3 liter turbocharged diesel SkyActiv engine!

Just a concept? or reality? We'll know soon enough!
It’s also rumored that the new SkyActiv diesel engine that will be added to the 2015 MX-5 Miata will be a modified 1.6 liter SkyActiv engine with an output of approximately 130 horsepower. If this is true, then it would officially make it the lowest horsepower a Miata has had since 1996. However, Mazda is looking at new design and manufacturing techniques that would drop the overall weight getting it down to about 1,760 pounds. While no official word is out by Mazda on the next generation of Miata’s, we’ll know more as time goes by. For more information about new Mazda’s and the current 2013 MX-5 Miata, visit Sign up for a test drive on our website to experience the thrill of Mazda’s legacy roadster with a Mazda Expert today!