Thursday, August 27, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3 wins all important Car And Driver comparison test

The results are in for the first full comparison of the small crossover segment and Car and Driver named the 2016 Mazda CX-3 the “hands-down” winner.  The CX-3 was first in 12 of the 22 rating categories, including the “Fun to Drive” and the all-important “best fuel economy” categories. 

The Mazda CX-3 was meticulously compared to the Chevy Trax LT, Honda HR-V EX-L, Fiat 500 X Easy, and the Jeep Renegade Latitude.   And, Car and Driver said that the CX-3 had it where it counts, not in the subjective opinions of testers, but the CX-3 was the car with the highest performance in almost every measured instrument test. 
While this comparison did not cover safety as a category, the writers at Torque News felt it was very important to note that the CX-3 has advanced forward collision prevention available.  That makes it eligible for the IIHS, top safety ranking, the Top Safety Pick Plus.  They also noted that Honda has chosen to not compete in the safety race and will not offer any form of forward collision prevention.
We would like to note that the IIHS just announced that the Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 are two of only four non-luxury models awarded this distinction as Top Safety Rated in Forward Collision Prevention.  See the blog here.

The Car and Driver article titled “2016 Mazda CX-3 tops in Car and Driver Comparison Testing” will appear in the September edition.

Visit Sport Mazda today and drive the CX-3 for yourself.  See what a winner drives like.  

For more information on the 2016 Mazda CX-3 visit the Sport Mazda website Research Center.

Friday, August 21, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3 Loaded with Features Now at Sport Mazda

Now at Sport Mazda, is the all new 2016 Mazda CX-3, the fifth vehicle introduced to the U.S. with KODO-Soul of Motion design and the full suite of Mazda’s SKYACTIV Technology. It is also a vehicle that Mazda says will “create a standard for the next era”.  Designed for a new generation of car buyers, it combines style, driving enjoyment and efficiency at a price where it will attract buyers of all backgrounds.

The CX-3 is shorter and lower than Mazda’s award-winning CX-5 and is loaded with standard features like:
  • Mazda CONNECT with Bluetooth, audio streaming, USB ports, Commander control knob, and a seven-inch color touchscreen interface with a built-in backup monitor and backup camera.
  •  Push-button starter.
  •  Entertainment connectivity to SMS text message audio delivery and reply, E911, voice command, and Aha/Sticher/Pandora/HD Radio.
  •  A 146 horsepower/146 lb-ft torque, Skyactiv 2.0 Liter engine 35 mpg highway.
  • 6 Speed Automatic Transmission.
Like the Mazda CX-5 the all new CX-3 compact SUV will be available in three trim levels; Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.  And while all of the trim levels have the full range of standard features, the Touring and Grand Touring have additional features that are only found in luxury cars with much higher price tags.
Check out our 2016 Mazda CX-3 Research Page to find out about all the features, specs, colors, and more.

Or click here to make an appointment to visit Sport Mazda and take a drive in this sporty new compact SUV from Mazda, the home of Zoom-Zoom.

Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, 6239 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida 32809, at the corner of Lancaster Road and S. OBT.  Main showroom phone is (407) 851-8510.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3 The Compact SUV Style Leader is Now at Sport Mazda

The completely new 2016 Mazda CX-3 has arrive at Sport Mazda. The auto industry websites are all saying the CX-3 is very stylish and is in a class of its own when it comes to design.  But don't take my word for it.  Check out what the New York Daily News had to say, and then check out the many new features that make this new small SUV the design leader.

“At first glance, there’s quite a bit to like. So much so, in fact that we’d say it’s the best-looking vehicle in the segment. Mazda’s “Kodo” design language has reached full maturity in the CX-3, and the beauty is truly in the details.”  New York Daily News, Friday, July 31- Click to read the entire review

  • The beautifully designed exterior of the CX-3 presents a bold stylish look. The grille stacks seven fins with available silver-painted front edges that give the feel of energy waiting to explode. The signature wing grille has a strong border and forms the starting point for a powerful sense of speed that flows back through the entire body.
  • The headlamps are a narrow, sharp design that reminds one of eyes gazing forward into the wind and the available LED illumination package connects the entire front and draws attention to the CX-3 taut lines.
  • The front fenders peak and then push rearward to the base of the A-pillars which makes the side view look even longer.
  • The license plate is on the upper part of the rear bumper to create a short overhand design that gives the rear a clean and solid look.
Careful attention to design and detail was used to create the rich feel of finely drawn changes in all body surfaces like:
  • The front half of the body features a long nose with a flowing shape.
  • The cabin section has a sleek look accented by blacked-out D-pillars.
  • The solid rear body conveys a look of strength and power.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is also available in the newly developed Ceramic Metallic body color, recently introduced on the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5.  It looks like a finely honed metallic surface and changes in appearance depending on the angle and intensity of light hitting it.  The color joins the Soul Red with show-car-levels of paint quality.

For more information on the CX-3 and it’s many features, check out Sport Mazda's 2016 CX-3 Research Page.

It is hard to write about designs without sounding like an advertisement, so I will just close by inviting you to visit Sport Mazda and see and drive the new 2016 Mazda CX-3, crossover SUV, for yourself.  To check availability and make an appointment to take it for a drive, click here.