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Why You Should Buy a Mazda Right Now

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With all of the different car manufacturers on the market today, it’s difficult to separate the contenders from the pretenders. However, Mazda continuously proves itself to be one of the most innovative solutions year-in and year-out. If you’ve never owned one before, the following is why you should buy a Mazda right now.

 

The Design

One of the most attractive reasons to buy a Mazda is that Mazda cars are some of the most aesthetically pleasing vehicles on the market. At Mazda, the goal is to produce cars that go beyond being just pieces of steel. To Mazda, cars are works of art.

 

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While having a car that looks nice is great, it’s even better to have
a car with some of the most innovative technology on the market. Mazda designs its vehicles with a human-centric design philosophy that makes driving simpler. A core piece of this philosophy is the Mazda Connect technology that allows drivers to sync their devices to the infotainment system for a seamless transition.

 

While these are a couple of the best reasons as to why you should buy a Mazda; the list goes on and on. Consider buying a Mazda and get a car that works for you.

Learn about 2016 Mazda CX-9 Features

The all-new Mazda CX-9 is one of the most advanced SUVs on the road, with features inside and out making every drive more convenient, fun, and comfortable.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Features2016 Mazda CX-9 features include tons of standard and available exterior and interior features such as its available heated front seat and heated door mirrors, the convenient Mazda Mobile Start, and an Auto-Dimming Mirror with Homelink. The CX-9’s three rows of seating have 60/40 split seating in the second row and 50/50 in the third, allowing for tons of extra cargo space and plenty of seating options.

When it comes to convenience, you’ll love how much the CX-9 has to offer. A rearview camera makes backing out easier, and steering wheel controls for audio and cruise control let you use these features without taking your eyes off the road. The CX-9 comes standard with three-zone climate control and turn signal lights in the side mirrors, among other helpful and comfort-focused features.

The CX-9 boasts a customized sound developed with the available Bose 12-Speaker Centerpoint Surround Sound System, giving you unbeatable sound quality. Then there’s MazdaConnect, Mazda’s infotainment system, which gives you access to entertainment apps and make phone calls.

The CX-9 is designed for people who love to drive, bringing together all kinds of features in one stylish and comfortable SUV. For more info on the new CX-9 visit us at Steet Ponte Mazda!

2016 Mazda Models Take Home Best-in-Class Awards

One look at the 2016 Mazda lineup, and odds are you can find a stylish car that’s perfect for you. The New England Motor Press Association certainly thought so, handing down two best-in-class awards to 2016 Mazda models. When all was said and done, the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mazda CX-3 crossover drove home winners.

2016 Mazda Models - 2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataThe 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a roadster that just doesn’t quit. This hot ride took home the “Best Affordable Convertible” award in the Ragtop Awards category and was recognized as a lifetime achievement award. That only adds to the Miata’s already heavy awards shelf. Winner of the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year, the Miata was a shoo-in for the New England Motor Press Association’s award.

2016 Mazda Models - 2016 Mazda CX-3The Mazda CX-3 crossover won the “Best-in-Class Sub-Compact SUV/Crossover” in the Winter Vehicles Award category. Citing its versatility on- and off-road, the CX-3 is perfect for New England drivers that was excellent efficiency and a value-oriented ride for driving in winter. In total, 2016 Mazda models have earned over 100 awards.

For a full list of the New England Motor Press Association awards, click here.

We have both the MX-5 Miata and CX-3 crossover available here at Steet-Ponte Mazda!

The One-Millionth Mazda MX-5 Now Exists, Will Tour the Globe

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata - One-Millionith Mazda MX-5As far as milestones go, making the one-millionth model of a specific car is one of the most sought-after in the automotive industry, and now Mazda can proudly claim it. As of April 22, Mazda has produced one million Mazda MX-5 vehicles.

The automaker has been producing the MX-5 since April of 1989, meaning it took just slightly more than 27 years to make one million of the popular, affordable sports car, all around the world.

Mazda is celebrating by taking the specific, one-millionth Mazda MX-5 on a tour around the world, which will start in Japan but will ultimately find a way towards all MX-5 fans.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 is more popular than ever, boasting the luxury of a sports car, top-notch fuel efficiency, and signature style – all for a low price.

To learn more about the Mazda MX-5 or to take one out on a test drive, contact us or visit us anytime at Steet Ponte Mazda.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Named Best Sports Car from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports - Best Sports Car - 2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataConsumer Reports named the best cars on the market in America across ten popular categories. What does it take to be named the best by Consumer Reports? Consumer Reports puts each vehicle through extensive tests, as well as shines for reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction.

What it Takes to Be Tops:

  • Performance – each model must rank at or near the top of its class in Consumer Reports road-test scores to qualify.
  • Safety – top picks must perform effectively in a rollover and crash tests that the government conducts, or the IIHS.
  • Owner Satisfaction – Consumer Reports surveyed their subscribers about their happiness level regarding the vehicles in their garages. One question they ask is if they would buy the car again.
  • Reliability – in order to be named the Best in one of the categories, models must have an average or better predicted reliability rating based on problems reported.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata received an overall score of 79. Mazda really packs in the fun into the two-seater sports car. The MX-5 Miata combines lithe, precise handling with a crisp manual stick shift and zoomy engine that creates the ultimate driving experience.

Stop in Steet Ponte Mazda today and experience the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata for yourself!

First Annual New York Daily News Auto Awards Swept by Mazda

The Daily News Autos took on the task to determine the best cars, trucks and crossovers in sixteen different vehicle categories. The voting was all-inclusive from supercars to family sedans, electric cars and SUVs and more. Nick Kurczewski, editor from Daily News Auto, said “We created these awards to honor best-in-class vehicles for a wide range of consumers. Our intent with these awards is to help consumers make a better choice for their next car purchase. We also wanted to have a little fun, so we included a Dream Machine category, because everyone loves to dream about what they could be driving”.

2016 Mazda6 - New York Daily News Auto AwardsHere at Steet Ponte Mazda, we’re pleased to announce that Mazda was awarded the winner of 5 different categories! The award winning Mazda vehicles include:

  • Fun Car Winner: 2016 Mazda MX-5
  • Small Car Winner: 2016 Mazda3
  • Family Car Winner: 2016 Mazda6
  • City SUV Winner: 2016 Mazda CX-3
  • Small SUV Winner: 2016 Mazda CX-5

We’re proud to carry the Mazda lineup which is safe and family-friendly! Stop on by and test drive one of these or one of the other great Mazda models today!

2016 Mazda3 and Mazda6 Earn Top Honors in Consumers Digest Best Buys Awards

The 2016 Mazda3 and 2016 Mazda6 have earned top honors in the Consumers Digest Best Buys Awards for 2016. The former was ranked at the top of the “Compact Cars” category while the latter led the “Family Cars” category.

Mazda6 - Consumers Digest Best Buys Award 2016The goal of the Best Buys awards are designed to point consumers toward the cars that offer the best value in their respective segments. This is based on purchase price and ownership costs as well as other factors like performance, utility, and comfort. The winners are decided after Consumers Digest experts have test-driven the vehicles under a variety of conditions.

The 2016 Mazda3 was described as “the sportiest-feeling model in its class” and lauded for its ability to look, feel, and drive like a more expensive car. The Mazda6, meanwhile, was noted for its spacious and quiet cabin as well as for being “one of the most entertaining-to-drive midsize sedans.”

You’ll be able to find both at Steet-Ponte Mazda!

2015 Mazda Drive for Good Helps Those in Need

2015 Mazda Drive for Good - 2016 Mazda CX-3The holiday season is a time when people feel more generous and want to help those in need. Every year at this time, Mazda holds what it calls the Drive for Good to benefit both national and local nonprofit agencies.

“Mazda Drive for Good isn’t about selling cars. It is about giving back and building awareness,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO, in a statement. “Many people may think that we are building awareness for Mazda, but part of our goal is to build awareness for our nonprofit partners, that helps them long term, not just during the Mazda Drive for Good event.”

In the 2015 Mazda Drive for Good campaign, Mazda will donate $150 to one of four national charities or 46 local groups for every new Mazda purchased or leased between November 23rd and January 4th. In addition, for every test drive during this time, Mazda will donate one hour of volunteer work from its associates.

If you’re looking for a new car this holiday season, give some good while you’re at it. Stop by Steet Ponte Mazda today. If you purchase or lease a new Mazda, you can choose from among the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Mazda Foundation, or Autism Speaks, which is the local charity for our region.

Check Out These Two Bold, Custom 2015 Mazda SEMA Models

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata - 2015 Mazda SEMA ModelsMazda made a serious appearance at this year’s SEMA Show, with two flashy concepts that turned heads throughout the entire event. Both concepts are custom editions of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – one is a soft-top Spyder and the other an open top Speedster.

The silver MX-5 Spyder has a carbon fiber aero kit, grille intake, and body tonneau cover, as well as 17-inch racing wheels and a maroon-accented top. Contrastingly, the “Blue Ether” MX-5 Speedster is a teal blue, with no top at all.

The Speedster also boasts an incredibly low weight, approximately 200 pounds less than the Spyder. No doubt this teal stunner would be impressively fuel-efficient, with such a trim figure.

Of course, neither of these cars is scheduled to actually go into production, but it does give us an insightful look into what Mazda is currently working on. And we at Steet-Ponte Mazda certainly have no complaints about models such as these.

You can view images of the 2015 Mazda SEMA models here, then let us know what you think in the comments.

Tailgate this Football Season in a Mazda CX-3!

Football season is in full swing and part of the fun is tailgating before you go to the game! The 2016 Mazda CX-3 makes a great tailgating vehicle along with the CX-5 and CX-9! These crossovers and SUVs provide comfort and cargo space so you can pack all your tailgating necessities!

2016 Mazda CX-3 - Tailgate this Football SeasonThe 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the youngest of the three making its debut earlier this year. This crossover is up for your adventures, especially your tailgating ones! It has a spacious cargo area with 12.4 cubic feet of storage behind the second-row seats. We recommend this crossover for smaller groups since it has seating for up to 5.

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is perfect for families or groups of friends that are looking to take a little more to their tailgate event. It still has seating for up to 5 but has a larger cargo area. You can pack in a larger cooler with your favorite beverages and more room for snacks and food.

The 2015 Mazda CX-9 is the party vehicle. It has seating for up to 7 so you can travel with more friends or pack in more tailgating necessities! It gets great fuel economy as well since all of our favorite New York NFL teams are a drive away. Your passengers are sure to enjoy the ride with the comfort and spacious interior!

These are just a few reasons why we love the Mazda CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9 for all of our tailgating needs! We’ve got them all in stock so come down and test drive one today!