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Mazda3 Named to KBB’s 10 Coolest Cars Under 18k

2015 Mazda3 - 10 Coolest Cars Under 18kFor the second consecutive year, the Mazda3 has been named the number one vehicle on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 10 Coolest Cars Under 18k list! The exciting news adds to the Mazda’s already cool, sophisticated appeal.

The top ten cars for the list were selected based on two items: how fun they are to drive and if they’re fun to own. KBB.com considers the two criteria to be major factors when judging a car on its “coolness.” KBB.com judges were extremely impressed after last year’s remodel and were equally as impressed with the Mazda3 again in 2015.

The Mazda has a lot more going for it than just its cool factor as well; it’s, of course, under $18k starting at just $16,945. It also includes a host of technologies including SKYACTIV engine options, i-ELOOP which boosts the Mazda3’s fuel efficiency, Mazda Connect infotainment system, and i-ACTIVESENSE safety system.

The 2015 Mazda3 is available now at Street Ponte Mazda if you’re interested in taking a test-drive in one of the coolest and most valuable sedans around!

2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring Turns Heads

2015 Mazda3 Grand TouringIt’s no secret the Mazda3 holds over half of the company’s sales and for good reason. In its third generation, which first hit the pavement in 2014, the Mazda3 has maintained its position on Mazda Motors’ sales reports. For 2015, there isn’t much that’s changed compared to last year’s model. The only major change can be found under the hood in the form of a 2.5-liter engine. That being said, let’s take a look at the highest trim, the Grand Touring.

The Mazda3 Grand Touring comes with a whole bag of optional goodies including forward obstruction warning, radar cruise control, and lane departure warning, just to name a few. Without this technology package, the Grand Touring weighs in at a little over $26,000. For the highest trim, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Even with the larger engine the car still gets 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. There was no sacrifice to power, either. Horsepower-to-torque ratio is nearly even with 184 hp and 185 lb-ft. As you’d expect, the Grand Touring model has every comfort offered interior and there’s little left to be desired. Power and heated seats, lumbar support, voice-activated radio, and speed-sensitive volume control are just a few of the many features. Customer satisfaction, both behind the wheel and under the hood, came first when building the 2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring trim.

Mazda Is Introducing Drastic Changes, Some Quicker Than Others

Mazda3 - Mazda introducing drastic changesMazda is introducing drastic changes that you don’t want to miss! Giving vehicles multiple upgrades within a year’s time is not extremely typical in the auto industry. Usually a change here and there will be made from one model to the next, but nothing that is too enormous.

Auto News reports that Mazda, though, is shaking things up. The automaker is planning to make significant upgrades in a short time span, with some vehicles even “undergoing major changes in back-to-back years.” For example, the Mazda6 will be getting a new and improved interior in 2015, and then will turn right around and receive brand new sheet metal in 2016.

Mazda is currently in the midst of their “sixth-generation” product, which uses Skyactiv technology. This platform will be used in all new models up until 2018.  Then the seventh-generation will begin, for which Mazda will unveil brand new platforms. Mazda will also install the aforementioned sheet metal onto all of its seventh-generation vehicles, beginning with the Mazda3.

Here at Steet Ponte Mazda, we can’t wait to see what other major changes Mazda rolls out next! In the meantime, stop by to test out some of Mazda’s current generation of great cars.

The Compact of our Dreams: 2015 Mazda3 Delivers in All Areas

2015 Mazda32015 Mazda3, Mazda3, Mazda SKYACTIV, Mazda, 2015 Mazda, Steet Ponte Mazda, Utica, NY, Yorkville, Syracuse, New Hartford, The wait is nearly over! The 2015 Mazda3 is expected to debut this fall, and drivers can anticipate the compact sedan to have some seriously epic changes. Empty Lighthouse Magazine reports the new car has “exceptional efficiency due to Mazda SKYACTIV technology and the implementation of the innovative Mazda Connect infotainment interface.”

For those unfamiliar with SKYACTIV technology, it simply means that the 3 will carry a 155 horsepower engine that will allow the vehicle to gallop at an impressive 41 MPG on the highway. The aforementioned Connect interface does exactly what the name says; it connects your cellphone via Bluetooth. The Car Connection says “text-to-voice technology lets the system read e-mail and SMS messages aloud through the car’s audio system.”

For the safety buffs, the Mazda3 has blind-spot monitoring and Smart City Brake Support that automatically stops the car to prevent a crash. Better yet? The car will stop even if the breaks are not pressed by the driver. Now you can’t get much safer than that!

The new 2015 Mazda 3 is astoundingly affordable, costing under $18,000. So what are you waiting for? Get yours at Steet Ponte Mazda!

NHTSA Gives 2015 Mazda3 Five-Star Rating

Mazda3 Five-Star RatingThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2015 Mazda3 with the highest five-star overall safety rating. To earn this rating, the Mazda3 received a five-star rating in both the front and side crash tests and a four star rating in the rollover crash test.

The 2015 Mazda3 five-star rating applies to both the sedan and hatchback models.

Standard safety features on the Mazda3 include stability control, daytime running lights, and antilock brakes. The available Mazda Radar Cruise Control works to maintain a set speed and safe distance between you and the car in front and will even slow down to 19 mph, if necessary.

Also keeping you safe is a suite of available high-tech driving features, such as the Forward Obstruction Warning, Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, and more.

The 2015 Mazda3 will be arriving at Steet Ponte Mazda soon. If you’re looking for the best in safety, give us a call and we’ll let you know when it arrives.