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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!

Fall Road Hazards – Beware!

We all know the notorious dangers of driving in the winter – icy roads, blinding snow, stalling engines. But, did you know that there’s a laundry list of fall road hazards as well?

Fall Road HazardsWatch out for these troublesome autumn surprises when you’re on the road this season:

Weather

Fall weather isn’t just pretty sunlight shining through the changing leaves – it’s hard rain, frost, and foggy mornings, too. Always have your lights on in rain and fog, but beware the use of high beams, especially in the fog. The bright lights will reflect off of the fog bank and just make your visibility tougher.

Leaves

Leaves are a danger during the fall for two reasons. The obvious reason is that they fall onto the roads and mess with your car’s traction and stability. But, the less obvious reason comes from other drivers. People love to slow down, sometimes stop entirely, to gawk at the beautiful colors all around. These beautiful views are just accidents waiting to happen; when you’re looking at the trees, you’re not looking at the road.

The Sun

Summertime gets all the credit for sunshine, but as the days get shorter in the fall, the setting sun aligns perfectly with your work commutes. The low position of the sun puts it perfectly ahead of your windshield or in your rearview. Always bring proper sun protection!

These fall road hazards might seem like nothing, but don’t take them lightly. Stay safe on the road this season!

Mazda to Debut Mazda KOERU Crossover at Frankfurt Motor Show

The 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show happens in late September for 10 days from the 17th to the 27th, but Mazda has already announced its plans to debut one of its new concepts—the Mazda KOERU crossover SUV.

Mazda KOERU CrossoverThe word KOERU, which, according to the press release, translates to “exceed” or “go beyond,” is representative of Mazda’s venture into the increasingly popular market for crossovers. The KOERU is also the latest in Mazda’s series of KODO – Soul of Motion designs, which aims to pack sleek, refined cars with the power and vitality of a wild animal. The SUV will also utilize the latest SKYACTIV technologies to provide improved environmental performance, such as increased fuel efficiency, without affecting the quality of driving experience associated with the Mazda name.

The company’s full KODO – Soul of Motion line will be displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, including but certainly not limited to the Mazda KOERU. The crossover SUV will be one of 14 vehicles displayed in the lineup.