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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!

Car Brand Report Card Earns Mazda Second Place among Automakers

Often, we view vehicles as either having exhilarating performance but lacking reliability, or as reliable models that are boring to drive. Consumer Reports’ annual Car Brand Report Card proves that it is indeed possible to unite performance and reliability. As a matter of fact, Mazda’s report card landed the automaker in second place on the 2015 list.

Vehicles are ranked based on both their road-test scores and their projected reliability. The road-test score is achieved through evaluating factors such as fuel-efficiency, driving and handling, and refinement.

Car Brand Report Card - Mazda3The Mazda brand was recognized overall, and the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5 were distinguished as standout models specifically recommended by the publication.

“SKYACTIV Technology sets Mazda apart, with strong, lightweight and efficient engineering that instills excellent fuel economy and standout handling in everyone of our new-generation vehicles,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations. “Our innovation prowess allows us to keep pushing boundaries with our dramatic KODO — Soul of Motion designs and first-class technology and features, and we’re proud to be recognized for our efforts.”

Visit us at Steet Ponte Mazda today to learn more about Mazda’s lineup of vehicles that find a way to seamlessly combine performance and reliability.

Get Your Name on the List for an Anniversary Edition MX-5 Miata!

2014 Mazda MX-5 MiataMazda’s special Pre-Order Program for the 25th Anniversary 2015 MX-5 Miata will open at exactly 10:25 am on May 20, and you can count it down along with us here at Steet Ponte Mazda on Mazda’s new microsite. Make sure to enter your email address to subscribe to reminders about the program; that way you can ensure you’ll be one of the first 100 people to reserve your very own anniversary Miata.

Don’t sleep on this opportunity, because these anniversary models are awesome, but Mazda is only bringing 100 of them here to America. It’s a special car with all kinds of exclusive features; plus it prefigures the up-and-coming new generation Miata as well.

“The MX-5 Miata is not about making history but about taking innovation a step further,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO.  “Twenty-five years after the vehicle was introduced, the MX-5 continues to be the benchmark for light, responsive and fun-to-drive roadsters.  It is the genesis from which every Mazda since has been born.  With the fourth generation MX-5 on the horizon, we look forward to reinventing the segment once again.”

Even if you don’t make your way onto the list for the limited edition model, you can still come visit us at Steet Ponte Mazda to check out the standard—and still amazing—version of the MX-5 Miata as well.

MX-5 Miata Anniversary Edition Turns Heads in New York

2014 Mazda MX-5 MiataMazda has revealed a new MX-5 Miata Anniversary Edition at the New York International Auto Show. The sexy roadster was created to celebrate 25 years since the launch of the brand’s iconic MX-5, simply known as the “Mazda Roadster” in Japan.

More than 900,000 MX-5 units have been sold since its launch in 1989, setting a Guinness World Record for the best-selling two-seater open-top sports car.

The Anniversary Edition aims to reflect on those 25 years of heritage and fun shared with fans. It’ll be available only in Soul Red Metallic with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Buyers can expect the utmost attention to detail in every part of the vehicle, like the A-pillars, door mirrors, off-white leather upholstery, hand-finished decorative panel, and more.

Mazda also revealed the new SKYACTIV-Chassis on which the future MX-5 models will be based. One major improvement will be a lower center of gravity and more than 100 kilograms of shaved weight.

We can’t wait! Be sure to check out the MX-5, new and old, at Steet Ponte Mazda!

SKYACTIV Technology More Popular than Ever; Over 1 Million Vehicles Produced

2014 Mazda6 SKYACTIVMazda’s SKYACTIV technology is that rarest of products: a product where the execution of an idea actually surpasses the brilliance of the original idea. SKYACTIV technology encompasses a wide range of adjustments to Mazda vehicles, all of which are designed to improve the environmental impact and safety record of these vehicles without sacrificing the “zoom-zoom” power that’s always made Mazda famous.

Customers have responded in extremely positive ways to SKYACTIV technologies, as more than 1 million vehicles equipped with these technologies have now been produced as of March 2014. Three current Mazdas feature the whole SKYACTIV suite, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, and Mazda3. Together, 1,040,000 of these vehicles have been produced as of the end of March.

All three vehicles feature better engines and transmissions and reduced overall weight to improve fuel economy. Plus, with Mazda’s new KODO-Soul of Motion design language, these vehicles look just as good as they drive.

“At Mazda we put everything into developing our SKYACTIV vehicles, and it is because these models have struck a chord with a wide range of customers all over the world that we have reached the one million-unit landmark” Masamichi Kogai, Representative Director, President and CEO of Mazda, said. “On behalf of Mazda, let me express my gratitude to each and every person who bought one of our cars. With our undying challenging spirit and a great deal of hard work, Mazda will continue to make even more appealing cars that will enrich the lives of their owners, and help us build a strong and lasting bond with our customers.”

If you’re looking for a car whose internal organs beat with a human pulse, a pulse that aims to treat the environment and the road with equal respect, you’re looking for one of Steet Ponte Mazda’s SKYACTIV-equipped vehicles. See you soon!

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gets the Full SKYACTIV Treatment

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda is celebrating the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s 25th anniversary, and they’re doing it in style. The brand is releasing a totally redesigned Miata to commemorate the quarter-century milestone; while the new Miata will see changes in design language and body design, it’s the all-new SKYACTIV engine options that have us buzzing here at Steet Ponte Mazda.

The 2016 Miata will feature both a 1.5L SkyActiv-G engine and a 2.0L version as well. The 1.5L engine gets a respectable 99 horsepower and 111 lb-ft of torque, but that just won’t cut it on American roads. No worries, Mazda enthusiasts! Experts, like Joe Mahan of Digital Trends, expects the 2016 Miata to come standard with the 2.0L engine here in the states.

The 2016 Miata will hit dealerships, like ours here at Steet Ponte, sometime in 2015. As always, it will be a beautiful little sports car, and on our American version, will feature quite enough power to let you zoom-zoom your way around your life. Check back with us often for more updates on the special 25th anniversary Miata!

Welcome to the Steet Ponte Mazda Blog!

Steet Ponte MazdaWelcome to the official Steet Ponte Mazda Blog! We are located in Yorkville, NY on Commercial Dr. Our new inventory offers a variety of Mazda vehicles such as the Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5, CX-9 and many more! We also have a variety of pre-owned vehicles. Check out our new and pre-owned inventory for more information! We also have great monthly specials on new Mazda models. They change monthly, so make sure you check back often!

We proudly serve the Utica, Yorkville and surrounding areas of Upstate New York. At Steet Ponte Mazda we pride ourselves on our friendly staff. Our employees strive for excellence in customer service. Our staff wants to make the car buying experience a pleasurable one. We understand your vehicle is an investment and our service department will help keep your Mazda in the best condition.

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