2015 Mazda6 Fuel Economy Numbers Boost It Past Competitors

2015 Mazda6 fuel economy
2015 Mazda6 Fuel Economy Numbers Boost It Past Competitors

Today, the midsize sedan segment is booming. There are many reasons for the surge, such as great fuel economy numbers, overall affordability and reliability, size, and plain old customer preference. When Mazda went to work on the 2015 Mazda6, they designed and created a car that can lead its class in all those categories—and look damn good while doing it.

That’s right, this Mazda6 unites the “zoom-zoom” spirit, the exciting driving experience, the thrill of owning and admiring your very own Mazda vehicle, with incredibly high fuel efficiency ratings. The 2015 Mazda6 fuel economy scores a 25/37/29 city/highway/combined rating, pushing it past even some of the most familiar names in its segment—names like the Honda Accord, for instance.

The Mazda6 also features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pushes out 182 horsepower, giving it plenty of pep both on the highways and in the city. Plus, it’s got as much style and technology as you can fit in a four-door sedan. So come see us at Wantagh Mazda soon to check out the new 6 for yourself.

Speculation on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine

Speculation on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine
Speculation on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine

We have FINALLY met the next-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the reveal in New York, and have gotten a peak at the mysterious new engine everyone was wondering about. However, our curiosity hasn’t been fully satisfied by what we got to see about the engine – some engine specs have yet to be disclosed.

There is no doubt that the new Miata will be powered by a Skyactiv inline four-cylinder, but we don’t know anything about the displacement. Will it be the 2.0-liter or the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G from the lower and upper-end trims of the Mazda3 and the CX-5? We had also expected a turbocharger, but it seems to still be missing in the first glimpses we’ve gotten of the engine in photos of one of the display cars.

Here are our guesses: the 2.0-liter is the most likely out of the options, since we know that the new MX-5 Miata is significantly lighter (dropping 220 pounds from the current year model). If we’re right, it generates 155 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque – however, there very well could be updates with new heads and revised airflow that could boost those figures closer to the 2.5-liter’s 184 hp and 185 lb-ft outputs. We’re excited to find out for sure when the new model make it to our lot!

Stay tuned to Wantagh Mazda for more on the new 2016 MX-5 Miata!

The Long-Awaited 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reveal

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Revealed
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Revealed (2014 model pictured)

Well folks, it’s finally here. We’ve been waiting for months now to see the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Mazda has teased us with spoilers and little tidbits about the car, like the chassis reveal at the New York Auto Show in April. This is one car reveal that was well publicized – the anticipation couldn’t have been higher.

For anyone who didn’t see the live reveal via live Youtube feed on September 3, we’ve got the scoop for you.

The Miata is all about fun and it just got FUNNER! The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is lighter, sportier and more efficient. What’s not to love? This 25th anniversary model is definitely worth celebrating!

LIGHTER

The 2016 Miata is lighter than the previous model by 200 pounds. Everything on the car is light and track-worthy, even the wheels.

SPORTIER

The 2016 Miata is like a luxury race car. The convertible roof and leather seats put the driver in the lap of luxury. But the rest of the car is definitely all about racing. It hugs the ground and is aerodynamic, and has a little more attitude in its appearance.

EFFICIENT

Mazda has, of course, added their signature SkyActiv technology to the 2016 model, which gives the car better engine performance and fuel economy.

The 2016 Miata can’t get to dealerships soon enough! We can’t wait to test drive it! But in the meantime, visit us here at Wantagh Mazda to test drive the 2014 Miata, OR any of the great vehicles in the current Mazda lineup.

Mazda May Launch Two Rotary-Powered Sports Cars

Mazda may launch two rotary-powered sports cars to join the Miata
Mazda may launch two rotary-powered sports cars to join the Miata!

Motor Authority recently reported that Mazda may launch two rotary-powered sports cars by 2020. If they do, Mazda would then have a “three-tiered sports car lineup” – adding to the current (and the soon-to-be-revealed next-generation) MX-5 Miata. That would put Mazda in competition with brands like Honda, Nissan and Toyota with similar sports car lineups.

Last fiscal year, Mazda enjoyed record profits of $1.88 billion, and the company is reportedly using that extra money to fund some R&D, especially in the sports car development arena. For a three-tiered lineup, we have a three-tiered release plan. We already know that the 2016 MX-5 Miata will be revealed in the coming week. Then, the RX-7 will supposedly follow, and be revealed in 2017 – the 50th anniversary of the Mazda Cosmo Sport (the brand’s first rotary-powered car). Then, the RX-9 will complete the trio, being released in 2020 – when Tokyo is hosting the Olympic Games and Mazda will be celebrating 100 years!

“This is a very fantastic idea, 2017, [for] a new rotary,” said Mazda’s global sales and marketing chief, Yasuhiro Aoyama. “We celebrate the anniversary of rotary in 2017 – then 2020 is the Olympics in Tokyo and the 100th anniversary of Mazda.”

Nothing specific has been released about the new models yet, but if everything goes according to plan, 2020 should be a very exciting time for Mazda lovers and sports car enthusiasts alike. But in the meantime, come on out to Wantagh Mazda and see the great lineup of vehicles that Mazda has currently.  There’s already a lot to love! Zoom Zoom!

All-New Mazda2 SubCompact Produced in Japan

All-New Mazda2 SubCompact Produced in Japan
All-New Mazda2 SubCompact Produced in Japan (2014 model pictured)

Mazda has recently unveiled the new-generation of the Mazda2 subcompact car, and we’re excited that it will come with all the latest of Mazda’s innovative design and engineering. We have the scoop for you here!

The Mazda2 is experiencing its first redesign in seven years, and is joining ranks with the new-generation Mazda CX-5, Mazda3, and Mazda6. It will be the fourth vehicle in the automaker’s lineup to feature Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and the signature design language, KODO – Soul of Motion.

In a video reveal of the new Mazda2, Mazda president and CEO, Masamichi Kogai, stated that “these new models incorporate Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY that improves not only the engine but also the transmission, the body, and the chassis to revolutionize fundamental performance; KODO – Soul of Motion design; our most advanced safety technologies; and our new connectivity system. The new Mazda2 integrates all of these innovative Mazda technologies into a sleek, compact body.”

We’re very excited about the Mazda2 with its new redesign and integrative technology, and can’t wait to test drive it! The model is currently being built at the Mazda Hofu Plant No. 1 in Japan, and it will be shipped to dealerships globally this fall. We’ll be sure to let you know when the all-new Mazda2 arrives here at Wantagh Mazda, so stay tuned!