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.

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

Planning Thanksgiving Dinner
Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

Perhaps you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house for the first time or you want to be better prepared than previous years. Whatever your reasons, you need help with planning Thanksgiving dinner. Here is a simple timeline and tips to help keep Thanksgiving delicious and as stress-free as possible.

If you haven’t already, the first thing you need to do is finalize your guest list. If your cousins are still unsure if they’re coming to your house, give them one more day to make a final decision. Once you know how many guests you will have, you can begin to plan the menu. Most families share the cooking duties, so ask your friends and relatives what they would like to bring or delegate a recipe to them.

Once you know what you’re going to cook, make sure you have all the necessary kitchen tools. Do you have a platter large enough to hold the turkey? Do you even have a roasting pan to cook the turkey in? Get everything you need a couple of weeks early (that’s now) so you’re not in a rush right before you need to cook.

You also need to write down your shopping list. Look through your cupboards and create a list of things you need. Don’t forget to plan dishes based on how many people are coming. Will you need to double or even triple a recipe? Make sure you have enough of the necessary ingredients.

As for the turkey, the highlight of many Thanksgiving dinners, plan for two pounds per adult and one pound per child. This should give you plenty of meat for dinner and leave enough leftovers to share. If you’re buying a frozen turkey, purchase this sometime the week before, just make sure you start thawing it about three days early.

Many Thanksgiving dishes can be prepped and cooked earlier and stored in the freezer, for example, rolls and pie crust. Do these as early as you can to save you time on turkey day. Bake pies the day before.

For even more Thanksgiving tips, check out this great timeline from The Food Network. Here at Wantagh Mazda, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Mazda Announces New Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup

Mazda Announces New Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup
Mazda Announces New Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup

The SEMA show went over well for Mazda, thanks in large part to its new sponsor relationship with Battery Tender. Mazda announced that their new racing series will be named the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

The 2015 racing series will go on for six weekends, all of them being doubleheader weekends, supporting TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Verizon IndyCar Series, and the NASCAR XFINITY. This past year saw Kenton Koch as the champion, receiving the Mazda Scholarship that allows him to go up in the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy.

The new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its racing debut during a new Global Cup racing series, which will run in three continents: North America, Europe and Asia. This new series will feature multiple races worldwide that will have identical MX-5 Miata models racing against each other. The grand prize will be a test run in Mazda’s new prototype racing car.

Wantagh Mazda will be ready and waiting for the new racing series to start. When everything kicks off, we’ll keep you posted on the new Miata series and the racing series, too. Be sure to check back for more!

New Crossover Mazda CX-3 To Debut In LA

New Crossover Mazda CX-3 Shares a Lot with Mazda2
New Crossover Mazda CX-3 Shares a Lot with Mazda2

In the auto world, there is nothing wrong with being fashionably late. That’s why Mazda waited until the last big auto show of the year, the LA Auto Show, to pull back the curtain on its first compact SUV. The new crossover Mazda CX-3 will represent the automaker in what Motoring.com calls “the fastest growing new vehicle segment,” the crossover segment.

Using the Mazda2 hatchback as a template, the CX-3 will share a lot of the same basic structure. According to Motoring.com, “that means a higher ride height, new body panels and chunkier, off-road style appendages.” It also means the CX-3 will have a SKYACTIV chassis. Under the hood, it will have a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. Mated to this powertrain will be either a 6-speed manual or automatic.

The new crossover Mazda CX-3 will include the car manufacturer’s awesome safety package, the i-ACTIVSENSE, and boast Mazda’s proprietary infotainment system, MZD Connect. The Mazda CX-3 will go on sale in 2015, and we here at Wantagh Mazda look forward to its debut!