New Mazda CX-3 Looks Stylish Both Inside and Out

If you’re on board with the recent explosion of SUVs on the new vehicle market, but you don’t quite need all the size of a full-size SUV, the new Mazda CX-3 is the perfect solution for you. The CX-3, a subcompact crossover, brings you all the style and roominess of an SUV in a smaller package—and spreads great new features over all aspects of the exciting model.

On the outside, you’ll see—of course—Mazda’s Kodo Soul of Motion design aesthetic, which gives the CX-3 a bolder, bulkier look. The exterior styling makes it look much more formidable than ever, and with a 63% high-strength steel body, the car’s performance definitely backs up that look. Skyactiv design technology is also woven all throughout the design.

On the interior, the CX-3 comes with a long list of standard features—like cloth seats, a push-start button, a rearview camera, the Mazda Connect infotainment system, and more. Of course, if you upgrade from the Base Sport model to the Touring or Grand Touring model, then you’ll get even more features.

The CX-3 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine tied to a six-speed automatic transmission. You can even equip it with paddle shifters on GT models. The engine works with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and you can get up to 35 mpg with that front-wheel set up. The all-wheel drive, for its part, boasts a 32 mpg highway rating. Come see us at Wantagh Mazda to learn more about the CX-3 today!

Mazda Announces Vastly Improved 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Economy

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is looking to make a name for itself in a very unexpected way. Mazda’s popular roadster now not only offers more speed and more nimble driving dynamics, but it also has the best EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating in its history. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata fuel economy has increased 25 percent over the 2015 model; in fact, it boasts an impressive fuel economy rating of 30 mpg combined, thanks to its new SKYACTIV engine.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Economy

“SKYACTIV Technology is more than a catchphrase for Mazda; it’s a total effort to increase efficiency, improve performance, safety, and technology and instill each Mazda vehicle with a directness and responsiveness that’s unmatched in the segments in which our vehicles compete,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations. “The 2016 MX-5 shows that a sports car can hit all targets today’s buyers want.”

Mazda helped increase the MX-5’s fuel efficiency through the brand’s “Gram Strategy,” a weight-saving initiative that reduces vehicles’ weight while also increasing their safety. With a reduced weight, the MX-5’s SKYACTIVE-G 2.0-liter engine has enough power to impress even the most finicky performance-lover.

If you are interested in looking at the powerful, yet fuel-efficient MX-5 for yourself, stop in to Wantagh Mazda today!