Mazda is introducing a new smartphone app called Mazda Mobile Start, which promises to give Mazda owners more control over their vehicles. The suite of remote-control features allows users to remotely start their cars, lock and unlock the doors, find their car’s location, and set off the car alarm.
Mazda Mobile Start is currently only compatible with 2016 Mazda6 sedans and CX-5 crossovers, and can be purchased and installed at Mazda dealerships for $500. After the first year of subscription, the app will cost a yearly fee of $65 to keep active.
For those of us who live in particularly hot or cold climates, the remote engine start alone is worth the cost. The car can run idle for 30 minutes, cooling or heating the car based on the climate settings that were input when the car was turned off. Additionally, the ability to track down your car in a crowded parking lot without having to set off the panic alarm is a welcome feature. And of course, that panic button is there, just in case you need it.
“Mazda Mobile Start comes with more than just the features and functions of the app; it also comes with peace of mind,” said Trisha Quezada, manager, accessories, sales and marketing at MNAO in a statement. “Mazda Mobile Start was created with convenience and safety in mind to enhance the overall driving experience that matters so much to our customers.”
Stop by Wantagh Mazda today to learn more, and look for more Mazda vehicles to be compatible in the coming year.