Why Buy a Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a sophisticated crossover that’s perfect for busy commuters and active families alike. It’s loaded with advanced safety technology and offers impressive efficiency — which makes is perfect for drivers in Wantagh. Here’s what it has to offer.

Fuel-efficient commuting

If you’ve got a long commute, the Mazda CX-5 can help you slash your gasoline budget. This efficient crossover comes standard with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter engine that earns up to 30 mpg on the highway.[1]

Plenty of advanced amenities

Whether you’re a solo driver or you’ve got a family along for the ride, the Mazda CX-5 is designed to make long drives more comfortable. Up front, you can enjoy an available heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, while you can keep your kids cozy with the available heated rear seats. Plus, you can indulge yourself with leather-trimmed seats, a wireless phone charger, and convenient Mazda Navigation System.

A thrilling ride

Want more pep in your step? The Mazda CX-5 offers an available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo. It provides a thrilling ride by producing up to 256 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

Smart safety features

The Mazda CX-5 keeps you and your loved ones safe on your daily drive with a wealth of standard and available safety technology, including Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning System with Lane-keep Assist, and the Rear View Monitor. It even comes standard with i-ACTIV AWD®.

If you’re looking for a versatile family vehicle that doesn’t compromise on power or efficiency, check out the Mazda CX-5 at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

[1] EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

2022 MAZDA CX-5 Updates

2022 Mazda CX-5 | Wantagh, NY

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is getting a few significant updates to help keep it fresh. All models now get standard i-ACTIV AWD®, improving its off-road performance as well as its ability to find traction in inclement weather. That’s confidence that New Yorkers will probably find valuable at this time of the year.

The Mazda CX-5 also receives tweaks to the suspension and seats, both of which should make the ride even more comfortable. And at the front, the grille features a new three-dimensional mesh texture that should help the SUV stand out whether parked or in motion.

Under the hood, the Mazda CX-5 offers an available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Turbo engine that produces up to 256 horsepower with 93 octane fuel. It’s quick and smooth, with lots of torque at the low range, making it responsive at any speed.

Inside the cabin, you’ll find a 10.25-inch Mazda Connect™ display that you can control via touch, voice, steering wheel controls, or even the Multifunction Commander control rotary dial in the center console. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard, as well as a variety of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies like Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning.

Visit Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York, to check out the new Mazda CX-5 and see what’s new for 2022.

 

2021 Mazda CX-5 Earns Top Score in IIHS Side Impact Test

2021 Mazda CX-5 | Wantagh, NY

In October, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested 20 new small SUVs to see how they would hold up to a tougher side impact test. Only one vehicle earned the IIHS’ top score for side impact: the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5, which is an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, was the lone small SUV the IIHS rated good for side impact. IIHS’ new test uses a heavier, 4,180-pound barrier moving at 37 mph. Previous tests featured a 3,300-pound barrier traveling at 31 mpg. The Ring Structure unibody construction of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 allowed it to withstand the impact better than the other 19 small SUVs tested.

IIHS says that the goal of the new test is to more accurately simulate the effects of a crash with another SUV or pickup. And of all the vehicles put to that test, only the Mazda CX-5 passed with flying colors.

“We developed this new test because we suspected there was room for more progress, and these results confirm that,” says IIHS President David Harkey. “The good rating for the CX-5 shows that robust protection in a more severe side crash is achievable.”

Mazda continues to ensure that its vehicles offer the latest in active, passive, and driver-assist safety features. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 and other vehicles in the new Mazda lineup include standard i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies including Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection.

To learn more about the new 2021 Mazda CX-5, visit Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

Tips for Trading in Your Current Car for a New Mazda

Mazda CX-5 Trade In | Wantagh, NY

You’ve been driving around Wantagh, New York, in the same old car for some time, and you’re starting for fall out of love with the road. Find your passion again with the help of Wantagh Mazda. We make trading in your car easy, and you can put the full value toward your lease or purchase of a new Mazda CX-5.

Take Time To Tidy Up

Before you bring your vehicle in for a full evaluation, take some time to make sure it looks its best. Cars are graded by condition, so you may actually lose some value on your trade-in based on how it’s presented. Fixing little issues like scratches and dents where possible also helps you get the most value.

Do Your Homework

Before you visit Wantagh Mazda with your trade-in, make sure you’ve done some legwork. Figure out how much you owe on your current vehicle and gather up necessary paperwork like the title and information on your lender. To make sure you’re on the right track, you can also get an estimate of your vehicle’s trade-in value from resources like Kelley Blue Book or our Wantagh Mazda value your trade tool.

Trading in is a surprisingly simple process that puts you behind the wheel of a new vehicle you’ll love like the Mazda CX-5. To learn more tips about trading in your car for a new vehicle, contact the experts at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

Every 2021 Mazda Model Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

New Mazda Lineup | Wantagh, NY

Every model in the 2021 Mazda lineup has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, including the Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9.

The Top Safety Pick+ award is the highest safety honor granted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one highly coveted by all manufacturers. Many brands do not manage to earn even the standard TSP award for all of their models, least of all the more difficult TSP+ award.

In fact, Mazda is one of only two brands to have managed this impressive feat, and the only non-luxury brand to do so. To do it, all of its models had to earn the maximum safety rating in six crashworthiness evaluations ranging from moderate overlap front crash tests to head restraint tests. In other words, Mazda vehicles not only deliver awesome performance, flexibility, and interiors on par with luxury brands, but also top-notch safety.

It doesn’t stop there. To get a TSP+ award, vehicles also needed to earn an advanced or superior rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash avoidance. Every single Mazda model earned the top superior rating for the former, and three out of seven also earned the top superior rating for the latter.

Finally, to earn a TSP+ award rather than just a TSP award, the Mazda lineup needed to be offered with standard headlights that provide good or acceptable visibility.

In summary, if you’re looking to shop for a premium-feeling brand that provides excellent value and style along with industry-leading safety regardless of the model you buy, take a look at the 2021 Mazda model lineup at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. We have the 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award-winning lineup in stock and ready to lease.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Gets Some Exciting Updates

2020 Mazda CX-5 | Wantagh, NY

The Mazda CX-5 is already one of the best crossovers on the market — and it’s about to get even better for the 2020 model year. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 gets some exciting updates, including a new look for its key fob and badging.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 now comes standard with the advanced i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of driver-assist technology. This bundle includes smart technology like the Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Obstruction Warning, Adaptive Front Lighting, High Beam Control, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control. It also boasts premium features like rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, and Smart City Brake Support which can automatically engage the brakes to prevent or reduce the severity of an accident.

The upper trims also offer new refinements. The Grand Touring now sports paddle shifters, while the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature trims have a larger, 8-inch touch screen and a more powerful engine. While the 2019 Mazda CX-5 could deliver 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, the 2020 model pumps out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to these updates, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities, along with available heated and ventilated front seats, Caturra Brown Nappa leather trim, and the Mazda Navigation System.

Want to experience the 2020 Mazda CX-5 for yourself? Schedule a test drive at Wantagh Mazda.

Best Mazda Vehicles for Pet Owners

2019 Mazda CX-9 Interior

When you plan to drive with your dog, it pays to find a car that’s spacious, low, and provides a smooth ride. Check out these Mazda vehicles for pet owners, all of which have been applauded for being safe and comfortable for both animals and their owners.

Mazda CX-3

If your small family includes a single pup, the Mazda CX-3 might be the perfect fit. This subcompact crossover is small and easy to maneuver and park, making it ideal for urban settings.

You can also fold the back seats down to give your dog 44.5 cubic feet to stretch out in. Another bonus in this model is the standard rear-heating ducts and air conditioning, which will help keep your dog comfortable in any season.

Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a slightly larger crossover with five spacious seats. If you plan to travel with more than one dog, or with children as well, this is a great fit. Even with the rear seats up and the kids buckled in, there’s still 30.9 cubic feet of space for your furry friend behind the seats.

The Mazda CX-5 has low height, so it will be easy for dogs to enter and exit the vehicle. When you’re on the road, your pets will have an easier time relaxing, thanks to a smooth and quiet ride.

Mazda CX-9

With seven seats and a maximum of 72.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the Mazda CX-9 is the most spacious of the canine-friendly Mazda models. There’s plenty of room to store one or two crates, while still having room for human passengers.

This model also has many of the features that will keep dogs comfortable, like a smooth ride, tri-zone climate control, and available heated second-row seats.  

Experience each of these rides for yourself when you test-drive them here at Wantagh Mazda.

 

How to Prepare for Snow on Long Island

You have probably heard the winter predictions by now. If you haven’t, weather experts think we are going to have heavy winter this year with lots of snow. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, winter temperatures are expected to be closer to “normal,” which means cold, and precipitation will be “above normal.”

 

So, how can you prepare for snow on Long Island? The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the right vehicle. If you are worried your front-wheel drive sedan won’t cut it this winter, Mazda has a great lineup of crossovers—all with available all-wheel drive.

 

The CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 not only offer superior traction with their available all-wheel drive systems, but they come with great features like the MAZDA CONNECT™ system, an available Bose® sound system, and advanced safety features.

 

Along with the right vehicle, you also need the right tires. No matter which vehicle you drive, winter tires can make a big difference. They are designed using a special type of rubber that stays soft even when the temperatures are frigid. And, the unique tread patterns cut through snow and slush better than all-weather tires.

 

If you are looking for a new winter ride or just want a new set of tires, come visit us at Wantagh Mazda before the worst of winter arrives.

 

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Mazda SUV Safety

Mazda is a family-centric automaker that makes it a priority to offer vehicles designed for families of all ages and lifestyles. Traveling through the suburbs is a breeze in the Mazda CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9, but heading into New York City can be cause for concern. That’s why Mazda is packing in more safety features each and every year. Here’s a closer look at some Mazda SUV safety.

The latest addition to Mazda’s safety features comes in the form of Automatic Emergency Braking. The active safety technology will be standard on all new Mazda vehicles by September 2022. The system is currently standard or available on the Mazda CX-3 and CX-5.

Automatic Emergency Braking uses on-board radar and cameras to detect when a crash is imminent. Once a collision is detected, the system warns the drivers and adjusts the brakes for more rapid braking. If the driver fails to respond, the system will apply the brakes on its own.

Mazda SUV safety is growing with more active safety technologies making their way to the road each year. Automatic Emergency Braking improves driver safety by offering the capability to hit the brakes fast to avoid hitting pedestrians and other vehicles.

Federal Crash Test Results

Many consumers put much of their confidence in federal crash tests results. We here at Wantagh Mazda are happy to announce that the Mazda CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 all earned Top Safety Pick+ Ratings, the highest rating possible, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2017 Mazda CX-5 Road Trip Perks

A functional vehicle and luxurious form aren’t mutually exclusive features. In fact, they combine together perfectly in the 2017 Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 proves that a luxury-level crossover doesn’t have to be expensive or lack many of the utility-driven features that drivers love. To drive our point home, here are a few road trip perks of the Mazda CX-5.

Spacious Interior

The Mazda CX-5 is capable of seating up to five passengers, with plenty of space between them. There’s a total of 103.6 cu ft. of passenger space. No longer will kids be screaming about cramped conditions as you venture into New York City.

Having a full crossover will still leave plenty of room for cargo. With the rear seats up, the Mazda CX-5 offers a generous 30.9 cu ft. of cargo space. With the rear seats folded down, that space nearly doubles with 59.6 cu ft. of space.

Weight

There’s little doubt that maneuverability is key, especially when driving through urban areas like the Big Apple. The Mazda CX-5 weighs in at under 3,600 lbs., making it one of the few crossovers with extremely responsive handling.

Trailering

As for trailering capability, the Mazda CX-5 is capable of towing up to 2,000 lbs. when properly equipped. The standard four-cylinder engine offers a healthy 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque.

If that isn’t convincing enough, Mazda took the 2017 CX-5 on a fifteen-city, nationwide tour to prove just how great it is for a road trip.

See just how functional and luxurious the 2017 Mazda CX-5 can be with a test drive today at Wantagh Mazda.