Benefits of Leasing a Mazda in Wantagh, New York

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new vehicle in 2022, leasing may be an optimal choice. Leasing offers benefit that may make it a better option for you than financing. Leasing a Mazda comes with benefits all its own thanks to the great quality of the vehicles and potential to get even more enjoyment down the line.

Why lease a vehicle?

Leasing a vehicle is a great choice if you want the option to change into a new vehicle within the next few years. Once your lease ends, you can finance the remaining balance and purchase your vehicle, switch to a new lease or financing agreement on a newer vehicle, or turn in the keys and walk away.

You may want to consider leasing if you don’t drive more than 12,000 miles a year, want continuous warranty coverage and all-included service visits, and don’t mind not owning the vehicle you drive.

Why lease a Mazda?

Mazda offers one of the most advanced lineups today from the legendary Mazda MX-5 Miata to the family-friendly Mazda CX-5 to the all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50. And there’s much more to come as Mazda continues to evolve in terms of electrification. On top of all that, Mazda is a lading brand in terms of luxury-minded styling, exhilarating performance, and value.

Looking to make a change this year? Contact the finance team at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York, and see if leasing a new Mazda vehicle is right for you.

Five 2022 Mazda Vehicles Win IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Awards

2022 Mazda CX-5 Interior | Wantagh Mazda | Wantagh, NY

The bulk of the 2022 Mazda lineup has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a testament to the construction quality and safety technologies available in all Mazda models.

To qualify for the awards, they needed to earn the highest possible rating in each of the IIHS’s six crashworthiness evaluations as well as earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention — with both vehicles and pedestrians.

Additionally, all models to win the 2022 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ must earn a good or acceptable headlight rating for all standard and available headlights.

IIHS tested the 2022 Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9. All passed the necessary criteria with flying colors. The IIHS also introduced a new, tougher side impact test that will be part of the criteria next year, but the Mazda CX-5 already aced the evaluation.

“Achieving the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award is a reflection of Mazda’s commitment to providing advanced safety technologies that our owners expect,” said Mazda North American Operations President and CEO Jeff Guyton.

“Our wide range of safety technologies are designed to support, not replace the driver, which results in a more confident and enjoyable driving experience.”

Visit Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York, for a closer look at the 2022 Mazda lineup!

2022 Mazda CX-9 Available Now at Wantagh Mazda

The 2022 Mazda CX-9 is the ideal choice for drivers in Wantagh, New York, who need three-row comfort and exceptional style. With the Mazda CX-9, you’ll have room to grow, miles of driving to enjoy, and countless days of appreciating the premium quality Mazda has to offer.

New for 2022, the Mazda CX-9 now offers i-ACTIV AWD® standard for every model. That means that you’ll have superior all-weather, all-season confidence wherever your travels take you. You’ll get that confidence on top of a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine that delivers 320 horsepower with 93 octane fuel and returns up to 26 mpg on the highway.[1]

Mazda also ensures that the new 2022 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most styling, premium-feeling CUVs in its segment. Its curb appeal comes from the brand’s iconic “KODO: Soul of Motion” design, and its interiors are replete with rich materials and advanced technologies.

The finest, most shining example of excellence in the lineup is the 2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature. Mazda sets the top trim apart with a unique Titanium Gray Metallic front grille as well as Nappa leather-trimmed seats and available second-row captain’s chairs.

Interested in upgrading to a top-flite three-row crossover? The 2022 Mazda CX-9 is ready to test drive right here at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

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

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.

New 2022 Mazda CX-5 Gets i-ACTIV AWD® Standard

At Wantagh Mazda, we’re of the opinion that the Mazda CX-5 is one of the finest premium SUVs for drivers in New York. Mazda is helping prove that by offering a major upgrade for the 2022 Mazda CX-5 by making i-ACTIV AWD® standard for every model.

With i-ACTIV AWD®, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes tailor-made for handling winter weather and slippery springtime driving with deftness and poise. Not only will this make the Mazda CX-5 a smarter choice for all-weather driving and even light off-roading, but it doesn’t diminish the balanced performance thrills and efficiency that you expect from the SUV.

Mazda is also working to ramp up the enjoyment with the 2022 Mazda CX-5, updating ride quality and driving dynamics with features like Mazda intelligent Drive Select. Mi-Drivellives up to its name by letting you customize your drive every time you head out with unique drive modes. Other major improvements that enhance your driving experience include a more rigid frame and revamped damping as well as redesigned seats.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 will also see refreshed front and rear styling across the board, and the Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo will get new touches that help it stand out. In addition to sportier performance, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo will feature a gloss black grille and lower bumper and 19-inch black alloy wheels. Inside, you get a sleek black interior coupled with aggressive red contrast stitching.

Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York, is excited to offer the new and improved 2022 Mazda CX-5 this winter. Sign up to learn more and give us a call when you’re ready to take a test drive

Car Shopping Strategies for First Time Buyers

First Time Car Shopping | Wantagh, NY

Your first time buying a car can often be stressful and overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to expect. As such, when checking out a dealership’s inventory, be sure to keep these car shopping strategies in mind to have a smooth and easy experience.

Know what you need

If you begin the car shopping process before figuring out your wants and needs, you’ll end up wasting lots of time trying to decide between a wide variety of models. To narrow down your search, write down your must-have features and know what you’ll be using your car for ahead of time.

Find out your credit score

The better your credit score is, the better your interest rate will be on your car loan. For that reason, it’s important to check your credit score before car shopping so you know what kind of rate to expect and can budget accordingly.

Test-drive different models

Once you have narrowed down your search to just a few models, take them out for a spin. Test drives make it easy to compare cars and see how each one performs, so it’s imperative that you take one before making a final decision.

If you’re in the market for a new car, give us a call at Wantagh Mazda. Our staff will be happy to help you find the right car for drives in and around Wantagh, New York.

Are Drive-In Movie Theaters Making a Comeback?

Skyline Drive-In | New York, NY

Many industries have taken a hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but few can say to have been as strongly affected as the film industry. Because of social distancing guidelines, most movie theaters around the country have been closed since March.

While many plan to reopen by the end of July, going to the movies should still be seen as an unnecessary health risk. Fortunately, there’s a better alternative to the traditional movie-going experience: drive-in movie theaters.

Drive-in movie theaters were once extremely popular. They reached their heyday after World War II, with an estimated 5,000 theaters around the country in the late 1950s and mid-1960s. In 2020, only 306 drive-in theaters remain in operation in the United States.

In response to COVID-19, the film industry has had to adjust its approach to releasing films, and many studios have elected to release new pictures directly on digital platforms like Netflix. However, IMAX, Tribeca Enterprises, and AT&T have recently teamed up to create a summer movie program that will play a selection of new, classic, and independent films at drive-in theaters across the country.

“We’re excited to give people something to look forward to this summer and reinvent a classic movie-going experience for communities to enjoy together safely,” said Robert De Niro, co-founder of Tribeca Enterprises.

Could social distancing lead to the rise of a drive-in renaissance? Certainly, many outdoor gathering places that are currently unused could be converted into drive-in movie theaters. At Wantagh Mazda, our favorite drive-in theaters are the ISH Events’ Drive In & Outdoor Movies in Plainview and the Skyline Drive in NYC, which is perfectly positioned in Brooklyn to offer a lovely Manhattan skyline view while you enjoy your movie.

Wantagh Mazda wishes you and your family a safe and healthy summer. Remember to contact us with all of your vehicular needs.

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.

Long Island Fall Festivals to Celebrate the Season

Fall Festival Concert

Nothing says fall like a festival filled with food, beer, fun and family-friendly activities. Mark your calendars so you and your crew can celebrate the season at these Long Island festivals.

Long Island Fall Beer Festival 2019

Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Academy Sports Complex in Farmingdale, the Long Island Fall Beer Festival 2019 will feature the culinary creations of local vendors and food truck favorites. Of course, local breweries including Coney Island Brewing Co., Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Barnshed Brewing. Two Roads Brewing Company and more will have their finest creations available, too. Once you have something to delicious to eat and something refreshing to drink, head over to the Smash Ping Pong Lounge and challenge your friends to a lawn-sized game of bucket pong, Connect Four or Jenga®. Kids are welcome, too, as the festival will debut its new kids zone and a range of craft vendors.

The Oyster Festival

On Oct. 19-20, join approximately 150,000 of your closest friends at the “East Coast’s largest waterfront festival,” The Oyster Festival. Held in Oyster Bay, Long Island, the festival will feature a huge food court, pirate shows, family-friendly activities, a car show and amusement rides.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fall festival fun, schedule a maintenance check at Wantagh Mazda.

2019 Mazda6 Safety Features Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

2019 Mazda6 Exterior | Wantagh, NY

The 2019 Mazda6 recently earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS rates various vehicles in the industry based on six facets of crashworthiness, from front crash prevention to headlight visibility. The Mazda6 safety features give it great scores, due in part to the innovative design and the high-tech features offered on the 2019 model year.

According to The News Wheel, vehicles must earn “Good” in four of the six categories to become and IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Mazda6 earned “Good” and “Superior” scores in a variety of situations, the strongest of which was front crash prevention. Using driver assist technology, the Mazda6 can slow your vehicle in the event of an imminent crash to reduce damage.

The 2019 Mazda6 safety features include curve-adaptive LED projector headlights to change direction slightly based on where you’re steering. Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go technology uses cameras and sensors to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle up ahead. This tool makes long-distance drives a bit easier, so you can relax more behind the wheel. There’s also an optional 360-degree view monitor to expand your range of vision when navigating the car into tight parking spaces.

Test-drive the 2019 Mazda6 for yourself when you stop by Wantagh Mazda.