Mazda3’s Infotainment Named Safest and Most Ergonomic

Mazda 3’s Infotainment Named Safest and Most Ergonomic | Wantagh Mazda | Wantagh, NY

The Mazda3 is an attention-grabbing machine not only for its outstanding style and thrilling, smooth performance, but also for its innovative tech that makes every drive more fun, connected, and enjoyable. One such notable tech feature in the Mazda3 we really appreciate is the touch-less infotainment system.

Instead of a touch screen found in new cars today, the Mazda3 opts for a rotary dial to help you control your entertainment and infotainment selections. The dial not only offers a unique look to the Mazda3, but it’s designed to be a safer tool than the touch screen interface most automakers rely on in their vehicles.

According to a study done by Germany’s Allgemeiner Deutsher Automobil-Club (ADAC), the largest motoring association in Europe, and the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Mazda’s approach is definitively safer than the rest. 

“The Mazda3 turned out to be the clear winner, because of the fact that the infotainment, navigation, and other vehicle systems are controlled via an ergonomically placed rotary dial, much like that which characterizes BMW’s iDrive system,” reports Sebastian Cenizo, writer for CarBuzz.com.

Mazda3 Highlights

The 2022 Mazda3 comes in a choice of two body styles: sedan and hatchback. The infotainment system features available smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

See the innovative Mazda3 touch-less infotainment system in action at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

Mazda Makes the Color White Even Better

Mazda is all about celebrating the beauty of clean design and subtle features — that’s why the automaker is stepping up its game with the new Rhodium White Premium paint color. While white car paint may sound simple — and maybe even boring — Rhodium White Premium breaks that stereotype by incorporating exquisite artistry, the latest technology, and unparalleled attention to detail.

Rhodium White Premium boasts a subtly metallic sheen and a fine grain, making it perfect for showing off the precise sculpting of Mazda vehicles. This simple-but-elegant exterior color is given exceptional depth by a three-layer painting technique. Its color layer boasts a newly developed pigment that allows the manufacturers to use 30% less paint — while achieving the same pure, rich color. By reducing the amount of resources used, Rhodium White Premium-painted models are more eco-friendly to produce.

The reflective layer is comprised of ultra-thin, high luminance aluminum flakes. This layer’s fine-grained nature enables it to be about 7% of the thickness of a typical reflective layer. It boasts all the beauty of a classic metallic paint while putting less strain on natural resources and producing fewer emissions. These two layers are then topped off with a glossy clear coat that protects the exterior and enhances its eye-catching shine.

Rhodium White Premium will be available on the brand’s upcoming models. When these stunning vehicles arrive, you’ll be able to see them in person at Wantagh Mazda.

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.

Mazda CX-70 Hybrid Preview

The upcoming Mazda CX-70 Hybrid is designed to make your daily commute more comfortable and efficient. While few details on this model have been officially confirmed, here’s a look at what this sporty two-row SUV is expected to have in store for drivers in Wantagh, New York.

Powertrain and efficiency

The experts at Car and Driver suspect that the Mazda CX-70 will boast a hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain. If this is the case, it could help you slash your gas budget with impressive fuel efficiency. Similar Mazda models offered overseas provide up to 39 mpg on the highway while churning out 323 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.[1]

Safety and technology

Like other models in the Mazda lineup, the CX-70 will likely be packed with features to help you make the most of your commute. It’s likely to boast a 10.3-inch infotainment screen and standard smartphone connectivity, so you’ll always have on-the-go access to your favorite apps and streaming services.

Much like other members of the Mazda lineup, it’s likely that the CX-70 will come with a robust suite of safety features, including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.

When more details on the Mazda CX-70 arrive, you’ll be able to get the scoop right here at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

[1] EPA estimate. Actual mileage will vary.

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.