How good are the safety scores for the 2019 Mazda CX-5?
The 2019 model year has been incredible for Mazda and its lineup of new crossover SUVs available at the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. This is especially true of the two-row Mazda CX-5 and three-row Mazda CX-5. For the current model year, the automaker has introduced new connectivity technology to its larger crossover SUVs, but today, we’re focusing on systems we hope owners and drivers will never have to use. So, how good are the safety scores for the 2019 Mazda CX-5? Well, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the midsize Mazda platform is one of the safest in its class as was worthy of its Top Safety Pick Plus designation – especially when its equipped with the latest safety technology. Read the rest of this entry »
New 2019 Mazda3 walk around videos from the Chicago Auto Show
The 2019 Mazda3 has captured the imagination of everyone working at the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. Since the new Mazda sedan and hatchback was unveiled at 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, our team has been dying to see it up close and learn more about it. We were lucky enough to have a Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog correspondent film a pair of new 2019 Mazda3 walk around videos from the Chicago Auto Show. Final information is still a little sparse, but our far-flung reporter was able to get some good views of both models and we’ve embedded those videos below. You can start the pre-ordering process for either body style today by making an appointment with a Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert today. Read the rest of this entry »
Can I order the Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition?
To say the automotive industry has had a positive reaction to the 30th Anniversary Edition of the Mazda MX-5 Miata would be an understatement. Since the limited-run version of the Mazda convertible was officially unveiled at the media-only portion of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, we’ve been getting a lot of calls from people wondering, ‘Can I order the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition?’ Unfortunately, as quickly as those calls came into the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom, even more calls flooded the North American headquarters of Mazda. In a matter of hours, all 500 special-edition Mazda MX-5 Miata vehicles available for pre-order had been reserved. However, more will be available eventually. This isn’t the first time the automaker has seen such a response to its convertible. Read the rest of this entry »
Is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3?
The next four to six weeks could be among the most interesting time periods in the automaker’s recent history. When the Chicago Auto Show opens later this week, Mazda will be showing off the 30th Anniversary Edition of one of its most popular models, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, in March, the big time European motor shows begin and there are signs the manufacturer is poised to make another splash with one of its crossover SUVs. So, is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3? File this under the category of ‘Strong Maybe.’ They have released a teaser image showing what could be the rear lights of a redesigned Mazda CX-3. Let’s take a look at what we know so far, and what we might be seeing in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »
New photos of the 2019 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback
The top brass at Gorman McCracken Mazda has received more details about when the all-new Mazda3 will be available. Our previous post revealed the performance specs for the new hatchback and sedan models, now we know that the vehicle will start arriving in March. In anticipation of its arrival, we’ve decided to publish these new photos of the 2019 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback. Each time a new photo or video comes into our email inbox, we get even more excited to get behind the wheel. We already know it will be more powerful than its predecessor and it will probably offer smartphone integration. But the real payoff will be the first time we send a new customer home in the 2019 Mazda3. Read the rest of this entry »
2019 Mazda3 Performance Specs and Engine Information
The Mazda3 has a well-earned reputation among automotive industry professionals. It’s one of several platforms that have been responsible for increasing the automaker’s profile with buyers. Recent developments around the Gorman McCracken Showroom have been centered on the manufacturer’s crossover SUVs. But we’ve finally learned a bit more about the 2019 Mazda3 performance specs and engine information. Drivers can expect the sedan and hatchback versions of the new Mazda3 to be significantly more powerful than previous versions and that the new Mazda3 will rank at, or near the top of both industry segments. The release of this information means we’re getting very close to the vehicle arriving at the Gorman McCracken facility. Read the rest of this entry »
Is there are CD player in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9?
Two of the most popular models in the Gorman McCracken Mazda inventory are the 2019 versions of the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. Not only do these platforms represent two of the best examples of performance and capability that have ever worn a Mazda badge, but the two vehicles are also among the most advanced in the crossover SUV segment. As more customers come by the showroom to learn more about our available lineup, our product experts have been getting a lot of calls, emails and text messages from people asking, ‘Is there a CD player in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9?’ The automaker has discontinued its in-vehicle CD player in its top two crossover SUVs. However, that doesn’t mean a drive in these vehicles will be silent. Read the rest of this entry »
What is included with the Mazda warranty package?
Mazda has quite a streak going among the rest of the automotive industry. The automaker has been named the “Best Car Brand” by U.S. News & World Report. There are a lot of factors that go into winning this award, not the least of which is how reliable each and every Mazda vehicle is designed to be when it leaves its production facility. As much work as goes into to ensuring that Mazda’s cars and crossover SUVs live up to the manufacturer’s standards, sometimes things don’t go as planned. To make sure owners are protected, Mazda has developed one of the longest-lasting and comprehensive warranties in the industry. So, what is included with the Mazda warranty package? Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »
Will Mazda ever make a hydrogen-powered vehicle?
The next few years are almost guaranteed to contain a flurry of advancements in automotive technology that hasn’t been seen since for a few generations. Most automakers, including Mazda, are always on the lookout for ways to make vehicles cleaner and more fuel-efficient. As it happens, a recent article posted on the Road and Track website seems to believe that Mazda already has the expertise it needs to be a leader in the industry. So, will Mazda ever make a hydrogen-powered vehicle? For American buyers, that is unclear at this point; but the manufacturer did briefly tow with this technology in its native Japan. Let’s take a look at why this could be a possibility. Read the rest of this entry »
How can I make my tires last longer?
One of the most common things you’ll hear around the Gorman McCracken Mazda Service Department is our technicians telling customers how important their tires are. Those humble rubber rings are a vehicle’s first line of defense when it comes to handling, braking and maintaining fuel efficiency. It would be in every vehicle owner’s best interest to find the best answer to the question, ‘How can I make my tires last longer?’ As it happens, the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog is here to give you the information you need. If you need to know something that isn’t answered here, please stop by the showroom or service department and one of our highly-trained experts will do their best to help you in any way they can. Read the rest of this entry »