Electric vehicles are becoming more popular as more consumers are realizing the need for environmentally friendly automobiles and as electronic technology has advanced. You can drive longer on a single charge, and you can find charging ports in more places, making electric vehicles more desirable. Plus, you can earn tax credits for driving electric, and you’ll save a lot on gas.
Previously, Mazda enthusiasts weren’t able to take advantage of this technology, but all that is changing. Soon, Mazda fans will be able to buy the first Mazda electric vehicle, the MX-30 EV, a stylish and sophisticated SUV. Here’s what we know so far about this exciting new electric SUV:
Mazda’s new electric technology is being called the “e-Skyactiv” electric powertrain technology. The powertrain is a front-wheel drive system that puts out the equivalent of 143 horsepower (107kW). The battery is a 35.5kW lithium-ion battery, which means you’ll be able to easily charge it on a network of electric charging ports.
The battery is capable of AC charging at 6.6kW or of DC charging at up to 50kW with the CHAdeMO or CCS standard. The charging options ensure that you have greater flexibility to be able to charge the SUV whenever (and wherever) is needed. With DC charging, the battery can go from 0 to 80 percent in just 40 minutes.
One of the most important questions that buyers have when considering electric vehicles is how far it can travel on a single charge. After all, you don’t want to be constantly charging the vehicle, and you never want to get stuck in a place where you can’t easily charge it (such as when you’re on a road trip). The good news for Mazda buyers is that the new MX-30 EV has a range of 200 kilometers (or 124 miles). That’s plenty to handle your daily commute and then some, as well as longer, weekend trips.
Mazda said it is also working on a version of the MX-30 EV that will have a range extender. The model would pair a rotary engine with the electric motor to increase the driving range between charging.
The new MX-30 EV will have a bold yet streamlined style. Mazda says that “its uncompromisingly simple styling emphasizes the MX-30’s beauty.” There is an aerodynamic design and clean lines, creating a styling dynamic that is up-to-the-minute. There is no pillar between the doors, which open “barn door” style. The front door has to be opened in order to access the half, rear door.
Right now, it’s not clear when the MX-30 EV will be available in the United States. Mazda says the SUV will go on sale in Europe in the fall. Auto industry insiders speculate the SUV will go on sale in the U.S. later in the year or early in 2021. Automotive regulations seem to be determining the release date. When the MX-30EV does go on sale, you can expect to find it at Seacoast Mazda. We’ll be to help you learn all about this exciting new electric vehicle!
A lot of car maintenance articles focus on preparing your car for the winter months, when the freezing temperatures, ice, and snow wreak havoc on your car’s parts and systems. However, you also need to perform special maintenance to get your car ready for those sunny months when everything seems easy breezy – during the spring and summer.
Here are a few things you can do to get your Mazda ready for the summer months so that you get the best performance out of it:
Check the Tires
Chances are good that you’re going to want to take a trip or two during the summer. You might want to just head to the beach for the weekend, or you might want to take a longer summer road trip. Either way, you need good tires to ensure a safe ride.
Now is the time to check the health of your tires. Note the tread depth, and look for any signs of balding or other damage. Rotate the tires or have them changed as needed.
Replace the Wiper Blades
Rain is more common in the spring and summer. If your wiper blades aren’t working properly, you’ll end up with smears all over your window – which will be made worse when the sun shines on them and creates a glare.
Check your wiper blades now and replace them as necessary. That’s a quick fix that you can even do yourself.
Check the Fluids
Fluid levels can change with fluctuating temperatures. You don’t want to wait until you start your vehicle up or get stranded on the side of the road to find out that your car is low on certain fluids. Take this time to check things like the oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and more to make sure they are the right levels. Or take your car to a mechanic to get the fluids checked and filled as necessary.
Wash the Outside and Inside
Over the winter, your car may have become caked in snow, road salt, and other debris that can degrade and dull your car’s exterior. You need to thoroughly wash the outside of your car to clean it of any remaining contaminants.
Make sure to clean the inside of your car also to get out any dirt or stains left behind by mud, melted snow, and more from the winter. You should air out the car and deodorize it, as well, so that you have a fresh ride all summer long.
You can do all this summer maintenance yourself, or you can bring your vehicle down to Seacoast Mazda for professional service. Our technicians will inspect your vehicle and make recommendations for repairs or maintenance to make sure your Mazda is road ready all summer long. Doing this maintenance will help you enjoy a summer of driving, as well as to extend the life of your Mazda. If you think your current Mazda has seen its last summer, we can also help you find a new one from among our affordable selection of new and used vehicles. Visit us today!
The Mazda CX-9 has always been a safe car. But improvements can always be made to be better. That’s exactly what Mazda did this past winter. It made modifications to the headlights on the CX-9 to improve the SUV’s overall safety rating. Now, it’s a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
A Closer Look at the Safety Ratings
The IIHS previously rated the 2020 Mazda CX-9 was rated a Top Safety Pick, which is already very good. The SUV earned ratings of “Good” – the highest ranking possible – for all crash testing, including small overlap front for the driver and passenger side, moderate overlap front, and side. It also received Good rankings for roof strength, head restraints, and seats.
The one “negative” mark on the scorecard for the CX-9 was a “Marginal” rating for the headlights. Mazda upgraded the headlights, and now they are rated as “Good.”
Mazda updated the CX-9 to have curve-adaptive headlights. Previously, the headlights were static. The new headlights create improved visibility, which has earned the CX-9 the improved safety rating.
In addition to updating the headlights on the CX-9, Mazda has also updated the optional headlights on the 2020 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback. Both vehicles were already rated a Top Safety Pick Plus by the IIHS, which is the highest safety rating.
Dating for the Updates
Mazda updated the headlights on the CX-9 starting in December 2019. What that means is that there are 2020 Mazda CX-9 models for sale that have the older headlights, and there are some models for sale with the newer headlights.
You aren’t likely to notice the difference just by looking at the headlights. What you need to look for, instead, is the date of manufacture. You can find this by looking on the inside of the driver door. There should be a sticker there with information about the vehicle, including the date of manufacture. Look for vehicles that were produced in 2020 to be sure that you have the newer, safer headlights.
Other Safety Features
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has numerous other safety features that make it a great choice. Daytime running lights are standard, as are blind-spot detection and front-crash detection systems for vehicles and pedestrians. Optional equipment includes lane departure warning and lane departure prevention.
If you are looking for a family vehicle, or you just prioritize safety when you are evaluating potential new vehicles, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 has much to offer. Not only is it one of the safest vehicles on the road, but it is also a gorgeous SUV that handles well and that offers plenty of comfort and convenience features to make driving fun.
Visit us at Seacoast Mazda to check out the 2020 CX-9 and to take it for a test drive. You’ll fall in love with this stylish SUV, and you’ll love the way it drives. You’ll also feel confident driving it, knowing that it has the highest safety rating possible. Visit us today to learn more!
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is an all-new small crossover vehicle from Mazda. The production of small crossovers is increasing as people are buying more SUVs. How does the 2020 Mazda CX-30 work for you? Find out more about this vehicle, what it offers you, and how it drives below.
When you step into the 2020 Mazda CX-30, you have comfortable seating for five people. This vehicle has a high-class interior with options like leather upholstery, a leather wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and more. The cabin also just looks great. It is filled with high-quality materials that make it look and feel luxurious.
You start your Mazda CX-30 engine and you can feel the 186-horsepower. This vehicle comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 186 pound-feet of torque and the same amount of horsepower. This vehicle has extremely responsive handling whether you are turning in town or on the highway. You also get good fuel efficiency with an estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.
As you are driving, you have safety technologies looking out for you, but these technologies aren’t intrusive. All Mazda CX-30 models feature safety technologies like a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure waring, adaptive cruise control, and driver-attention monitoring. These features can help look out for you, but they never take the driving away from you.
Also, as you are driving your 2020 Mazda CX-30, you have access to some great infotainment technology. There is an 8.8-inch color display screen that allows you to control music, entertainment, and more. This display screen can be controlled by voice commands so that you don’t have to take your hands off the wheel. If you don’t want to control this with your voice, you can do so with a rotary knob on the center console. When it comes to interior technology, you have features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 12-speaker Bose stereo system, wireless device charging, satellite radio, and more.
As you can see, there is a lot to love about the 2020 Mazda CX-30, but don’t just take our word for it. See what others have to say about this vehicle:
MotorTrend tells us, “Between its enjoyable drive and coddling interior, it’s easy to look forward to pressing the CX-30’s starter button and getting where you need to go.”
Motor1 talks about taking the Mazda CX-30 for a test drive, “The braking offers confident grip but at the same time, softness in the vehicle’s pitch so that you and your passengers’ heads don’t suffer stop-and-go whiplash. The steering is Mazda precise, reactive to driver inputs but never too taut or too twitchy. Turning is effortless and intuitive.”
US News and World Report says, “With responsive steering and good feedback from the road, the new CX-30 upholds Mazda’s reputation for fun-to-drive vehicles. It’s easy to pilot this crossover as you would a sporty sedan, thanks to its controlled body motions.”
As you can see, there is a lot to love about the Mazda CX-30 and the driving experience it offers. If you want to take this vehicle for a test drive yourself, come down and check it out at Seacoast Mazda.
The Mazda Miata is an exciting sports car to drive. This sports car convertible offers you a fun driving experience with incredible handling, great acceleration, and a comfortable interior. Learn more about what is new for this vehicle in 2020 below.
What’s New for the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
There are a few new features to be found on each trim level of the 2020 Miata. Check out the details of these new features below.
- Sport – The Sport is your base trim for the 2020 Miata. For 2020, this trim level now features many driver assistance features standard. You now get features like blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning standard. This can help you stay safer while you are driving your 2020 Mazda Miata.
- Club – The Club trim is your second trim option. For 2020, this trim gives you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. These features help give you the ability to stay connected to your technology through your vehicle. You can have access to music, apps, phone contacts, text messages, and more through your Miata with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features.
- Grand Touring – The Grand Touring is your highest trim option for the 2020 Mazda Miata. This vehicle will also feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in it for 2020. In the Grand Touring model, you get some additional performance features for the 2020 model year. This top-level trim gives you features like sport suspension, limited-slip differential, and new Bilstein shocks.
The addition of some of these technology features for the new 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata makes this vehicle a more attractive one than ever. It will definitely be worth the investment to have the addition of safety features standard, as well as the option of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology. There are also some additional performance features that can be found in the Grand Touring models that have a manual transmission.
Same Great Performance
For 2019, the MX-5 Miata upgraded its engine for more power and performance. For 2020, you get the additional performance features mentioned above, but you also get the same great performance from the previous year. This vehicle is home to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 181-horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. This vehicle also gives you impressive handling and great balance to make your driving experience more enjoyable. Also, for a sports car, you get great fuel economy in the 2020 Miata with 26 city and 34 highway miles per gallon.
Exciting things are happening for the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata. This is a vehicle you will want to watch out for. The 2020 Miata now has safety features standard, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on its higher trim levels. If you have any questions about the 2020 Miata or any other Mazda vehicle, you can reach out to us at Seacoast Mazda.
Some exciting changes are coming to the midsize Mazda CX-9 SUV for 2020. This SUV will have some new features, upgraded performance, and more standard features. Below, we are going to check out some of the changes and new features you can expect to find on the 2020 Mazda CX-9.
What is the Mazda CX-9?
The Mazda CX-9 is a midsize SUV with seating for up to seven people depending on your trim level. Mazda vehicles like the CX-9 are known to be fun to drive, as well as providing you with the features you need for your everyday life like cargo space, technology features, and comfortable and luxurious interior space. This SUV is getting some added features for the 2020 model year, so it can be even better for you. Learn more about some of these features below.
What is New for the Mazda CX-9 in 2020?
For 2020, the Mazda CX-9 has some performance upgrades and some added features. Check out the specifics right here.
- Performance Upgrades – The Mazda CX-9 has been home to a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine for a few years now. However, for 2020, this engine has received an upgrade. This engine now gives you 320 pound-feet of torque. This is a jump from 310 pound-feet in 2019. In addition to the extra torque, the 2020 CX-9 is also giving you a new traction control system called the Off-Road Traction Assist.
- Safety Features Standard – Also, for 2020, safety is coming standard in the base level CX-9 trim. In the past, safety features like the i-Activsense safety features were available as an option, but for the new model, they will be standard features. These standard safety features include lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking. These features will help look out for you and your loved ones during your everyday driving, and now, they will not cost you any extra.
- Trim Level Changes – There will also be some changes to different features offered on each trim level. As mentioned above, the base Sport trim will now have standard safety features, but it will also have heated front seats, heated mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The Touring trim level adds features like a new 9-inch touchscreen, a new key fob, and power-adjustable second-row seats. Your Grand Touring trim will now have third-row USB ports, a hands-free power liftgate, and heated second-row captain’s chairs. The top-level Signature trim adds different Nappa leather upholstery colors, as well as a center console between the second-row captain’s chairs. At every trim level, you will have more features offered standard.
What are your favorite changes for the 2020 Mazda CX-9 model? The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has some exciting new features for you, so you will want to put it on your list to test drive. Also, if you have any questions about this vehicle or any other Mazda, feel free to reach out to us at Seacoast Mazda.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. This vehicle is an impressive sports car that offers you incredible performance and a stylish look.
The 2020 MX-5 Miata gives you a sleek and smooth style that is inspired by roadsters of the 1960s. This vehicle has features like round taillights that nod back to its heritage, but it stays up to date as well, with features like LED low beam and LED high beam lights. This convertible sports car is available with a soft top, or a hardtop called a retractable fastback.
What else does the 2020 MX-5 have going for it? You can check out more details about this vehicle below. You can learn all about what the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata has to offer you.
The Mazda MX-5 is not the sports car that offers you the most power, but it offers you one of the most fun performances. This is because the MX-5 Miata accelerates quickly, handles superbly, and is excellently balanced to maximize the overall performance.
For 2019, the Miata upgraded its engine. The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 181-horsepower for an increase of almost 30-horsepower from the previous engine. This engine also gives you 151 pound-feet of torque, and it can be paired with a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, the Miata is also impressive. This vehicle gives you 26 city and 34 highway miles per gallon, which is impressive for a sports car.
This vehicle gives you excellent handling, and it offers some additional performance features. You can get features like Brembo brakes, Bilstein shock absorbers, a sport-tuned suspension, and a limited-slip differential. The Mazda MX-5 Miata can get you from zero to 60 in less than six seconds. This vehicle has a performance that you have to try out for yourself.
The MX-5 Miata is not just about performance. This vehicle also offers you a great interior and some impressive technology. You have interior options like leather upholstery, Nappa leather upholstery, Recaro sport seats, and more. You can also get heated seats in your MX-5 Miata.
When it comes to technology, the Miata offers you a 7-inch touchscreen, the Mazda Connect infotainment system, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, two USB ports, and keyless entry. You also have safety technology features like rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic headlights.
Clearly, the MX-5 Miata has a lot of great things going for it. This vehicle is an exciting one to drive and a fun vehicle to be in. Are you looking to upgrade to a new Mazda MX-5 Miata? This vehicle will be headed your way soon, and it is something to look forward to. If you have any questions about the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you can reach out to us at Seacoast Mazda for more information.
Mazda is bringing you an all-new compact crossover vehicle for the 2020 model year. This vehicle is the 2020 Mazda CX-30. Learn more about what this vehicle is and what you can expect from it below.
What is the Mazda CX-30?
The Mazda CX-30 is a new crossover vehicle for the Mazda lineup. Mazda already has three SUVs: the CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9. This new crossover will be a compact vehicle that will fit between the CX-3 and the CX-5 to give you another option when it comes to a small SUV.
How Big is the 2020 CX-30?
As mentioned above, the Mazda CX-30 is bigger than the CX-3, but it is smaller than the CX-5. The CX-30 will be 173 inches long, 70.7 inches wide, and 60.6 inches tall. This vehicle will sit on a 104.5-inch wheel base. This makes it a few inches longer and a bit wider than the current Mazda CX-3. That means that you can expect the 2020 CX-30 to offer you slightly more cargo space and passenger space than the CX-3.
What Can You Expect for Performance in the CX-30?
When it comes to performance, Mazda always makes vehicles that are fun to drive. The CX-30 will be no different. This vehicle will be home to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This vehicle is also expected to have a couple of other engine possibilities. You may see a 1.8-liter diesel engine in the CX-30, and the CX-30 might eventually become a home for Mazda’s all-new Skyactiv-X engine. This Skyactiv-X engine is a gasoline engine that uses compression ignition to give you better performance. It combines the best characteristics of a gasoline engine and a diesel engine.
What Features Does the Mazda CX-30 Offer?
The Mazda CX-30 will have a lot to offer you on the inside in terms of features. This vehicle will have a lot of comfort and technology features. For example, it will be home to the new seat design that was recently released from Mazda to help support your body.
The new 2020 CX-30 will also have a lot of technology features for you. There will be a new 8.8-inch display screen that will be operated by a rotary controller. You will also have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to keep you connected to your apps and phone contacts. The CX-30 will also offer you a 12-speaker Bose stereo for your listening enjoyment.
The Mazda CX-30 will also have some great safety technology features standard. This vehicle will be home to Mazda’s i-Activsense suite of safety features. This includes features like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, front cross traffic alert, rear cross traffic alert, pre-collision braking, and more. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 will also have a new Driver Monitoring System. This system will watch the driver’s face for signs that the driver is not paying attention or they are tired. This feature will alert you if you are not keeping your eyes on the road, and it will also use the forward collision alarm sooner if you seem distracted.
The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 is coming your way soon. It will be home to a lot of great features and a great design. If you have any questions about this vehicle, reach out to us at Seacoast Mazda.
Mazda always focuses on design that places emphasis on performance and style. Their vehicles are known to be expertly styled and extremely fun to drive. Mazda is able to bring many factors together to give the ultimate performance like in vehicles like their fun Mazda Miata. However, Mazda has been bringing some new ideas to the table recently. They have been working on a Skyactiv-X engine, a new CX-30 crossover, and more. Most recently, Mazda has been discussing its all-new electric vehicle. Find out more about the Mazda MX-30 EV right here.
What is the Mazda MX-30 EV?
This vehicle will be an all-electric compact crossover vehicle. This vehicle has a long hood and a sporty posture. This vehicle does not look like many of Mazda’s other vehicles, but it has more of its own unique design. Mazda designers are playing with the idea of the “beauty of subtraction” with this new vehicle.
Under the hood of this electric crossover, you will find an e-Skyactiv powertrain. This engine has a 35.5-kWh lithium ion battery. This battery gives you 105 kilowatts of power and 195 pound-feet of torque. There are no exact numbers for the range of this EV yet, but you can expect to hear more about that soon.
What Else Can You Expect from This Vehicle?
Electric vehicles help the environment with their lack of emissions. However, the inside of the Mazda MX-30 EV will also work on sustainability and helping the environment. This is because the interior will incorporate cork and fabrics made from recycled materials. You can expect recycled seat upholstery and cork for trim throughout the vehicle.
However, the interior of the MX-30 EV will still have impressive features that you have come to expect from Mazda vehicles. The interior, while made of many recycled materials, will be comfortable and luxurious. There will also be excellent design and attention to detail.
You can also expect to get some great safety and technology features in the Mazda MX-30 EV. However, the exact features for the interior are unknown right now. Many 2020 Mazda models are offering the i-Activsense suite of safety features standard, which includes features like blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. There will also likely be some great technology features like touchscreen displays, the Mazda Connect infotainment system, and smartphone integration. You will have to wait to learn more.
As you can see, there is already a lot to love about the Mazda MX-30 electric vehicle. The combination of excellent design and powerful performance will come together for this Mazda electric vehicle. This vehicle is still in its early stages, so it is not available in the US yet, but hopefully it will be soon. When we learn more about this electric vehicle, we will be sure to share it with you, but in the meantime, if you have any questions about the MX-30 or any other Mazda vehicle, you can come down to Seacoast Mazda.
The National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame present an award called the William V. Campbell Trophy. This is a prestigious award given to scholar athletes, and this year, Mazda is sponsoring and presenting the award. Learn more about this below.
What is the William V. Campbell Trophy?
The William V. Campbell Trophy was first awarded in 1990. This award was named for Bill Campbell who was a former football player and coach at Columbia University. This award is a sought-after trophy, and it is given to student athletes that meet the highest standards for performance on the field, academic excellence, and leadership in the community. Players that win this award are more than just great football players, they also have commitment to academics and the community.
Who has won this award in the past?
The William V. Campbell Trophy will be awarded for the 30th time this year, and Mazda is excited to be a part of the process. This is a prestigious award, and you may recognize some of the names of people who have won it in the past. Check out a few of the previous recipients below.
- Peyton Manning, 1997 – Many people recognize the Peyton Manning from his many years as an NFL quarterback. Before the NFL, Peyton Manning went to the University of Tennessee where he won the William V. Campbell Trophy in 1997. He is now a retired NFL player and philanthropist.
- Tim Tebow, 2009 – Tim Tebow is another recognizable name. Tebow played for the University of Florida where he won the Heisman Trophy as well as two National Championships. However, he is known for more than being a great player, which is why he won the Campbell award in 2009. He is now a non-profit chairman and a TV broadcaster.
- John Urschel, 2013 – In 2013, John Urschel won the Campbell Trophy. Urschel played at Penn State where he was a two-time All-Big Ten offensive lineman. While at Penn State, Urschel completed a bachelor’s a master’s degree in mathematics. He then went on to play with the Baltimore Ravens. After a couple of years, he enrolled in a full-time doctorate program at MIT.
For the 2019 Campbell Trophy, finalists will be announced on October 30th, and the winner will be presented on December 10th at the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
Why is Mazda sponsoring this award?
This year, Mazda is launching is Power of Potential Platform. This platform was developed so that Mazda can give back and honor individuals who are using their potential and helping others. Part of this platform for Mazda includes sponsoring the Campbell Trophy.
“For three decades, the William V. Campbell Trophy® has recognized individuals who best reflect humility, dedication and inventive approaches to overcoming challenges. These individuals have a strong commitment to their teammates, academics and community,” said Dino Bernacchi, chief marketing officer for Mazda North American Operations. “Born out of Hiroshima, Japan, Mazda holds dear that same philosophy: pushing past boundaries, realizing potential and inspiring others to do the same.”
Be sure to be on the lookout for the finalists and the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy this year!