Archive for the ‘Mazda Technology’ Category

What kind of engine does the 2020 Mazda CX-5 have?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
2020 CX-5 driving past a building

The Complete 2020 Mazda Engine Guide

You may have heard or read about how responsive and efficient Mazda engines are from a review or a salesperson. Those traits are definitely something most people want in their vehicles. But many vehicles have more than one engine option. For instance, most midsize crossovers have an available four-cylinder and V6 engine.

How about the CX-5? Does it have a V6 model? Does it have any options at all? What kind of engine does the 2020 CX-5 have?


How does my car’s wireless smartphone charger work?

Monday, February 10th, 2020
batter charge level indicators

How Wireless Smartphone Chargers Work

In a time when cables seem to be more plentiful than cobwebs, it’s easy to understand the desire to declutter. While doing so, you may have come across wireless charging pads. To those of us that know how finnicky wireless things can be (looking at you public Wi-Fi), being able to charge your phone wirelessly seems like a sham. Or at least pretty ineffective. It’s not, though.

Let’s look at how your car’s wireless smartphone charger works.


Does the 2020 Mazda3 have AWD?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
2020 Mazda3 hatch parked on city street

2020 Mazda3 Drivetrain Options

AWD is a highly desirable feature, especially in places where drivers have to contend with tough conditions. Heavy rain, snow, ice, mud, you name it. So, when a vehicle offers an AWD option, it instantly appeals to a wider market. As such, when looking to buy a new vehicle, many prospective buyers try to find vehicles with AWD. It’s pretty common for many SUVs and crossovers to have the option. It’s a little more special when sedans, hatchbacks, and the like have it, though. So then…

Does the 2020 Mazda3 have AWD?


2019 Mazda CX-5 Trim Differences

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
2019 Mazda CX-5 driving in the countryside

2019 Mazda CX-5 Side-by-Side Trim Comparison

The Mazda CX-5 has been one of the best-selling SUVs of 2019. Even at a glance, it’s easy to see why. The CX-5 is one attractive vehicle, but it also has the performance and build-quality to back that up. It combines the unrivaled athleticism that Mazda is famous for with the classiness of something more reminiscent of a European luxury vehicle. All at an affordable price point.

Honestly, the hardest thing about choosing a CX-5 is which trim level you should get. There’s a lot of features offered at higher tiers that aren’t readily apparent to the casual onlooker. Let us walk you through some 2019 Mazda CX-5 trim differences. (more…)

Does Mazda make electric cars?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Electric power billows unchecked from the void.

Mazda Electric Vehicles

The automotive world is continually becoming more electrified. Mazda is one of the most acclaimed automakers out there, but you may have heard less about their electric plans than those of other manufacturers. So what’s the deal? Does Mazda sell electric cars? If not, are they going to? (more…)

Is SKYACTIV® technology worth it?

Friday, July 26th, 2019
A diagram of SKYACTIV technology on a black background.

SKYACTIV® Tech on Mazda Vehicles

The word “SKYACTIV®” gets batted around a lot in Mazda circles. Most Mazda shoppers know it has something to do with engine technology, but what does it mean, exactly? Is it just an empty label used to sell more Mazda cars? Or is there something more to it?

SKYACTIV® is actually a process that encompasses the entire vehicle in an attempt to make it as fuel-efficient as possible; it’s about more than just the engine. Mazda has reworked their design of many key parts of their models in order to improve efficiency while still delivering the incredible performance they’re known for and keeping prices reasonable.

So, enough hype- does it work? Is SKYACTIV® technology actually worth it? (more…)

2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Engine: All You Need to Know

Monday, July 8th, 2019
White 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature sits in a parking area with the setting sun behind it. Under the hood lies the powerful turbocharged engine.

FAQs about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Turbocharged Engine

The standard engine on the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is pretty darn impressive; on most vehicles, it would qualify as the top tier available option. With Mazda, however, a beastly machine is what you get right off the bat. So what do you get when you want to upgrade the engine on your Mazda vehicle?

Upper trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 come endowed with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that earns the title of being one of the most powerful engines in the compact SUV class. Let’s get the lowdown on what this engine is and what it brings to the table.  (more…)

How to use the Mazda Navigation System

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
close up look at the Mazda infotainment screen

Mazda has a lot of comfort and convenience features in each of their models, which is one reason the esteemed automaker is finally getting the recognition they deserve. Today we’re going to take you through a brief tutorial of the Mazda Navigation System with a short video taken from Mazda’s YouTube account. You’ll learn just how easy it is to use, so if you have two minutes to spare, check it out! (more…)

SKYACTIVE TECHNOLOGY Will Make You One with the Road

Thursday, August 31st, 2017


In this days and age car manufacturers are doing everything they can to distance themselves from the competition. It’s an intelligent idea, but only so many original ideas can be produced before they start resembling those that have already been thought of. Mazda seems to have uncovered the jewels: they’ve incorporated high-quality material and features in their vehicles while providing them at a low cost and maximizing fuel efficiency. That’s quite a mouthful, so we’ll start with the groundwork: Mazda SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. (more…)

How to Adjust Mazda’s Active Driving Display Settings

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
2017 mazda3 active driving display

Mazda is dedicated to making driving safer and more convenient by designing features that can help with the everyday task of driving. To help with distractions Mazda has created its Active Driving Display feature. To keep our attention on the road, the Active Driving Display projects important information right in front of the driver. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to find out how to adjust Mazda’s Active Driving Display settings right here.   (more…)