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Mazda CX-5 draws comparison to BMW

Mazda’s SUV Drawing More Comparisons to a BMW

Mazda’s lineup of SUVs has been performing particularly well on the mainstream auto market over the past few years. SUVs are currently topping the trend charts on the auto market, and many drivers have made the choice to switch from a classic 4-door sedan to an SUV or crossover vehicle. 

The affordability and value of the SUVs and crossover vehicles that Mazda produces have attracted many drivers who want to join in on the most recent SUV trend without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn what Mazda has in store for the future of one of its best-selling SUVs: the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV. 

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5 Essential Things to Know When Buying a Used Car

When you’re buying a used car, it’s important to do it the right way. Many drivers choose to buy used cars over new cars in order to save money on their next vehicle. For many drivers, buying used rather than new is a solid financial decision that gives you a top-quality car at a fraction of the price of a brand-new model. 

However, it is important to consider all of the factors that play into buying a used car before you make your purchase. In order to end up with a car that will serve you well for many years, it’s important to ask certain questions and inspect certain things about a used car before you buy it. If you don’t know which questions are the right ones to ask, look no further. If you’re in the market for a new-to-you vehicle model, keep reading to learn 5 things you absolutely should know about a used car before you agree to buy it. 

1. Its History 

Before you buy a used car, it’s important to know where that car actually came from. Who were its previous owners? Is it up to date on its scheduled maintenance services? Has it been involved in any previous accidents? You can find out all of this important information and more from a car’s vehicle history report. 

All you need to get a full vehicle history report on a car is that car’s VIN number. There are several online databases that allow you to download a full vehicle history report for virtually any car, just by running the car’s VIN number. 

2. Its True Value 

Every used car has something called a true market value. The true market value is the real, up-to-date estimated value that tells you how much a car is currently worth on the auto market. 

You can find the true market value of virtually any used car by running its VIN number through one of several online databases. Knowing the true market value of a used car before you buy it gives you the upper hand and the opportunity to haggle and negotiate the price you pay for that car if needed. 

3. How Much It was Driven 

It is important to consider the mileage of a used car before you buy it and weigh that mileage against the car’s age. Most drivers who use their car fairly regularly drive between 12,000 and 13,000 miles per year. That means that a used car that has been driven by previous owners for 5 years should have between 60,000 and 70,000 miles logged on it. 

Cars that have racked up too many miles in too short a period of time tend to have more natural wear and tear, which in turn leads to more maintenance issues that require repairs and part replacements. Ideally, you should try to find a used car that has fewer than 100,000 miles logged on it. Most modern vehicles last for a few hundred thousand miles in good, working condition, so purchasing a used vehicle with fewer than 100,000 sets you up for several good years with your new-to-you model. 

4. The Condition of Its Tires 

Before you buy a used car, inspect its tires carefully to determine their current condition. After all, a used car is worth much less if it is going to need a new full set of tires right away, so it’s important to know the condition of a used car’s tires before you agree to pay a certain amount of money for that car. 

First off, check all four tires of a car and their rims for any rust, dings, or imperfections. Then, examine each tire’s tread. Make sure that the tread of all four tires of a vehicle have been worn down evenly. If one or two tires have tread that is worn down far more than the tread on the rest of the tires, that’s a red flag that the vehicle might be out of alignment. 

It is also a smart idea to measure the tread depth of each tire. Tires in safe, drivable condition have a tread depth that measures 4/32 of an inch or more, whereas tires with a tread depth of less than 4/32 of an inch are not safe for the road and need to be replaced immediately. 

5. Your Financing Options 

Most people don’t have the money to pay in cash for a car up front—even if they’re getting a great deal on a used model. If you’re like most drivers on a budget, you’ll have to finance your car to pay it off over time. 

What to know when financing a car
What to know when financing a car

When you finance a used car, you have multiple options. You can finance the car directly through the car dealership from which you buy it, or you can finance it through a private auto loan. There are pros and cons to both of these financing options, and it is most effective to explore both options and weigh them against each other before coming to a final decision. 

For many drivers, buying a used car is a better financial decision than buying a brand-new car. In order to get the most for your money, use these 5 tips to help guide you in your car-buying process to ensure you end up with a new-to-you car of your dreams that will serve you well for many years. 

2020 Mazda CX-5

New Mazda CX-5: Big Things in Small Packages

In recent years, consumer demands have migrated away from classic, practical four-door sedans and toward crossover vehicles and SUVs. Many major auto brands, including Mazda, have capitalized on these shifting trends in the auto industry by enhancing their lineup of SUVs and crossover vehicles to satisfy consumer demands. The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV whose latest model was released for the 2020 model year and is currently one of the trendiest and best-selling SUVs in Mazda’s lineup. 

The newest 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers impressively smooth and speedy drive performance with plenty of power, fuel efficiency, an upscale interior and exterior with a luxurious look and feel, and a host of advanced safety and tech features that come standard in this compact crossover SUV. If you’re interested in making the Mazda CX-5 your next vehicle, keep reading for more details on 5 of the best features of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 that make this compact crossover SUV stand out among others in its vehicle class. 

Smooth and Powerful Performance 

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 does not disappoint with its smooth handling and powerful drive performance on the road. This compact crossover SUV offers impressive power, especially when compared with that of other vehicles in its class. 

If you choose to make the Mazda CX-5 your next vehicle, you have 3 different engine options for this compact crossover SUV. The standard base engine of the Mazda CX-5 is a four-cylinder engine that delivers 187 horsepower. The two upgraded engine options for this compact crossover SUV include a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 250 horsepower and a turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 168 horsepower. 

The Mazda CX-5 is agile and able to accelerate quickly and smoothly. Speedy acceleration and smooth handling makes the Mazda CX-5 both fun and easy to drive on an everyday basis for both practical daily transport and for leisure. 

Luxurious Look and Feel 

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is comparatively affordable, offering a great value for the amenities it provides with a starting price of just over $25,000 for the base model of the newest CX-5. Although its price is just slightly above average among other vehicles in its class, the Mazda CX-5 offers a luxurious look and feel that sets it apart from other in-class models. 

Luxurious looks and feel on the 2020 CX-5

The interior of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 looks and feels very spacious and offers plenty of room for both cargo and passengers, which is impressive for a compact SUV of the CX-5’s size. It is designed with upscale materials that give it a luxurious look and feel and boost the cabin comfort of Mazda’s 2020 CX-5 for drivers and passengers alike. In fact, the interior quality of the newest CX-5 model rivals that of luxury SUVs on the mainstream auto market in terms of upscale materials and passenger comfort. 

Efficient Gas Mileage 

Efficiency is another major demand among modern consumers who are browsing the mainstream auto market. Drivers overwhelmingly want to keep their carbon footprint smaller and the amount of money they spend on gas lower. 

SUVs are not renowned as the most efficient models on the auto market, but some of the best-selling SUVs on the market—the Mazda CX-5 included—have made significant progress in terms of fuel efficiency in recent years. 

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 gets up to 25 MPG on city streets and up to 31 MPG on the highway. These gas mileage ratings place the newest CX-5 above and beyond the vast majority of its in-class competitors in terms of fuel efficiency. 

User-Friendly Tech 

The Mazda CX-5 has been criticized for its infotainment system that some drivers consider to be outdated. However, the user-friendliness of the tech features that the newest CX-5 offers make up for its less-than state-of-the-art infotainment system. 

Tech-y amenities that come standard for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 include push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, two built-in USB ports for charging your mobile devices 

while on the go, and a Mazda Connect infotainment system with a built-in 7-inch touchscreen display. Additional available tech features include a premium Bose audio system and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. 

Standard Advanced Safety and Driver Assistance Features 

One of the brand-new features of the Mazda CX-5 is this compact crossover SUV’s host of newly standard advanced safety and driver assistance features. 

Advanced safety features that come standard in the base model of the SUV include but are not limited to lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, etc. etc. Available driver assistance features include a heads-up display, traffic sign recognition, and a premium surround-view camera system for easy parking. 

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is one of the top-rated compact crossover SUVs on the mainstream auto market. If you’re in the market for a new car that is both practical and fun to drive, choose the high-performing CX-5 and you won’t be disappointed. Contact us today to reserve your test drive.


3 Reasons Why the Award-Winning 2020 Mazda3 is the Best Compact Car on the Market

The 2020 Mazda3 is a fairly new addition to the auto market for the 2020 model year, but this compact car has already gained significant attention in the auto industry. In fact, it just may be the best compact car in 2020.

The recipient of a five-star rating from the National Highway and Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the winner of the 2020 World Car Design of the Year at the annual 2020 World Car Awards (WCA), the Mazda3 is one of the top-rated compact cars on the market for 2020. It is an all-around well-rounded compact car that exceeds expectations for modern vehicles within its class in almost every category. 

If you’re in the market for a new compact car, keep reading to learn five reasons why your next compact car should be a 2020 Mazda3. 

1. Advanced Safety Tech 

The 2020 Mazda3 is one of the recipients of a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA is a reputable organization that tests the safety and drive performance of modern vehicles and rates them based on their performance in various simulated crash tests. 

A five-star rating is the highest rating the NHTSA gives, and the Mazda3 earned all five stars for its stellar crash-test performance and variety of advanced driver’s aid and safety tech features. 

Every Mazda3 model is equipped with Mazda’s exclusive i-ACTIVSENSE safety technology system as a standard feature. This system includes a variety of high-tech safety features, including but not limited to acceleration control, driver attention alerts, adaptive headlights, lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, radar cruise control, and much more. 

2. Innovative Exterior and Exterior Design 

The 2020 Mazda3 was the recipient of the 2020 World Car Design of the Year award from the World Car Awards. The World Car Awards is a program through which a panel of more than 80 automotive journalists from more than 20 countries around the world select modern vehicles to win various prestigious awards based on their performance, design, etc. 

The newest Mazda3 wasn’t chosen for the World Car Design of the Year award for nothing. In fact, the interior and exterior design of the Mazda3 exceeds expectations—especially among other affordable compact cars in its vehicle class—in virtually every way. 

The exterior of the Mazda3 is, in a word, artistic. It is very unique and sets the Mazda3 apart from other compact cars on the road with its ultra-sleek appearance. LED headlights, daytime running lights, and combination tail lights add modern, trendy style and functionality to the exterior of every Mazda3 model. As for interior design, the Mazda3’s spacious cabin looks and feels luxurious. It is equipped with both high-end materials and plenty of room for all passengers. 

3. Sporty Performance 

It’s a lot of fun to drive a Mazda3. While the Mazda3 is not technically a sports car, it offers impressive sporty drive performance and a smooth, speedy ride. 

Equipped with a four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G 2.5-L engine, the 2020 Mazda3 is powerful and efficient. It reaches up to 26 MPG on city streets and 35 MPG on the highway. 

The easy-to-control 2020 Mazda3 is also equipped with SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS technology. This innovative and exclusive Mazda drive performance tech ensures a smooth, quiet ride and easy handling without any extra effort on the driver’s end. 

4. Abundant Amenities 

The 2020 Mazda3 comes with an abundance of amenities that make it feel more like a higher-end car than it really is. These amenities make owning the Mazda3 more fun and convenient for both drivers and passengers alike. 

In terms of entertainment tech, the 2020 Mazda3 is equipped with one of the top-rated infotainment systems on the market. This infotainment system comes with a built-in, user-friendly 8.8-inch touchscreen display in the center console of this compact car. The 2020 Mazda3 also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for effortless entertainment on the road. 

Plus, the 2020 Mazda3 comes with a remote keyless entry system and push-button start feature. These features are standard on every Mazda3 model, even the base model of this compact car. 

5. Affordable Price Tag 

Not only is the Mazda3 one of the best, highest-performing compact cars on the market, it also comes with a comparatively low price tag. One of the best things about the Mazda3 is its affordability. With a low starting price of just $21,500, the 2020 Mazda3 is surprisingly budget-friendly. 

Plus, the base model of the Mazda3 includes many advanced features as standard—such as this compact car’s host of advanced driver’s aid and safety tech features—that other modern cars offer as add-on options that are only available for an additional price. 

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself While Getting Your Car Serviced During COVID-19

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus—the virus that causes COVID-19—has led to drastic measures that have been put in place across the globe in order to help slow the spread of the virus and avoid overwhelming the critical care capacities of healthcare systems around the world. 

In the United States, these measures include the closure of non-essential businesses, widespread stay-at-home orders that encourage people to stay in their own homes and avoid socializing with members of other households as much as possible, and the implementation of social distancing guidelines nationwide. 

Through the COVID-19 outbreak, any facility that provides auto service and repairs is considered an essential business. That means you can still go get your vehicle serviced or repaired, even amid widespread closures of all non-essential businesses. 

Even though you can go get your car serviced during this time, many people are still concerned about the safety of taking their car in to get serviced during the outbreak of COVID-19. It is important to note that it is more dangerous to put off taking your car in for essential service or repairs than it is to take your car in to get serviced while the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe. Delaying essential services and repairs for your car greatly increases your chances of getting into an accident and injuring yourself or others on the road, and that’s not a risk you want to take. 

If you do need to take your car in to your local dealership or auto service facility to get your car serviced or repaired in the near future, here are 5 ways to keep yourself and others safe while getting your car serviced amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

1. Wear a Mask 

Face masks have been very influential in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask or other facial covering while in public prevents you from exposing others to COVID-19 and helps protect you from exposure as well. 

When you take your car in to get serviced or repaired, wear a facial covering at all times while out in public—especially while you’re near other people. Wearing a face mask is preferred, but covering your nose and mouth with a bandana, T-shirt, etc. is better than nothing in a pinch. 

2. Keep Your Distance 

It is widely thought that being within 6 feet of another person can expose you to COVID-19 and put you at risk of catching the virus. 

As such, it is recommended by healthcare experts around the world to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone in your immediate vicinity while out in public amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Keep this in mind while at your local car dealership or other auto service facility. 

3. Wash Your Hands and Face 

Washing your hands regularly is by far one of the best ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19. 

Wash your hands with soap and water for a duration of at least 20 seconds before you leave your house to get your car serviced and after you return home. It is also a good idea to wash your face after you have been out in public to remove any viral particles that may be on the surface of your skin near your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

4. Limit Your Exposure 

Limiting your exposure to other people is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. That means that it is much safer to go out in public once than it is to go out twice, even if you go to the same place both times. 

If you know that your car is in need of several different services or repairs or will be in need of another service in the near future, try to schedule all of these services and repairs for the same appointment. 

That way, you won’t have to risk taking your car in for service or repairs on multiple different occasions through the COVID-19 outbreak. Limiting your exposure to other people and places outside your home is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

5. Choose Carefully 

Social distancing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. If you need to take your car in for service or repairs, it is important to take your business to a dealership or other auto service center in your area that is being careful to follow all social distancing guidelines to keep their customers and employees as safe as possible during this time. 

If you are located in San Bernardino County or its surrounding area, consider taking your car in to get serviced or repaired at Fontana Mazda. Fontana Mazda is a top-rated official Mazda dealership that is committed to adhering to all social distancing guidelines inside their dealership and on-site service center facilities in order to keep their customers and team members as safe as possible. 

Fontana Mazda is currently open for service with limited hours, so give this top-rated Mazda dealership a call today to schedule an appointment if your Mazda is in need of service or repair. 


Why Should I Buy a 2020 Mazda?

Mazda is one of the most reputable major automaker brands on the mainstream auto market. Mazda produces reliable, affordable vehicles that are both practical and fun to drive for commuters, families, and car lovers alike. 2020 Mazda models keep the brand flourishing.

The versatility of Mazda and the cars they produce is a big part of what has kept Mazda at the forefront of major auto brands on the mainstream auto market since their initial founding a century ago in early 1920. 

Mazda consistently updates and upgrades the existing vehicle models in their lineup—in addition to releasing brand-new models for the global public to enjoy. With each passing model year, Mazda brings exciting updates to the mainstream auto market—and the current 2020 model year is no exception. If you’re interested in making one of the newest Mazda vehicles your next ride, keep reading to find out more details on 3 of the top-rated 2020 Mazdas on the market. 

2020 Mazda CX-5 

Mazda’s 2020 CX-5 is a two-row crossover SUV that showcases just how well Mazda is keeping up with increasing consumer demand for modern compact SUVs on the mainstream auto market. 

For the 2020 model year, Mazda’s CX-5 features a new turbocharged engine that helps this SUV deliver more power and speed more easily on the road. There’s no wonder why 2020 Mazda CX-5 is currently the best-selling Mazda model in the United States as a whole. This compact crossover SUV is ultra-fun and functional to drive, easy to control, and nice to look at to boot. 

2020 Mazda 3 

Although they are definitely shifting their focus more heavily to SUVs to keep up with changing trends and consumer demands on the mainstream auto market, the ever-reliable Mazda has kept some of their most iconic passenger sedans in their lineup. 

The 2020 Mazda 3 is one of these iconic passenger sedans that Mazda has chosen to keep in their lineup. This compact hatchback model features an updated and upgraded interior and exterior. The upgraded interior and exterior design of the Mazda 3 look and feel higher-end than they did in previous model years, which makes this compact hatchback seem more luxurious. 

One of the best selling points of the 2020 Mazda 3 that has gotten this model a lot of attention on the global auto market is its new diesel-type gas engine that offers impressive fuel efficiency—up to 27 MPG on city streets and 36 MPG on the highway—while delivering a good amount of power on the road. 

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

The Miata is one of the most beloved vehicle models in Mazda’s entire lineup. This sports car looks and feels much higher-end than its affordable price would suggest, and it runs reliably too. Practical, fun to drive, and nice to look at, the MX-5 Miata introduced a new and exciting option for sports car lovers on a budget when Mazda initially launched this model way back in 1990. 

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata’s availability on the mainstream auto market. To celebrate this milestone, Mazda launched the 2020 MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition. This special-edition Miata model is the same affordable compact sports car it has always been—just with some added exclusive features. Special anniversary-themed features of the MX-5 Miata include a bold Racing Orange exterior paint job and orange interior stitching, an Alcantara leather interior, and more. 

These minor design features add to the luxury sports car feel of the Miata without detracting from the character and functionality that have made the MX-5 one of the most popular vehicles in Mazda’s lineup for the past three decades. 

If you are in the market for a new 2020 Mazda and are located in the San Bernardino County area, check out Fontana Mazda first. Fontana Mazda is an official Mazda dealership that is based in the city of Fontana, California in San Bernardino County. 

This dealership’s lot is home to all of the top-rated 2020 Mazda models that are outlined above as well as a wide selection of new and pre-owned Mazda models that didn’t make this short list but are beloved by drivers across the globe. Stop by Fontana Mazda today to check out the wide array of Mazda models they have to offer. 

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Vehicles at Fontana Mazda

About Fontana Mazda 

Fontana Mazda is an official Mazda dealership that is located on S Highland Avenue in the city of Fontana, California in San Bernardino County. This Mazda-approved dealership offers a wide and diverse variety of Mazda sedans, sports cars, SUVs, etc. Fontana Mazda is home to an expansive selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned Mazda vehicles. In addition to Mazda models from the latest model year, Fontana Mazda also has an on-site inventory of high-quality used Mazda models and certified pre-owned Mazda models. 

All of Mazda’s pre-owned vehicles are in excellent condition, but they must meet certain rigorous standards in order to qualify for Mazda’s official certified pre-owned program. These vehicles must pass an incredibly thorough 150-point inspection and meet certain standards for age, mileage, etc. in order to ensure that every certified pre-owned Mazda is in pristine condition. Each certified pre-owned Mazda also comes with its own special additional limited warranties that are exclusive to the models in Mazda’s certified pre-owned program. 

In addition to their expansive inventory of new and pre-owned Mazda vehicles in pristine condition, Fontana Mazda is also home to a full-service service and parts center. This service and parts center offers scheduled maintenance services, major repairs, and genuine OEM part replacements to all Mazda vehicle models. 

Fontana Mazda welcomes customers from Fontana and throughout San Bernardino County and Southern California as a whole. This official Mazda dealership prioritizes customer service above all else. The team members at this car dealership are dedicated to providing above-and-beyond customer service to ensure that each and every one of their customers enjoys an above-satisfactory experience at Fontana Mazda. 

Top 2020 Mazda Models at Fontana Mazda 

Each year, a few models come out on top among the other models in Mazda’s lineup in terms of quality, reliability, etc. etc. For 2020, some of the top-rated Mazda models include the 2020 Mazda CX-5, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 2020, and the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Anniversary Edition. 

These top-rated new models are currently available on site at Fontana Mazda among this official Mazda dealership’s expansive inventory of new Mazda vehicles. Keep reading for more details on these top 3 Mazda models of 2020. 

2020 Mazda CX-5 

The Mazda CX-5 is one of Mazda’s most recognizable vehicles. It is an ultra-sporty two-row compact crossover SUV that is fun to drive like a sports car and functional and family-friendly like a classic SUV. 

Mazda’s 2020 CX-5 comes with upgraded tech and safety features, additional power with a turbocharged engine option, and other minor updates that help the newest CX-5 maintain its familiar charm while keeping up with ever-changing standards for new vehicles on the modern auto market. 

2020 Mazda CX-9 

A sporty three-row crossover SUV with an upscale look and feel, Mazda’s 2020 CX-9 blends together style and functionality to create a balanced vehicle that is as family-friendly as it is fashionable. 

The luxury look and feel of the CX-9 is a big advantage for this three-row crossover SUV, especially considering the comparatively affordable price of its base model—which rings up at slightly below $35,000. 

These 5 models are just a few of the top-rated new Mazda models that Fontana Mazda has in stock on their dealership lot. If you’re interested in one of the models above or any other new or pre-owned Mazda model from the current or previous model years, call or stop by Fontana Mazda today to check out your vehicle of choice in person and schedule a test drive. 

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition 

No list of the top 2020 Mazda vehicles would be complete without giving the MX-5 Anniversary Edition an honorable mention. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic, beloved MX-5 Miata from Mazda. 

For 2020, this affordable compact sports car comes with an exclusive Racing Orange exterior paint job and interior orange stitching, special wheels, and other minor exclusive features that make the MX-5 Miata’s 30th-anniversary edition feel special without disrupting the functionality of this compact car.


What’s New for Mazda in 2020?

A willingness to change and improve is essential for any automaker that wants to stay afloat on the mainstream auto market. Standards for new cars are constantly changing at an increasingly rapid rate as technology continues its exponential advancement, bringing with it a variety of previously unheard of innovations for new cars. So what will be in store from Mazda in 2020?

From an abundance of advanced safety and driver-assist features to state-of-the-art infotainment systems, customer expectations for features that should come standard in new cars continue to increase. This leaves automakers with no choice but to strive to meet and exceed these ever-changing expectations with the cars they produce in order to stay relevant on the mainstream auto market. 

Every year, major multinational automaker brands release updated vehicle models in time for the following model year. Cars for the upcoming model year are usually announced within the first quarter of the previous year and are released sometime in the fall of that year, although some models for the upcoming model year are released as early as spring of the previous year. That means that many cars for the 2021 model year have already been announced and are projected to be released within the next few months. 

Some of these vehicles undergo major redesigns and updates, while others are subjected to more minor changes or superficial facelifts. Some models are not updated at all between any two given model years. Until these cars are announced and ultimately released, it’s anyone’s guess what updates and innovations any given automaker brand may have up their sleeve for the cars in their lineup for the upcoming model year. 

Mazda is a Japanese multinational automaker that has been a major player among automakers on the mainstream auto market for more than a century. Mazda is known for producing a wide range of fun, fashionable, and functional vehicles—including passenger sedans, luxury sports cars, vans, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, etc. etc.—that are reliable, affordable, and enjoyable to drive. If you’re considering buying a Mazda vehicle this year or are already a loyal Mazda driver who wants to stay informed about important updates to Mazda models, read this guide to explore some of the most exciting new updates Mazda has announced for their 2020 vehicle lineup. 

  1. The Brand New 2020 Mazda CX-30 

For 2020, Mazda has added a brand new vehicle to its lineup with the launch of the Mazda CX-30. Mazda’s CX-30 is a compact crossover vehicle that is in line with the latest SUV-centric trends that are currently sweeping the mainstream auto market. 

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 combines some of the best features of some of the most beloved compact cars and SUVs in Mazda’s lineup to create a revolutionary compact crossover that is already projected to be a new, lasting fan favorite in Mazda’s lineup. 

  1. An Exclusive 30th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 

It has been 30 years since Mazda revolutionized the sports car market with the initial release of the Mazda MX-5 in 1989. The Mazda MX-5 is a practical, affordable compact sports car that combines a sporty, stylish, luxurious look and feel with reliability and functionality. 

To celebrate the MX-5’s past 30 years of success on the mainstream auto market, Mazda released an exciting, exclusive, and limited-edition MX-5 30th Anniversary Miata for 2020. This special anniversary edition of the MX-5 features exclusive Racing Orange exterior paint, an orange-stitched Alcantara leather interior, and other sporty and stylish features like 17-inch wheels. 

  1. Exciting Updates for the Mazda 3 

The Mazda 3 compact car has been a staple in Mazda’s vehicle lineup since its initial release in 2003. However, critics have faulted the Mazda 3 in recent years for falling behind in keeping up with the advancing standards for cars on the mainstream auto market—specifically in terms of high-tech features. 

One of the most notable features of the 2020 Mazda 3 is this revamped compact car’s exclusive Skyactiv-X engine. This Skyactiv-X engine is the newest exciting innovation from Mazda. It is a diesel-type petrol engine that uses charge compression ignition technology to combine a high level of power with impressive fuel efficiency that rivals some of the top hybrid cars on the modern auto market. 

The Mazda 3 offers updated advanced safety and driver-assistance tech for 2020 as well. The 2020 model of this beloved compact hatchback exceeds current industry expectations for high-tech safety with its comprehensive host of built-in and available safety and driver-assist features that have made the 2020 Mazda 3 an IIHS Top Safety Pick among sedans for 2020. 

Mazda has entered 2020 with some exciting updates and new additions to their existing vehicle lineup. Stop by your local Mazda dealership to check out these updates and innovations for yourself. 

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Why Should I Buy from Fontana Mazda?

If you’re in the market for a new—or new to you—car, figuring out where to actually buy that car can be a tough choice to make. After all, buying a car is one of the biggest purchases most people ever make in their lifetime.  For prospective car buyers who are located within the Inland Empire or throughout San Bernardino County, choosing Fontana Mazda as the place to buy your next car is a decision you won’t regret. 

The process of choosing, financing, and finally buying a car is complex and can be very stressful and confusing for many buyers. That’s why it’s important to make sure you choose a reputable dealership to help you through the process without taking advantage of you. 

About Fontana Mazda

Fontana Mazda is an official Mazda car dealership and service center located in the city of Fontana, California. This up-and-coming car dealership sells a wide range of both new and used Mazda models. The on-site service center at Fontana Mazda offers scheduled maintenance services, repairs, and part replacements for any Mazda vehicle. The sales team at this dealership also offers financial planning services for their valued customers. 

Although they are located in Fontana, Fontana Mazda is proud to serve customers who come from throughout the Inland Empire, the greater San Bernardino County area, and beyond. After all, Fontana is often referred to as “the crossroads of the Inland Empire” because of the centralized geographic location that makes it a convenient destination from several cities throughout the Inland Empire and its surrounding areas. 

3 Reasons to Buy from Fontana Mazda 

So what is it that sets Fontana Mazda apart from the many other car dealerships in the Fontana area? 

Keep reading to discover 3 reasons why it’s worth it to buy your next Mazda from Fontana Mazda. 

  1. They are Dedicated to Their Customers 

Fontana Mazda is an emerging car dealership in the Fontana area. As such, they are dedicated above all else to building a positive reputation for themselves as a reputable dealership in the area. Of course, the best way to do that is to offer outstanding customer service to build lasting connections with their customers and keep them coming back, which is exactly what Fontana Mazda strives to do every day. 

Prioritizing customer service above profits, each and every team member at Fontana Mazda is ready and eager to go above and beyond to make sure that all of their customers leave the dealership satisfied and continue to turn to Fontana Mazda again and again for all of their future car sales and service needs. 

  1. They are a Full-Service Dealership 

Fontana Mazda is much more than just an average car dealership. They are a full-service dealership with a full sales and service team and an on-site service center. No service is too big or too small for the team at the Fontana Mazda service center to handle. Two manly mechanics check the oil dipstick under the hood of a vehicle.

The team of technicians at Fontana Mazda’s on-site service center performs scheduled maintenance services, major repairs, and part replacements with genuine OEM parts. All of the technicians in the service center at Fontana Mazda are trained and certified to work on Mazda models using cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art tools and equipment. 

In addition to sales and scheduled maintenance and repairs, Fontana Mazda offers a wide range of automotive services—including financial planning services to help minimize the stress and confusion of the process of financing your new car. 

  1. They Offer a Wide Inventory of Mazda Models 

Fontana Mazda is home to one of the widest selections of new and used Mazda models of all the Mazda dealerships in the area. When you choose to buy a Mazda from Fontana Mazda, your options are nearly limitless. 

With more than 400 different Mazda models on their lot at any given time, Fontana Mazda offers a wide range of new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Mazda cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, vans, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, etc. etc. to ensure that each and every one of their valued customers ends up with the car of their dreams. 

If you are located within the Inland Empire, San Bernardino County, or its surrounding area and are in the market for a new or used Mazda model, call or stop by Fontana Mazda today to discover what they have to offer you. 

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