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2020 Mazda 6

What’s New for the 2020 Mazda 6?

Mazda 6: 2020


The Mazda 6 is a mid-size passenger sedan that has been an integral part of Mazda’s vehicle line-up since its initial release on the mainstream auto market in 2002. The Mazda 6 model is now in its third generation and has undergone many updates, upgrades, and redesigns throughout the past two decades—almost—since it first hit the market. For the 2020 model year, the Mazda 6 is available in 5 different trim levels—the Mazda 6 Sport, the Mazda 6 Touring, the Mazda 6 Grand Touring, the Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve, and the Mazda 6 Signature. The starting price of the 2020 Mazda 6 is
refreshingly affordable at just under $25,000 for the Mazda 6 Sport base model. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Does the 2020 Mazda6 have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The 2020 Mazda6 has nimble handling and steering which provides an enjoyable driving experience. However, people are looking into the smartphone compatibility of vehicles. As more people have smartphones now, they prefer to have the option to connect their phone with their vehicle.

People particularly want to know if a vehicle has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as they have grown in popularity in the past few years. So, does the 2020 Mazda6 have Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™? Simply put, yes it does. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mazda Connect

Top 3 Best Mazda Infotainment Apps

Mazda Infotainment

Mazda Connect—Mazda’s exclusive infotainment system—has it all. Equipped with a built-in navigation system, tons of entertainment options, smartphone integration with automatic Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and much more, Mazda Connect keeps you informed and entertained on the road. It also helps minimize driver distractions by providing drivers with a full menu of hands-free voice command options. Downloading apps on your smartphone or other mobile devices that can connect to your vehicle while you’re on the road can help you get the most out of your high-tech Mazda Connect infotainment system. Are you in need of some inspiration? Here are 3 of the best Mazda infotainment apps out there. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mazda 6 with chassis and engine showing skyactiv technology


traIf you’re looking to buy a Mazda you’ve probably noticed that some of them have a SKYACTIV® logo on them. You may have wondered what it is and how it affects the Mazda driving experience. So, what is Mazda SKYACTIV TECHONOLOGY? SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY was introduced in 2012 by Mazda as an option to improve the engine, transmission and chassis of their models. Keep reading to find out more about this Mazda technology. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

Mazda CX-5: Competing vs. Honda CR-V

Honda and Mazda are both major reputable automaker brands that mass-produce and distribute top-selling vehicles worldwide. The vehicles that these two automobile manufacturer giants produce often end up head-to-head, competing for a top spot on the mainstream auto market within their vehicle class.

The Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V are in fierce competition to be the best of the best in their class. The CX-5 and the CR-V are both high-performing, safe, reliable compact SUVs that have both received glowing reviews in the press since the release of their newest models. Read the rest of this entry >>

Shiny 2020 Mazda3 and grey 2020 Mazda6, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

What’s the difference between the 2020 Mazda3 and the 2020 Mazda6?

2020 Mazda3 Vs. 2020 Mazda6

The 2020 model year Mazda vehicles are pouring onto dealership lots as we speak (er, write), and we couldn’t be more excited. Six months from now the “2020” designation will be the norm, and a year from now it will seem like old news, but for the moment it’s on the very cutting-edge and we’re going to enjoy it while we can.

Two models we’re particularly happy to see are the 2020 Mazda3 and 2020 Mazda6. Both vehicles get some slight additions for the 2020 model year. The Mazda6 gets a new keyfob and trunklid badge on its top Signature trim, but mostly it’s still riding high on the three redesigns its been blessed with over the past six years. The Mazda3, for its part, gets new standard equipment (all trims now include the i-Activsense driver assist suite).

Both these machines are, as always, tempting. What is it exactly that sets them apart? Read the rest of this entry >>

A gravestone reads, "RIP Key Fob." Two purple skulls hover on either side. On the far left, a man holds a presumably dead key fob in disgust, while on the far right a man grieves in sorrow for his lost fob.

How do I start my Mazda if my key fob dies?

Though we love the new conveniences brought along by key fob technology, we’ve got to admit: it can be a real bummer when the battery dies. At times like that, we often find ourselves yearning for the good old days, when keys didn’t need batteries; you just put them in a hole and turned.

Luckily, you’re not entirely out of luck if your Mazda key fob dies. True to form, the automaker has thought ahead and included a solution to this issue. So, what does one do if their Mazda key battery dies? Read the rest of this entry >>

A woman surrounded by flying dashboard warning lights with exclamation points plugs her ears and tries to hold in her scream. A giant red exclamation light illuminates to her left.

What does the Mazda exclamation light mean?

It’s clear that warning lights are important. When there’s a flashing red indicator on your dash, it can be hard (albeit tempting) to ignore that your Mazda is trying to tell you something. The challenging part, however, is determining exactly what it’s attempting to communicate.

One type of warning light that seem to be sending particularly pertinent messages are any that include an exclamation point.  There are several exclamation point warning lights on Mazda vehicles. What do they mean? Read the rest of this entry >>

Mazda vs Honda

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

Honda and Mazda are both major players in the automaker industry.

These two Japanese multi-national automaker corporations both produce reliable, affordable, and diverse lines of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Both automakers are renowned for their common ability to develop vehicles that are simultaneously practical and fun to drive. Read the rest of this entry >>

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When should I change the oil in my 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Recommended Oil Change Intervals

We all know oil changes are important, but knowing exactly when to get one performed on your particular vehicle can be difficult. If you’ve got a 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, you’re piloting an incredibly fun-to-drive machine filled with the latest in tech. But, like any car, it still needs to get its oil changed.

When should you change the oil in a 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

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For residents of the USA and Puerto Rico:

When the wrench indicator light turns on, it’s time to replace the oil in your 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The maximum oil change interval should be every 12 months or 7,500 miles.

The manual transmission oil should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.

Rear differential oil should be replaced only if this component has been submerged in water.

The above figures apply as long as you are not operating your car with extended periods of idling/low-speed operation, or commonly driving in dusty conditions. If you are doing these things, then the engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year or within 7,500 miles since the last change. Whenever you replace the oil in this case, reset the oil change data in your 2019 MX-5 Miata regardless of what the interval light says.

For Residents of Canada:

Replace your engine oil and filter every 6 months or 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers); whichever comes first. Replace your manual transmission oil every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 2 years. Rear differential oil should only be replaced if that component is submerged in water.

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Things to Note:

  • All of the times/distances on this page apply as “whichever comes first.”
  • If it’s time for an oil change in your Mazda vehicle, hit up an authorized Mazda dealer, such as us here at Fontana Mazda. We know your Mazda vehicle best, and how to service it just the way it needs.

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon!