Category Archives: Performance & Efficiency

2021 CX-5 parked on street curb

Should I put premium gas in my 2021 Mazda CX-5?

2021 Mazda CX-5: Which Fuel Should You Use?

When it comes to engine performance, the internet can’t seem to decide if premium fuel or regular fuel is better. And there are so many variables that a blanket recommendation should never be trusted. What should be trusted, though, is the manufacturer recommendation.

Here’s what type fuel Mazda recommends for the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

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2021 CX-5 driving on mountain road

Which 2021 Mazda vehicles have a turbocharged engine?

Which Vehicles in the 2021 Mazda Lineup Have a Turbo?

The 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine is capable of putting out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers trounce some of the best V6s on the market. And more Mazda models will have one than ever before.

Here are which 2021 Mazda vehicles have a turbocharged engine.

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2020 CX-5 parked on a city curb

How many MPG does the 2020 Mazda CX-5 get?

2020 Mazda CX-5 Performance, Fuel Economy, and More

It’s no surprise to anyone how well-received the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is. It’s spacious, practical, efficient, fun to drive, and feature-laden. While all those descriptors mean different things to different people, one of them is easy to quantify: efficiency. So, we’ll be doing just that.

Here’s how many mpg the 2020 Mazda CX-5 gets.

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What’s the Skyactiv-X mpg?

The New SKYACTIV-X Engine is Crazy Efficient

Unfortunately for the US, we still don’t know when we’ll be getting the SKYACTIV-X engine, except that it’ll be available on select 2020 models (so within the next calendar year). However, the 2020 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV-X motor is already available in Europe. That means two things: 1. A US release probably isn’t all that far behind. 2. We have definitive performance specs in real world conditions. Spoiler alert: the SKYACTIV-X engine is ridiculously efficient.

So, what’s the SKTACTIV-X mpg? Read the rest of this entry >>

Mechanic carrying a tire over his shoulder

Is recommended car maintenance a scam?

Recommended Car Maintenance and Why You Need It

For those of us without mechanical know-how or aptitude, car problems are scary and tend to sneak up on us. Maybe you’re driving to work and your engine starts making clunking noises or your brakes have been squealing for awhile and now you can feel one of your wheels wobbling like crazy through the steering wheel. Here at Hall Mazda in Brookfield, WI, we want to make sure that your ride stays in the best condition possible, so we’re here to answer…

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Exterior View

Is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 a Good Car?

Key Features of the 2019 Mazda CX-5

SUVs are a popular choice in today’s market, and for good reason. They offer the practicality and ruggedness demanded of an all-purpose vehicle, without sacrificing the luxuries that you might lose with a pick-up or the cargo space you’d lose with a sedan. We’ve done a bit of research on the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and we’ve come up with a few reasons why it might be worth your consideration. Read the rest of this entry >>

White 2019 Mazda CX-5 parked atop a parking ramp.

What’s the fuel economy of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel?

Diesel Engine Fuel Economy in the 2019 Mazda CX-5

After literally years of teasing, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel engine is here! And with 168 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque, this beast does not disappoint. Diesel fans will be sure to rejoice.

But many out there are also asking, what’s the fuel economy of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel engine? Read the rest of this entry >>

Silver 2019 Mazda CX-9 drives down a country road past some lovely yellow fall trees.

Does the 2019 Mazda CX-9 have a diesel engine?

2019 Mazda CX-9 Diesel

Diesel engines have several advantages: they get great mileage, they’re more durable over time, and they don’t need ignition tune-ups. However, the main reason many consumers are attracted to diesel engines is that they provide far more torque to the driveshaft than gasoline does. This results in increased acceleration, along with higher tow ratings.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is an excellent SUV that’s on many shoppers’ short lists. It’s got agile handling and tough performance, an upscale interior, and a long list of safety and technology features. One thing you may be wondering, however, is: does the 2019 Mazda CX-9 offer a diesel engine? Read the rest of this entry >>

An extremely shiny chrome 2019 Mazda CX-5 parked in a city.

Is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 all-wheel drive?

Available and Standard All-Wheel Drive on the 2019 Mazda CX-5

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And if the tough are smart, they’re equipped with all-wheel drive so that the going isn’t quite so tough after all. Getting through poor weather, off-road terrain, and sloppy roads can all be made easier with the additional traction, power, and handling brought about by a good all-wheel drive system.

We know the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a tough vehicle. But does the 2019 Mazda CX-5 have all-wheel drive? Read the rest of this entry >>