Archive for the ‘Performance & Efficiency’ Category

What’s the Skyactiv-X mpg?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

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? (more…)

Is recommended car maintenance a scam?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Mechanic carrying a tire over his shoulder

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…

Is recommended car maintenance a scam? (more…)

Is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 a Good Car?

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
2019 Mazda CX-5 Exterior View

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. (more…)

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

Monday, September 16th, 2019
White 2019 Mazda CX-5 parked atop a parking ramp.

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? (more…)

How economical is the 2019 Mazda3?

Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Front passenger side exterior view of a gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

2019 Mazda3 EPA

The 2019 Mazda3 boasts many benefits, two of the greatest being its standout interior and driving pleasure. With such ample, robust performance, what does the fuel-economy come out to? Read on to learn the precise fuel-economy ratings for each iteration of the 2019 Mazda Mazda3. (more…)

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

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Silver 2019 Mazda CX-9 drives down a country road past some lovely yellow fall trees.

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? (more…)

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

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
An extremely shiny chrome 2019 Mazda CX-5 parked in a city.

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? (more…)

Are sedan cars fast?

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Blue 2019 Mazda3 drives down a dark street.

Sedan Speed and Performance

Though other body types have enjoyed more recent burgeoning popularity, the sedan is still the most successful type of car in automotive history. Dating back to the invention of the automobile, the sedan body type has simply made sense. And having now had over a hundred years to be refined and optimized, modern sedans are better, and more reliable, than ever.

But the average American still holds a mix of conflicting perceptions about the sedan. What can it do, and what can it not? What is it good for, and what’s better left unspoken? One of the most pertinent of these questions is: are sedan cars fast? (more…)

Get Into the Driver Seat of an Efficient Mazda SUV

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Fuel -Efficient SUVs in Milwaukee, WI, text below a driver side exterior image of a red and a gray 2019 Mazda CX-9

Fuel-Efficient SUVs in Milwaukee, WI

When it is time for you to upgrade to a comfortable and accommodating SUV you need it to have versatile interior cargo and passenger space while also providing the best possible fuel efficiency.  Mazda makes eye-catching SUVs that get equipped with a SKYACTIV® powertrain that provides it with plenty of horsepower, torque, and EPA estimated fuel economy.  Mazda has three SUV options to choose from and they are the 2019 Mazda CX-3, 2019 Mazda CX-5, and the 2019 Mazda CX-9.  You can see the performance and efficiency specs for each Mazda SUV option right here below and you can get behind the wheel of a fuel-efficient SUV at Hall Mazda serving the Milwaukee, WI community. (more…)

What 2017 CX-3 Trim Has AWD?

Friday, October 21st, 2016
2019 mazda cx-3 driving in snow

2017 Mazda CX-3 with All-Wheel Drive

The CX-3 is Mazda’s smallest crossover in their lineup of three SUVs. The CX-5 and CX-9 are the CX-3’s big brothers and size is the main difference between these three models. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 serves as a subcompact crossover in the lineup but it is just as well equipped as the other models, offering customers an economical choice for those who want a crossover. (more…)