Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
The 2021 Mazda Vehicles That Get Touchscreens
Last year, we here at a Hall Mazda near Milwaukee wrote up a piece showing you which 2020 Mazda vehicles had a touchscreen. It also covered which 2020 Mazda vehicle trims had access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We decided to do it again for the 2021 model year.
Here are the 2021 Mazda vehicles that have touchscreens and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatibility.(more…)
The History of the Glove Compartment
Known by names like cubby-hole, cubby, and jockey box, this feature is a staple on every single vehicle on sale in the US. Here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee (and in many other places), we call it the glove compartment or glove box. But why do we call it that?
Today, we’ll show you how the glove compartment got its name.(more…)
2020 Mazda Vehicles Ready for Cold Weather
Tomorrow is the first day of autumn! With autumn comes shorter days, beautiful fall colors, and…colder weather. That’s right. And while some of us love the colder months, no one likes getting into a cold car, sitting on cold seats, and having to wear gloves just to hold a cold steering wheel. And don’t forget about scraping the windows and mirrors so you can see. Luckily for us here in the Milwaukee area, most Mazda vehicles come with great features to mitigate all that discomfort.
Today, we’ll show you at which trim level every 2020 Mazda vehicle gets cold weather features including heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors, and multi-zone automatic climate control.(more…)
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.(more…)
Which 2020 Mazda Vehicles Have Touchscreens? The Complete List
Mazda Connect is the proprietary multimedia system found in every 2020 Mazda vehicle. It is controlled via the command knob or touchscreen. Which type of screen the vehicle has dictates how it is controlled. So then, which vehicles are controlled with which format?
For instance, does the 2020 Mazda CX-5 have a touchscreen or only a command knob?(more…)
The Mazda CX-30 Has Lots of Tech
The automotive industry has been abuzz with the release of the Mazda CX-30, a compact crossover SUV meant to fill the space between the CX-3 and the CX-5. Critics’ and customers’ feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, leading more and more people to look into the stellar vehicle. One of the reasons people are loving it is the sheer amount of technological integration it has.
Let’s take a look and answer:
Does the Mazda CX-30 have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?(more…)
New 2020 CX-30 Features Revealed
The 2019 Los Angeles Auto show just wrapped up. There were some doozies present, to be sure. One of the showcases that blew our socks off was the 2020 Mazda CX-30 American debut. We finally got an up-close-and-personal look at what the newest Mazda crossover SUV has to offer. And it’s pretty spectacular.
So let’s take a look at the new details, like the 2020 Mazda CX-30 price and trims. (more…)
Mazda Announces Return of Signature Rotary Engine
Yeah. Really. It’s back. Let’s talk about it.
Mazda is going to bring back the rotary engine. (more…)
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…)
How to Decide if you Need a New Car
Some people say you need to trade up every two years to minimize your car’s value depreciation. Others refuse to own vehicles under 20 years old. Chances are that everyone you know has a different bit of advice that they swear by when it comes to getting new vehicles.
We here at Hall Mazda did some research and have come up with a few questions to consider in order to help you decide if you should stick with your old ride or upgrade to a new one. (more…)