Archive for June, 2015

Mazda outscores Ford, Nissan, Honda, Toyota in 2014 JD Power Study

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Mazda JD Power APEAL Study

The results are in and Mazda once again proved its excellence in one of the industry’s most reputable studies — the JD Power Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. While Mazda didn’t claim the top spot, it outscored many of its top brand competitors, including Ford, Nissan, Honda, and Toyota, among others. (more…)

Check out Photos of the Incredible Mazda Racing Sculpture at Goodwood 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Mazda at Goodwood 2015

Mazda Racing sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Sad you missed this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK? Yes, many of us are. Luckily you can check out amazing footage all over the web from the races and other fun at the events. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this incredible sculpture featuring two Mazda racers atop 418 artfully place steel beams, well… you’re in for a treat! We’ve got a gallery of images here for you to check out.  (more…)

Mazda Gets Two 2016 Car and Truck of the Year Nominees

Monday, June 29th, 2015
MX-5 Miata 2016 Car and Truck of the Year Nominees

The Detroit Auto Show is still several months off, but we’re still excited for it, and today we have another reason to look forward to it even more. Both the Mazda CX-3 and the MX-5 Miata have been nominated for the 2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. (more…)

Easily estimate fuel savings

Friday, June 26th, 2015
Mazda MX-5 Fuel Efficiency

Even if gas prices are no longer advancing menacingly on the $4.00 per gallon mark like they were a year ago, driving a fuel efficient vehicle is still a great way to save money and lower your impact on the environment. Investing in a more efficient vehicle really adds up on savings in the long run, especially if gas prices rise again.

If you’re curious on estimating how much a new vehicle would save you on fuel, but don’t want to the headache of crunching the numbers manually, then head on over to our handy gas calculator and easily estimate fuel savings. (more…)

Advantages of a Hatchback

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
Advantages of a Hatchback Holiday Mazda Fond du Lac.

We love the Mazda3 here at Holiday Mazda, but we don’t talk about its very versatile variant enough: the Mazda3 Hatchback. There’s many advantages of a Hatchback when compared to its sedan siblings, but ultimately it comes down what you’ll be using it for. (more…)

Mazda Awards New 2016 MX-5 Miatas in Gaming Contest

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Mazda 2016 MX-5 Miata

A few months ago we wrote about a contest allowing the players of Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One to compete against each other for a chance to be flown out to the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Just this last week the big race at E3 happened, but instead of just one of them going home with the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, both were surprised with the highly coveted roadster. (more…)

Mazda CX-3 MPG Numbers Announced — And They’re Very Good!

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
What's the mpg for mazda cx3?

Mazda CX-3 MPG Rating

We’ve made no secret of our enthusiasm for the incoming all-new Mazda CX-3 crossover, and now we’ve got some long-awaited confirmation of what we’d been betting pretty heavily on all along: the fuel economy numbers are the best in class! That class, in case you were wondering, is the Subcompact Crossover Utility Vehicle, and includes popular models like the Mini Cooper Countryman, Chevy Trax, and Nissan Juke. The CX-3 takes them all on and conquers with its 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine, standard six-speed automatic transmission, and lightweight, efficiency-focused design. Read on for the official EPA-estimated MPG ratings for the Mazda CX-3, with both the standard front-wheel drive or the available i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive system: (more…)

Can you use regular oil in a Mazda?

Monday, June 15th, 2015
do mazdas need synthetic

If you drive a newer Mazda with SKYACTIV technology, chances are you’ve been told that you need to be using full synthetic oil –  or at least that you really should. So, we’re here to break down the facts for you: Can you use regular oil in a Mazda? What happens if you do, and what are the benefits of going synthetic? We’ll give you the straight answers you’re looking for and let you decide for yourself when you get your next oil change. (more…)

Mazda3 named a Best Budget Family Car by Parents Magazine

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Mazda3 named Best Budget Family Car

Another award for Mazda3! If we had a trophy case for all of these that keep rolling in (and, of course,  if trophies were awarded for these industry awards) we’d need to build another new Mazda store just to house them all! What’s the latest one? While a lot of the awards we’ve talked about here on the blog already have come from auto industry sources like Kelley Blue Book, The Car Connection, and Edmunds, this one actually comes from a well-known publication that’s got another focus entirely — parents!

Every year, Parents Magazine put together a list of the best family cars for that model year, and this years 2015 Best Cars for Families includes a section called “Best Budget Cars,” which is where you’ll find Mazda3! What makes the Mazda3 a great new car for families on a budget? We’ll go over some of the highlights here:


What are the best cars for college grads?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
best cars for college grads

It’s that time of year — school’s letting out for summer, and for a lucky (though surely deserving) slice of that newly-released student body, there’s no going back. Graduation is an exciting, challenging time in your life, with plenty of big decisions to be made in what feels like rapid-fire succession. While we can’t offer much guidance for you on the personal and professional fronts (unless of course you’re thinking something in the auto world is up your alley — then swing by our Careers Page!), we know that another big decision for a lot of grads is what kind of vehicle they’d like to own or lease as they embark on this new chapter.

What are the best cars for college grads?

You want something that’s going to be affordable, efficient, and reliable. You want today’s top tech features and maybe something a little unique. Autotrader recently put together a 10 Best Cars for Recent College Grads, and if you’ve been noticing a bit of a theme on our blog lately with regard to a certain sedan, you won’t be surprised to find out which one of our models made the list.  (more…)

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