WHAT IS RADAR CRUISE CONTROL FROM MAZDA?
MAZDA MODELS WITH AVAILABLE RADAR CRUISE CONTROL
Have you heard of the new radar cruise control feature from Mazda? It’s a fairly recent addition to the suite of features available from the brand and it is already trickling into most of the lineup. We’ll tell you all about this wonderful feature and we will also give you a rundown on the Mazda models with available radar cruise control.
HOW DOES MAZDA RADAR CRUISE CONTROL WORK?
Radar cruise control is the evolution of cruise control. Now, not only can you set the speed that you want your Mazda to go, but you can also set the following distance. When equipped with radar cruise control, your Mazda will automatically slow down and match the speed of a slower vehicle in front of you. Once the vehicle is gone or speeds up, your Mazda will speed back up to your desired speed. It does all this with a millimeter wave radar system.
WHAT IS STOP AND GO?
The stop and go function is a further refinement of the Mazda radar cruise control system. If a car in front of you stops, so will your car. This was the case before, but with stop and go, after that car accelerates away you can give the accelerator a simple tap of the pedal, and your Mazda will accelerate and resume radar cruise control operation. This makes Mazda radar cruise control with stop and go perfect for handling traffic jams and other such driving conditions.
WHICH MAZDA MODELS AND TRIMS HAVE RADAR CRUISE CONTROL?
Most of the Mazda lineup for 2018 has the wonderful new radar cruise control system available. In fact, the Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9 all get this feature standard at the Touring trim level and above. Though the Mazda CX-3 doesn’t have radar cruise control for 2018, it does add it to the new 2019 model on the Grand Touring trim.
As of this writing, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the only available 2019 model from Mazda. With this in mind, it is quite possible that the 2019 Mazda3 models will have radar cruise control available as well. As for the Mazda MX-5 Miata, it really is anyone’s guess if the model will get the feature in the future.