4 Reasons To Buy a Crossover Vehicle

As families grow, the need for a multi-use vehicle, like the 2017 Mazda CX-5, becomes more apparent. Travel sports, extra friends and lots of junk require a car with plenty of space. Since minivans and station wagons are passé and SUVs can be expensive, many families are filling the gap with a crossover vehicle. Dealerships like Westowne Mazda offer plenty of crossover options.  


The term “crossover” is relatively new. It came into fashion as a catchall description for compact SUVs and rounded minivans. For shoppers, crossovers offer plenty of benefits. Here are four. 


  1. More Car than SUV


Before the crossover, families moved away from the minivan and toward the SUV, but were turned off by the SUV’s rough, truck-like ride. Crossovers provide the opposite experience. Because they are built on car frames, crossovers deliver a more comfortable experience for drivers and passengers. 


  1. Better Fuel Efficiency Than SUVs


In general, because they are more compact, crossovers provide plenty of extra space for sports equipment, strollers and suitcases, and shun the higher gas mileage SUVs are known for. Some manufacturers even offer hybrid versions of their most popular models. Hybrid vehicles are a combination of gas engine and electric motor.  


  1. Creature Comforts are Common


As the crossover becomes the family vehicle of choice, manufacturers are making sure to include all the creature comforts motorists expect. For many families, third-row seats are must, and many models are making sure to fit those in. Drivers can also expect plenty of tech innovations, such as Bluetooth-enabled dashboards and drop down television monitors. 


  1. Pricing Fits Many Budgets


When manufacturers first introduced the SUV, the cost to own one could be a budget breaker. Even today, the retail price of a true SUV can reach upwards of $30,000 or more. Because of how they are manufactured, often borrowing features, so to speak, from a manufacturer’s midsize models, crossovers are more affordable. Base-model crossovers often start at $20,000. Some bare minimum models are even less expensive. 

The 2018 Mazda MX and What You’ll Want to Know

There are a lot of great features in the new 2018 Mazda MX you’ll want to know about. Here at your local Westowne Mazda dealership we want to help you find the information you’re looking for when choosing your next vehicle. Here’s why we think the new Mazda MX is a great choice.


The Drive

The phrase “driving matters” is important to Mazda. When they say this they mean everything about the drive from the way the car handles to the little details that make it complete. They’ve designed every system of the new MX to work together to reach the peak of efficiency. The SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control system is one of these systems. This system adjusts the power delivery and shifts the weight of the vehicle in order to help reduce fatigue to the driver.


Safety First


Mazda prides itself on creating vehicles with the top safety ratings and the Mazda MX is no different. They’ve built active safety technology into their cars with the intent of helping drivers know when there’s a potential hazard. These include visual and auditory signals to indicate proximity to other cars or obstacles which put to use of radar and camera technology to help you say aware of your surroundings.
Fuel Efficiency

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency among mainstream automotive manufactures Mazda is one of the top companies when it comes to fuel efficiency. In fact they’ve held this title for four years running. With a fuel efficient vehicle you can feel confident that the environmental impact is less that it might be with other types.
Now that we’ve told you about the new Mazda MX you don’t have to take our word for it. Whether you’re looking for fuel efficiency, safety, or a great drive, the Mazda MX may be the car for you. Visit the dealership and see for yourself. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help answer any question you may still have.

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX Fits Your Lifestyle

If you’re in the market for a sleek and spacious crossover vehicle, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX is a worthy standard trim level to check out. The car accommodates five people and allows you to switch the seats into multiple configurations to suit needs whether you’re carrying people, bulky gear or both.

Feel Confident During Every Drive


Canadian winters can be intense, but thanks to the available i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive feature on the 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX, you can relax despite ferocious weather outside. Made with technology that monitors driving conditions 200 times per second, the component offers predictive capability that automatically delivers more traction when needed and even boosts fuel efficiency.


Also, Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control is a standard feature on this vehicle. This award-winning perk integrates the engine control, transmission, chassis and body to help you feel more connected to your car, especially while driving on challenging roads.


The designers of this capable vehicle also understood that people would appreciate being able to see behind them while backing out of parking spaces. That’s why the 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX offers a specialty wide-angle camera that gives you an exterior view of what’s near your car’s rear.


Whether you’re interested in buying this car for adventurous road trips or to make your daily commute go more smoothly, it’s easy to see that it offers the confidence-increasing characteristics you need to rediscover the joy of driving. Give it a test drive today.


Feel Like Family at Westowne Mazda


At Westowne Mazda, the owners are always on site to answer questions or otherwise provide assistance. When you visit us, we want you to feel like you’re coming to a warm and welcoming place regardless of if you are purchasing a new 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX or getting an older Mazda serviced by our knowledgeable technicians. Come see us soon and receive excellent service that turns you into a loyal customer.

2017 Mazda 3 Trim Models

The 2017 Mazda MAZDA3 is a wonderfully fuel-efficient compact car. It comes in three trim styles: sport, touring and grand touring. It gets great ratings from consumers on comfort, value, performance and reliability. It is a fun car to drive and keeps everyone comfortable and happy.


Mazda 3 Sport


The sport trim has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that gets about 37 mpg on the highway. It comes with a keyless remote entry and push-button start. It even comes standard with a rearview camera, so backing up is easier than ever. The MAZDA Connect infotainment system comes with a seven-inch full-color touchscreen display and voice command. On the exterior, you get daytime running lights, clear lens halogen headlights and 16-inch steel wheels.


Mazda 3 Touring


The mid-range trim comes with the same 2.0L engine as the sport trim. It delivers 155 horsepower and 150lb-ft of torque. The wheels are upgraded to 18-inch alloys. You get to leatherette seat trim and are outfitted with advanced blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. The sport trim comes with air condition with a pollen filter, but the touring trim dual-zone automatic climate control also with a pollen filter.


Mazda 3 Grand Touring


With this trim, you get all the advanced features of the touring model with some added upgrades. The grand touring model comes with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that delivers184 horsepower and 185lb-ft of torque. Additional standard features include a Bose 9 speaker surround sound system and leather-trimmed seats.



The Mazda 3 has a lot to offer in any trim. For a four-door sedan, it gets decent gas mileage. Its roomy interior allows plenty of space for passengers or luggage. Come to Westowne Mazda to discover what Mazda suits your lifestyle. See the difference in the power of the different engines. Test out the upgraded sound system in the grand touring sedan. Bring the whole family along for the ride. 

The Dependable Mazda CX-9

With new technology and new cars coming out frequently, sometimes it’s a good idea to take a closer look at what is already out there, as well. At Westowne Mazda, you can still find a 2017 Mazda CX-9 for you. Although these aren’t the brand new cars on the market, they are still a dependable car and a smart choice.

This 3-row crossover is great for speed as well as comfort and can seat a total of 7 people. The fuel economy is rated above average, and the car handles well on the road, making this a great choice. The high-tech features also make this car a great choice. The 2016 model was so reliable that they carried it over to the 2017 model, so there were virtually no changes in the design. That is how you know it is a great car; they choose to stick with the same design because it worked.


Some of the features included in the Mazda CX-9 include Bluetooth, navigation and Mazda Connect infotainment. The infotainment system is relatively easy to use. Additional features available are blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and more. The rearview camera is a standard feature.


This car comes in four different models: The Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. Depending on what matters most to you when shopping for a car, one of these models may be a better buy to you than another. Be sure to read up on the differences and similarities in the different models so that you have a better idea of what you are looking for.


If it’s time for you to buy a new vehicle, be sure to head to your nearest Westowne Mazda dealer and take a look at the 2017 models, including the CX-9. These dependable vehicles are still a steal, even if they aren’t the new kids on the block.