The Mazda 6 CX-3: Enjoy the Ride

When shopping for an SUV, don’t settle for the typical crossover. The 2018 Mazda 6 CX-3 GX offers what others in its class can’t: an exciting, stylish ride that is as great to look at as it is to drive. Here are some of the features that make the CX-3 stand out from the crowd.


Sports Styling


When you slip behind the wheel of the CX-3, you know you’re in for a good time. The racing-style steering wheel fits perfectly in your hands, while the larger than life tach and speedometer make you feel like you’re on your way to the Indy 500. Round it out with a 7 inch infotainment display, integrated Bluetooth, and suede-like trim, and you might forget you’re in a crossover.


Joy Ride


The CX-3 GX doesn’t just talk the talk, it’s got the performance to back it up. It’s 146 horsepower inline-four with a six speed transmission can take you from zero to 60 in 8.5 seconds, standing out in the crossover class. Handling is a dream as smooth shifting takes full advantage of its small, lightweight frame. The steering wheel lets you feel the CX-3 hug every curve as you zip through tight spaces, and stable, reliable braking ensures you get stopping power when you need it.


Safety First


Don’t let the sporty nature of the CX-3 GX fool you; it’s got the features you need to feel safe on the road. Mazda’s own Smart City Brake Support will bring you to a halt at speeds lower than 19 mph. For higher speeds, emergency braking technology is included, as well as lane departure warnings and the G-Vectoring Control system that transfers load to the front axle for increased responsiveness during tighter turns.


The Mazda 6 CX-3 GX is the epitome of a fun small crossover. Let Westowne Mazda get you behind the wheel of the best in its class, and don’t just take a drive, enjoy it.

3 Major Improvements to the 2018 Mazda6 GS

When Westowne Mazda got wind of the changes to Mazda6’s popular 2017 model, we were all ears. After promising to be a major upgrade from 2017’s already top-notch model, the 2018 Mazda6 GS has delivered: first with its subtle, sleek outer appearance upgrades, then with its stylish, enhanced interior and high-powered engine. After careful analysis of both last year and this year’s models, we picked out what we believe are the top three improvements to the Mazda6 GS below.


More Trim Options


For the past several 3 and 6 series models, Mazda has offered their sedans and hatchbacks in three main options: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Designers of the 2018 model have decided to step it up a notch by adding the Signature trim, an all-new line of luxury unsurpassed by former Mazda models. The Mazda6 GS Signature upgrade options feature Nappa leather interior with high-end wood accents and UltraSuede® Nu-trim; an eight-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen interface, a digital centre gauge cluster, and much more.


Tuned-Up Luxury


The Signature model isn’t the only upgraded Mazda6 GS trim in terms of luxury. All 2018 models have received quite the interior facelift, featuring upgrades on dashboard design, cabin insulation, safety systems, and the audio-visual technology on the touchscreen interface. Thanks to the plush leather interior option available for the Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trims, your family’s daily commute and spontaneous excursions will become that much more comfortable and exciting.


More Powerful Than Ever


Arguably the most anticipated upgrade, Mazda6’s engine now comes in two options instead of one: Not only has the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine been refined, but there is now a turbocharged 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T four-cylinder powertrain option available, which features 250 horsepower, 310 pound-feet of torque, and standard G-Vectoring control technology. Performance enthusiasts can rejoice over the 2018 model’s thrills and efficiency, as it is, in our opinion, Mazda6’s best model yet.

Stay Safe and Comfortable in a 2018 Mazda3 GS

At Westowne Mazda, we know that the most desirable cars are typically known for an impressive amount of engineering. That’s certainly true concerning the cool and capable 2018 Mazda3 GS. It’s a four-door sedan packed with features that’ll make you feel at ease and confident whenever you’re behind the wheel.


Get Peace of Mind From the Suite of Safety Features


Accidents can happen to even the most careful drivers. Thankfully, this car has you and your family in mind and offers numerous available safety features. For example, the vehicle can notice things you might miss and notify you of a possible frontal collision, plus help you apply the brakes to reduce the severity of an impact.


There’s also an intelligent cruise control feature that works when you’re within a pre-determined speed range and monitors the traffic in front of you to keep a constant distance between your Kia and other cars. This option is especially useful during long drives when you just want to settle back and get immersed in the joy of the journey.


To learn about other options, simply ask a member of our sales staff. We want you to feel as confident as possible about your vehicle purchase and know safety features can play a substantial role in the ultimate decision.


We’re Your Full-Service Dealership


Although many of our customers come to us to buy used cars, we also assist them with other services related to car ownership. Once you buy a vehicle from us, you can rely on our service department to keep the car running smoothly for as long as you own it. Trust us to ensure that everything works as it should by scheduling annual or seasonal checkups for the car, too. If you need parts, we offer genuine Mazda components.


Make plans to visit us at Westowne Mazda today. We look forward to meeting you and assisting with every stage of your car-buying or ownership experience.

What To Expect From The 2018 Mazda CX-3

If you’re going off expert reviews and awards garnered, the Mazda CX-3 sits at or near the top of the subcompact crossover SUV class. Continual technology and safety updates make the CX-3 one of the more best cars to drive in this space.


Here’s what we think you should expect from the 2018 Mazda CX-3 GX, GS, and GT before you go out and get yours.


How It Drives

Considered one of the more fun subcompact crossovers, the CX-3 comes with G-Vectoring Control that helps to deliver exceptional steering and handling. The ride is not as smooth as some others in this class as the cabin tends to experience some rattling. The acceleration power is average, but the braking power is excellent. The backseat is a bit cramped and it’s best for everyday city rides as opposed to weekend off-roading.


Features & Trims

The base model GX boasts interesting features such as rain-sensing windshield wipers, low-speed automatic braking, Bluetooth hands-free calling, a 7-inch touchscreen display. You can get it with either a manual or automatic transmission. You can also choose to upgrade to the GS and GT models for a higher end features. For example, the mid-level GS comes with upgrades such as heated seats and alloy wheels. The GT comes with Lux Suede upholstery and 18-inch alloy wheels.



Cargo space is probably where the CX-3 takes the biggest hit as other cars in this class are usually a little roomier. Interior storage is also lacking a bit as it doesn’t include a center armrest.


Our Recommendation

With fantastic fuel-efficiency and award-winning design, we highly recommend the 2018 Mazda CX-3. The base model delivers good value, and if you’re looking for more advanced features, you will certainly find them in the GS or GT models.


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Westowne Mazda any time. We want to help you find the perfect car for you.

Remembering the 2017 Mazda 3

With all of the new cars coming out at the start of the new year, there are a lot of reasons to be excited if you are an automotive enthusiast. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are still great cars that came out in previous years. For example, the 2017 Mazda 3 from your local Westowne Mazda should still get a lot of attention. After all, this line of cars is often a favorite of car reviewers. Here are some things to note about these cars.


The Mazda 3 line has a lot of attributes that make it a crowd favorite, such as the curb appeal and the drive, both of which only got better as the model aged. There is even a new control system that the previous models didn’t have, called the G-vectoring control. This has made improvements to how the car is handled, especially around turns. The newer model is also made of nicer materials than some of the competition and the previous models.


There are also new safety features to consider when it comes to checking out the 2017 Mazda 3. Safety is something that is becoming more and more important in a wide variety of businesses in the industry. With features such as back-up cameras, lane departure warnings and more, driving your car can be safer than it used to be. In some models of car, you can even use Bluetooth to connect your phone to your car, allowing you to use it with hands-free capabilities to call and text without taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.


There are a lot of new technologies taking the automotive world by storm. However, it is great to take a look at the classics, as well. Make sure to look for cars like the 2017 Mazda 3 at your local car dealership.

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.