Archive for October, 2018

Big changes could be coming for the 2019 Mazda CX-5

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
A photo of the Mazda CX-5 parked in the woods.

Will the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offer a turbocharged engine?

Of the three crossover SUVs in the Mazda lineup at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom, the Mazda CX-5 makes a strong case for being the most versatile. It offers a bit more interior space than its Mazda CX-3 sibling, but also isn’t quite as bulky as its Mazda CX-9 stablemate. For the 2019 model year, it appears the automaker is going to be giving the midsize Mazda crossover SUV a boost in performance. So, will the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offer a turbocharged engine? If a recent report from AutoBlog is to be believed, and they’re usually right on the money, yes it will have one. Let’s take a look at what we know so far. (more…)

Premium grade gas isn’t always necessary for Mazda vehicles

Monday, October 29th, 2018
A stock photo of a gas pump with different grades on it.

Do I have to use premium gas in my Mazda?

One of the most common questions we hear from customers visiting our showroom is, ‘Do I have to use premium gas in my Mazda?’ The simple answer is no, you don’t. To be certain, premium grade gasoline has a place in the automotive world, but just not necessarily in your vehicle. We’ll take a look at a few of the most important things you need to know about choosing the right fuel for your vehicle and how to get the most out of it. If you have any questions at any point in your Mazda ownership experience, please stop by Gwatney Mazda Germantown today. Our staff is well-trained to know everything they can about our lineup, past and present. (more…)

Don’t let someone take the vehicle you worked so hard to take home

Friday, October 26th, 2018
A stock photo of someone stealing something out of a vehicle.

How can I prevent my car from being stolen?

You worked hard to put the money together to buy or lease a new vehicle. You spent untold hours researching the dozens and dozens of available options to find the perfect car, truck or SUV. The last thing you want to do is to have to do all of that all over again because someone took it. If you’ve been wondering, ‘How can I prevent my car from being stolen,’ Gwatney Mazda of Germantown is here to help. Luckily, most of the tips and tricks for stopping car thieves in their tracks are pretty easy and don’t require much beyond applying a little common sense. If you’d like to explore more anti-theft measures you can take, speak with a Gwatney Mazda of Germantown product expert today. (more…)

Mazda teases potential new look for upcoming Mazda3

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
A tightly-cropped photo of the Mazda3 sedan or hatchback.

Is the Mazda3 being redesigned soon?

This is one of the most exciting times of the year for those of us in the automotive industry. The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off the season next month and it’s often home to several ground-breaking announcements from original equipment manufacturers. Mazda released a short teaser video which led several of us working at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown to wonder out loud, ‘Is the Mazda3 being redesigned soon?’ The few details we can glean from the 15-second video seems to hint that it will be. Unfortunately, there isn’t any further information available, so we don’t have much to add in the way of concrete facts. If this is the kind of thing that interests you, be sure to stop by our blog regularly. (more…)

Mazda crossover SUVs offer efficient AWD options for drivers

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
A left profile photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-9.

How does the Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® system work?

Tennessee might not be a winter wonderland like our neighbors to the north, but we get just enough each year that it pays to be prepared. It doesn’t take much snow to make winter driving difficult if not actually treacherous. Mazda engineers understand that being able to drive with confidence is important in providing a positive ownership experience with its vehicles. The current Mazda lineup available at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown offers three models with the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system, the Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. So, how does the Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® system work? Let’s take a look at why you might want to consider a Mazda crossover SUV with this feature when you’re shopping for a new vehicle. (more…)

Mazda expands smartphone integration availability with new CX-9

Monday, October 15th, 2018
A photo of the touchscreen-based infotainment system used in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.

Which Mazda vehicles will come with smartphone integration?

When Mazda announced that it was going to retrofitting certain trims of the 2018 Mazda6 with a new infotainment system to compatible with the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ — everyone at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown got very excited. Once we realized that the flagship sedan was going to be available with technology, our product experts almost immediately started getting questions from customers asking, ‘Which Mazda vehicles will come with smartphone integration?’ Thanks to a new information release from our manufacturing partner, we can finally answer that question a bit better. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 will join the Mazda6 in offering in-car access to this cutting-edge technology. Let’s take a look at what shoppers can expect. (more…)

Mazda offer app-based remote start on most of its lineup

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
A left profile photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 on the road.

What is Mazda Mobile Start and how does it work?

The technology available in Mazda vehicles – specifically the 2018 Mazda6 – is taking a huge leap forward with the implementation of smartphone integration into the automaker’s popular midsize sedan. However, nobody should be mistaken that the rest of the automaker’s line available at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown is being left out. So, what is Mazda Mobile Start and how does it work. Like most convenience technology today, Mazda Mobile Start is based in a smartphone app, allowing owners to control certain aspects of their Mazda vehicle from almost anywhere on the planet. If you have any questions about the new technology or if you need little more helping to get the most out of what you have in your driveway, make an appointment to speak with one of our product experts today. (more…)

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata finally arrives at our showroom

Friday, October 5th, 2018
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

New feature and accessory information for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Gwatney Mazda of Germantown is very happy to announce that we’ve finally received the first delivery of the vastly updated and upgraded 2019 version of the Mazda MX-5 Miata. As of right now, we only have the RF version with the retractable hardtop in stock, but we expect the alternate soft top version to be available in the showroom very soon. We’ve already discussed a few topics about the popular roadster, but now that we’ve received some new feature and accessory information for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Our product experts thought that people would want to learn more about what the vehicle as to offer before they schedule a test drive or stop by the showroom. If you have any more questions, please call or email the showroom. (more…)

Trick-or-treating is great and all, but have you considered these other options?

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
An illustration of kids trick-or-treating on a street in front of homes.

Are there any kid-friendly Halloween parties around Memphis, TN?

You and, especially your kids, probably already know which house hands out the best candy during Halloween. If you’re interested in trying something new, you might have started wondering, ‘Are there any kid-friendly Halloween parties around Memphis, TN?’ Several of the product experts around the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom have been working through a similar conundrum, in anticipation of the holiday. Since our team was already thinking about this, we thought it would be a good idea to share what we’ve found with you. If you like what you’ve read, let us know when you stop by the dealership to take a look at your next Mazda purchase or lease. (more…)

Free infotainment upgrade for Mazda6 owners who want it

Monday, October 1st, 2018
A photo of the Apple CarPlay system running on the touchscreen of the 2018 Mazda6.

Which Mazda models come with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto?

The 2018 model year is going to be a very exciting one for Gwatney Mazda of Germantown customers – especially those who are considering taking home the automaker’s newest midsize sedan. Since our manufacturing partner announced that they will be making some impressive upgrades available to its infotainment system, our product experts have seen a definite uptick in people asking, which Mazda models come with Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™?’ The most current information available says that the automaker will be starting with this year’s flagship sedan, the 2018 Mazda6, as its first vehicle to offer smartphone integration. Let’s take a look at what customers will need to do to get this capability in their hands. (more…)

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