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Watch the Video Snippet of Mazda’s Spec Miata Drivers from June Sprints 2021

How Does Mazda Help Their Spec Miata Drivers For June Sprints?

Mazda has a different fan base when it comes to motorsports. Mazda Motorsports is a different entity adhering to Mazda’s integrity and value to develop and inspire young racing enthusiasts. At Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN, we are excited to share that Mazda Motorsports had recently released a video snippet of their Spec Miata drivers during last year’s June Sprints, trained and sponsored under Mazda’s Grassroots Club Racing Program. Continue reading to know more. 

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The full 2019 Mazda vehicle lineup parked in the desert on black "Mazda" parking pads

Mazda Was Named the Top Performance Automaker of 2019

Who is the Top Performance Automaker of 2019?

When you think of the who the top performance automaker is you will usually quickly think of luxury brands like Lexus or Mercedes-Benz but for the 2nd consecutive year Mazda was named the Top Performance Auto Maker by Kelley Blue Book.  Kelly Blue Book collected data from over 12,000 in-market vehicle shoppers which focused on what they look for most when selecting a new vehicle.  Mazda’s continual dedication to improving design and performance for both the driver and the passenger is what propelled them to being named Kelley Blue Book Performance Auto Maker of 2019.  Keep reading as we highlight the performance and efficiency specs of our top Mazda models. Read the rest of this entry >>

Front exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 was Named the Best Compact Crossover SUV of 2019

What is the Top-Rated Compact Crossover SUV of 2019?

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has made the top of Good Housekeeping magazine’s 2019 Best New Car Awards list in the compact crossover SUV category.  In a joint effort with Car and Driver magazine the Good Housekeeping Institute judged vehicles on safety, design, technology, handling, and value then awarded the best car, truck, minivan, and SUV in each class based on their results.  Continue reading to see the reasons why the Mazda CX-5 was named as the top-rated compact crossover SUV of 2019 and you can get behind the wheel of the 2019 CX-5 today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN today. Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Mazda vehicle lineup parked next to each other on two levels of stages

Mazda Named Best Car Brand of the Year by U.S. News & World Report

What is the Best 2019 Vehicle to Buy for Me?

Mazda has been named the Best Car Brand by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row.  U.S. News & World Report collected data across all classes and compiled safety scores, reliability data, and automotive press opinions of all vehicles and Mazda once again collected the highest average score across all segments.  It is easy to see the appeal of the 2019 Mazda vehicle lineup with just a glance because of its breathtaking KODO: Soul of Motion design that breathes life into every inch of the exterior styling of Mazda cars and SUVs.  Find out more about the award-winning 2019 Mazda vehicle lineup along with its exciting performance and technology features right here below. Read the rest of this entry >>

Front exterior view of five stylish Mazda models

What is the Best Performance & Car Styling Brand of 2018?

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has recently named Mazda the recipient of its 2018 Brand Image Award for “Best Performance Brand” as well as “Best Car Styling Brand.  The entire 2018 Mazda lineup gets adorned with the KODO: Soul of Motion design that instantly sets it apart from every other car and SUV that it competed against for the coveted prize of KBB’s “Best Car Styling Brand”, but its high-end interior details and comforts is what really set it apart from its competition.  The powerful and responsive SKYACTIC® engine and transmission platform provide an exhilarating driving experience to Mazda’s entire model lineup from the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car all the way to the three-row Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV. Read the rest of this entry >>

Driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda6

What is the Best Overall Car Brand for the 2018 Model Year?

Mazda Named Best Car Brand 2018

Oftentimes when you think of the best cars available, you imagine a high-priced luxury vehicle with a dynamic driving experience, an inviting and comfortable interior loaded with user-friendly technology right at your fingertips.  When you imagine this car in your head, it may not be a Mazda you are seeing, but it is a Mazda car you are dreaming of.  For the third year in a row, Mazda was awarded as the Best Car Brand by US News and World Report.  Judged on reliability data, safety scores, US News Best Car rankings, and a consensus on behalf of the automotive press, Mazda outclassed all competitors.  With Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion Design combined with its lightweight and powerful SKYACTIC® engine lineup, they dominated the car class with the Mazda3, Mazda6, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Read the rest of this entry >>

2018 Mazda Models earn spots on Car and Driver's 10Best List, text on an image of a trophy being held up into the sunlight

Mazda Earns 2 Spots in Car and Driver’s 10Best Truck & SUV List

Car and Driver Magazine has been an authority on everything automotive since 1961 and has never been bashful about dolling out some hard truths from time to time.  That is why each year it is an honor and quite the accomplishment to make the ranks of Car and Driver’s 10Best list, a feat Mazda accomplished twice for the 2018 model year.  Car and Driver imparts the following stipulations on the entrants to the competition: only the previous year’s winner and vehicles that have made significant updates are eligible, vehicles must be on sale by January 31st, 2018 and have a base price of less than $80,000.  They then have their entire editorial staff test drive each vehicle for a week and rank them on the following criteria: Value, Driving Enjoyment, and Overall Mission Fulfillment. Read the rest of this entry >>