Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

The 2019 Mazda3 Sedan & Hatchback are IIHS Top Safety Picks

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Driver side exterior view of a gray 2019 Mazda3 Sedan parked to the left of a passenger side exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback on the right

What is the Safest Car of 2019?

The 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback have won the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Award.  To earn this highly coveted award the 2019 Mazda3 excelled in a series of safety tests that include tests of roof strength and head restraints as well as for front crash prevention.  Learn about all of the reasons why the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback are top IIHS safety picks along with the standard and available safety systems for the 2019 Mazda3 right here below. (more…)

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Was Named Compact Crossover of the Year

Saturday, April 20th, 2019
Driver side exterior view of a gray 2019 Mazda CX-5

What is the Best 2019 Compact Crossover SUV?

Good Housekeeping magazine recently named the 2019 Mazda CX-5 as its Best New Car Award winner in the compact crossover category.  There are many reasons why the 2019 Mazda CX-5 was recognized as the best vehicle in its class but its two biggest pillars for success are the KODO: Soul of Motion design strategy and the efficient power of its SKYACTIV® drivetrain.  Good Housekeeping Institute worked with Car and Driver magazine to put 2019 vehicles to the test.  They drove over 5,000 miles through all sorts of terrain and lab tested safety, value, handling, design, and technology features to determine their winners.  Learn more about why the 2019 Mazda CX-5 was named Good Housekeeping’s compact crossover SUV of the year. (more…)

Which 2019 Car Gives Me the Most for My Money?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
A black 2019 Mazda3 Sedan backed up to a red 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

What 2019 Car is the Biggest Bang for My Buck?

The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association voted the 2019 Mazda3 as the 2019 vehicle that is the “Biggest Bang for Your Buck”.  Offered as a Sedan or Hatchback the 2019 Mazda3 has standard features that some of its closest competition doesn’t even make available along with optional All-Wheel Drive which gives you the most car for your money.  Keep reading to hear more about the value of the 2019 Mazda3 as well as learn more about its standard and available specs and features. (more…)

Mazda3 named Coolest New Car by Kelley Blue Book for fifth consecutive year 

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
red and gray mazda3 cars on diplay

Last month, Kelley Blue Book, the trusted vehicle valuation organization, named the Mazda3 the Coolest New Car. Not a lot of things remain cool for very long. Are DVDs cool anymore? CDs? MP3 players? That depends on who you ask, but the point is that it’s hard to sustain a high level of intrigue for a long period of time. That’s exactly what the Mazda3 has done, as this is now its fifth straight year of winning this award. Learn more below.  (more…)

What Accolades and Awards has the 2018 Mazda Lineup Received?

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
2018 Mazda3 Featured Image

2018 Mazda Lineup Accolades and Awards 

Mazda is one of the best automotive brands in the industry today. As a result, the 2018 Mazda lineup received several awards for their success. Stop by Matt Castrucci Mazda today to see the tremendous 2018 Mazda lineup for yourself! 


What Safety Features are Available in the 2018 Mazda6?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
2018 Mazda6

2018 Mazda6 Available Safety Features

Car buyers are becoming younger and more technically savvy. As a result, they are embracing how changes in technology are making new cars safer to drive. Not many automakers put more emphasis on combining safety and technology than Mazda. The 2018 Mazda6 is an incredible example of the recent innovations that Mazda has made to improve upon their safety features. Check out the 2018 Mazda6 at Matt Castrucci Mazda!  (more…)

2016 Mazda CX-9 earns Car and Driver Top 10 Best SUV award

Monday, December 19th, 2016
Qualities of the Award-Winning 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV

2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV Award

It’s that time of year when automotive magazines start comping their lists of the best vehicles for the new model year and that’s great news for you. Taking the time needed to review all of the possible vehicles that fit your specific driving needs and to take them out for a test drive can be an incredibly time consuming task. Lucky for you, publications like Car and Driver magazine perform the necessary research and test driving for you and inform you which vehicles are the best. Car and Drivers latest awards list the Top 10 Best Trucks and SUVs and wouldn’t you know it, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 has made the list. Keep reading to learn more about why and how the incredible new Mazda CX-9 made the list and what is has to offer drivers. (more…)

Three Mazda vehicles named “Top Safety Pick+” for 2017 model year

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
2017 Mazda Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners

2017 Mazda’s Named Top Safety Pick

The auto industry is filled with so many different types and brands of vehicles that it can sometimes be difficult to decide which specific one would be the best choice for your driving needs. While many of them offer similar qualities when it comes to versatility and capability as well as the same technology features and comfort options, the real difference can be found in a vehicle’s safety rating. If you are looking for a new car, crossover or SUV that can provide you with top-notch safety features and outstanding protection on the road, you’ve just found them. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recently named three Mazda vehicles as “Top Safety Pick+” award winners for the 2017 model year. (more…)

Mazda CX-3 given IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating for 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
2016 Mazda CX-3 IIHS Safety Awards

2016 Mazda CX-3 Safety Rating

There are some vehicles in the auto industry that focus too much on the things that really don’t matter while some auto manufacturers do. Mazda designs their vehicles to give drives exactly what they want and what’s important to them. At the top of a new car shoppers list of must-haves is advanced safety features, excellent performance, technology and efficiency. We already know that Mazda vehicles deliver the performance, fuel-efficiency and technology that every driver wants and needs, but now you can chalk up safety as well. The new 2016 Mazda CX-3 safety rating has just been released from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and to no surprise, the new CX-3 earned top marks as it easily grabbed the 2016 Top Safety Pick+” award. How did the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 earn the top safety award? Keep reading to find out how it did it and what kind of safety features it offers. (more…)

Mazda MX-5 Miata keeps racking up awards and titles in 2016

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
New Mazda MX-5 Miata Awards List

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Awards

As summer quickly approaches us here in the Miami Valley, car shoppers are starting to change their tune on what type of vehicle they want to be driving. One of the hottest new or used cars on the planet that can give you the summer-fun you’re looking for in your new ride is the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Mazda Miata is one of the most recognizable convertibles in the entire auto industry and for a good reason, they are everywhere you look. Drivers keep choosing the Miata as their convertible of choice because of its incredible top-down driving performance, exciting driving dynamics and affordable price. The long list of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata awards is proof of just how amazing this little roadster really is. (more…)