Ready to start packing for a road trip? Make sure you include these items to make the journey a more painless experience for everyone involved.
We use smartphones for a lot these days, from
audio to navigation. Did you know you can also check nearby hotel and gas
prices through apps? When you pack your phone, make sure you bring along your
When you’re packing outfits for the trip,
don’t forget to bring along an extra set of clothes or two in case of an
Bringing a cooler is helpful because you can
use it to stow snacks for the car ride and also take it with you to the beach.
Don’t forget to bring water!
Whether you’re with your family, friends, or
by yourself, it’s important to have access to emergency supplies. Lots of
stores sell fully equipped first aid kits to bring along in the car.
In addition to any electronic devices your
family may have, you may want to make sure every passenger brings along a book,
activity, or favorite toy to ward off boredom.
With these items packed, you’ll be well on your way to an enjoyable trip — and well-prepared for any unexpected issues. Before you go, stop into Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth to test drive a new Mazda.
Not everyone wants to buy a new car. For those of you
looking for an affordable, high-quality used car, we recommend the Mazda3. In
fact, it recently earned the Best Used Car award from CarGurus in the Compact
Sedan/Hatchback category. This award applies to model years 2014 through 2018.
“Shoppers who love to drive owe it to themselves to
test-drive a pre-owned Mazda3” said Matt Smith, CarGurus senior editor. “Few
vehicles deliver the same level of driving enjoyment, and even fewer do so
while offering shoppers the choice between sedan and hatchback body styles. Add
in the Mazda3’s impressive value retention, and this sporty compact is a great
choice for many shoppers.”
Along with its excellent projected retained value, the
Mazda3 was well-reviewed by CarGurus professional test drivers. The Mazda3 is
also the Mazda brand’s best-selling model all over the world, with more than 5
million sold since 2004.
For years, the Mazda3 has been praised for its precise
handling, excellent fuel efficiency, top crash test scores, and refined
interior. Whether you choose the four-door sedan or five-door hatchback body,
the Mazda3 will help you love driving again. At Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth, we
almost always have a great selection of pre-owned Mazda3 models for you to
Celebrate the Mazda3’s latest recognition when you test
drive the latest model for yourself at Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth.
Mazda recently announced the arrival of the 2019 CX-5 Signature AWD with a SKYACTIV®-D 2.2-liter diesel engine at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. With pre-sales starting immediately, this new engine offers drivers an ideal combination of performance and efficiency. This is just one of many exciting additions to the popular CX-5 model.
According to Mazda, the SKYACTIV®-D 2.2 engine is estimated
to deliver 168 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 290 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. This
powertrain achieves an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway,
and 28 mpg combined.* Plus, this engine not only has impressive torque and gas
mileage, but it also comes with a smoother response at high and low engine
speeds, as well as increased low- and high-end torque.
“As Mazda continues our climb toward premium, we will offer
more powertrain choices that premium customers expect,” said Guyton. “I am
happy to share that Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-D 2.2-liter diesel engine is joining the
U.S. powertrain lineup with our debut model, the 2019 CX-5 Signature AWD with SKYACTIV®-D.”
The Mazda brand also paired with federal and state agencies
in the U.S., like the California Air Resources Board, to ensure that the new
diesel engine meets emission standards and passes regulations. That means you
can get better torque and gas mileage while reducing emissions.
Contact us at Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth for more news from Mazda.
There is a new compact crossover in town — the
Mazda CX-30, which recently debuted at the 2019 Geneva International Auto Show back
in March. This sporty addition to the Mazda lineup will offer a spacious,
flexible, and sophisticated interior with seating for up to four adults.
We are still waiting to find out the United
States engine specs, but we can expect them to be similar to the European
options. Those models will be getting three choices — a 2.0-liter inline-four
with mild-hybrid technology a 1.8-liter diesel engine, and a Mazda SKYACTIV®-X
compression-ignition powertrain with mild-hybrid technology.
The Mazda CX-30 will sit between the CX-3 and
the CX-5 in the Mazda lineup. The new model is taller and roomier than the
subcompact CX-3. It sets itself apart stylistically from the Mazda CX-3 with
sporty, signature contouring on its exterior. These graceful lines trace the
coupe-like figure of the Mazda CX-30, the design of which calls to mind both
sports car and SUV.
The sophisticated Mazda CX-30 compact crossover should arrive at American dealerships later in the summer of 2019. This new addition to the Mazda lineup just might be the perfect pick for consumers looking for a spacious vehicle with a sporty performance. While you wait for the production release of this exciting new crossover, why not stop by Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth to test-drive your favorite Mazda model?
Mazda has been on a roll with SUVs and
crossovers. The brand now has the well-respected CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 in its
lineup, offering a variety of options to modern families and drivers who want a
little more versatility and space than the average car. Now, we hear tell that
an all-new Mazda SUV will be on its way soon. Mazda fans recently got their
first glimpse of the up-and-coming models at the Geneva Motor Show.
Mazda has revealed the all-new Mazda3 sedan
with a new platform, and it stands to reason that the new SUV will be sitting
on the same architecture and underpinnings. But where will the SUV sit in the
automaker’s crossover and SUV lineup? One could speculate that the discontinued
CX-7, which cycled out of the lineup in 2012, is getting a replacement. But
Mazda representatives are keeping quiet on details until the new model makes
its public debut.
The only information we know thus far about
the all-new Mazda SUV is that it will use the latest SKYACTIV® tech to offer
the new SKYACTIV®-X engine, which is said to combine the response of a diesel
engine with the performance of a gasoline engine. Details are forthcoming when
the Geneva International Motor Show runs from March 7-17.
Stay tuned for more exciting news from Mazda. In the meantime, stop by Hiley Mazda to test-drive our favorite model from the brand.
Though known for their small, sporty sedans, Mazda has been working on expanding the brand’s lineup recently to include more family-friendly models like the CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers. New reports from the Chicago Auto Show have revealed that at least two new Mazda crossovers are on the way to the market, according to Mazda North America CEO Masahiro Moro.
While those who have been following Mazda news already were aware that a crossover was already preparing to be introduced at the upcoming auto show in Geneva, Moro also mentioned that another crossover is being exclusively designed for the North American market.
The two crossovers were also confirmed to share Mazda’s vehicle
architecture and design philosophy. They will also both be built at Mazda’s new
plant in Alabama. Production should begin on the vehicles by the middle of
The first of the new Mazda crossovers is set to debut in Geneva
soon, but there is no news on when consumers will get a glimpse of the second.
Until their launch, Mazda will continue to work on the other crossovers in the
brand’s lineup, including the addition of a diesel variant among the models of
While the new crossovers won’t be in dealerships anytime soon, come to our dealership to check out the Mazda lineup at Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth.
If you have safety as a top priority for your next vehicle, take a look at the 2019 Mazda CX-5’s safety rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the Top Safety Pick+ designation.
Every couple of years, the IIHS makes it more difficult for
automakers to achieve its top safety rating. For 2019, the requirements were
tightened again with the addition of a “good” rating for the small overlap
front crash test on the passenger side. The CX-5 is one of about 30 vehicles to
earn the top rating for 2019, making it one of the safest vehicles on the road.
Of the achievement, president and CEO of Mazda North American Masahiro Moro said, “Each year the IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’ becomes more difficult to attain but our dedication to excellent engineering continues to shine.”
Along with its good crash test results, the CX-5 comes
standard with a host of advanced safety features including Smart City Brake
Support, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Additional
features as part of the i-ACTIVESENSE® package include lane departure warning,
automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, automatic windshield wipers, and
an upgraded forward collision warning system.
Take a ride in the safe, reliable 2019 Mazda CX-5 when you visit Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth.
Travelling home for the holidays isn’t always a breeze,
especially with cooler temperatures and busy traffic abounding. To ease the
stress of the season, keep these holiday driving tips in mind, from maintenance
advice to emergency preparedness. You can also improve driving habits to help
you travel safely this time of year.
According to AAA, one of the most important things to remember is that your vehicle should be properly maintained during winter. Change the oil, check the tire pressure, and top off any fluids if necessary. While there’s less of a chance that we’ll see snow and ice in Texas than in other parts of the country, it’s still important to prepare for the worst by making sure the tires aren’t worn.
Stick to the speed limit to ensure you get better fuel
economy and take precautions to avoid bumping into other cars. It’s smart to
leave before busy times of the day. Consider leaving an hour earlier than you
normally would to avoid heavy traffic, and avoid driving on December 24 and
December 31 altogether if possible.
Pack a roadside emergency kit to keep in your car. Stock it
with water, a spare gas can, and a first aid kit. AAA suggests that you sign up
for an emergency roadside service in case you lock your keys in the car, get a
flat, or need towing.
While we might not get much snow in Texas, we still love to celebrate Christmas. If you want to add some cheer to your life, here are some great holiday events in Fort Worth.
Panther Island Ice
Join the crowd ice skating in downtown Fort Worth at Panther Island Ice. The outdoor rink is opened through Jan. 14.
Gift of Lights
Drive through the Texas Motor Speedway’s Gift of Lights. This fantastic display is open Nov. 22-Dec. 30.
This adults-only Christmas show will have you laughing all night long. It is presented by Casa Manana and runs Dec. 6 – 22.
Christmas in the Stockyards
We all love visiting the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. On Dec. 1, visit again for some holiday charm. The fun starts with a cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. There will also be live music, a parade, a Wild West Show, and other holiday activities.
The Texas Ballet Theater will present this holiday classic at Bass Hall Dec. 7-24.
Now that fall is here, we are getting a small break from the heat. This makes it the perfect time of year to head outdoors and have some fun. Here are some of the best October events in Fort Worth for some family fun.
Clearfork Fall Market
Come get a taste of the season at the Clearfork Fall market. There will be over 30 local artisans, merchants, and regular farmers market vendors. The market takes place October 13th from 8am to noon at the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork.
Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Fest
This family-friendly event is the most fun you can have in Fort Worth. It will be held October 26th through the 28th this year and will be held at the Stockyards National Historic District. Here you can watch the rodeo, listen to the youth fiddling contests, and enjoy some delicious chuck wagon food.
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
Come watch some spectacular displays of aerial acrobatics at this amazing air show. This year, it will run October 28th and 29th at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Some of the stars of the show this year will be the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron and the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team.
If you need a better vehicle to get you to all of these fun events, contact us at Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth.