Turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5 T engine producing 250HP/320lb-ft. torque to be placed in 2021 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback models. Arriving soon to OpenRoad Mazda in late 2020!
We’re proud to announce that Mazda has tied for 3rd in MPG (higher is better) and C02 Emissions (lower is better) across all automotive manufacturers in the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent 2019 Annual Automotive Trends Report.
The EPA Automotive Trends Report summarizes information about new light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, fuel economy, technology data, and auto manufacturers’ performance in meeting the agency’s GHG emissions standards.
Today at the Montreal International Auto Show media preview, Mazda Canada Inc. accepted the award for Best Small Car in Canada for 2020 from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for the all-new Mazda3. This award makes the Mazda3 eligible to win the overall 2020 Canadian Car of the Year award, which will be presented next month at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
My name is Keith Cochrane, and I’m the Fixed Operations Manager here at OpenRoad Mazda Port Moody! I’ve been with OpenRoad for over 30 years, and with Mazda just over 3 years.
One of the reasons why our customers choose OpenRoad Mazda Port Moody over our competition including private garages is any money you spend on parts and service here at OpenRoad Mazda, you get 15% applied in Club OpenRoad points, so you can accumulate these points towards the purchase of a new or used car when times comes to replace the car you have now.
The Club OpenRoad points can be collected at any OpenRoad dealership, and applied to any purchase at any OpenRoad dealership. That’s something you’re not going to see at in the aftermarket, and you’re not going to see it with our competitors.
Sporty and practical, here are OpenRoad’s top three picks for 2019 model year hatchbacks.
Meet OpenRoad Mazda‘s Master Technician, Dan Mawdsley, as he knows first-hand what it takes to become a Master Mazda Technician. It requires years of experience working for Mazda as a journeyman technician, then attending several new-model/ technology training courses in order to pass the exam to become fully certified!
Meet Dan and see what he has to say!
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CONTEST ALERT 🙂
In anticipation to the legendary Port Moody RibFest happening on July 19th – 21st, we’re putting together a contest so that you can WIN to drive the all-new CX-5 for one WHOLE WEEK! ???
The rules are simple! We’ll be hiding this Ribfest CX-5 around the city and all YOU have to do is:
What’s better in the spring and summer months than cruising along one of the Lower Mainland’s great roads, sans top? The only caveat is the amount of rainfall we get — that’s where hardtop convertibles come in. Roof down for wind in your hair; up and it’s like you’re riding in any other vehicle. Here are three of OpenRoad’s favourite examples.
This SLK-successor has already been around for a little bit but the luxury roadster is still as good as ever. The electrohydraulic vario-roof can be closed in approximately 20 seconds, even while the car is moving at speeds of up to 40 km/h hour. There’s also a panoramic glass option with MAGIC SKY CONTROL allowing the unit to be lightened or darkened via a simple button press.
There are two flavours of the SLC: the 300, which has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine under the hood, and the AMG 43 boasting a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 producing 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.
The fourth generation Mazda MX-5 debuted in 2016 to great fanfare, enthusiasts hungry for another rear-wheel drive, open-air product from the Japanese manufacturer. One year later, the RF arrived, providing the same fun only with the addition of a power retractable hardtop. When closed, the PHRT lends the vehicle a stunning fastback look. In the stowed position, cargo capacity remains the same as the standard variant.
Powertrain specs are unchanged as well, consisting of a 155-horsepower 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G four cylinder mated to either a SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic.
Featuring a three-piece hardtop with full noise-absorbing headliner and integrated LED lighting, BMW has ensured the convertible version of the 4 Series is no less luxurious than any other model. The absence of a B pillar creates a clean silhouette, and a standard load/unload assistance function pivots the folded roof in the trunk upwards if extra storage is required.
Buyers have the choice of BMW TwinPower Turbo motors, one a 2.0-litre four cylinder, the other a 3.0-litre straight six. Protip: bundle in the M Performance Power & Sound Kit that includes a high-flow valve controlled exhaust generating aural bliss at full throttle in Sport and Sport+ dynamic driving modes.
The Honda HR-V is available with a five-speed stick shift.
In the auto world, a movement has brewing in recent years known simply as “save the manuals.” In an increasingly CVT, dual-clutch and plain old automatic transmission dominated North American landscape, some manufacturers are still choosing to produce vehicles equipped with standard gearboxes, albeit only on certain models and in limited quantities (hey, we’ll take what we can get.) Surprisingly, it’s not just sports cars that are benefiting from this effort, but even small crossovers like these ones we’ve highlighted below.
For people who don’t need a full-blown crossover yet want more room than a car and all-wheel drive, it doesn’t get much better than the Clubman ALL4. Under the hood, a zippy turbocharged 2.0-litre motor serves up 189 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, and towards the back there is a load of cargo space behind the second row and of course the signature dual split rear doors.
A six-speed manual is regular equipment, implementing a little electronic wizardry not immediately obvious. A special internal sensor has been outfitted enabling “active engine speed adaptation,” which in plain English means downshifts are automatically rev-matched so transitions to a lower gear are quick and smooth.
Mazda’s answer to the subcompact SUV craze is the award-winning CX-3, a vehicle built for urban adventurers. The base trim starting at $19,995 packs in a lot of features for the price including push button start, air conditioning, seven-inch touchscreen display, backup camera and most importantly, a slick shifting six-speed standard gearbox.
Any gearhead will tell you Honda has a reputation for building excellent manual transmissions, which rings true whether we’re talking about the one found in the classic S2000 or the new Civic Type-R.
The technology is proven to trickle down throughout the lineup, because while the HR-V has a CVT option, a six-speed standard tranny belonging to the same lineage is otherwise the norm front-wheel drive grades. The lever clicks into each gear with such precision and tactile feeling — and the fact that it’s mated to a peppy 141-horsepower i-VTEC engine — you almost forget you’re in a subcompact crossover.