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Mazda tells all about the major makeover on the 2016 Mazda CX-9

There has always been a lot to love about Mazda's seven-passenger midsize crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-9, but the upcoming model year welcomes a wealth of new reasons to check out this highly accommodating ride. The soon-to-be 2016 Mazda CX-9 is scheduled to hit dealerships this spring, and it sports the vehicle's first major makeover since its initial debut nearly a decade ago.


An elongated hood, a bolder grille, larger wheels -- this is one rugged redesign. It's also lighter, quieter, and more potently powered by the brand's first turbocharged engine. There are plenty of advanced safety…

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2016 Mazda3 earns top marks with Car and Driver for efficiency, effectiveness

When a publication like Car and Driver Magazine praises a vehicle, you sit up and take notice -- especially if you're the latter in the market for the former. Drivers, take note -- the experts over at Car and Driver are raving about the latest 2016 Mazda3.


This compact car is jam-packed with fancy features, engaging performance, and ultra-modern designs. They especially like this vehicle's balance of efficiency and playfulness, as not every economy car can hold its own in the fast lane. It's stylish, sporty, and seriously worth your consideration when shopping for a fuel-frugal daily driver

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How Ricart Mazda services can help maintain your vehicle's resale value

There are a lot of things you can learn from taking your vehicle to a Columbus, OH car repair center -- specifically our Certified Mazda Service Center. Whether you drive a new Mazda or a vehicle from our used inventory, we have tips and tricks to help you maintain the pristine condition of your high-quality car, from cleaning the leather seats to shining the rims.


Not every Mazda requires the exact same type of service in order to maintain the vehicle's like-new appearance, as it all depends on things like the interior materials, seat upholstery, floor covering, dashboard configuration, and…

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How the ultra-modern Mazda CX-9 is even more marvelous for 2016

Meet the new heart of the Mazda CX-9 -- a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But if you want to meet the soul of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 -- where the passion and priorities lie -- you'll have to look to its upscale appearance, high-tech cabin, and all-around engaging performance. This family vehicle is more than just a seven-passenger runabout. It's a home away from home.


This four-cylinder engine marks the brand's first use of turbocharging with its SKYACTIV technology, and we're sure it won't be the last. As a three-row crossover, the Mazda CX-9 boasts ample accommodations…

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Drive confidently this winter with Mazda's predictive AWD

How confident is your driving on slippery, icy Columbus, OH roads? Does your unwillingness to drive in winter weather put a damper on your enjoyment of the snowy season? Don't miss out on activities because of your clumsy car. Invest in something smarter, more surefooted, and sportier -- like a new Mazda equipped with i-ACTIV AWD™.


This predictive all-wheel drive system checks road conditions 200 times every second, monitoring driver intent and determining the appropriate response for slip protection. This is an on-demand system that can distribute torque more evenly for optimum

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What awards is the new Mazda3 winning now?

Mazda is no stranger to the winner's circle. In fact, it should feel like home for the brand's compact car, which wins award after award seemingly every model year. The 2016 Mazda3 model lives up to the hype its predecessors created, earning such high acclaims as the "Best Compact" in the "2016 Best New Car Awards" as determined by Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver.


These publications singled out the 2016 Mazda3s Grand Touring hatchback model as the top trim to choose among the compact competition. The Grand Touring tacks on many luxurious features to the Mazda3's…

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How Mazda shrinks a great thing with the all-new CX-3

Don't you love when a brand expands on a great thing? Well, Mazda is shrinking a great thing -- their crossover SUV -- to create the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3.


The CX-3 is a subcompact crossover with the ride height and cargo versatility of an SUV but with the driving dynamics and efficiency of a sedan. And while it blends two automotive segments under one roof, this vehicle is certainly all Mazda. It's one of the most eye-catching vehicles in its class, not to mention one of the most athletic.


Watch Mazda expand its lineup with the introduction of the…

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What's the 2016 Mazda CX-5's claim to automotive fame?

Leave the moseying to the pedestrians. If you're going to drive somewhere, don't you want a bit of pep in your vehicle's step? Shouldn't the act of driving be an enjoyable, engaging experience rather than a detached, habitual one, like brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush? You don't dress like everyone else, so why drive a vehicle that's as cookie-cutter as they come?


Have enough to ponder yet? Well, we have the answer to your automotive quandary -- the 2016 Mazda CX-5. This small crossover has the spunk, the style, the sportiness and the…

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How to comparison shop for a new Mazda in Columbus, OH without even trying

Car shopping in the Columbus, Lancaster and Reynoldsburg area can be an overwhelming experience -- and a time-consuming one at that. Comparison shopping in itself can eat up valuable time, and how can you be sure you're getting accurate information? Here at Ricart Mazda, we've already don’t some of the legwork for you so you can easily see how your favorite Mazda model stacks up against popular rivals from Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and more.


Compact vehicles are all the rage these days, and their respective sedan and SUV segments are becoming increasingly competitive. So, what makes the

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Fully redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata still has moves

When an automaker redesigns an icon, purists get a little anxious. Will the new vehicle retain the foundational characteristics that make it so unique, so engaging, so enjoyable to drive? Or it will it become a mere shadow of its former self, a hollow shell to be filled with trendy designs and hip tech?


Well, have no fear about Mazda's racy roadster because the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is here to put the minds of lead-footed drivers at ease.

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