We Compare All The Great Mazda Vehicles to The Competition


2012 Mazda CX-7 vs. 2012 Dodge Journey

2012 Mazda CX-7 vs. 2012 Dodge Journey


2012 Mazda CX-7

The 2012 Mazda CX-7 vs. the 2012 Dodge Journey

If you've been searching around for the 2012 Mazda CX-7 , visit our Mazda showroom near Frankfurt and see this amazing SUV for yourself. Here at Community Mazda, we're not quite sure why drivers choose to get behind the wheel of other sports utility vehicles when the CX-7 is around, offering greater versatility and comfort than the competition. But the competition does exist, and vehicles like the 2012 Dodge Journey are worth looking at, especially to accentuate just how the CX-7 gets things right.

Dodge Can't Compare

Mazda's family-friendly SUV already has quite a bit going for it, thanks to its affordable MSRP of only $22,190, but when you compare everything else against the Dodge, you really see where Mazda shines. First, with gas prices as they are, you want the most fuel efficient vehicle that you can get. The Mazda CX-7 gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, compared to the Journey's 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. This may not seem like much at first, but not only will it add up over time, it is indicative of an engine that is built with efficiency and affordability in mind. Part of this improved fuel economy likely comes from the five-speed shiftable automatic transmission that comes standard on the CX-7, giving more control than the Journey's 4-speed automatic transmission. That's not the only place that the Mazda has improved features, though. It seems like all it takes is telling an adult friend to get into the back seat of your vehicle before they start sounding just like a kid. If you were driving a Journey, it would be a guarantee, as rear passengers get less leg and head room than they would in the Mazda. You'll also enjoy more leg, hip, and shoulder room up front with the CX-7. Face it, if you want an efficiently engineered, comfortable ride, you've got to go with the Mazda

Test Drive a CX-7 Today

Discover just how great of a joy it is to drive a Mazda; come down to our showroom in Tinley Park today and test drive the CX-7. We can't wait to see you get behind the wheel and drive home in a new Mazda, though we're sure you'll enjoy it much more than we do!

2012 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2012 Ford Edge

2012 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2012 Ford Edge


2012 Mazda CX-9

The new 2012 Mazda CX-9 is available now for Tinley Park drivers at Community Mazda. The new CX-9 is everything you could need from a large crossover SUV, with seating for seven in its well-equipped cabin, lots of storage space, and impressive towing capacity. The CX-9 is also fun to drive and affordable.

Drivers in the market for a new family crossover SUV may also consider the 2012 Ford Edge. Let's see how it stacks up with the Mazda.

Mazda's SUV Outdoes the Ford

To start with, the CX-9 includes seating for up to seven, while the Edge only seats five, and you and your passengers will both have more room in Mazda's new SUV than in the Ford Edge, enjoying more front head room and more rear leg room in particular.

The CX-9's engine can crank out more torque at 270 lb-ft to the Edge's 253 lb-ft, giving you the edge when you're coming off of the line. There's more to the Mazda than power, though, offering automatic climate control, an interior pollen filter, a third row of seating, leather steering wheel, and more as standard features. None of those are available on the Mazda.

You'll also have the option to upgrade your CX-9 with a universal garage door opener, navigation system, front heated seating, and more, for yet more features unavailable on the Ford Edge.

There are optional style features on the Mazda that are unavailable on the Ford, including a rear spoiler, fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, and a tow hitch receiver.

We think it's pretty clear that Mazda offers so much more to their drivers than Ford, giving you the option to make your vehicle personal while also driving one of the safest vehicles on the road.

Visit Community Mazda for a Test Drive

The new CX-9 is available now at Community Mazda and is a top choice for a family vehicle with its great safety rating, roomy interior, and great handling. We also carry a great selection of other brand new and used vehicles, including the latest 2012 and 2013 Mazda models.

Stop by and see us in Tinley Park today to test drive the new CX-9. Our sales department is open six days a week to best serve you. Be sure to keep in touch with us on Google+ for the latest updates from Community Mazda.

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata VS. 2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata VS. 2012 Ford Mustang


2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

If you're in the mood for a sporty coupe convertible that can help you enjoy the warm weather, the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the vehicle for you. Outfitted with luxurious interior features and an exterior construction designed for style, the new Miata is a sports car every convertible enthusiast will thoroughly enjoy. And since it achieves better overall fuel-efficiency than many competing sports cars like the 2012 Ford Mustang, Mazda's unstoppable MX-5 also boasts a reputation for eco-friendly efficiency. There are many great new Mazda's stocking the Community Mazda showroom near Hazel Crest, so visit our friendly dealership today for a test drive.

The Miata Better Value and Great Features

At our Hazel Crest area Mazda dealership , we believe that superior performance from a fine-tuned vehicle shouldn't cost you extra. That's why we're so excited to offer the 2012 MX-5 Miata. With an MSRP of $23,470, a new Mazda sports convertible will cost you nearly $4,000 dollars less than a comparable Ford Mustang. That kind of savings shows Mazda's dedication to producing affordable vehicles that don't skimp on style and flare. Not only is the new MX-5 Miata a better value than the 2012 Mustang convertible, it also gives you more bang for your buck. Check out just a few of the advantages of owning a Miata instead of a Mustang.

  • Better Gas Mileage - Achieving an estimated 25 miles-per-gallon combined fuel-economy, the efficient MX-5 will still be on the road when the Mustang is filling up at the gas station.
  • More Innovative Features - Mazda gives you the options of an in-dash navigation system and CD changer audio setup. Ford's convertible only stocks boring standard technology.
  • Elegant Drivetrain Features - Sporting a leather-wrapped gearshift that helps you control the smooth 5-speed manual or optional 5-speed adaptive automatic transmission, the 2012 Miata is all class from start to finish.

Community Mazda is Your Home for Great Vehicles

Why settle for second-rate sports cars when the brand new MX-5 Miata is ready and able to provide you with a breathtaking driving experience. To learn more about Mazda's freshest coupe convertible, or any of the other vehicles on our sales lot, contact the knowledgeable sales associates at Community Mazda in Oak Forest. Proudly serving our Hazel Crest neighbors, and the entire south Chicago area, Community Mazda is a dealership that always delivers excellent vehicles and customer service.

2012 Mazdaspeed3 vs the 2012 Volkswagen GTI

2012 Mazdaspeed3 vs the 2012 Volkswagen GTI


2012 Mazda3

For a great car that's perfect for Chicago drivers, consider the 2012 Mazda3 at Tinley Park's Community Mazda. This great small car is perfect for a commute or running errands around the city and has all the amenities and comforts you want on a longer drive. It's matched well against anything else in it's class in terms of power and standard features and price.

Let's compare the Mazda3 Sport to the equivalent Volkswagen Jetta to see just how the Mazda shines.

Mazda Delivers a Superior, Efficient Powertrain

Both these small cars are great on fuel efficiency with their small engines, and neither will feel sluggish due to their small size and lightweight.

The Volkswagen comes with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder single overhead cam engine. The Jetta engine puts out 115 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. The identically sized engine on Mazda's new sedan puts out considerably more power at 148 hp and 134 lb-ft of torque.

This improved power is at least partially due to the dual overhead cam and the 16 valves on the Mazda3 versus the single overhead cam and 8 valves on the VW engine. The Mazda3 will have a better passing power and better response when you need acceleration.

Even with that boosted power output on the Mazda3, the Mazda gets 25 mpg city whereas the VW gets only 24 mpg. The sequential electronic fuel injection contributes to the over all-great fuel economy of the Mazda3, which will get you a little more distance per tank if you're driving around the city.

While both vehicles offer a great deal on a small fuel efficient car, the Mazda3 provides drivers with a more spirited, more fun ride.

Mazda Delivers a Superior, Efficient Powertrain

While the two vehicles are effectively evenly matched in several arenas, the powertrain is clearly more robust on the 2012 Mazda3 than the VW Jetta, while it is just as efficient. Take one for a test drive and see just how well the Mazda3 fits into your lifestyle. If it's not for you, though, we've got plenty of other great new and pre-owned vehicles in our Tinley Park showroom, so come and take a look around and find the one for you.

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2012 Mazdaspeed3 vs. 2012 Subaru Impreza


2012 Mazdaspeed3

Mazda vehicles are recognized by their indistinguishable grille and their sporty appearance, a reputation that's bolstered by the 2012 Mazdaspeed3 . This performance enhanced version of the Mazda3 has been a hot buy at Community Mazda, one of the top Mazda dealerships near Tinley Park. Drivers enjoy all that the MazdaSpeed3 has to offer, including it's stylized exterior design with its deep, sweeping grooves and aggressive hood scoop, as well as its powerful engine and tight handling.

The Impreza WRX is Subaru's performance edition of its compact and is often considered by drivers looking for a fun little four door. The Mazaspeed3 puts up some stiff competition for the Impreza, offering many of the same features, plus a few essential more, and all for a lower price.

More Gusto and Sport in the Mazdaspeed3

Mazda's latest performance vehicle , known as the Mazda3 MPS, for Mazda Performance Series, always turns heads on our sales floor. When comparing it with the Impreza, it takes not only the upper hand because of its superior features and price tag, but because of its sleeker, more aggressive design, though that's only our humble opinion.

Here's how the two match up:

  • The Mazda3 MPS comes equipped with the MZR 2.3L DISI Turbo I4 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the Impreza comes with a comparable 2.4L flat-4 engine with a five-speed manual. Despite the similarities, the Mazda puts out 280 lb-ft of torque, nearly 20% more than the Subaru's 244 lb-ft.
  • Mazda equips the Mazdaspeed3 with several key features that Subaru leaves out from the Impreza, including a limited slip differential, separate driver and passenger climate controls, and leather seating, a key component to any performance vehicle. Other optional features include perimeter lighting, signaling exterior mirrors, optional high intensity discharge lights, rain sensing wipers, a multi-disc CD changer for the entertainment system, and a navigational aid.
  • The Mazda3 MPS comes in at $24,000 (MSRP), saving drivers over $1,500 from the Impreza.

Community Mazda is Close By

Get connected with Mazdaspeed3; you can learn more by contacting our sales team , though we know all you want to do right now is take it for a test drive, which is okay, too! Our dealership is located right here in Tinley Park, at 8325 West 159 th street. We love stocking great cars that customers get excited about!

2012 Mazda5 vs. 2012 GMC Acadia

2012 Mazda5 vs. 2012 GMC Acadia


2012 Mazda5

Oak Forest and Highland Park drivers are coming to Community Mazda to test drive the 2012 Mazda5 minivan . This newly redesigned auto is one of the sleekest minivans to date with exciting lines and curves that make it unlike any family minivan you've ever seen before.

Many families these days are turning to crossover SUVs like the 2012 GMC Acadia to transport their families, but the Mazda5 makes a great case for getting a minivan instead of a crossover. Community Mazda stands by our vehicles, which is why we wanted to take a closer look and see how both vehicles stand up against each other.

Lower Price, Increased Fuel Efficiency, and Premium Features

First of all, the benefit of choosing the new Mazda family van over the GMC crossover is going to be price. Mazda's auto starts at $19,625 while the Acadia starts much higher at $32,835. With all that extra money, you're more than halfway towards buying another Mazda 5! The most expensive trim on the Mazda, the Grand Touring, starts at $24,025, so you can buy the best one and still save a lot of money!

Fuel economy wise, you are going to be in better shape with Mazda. Both cars can comfortably fit your family members, but the SUV is nearly 2000 pounds heavier which is going to make for a gas-guzzling, clunky ride.  In the city, the 2012 Mazda van gets 21 mpg while the GMC Acadia is down at 17 mpg. On the highway, the new Mazda truly excels with 28 mpg while the Acadia's 24 mpg just doesn't cut it.

Even with the price differences, you are still going to be able to find a lot of great features amongst the Mazda 5 trim levels, such as a rear DVD player – perfect for keeping the kids happy on road trips – satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity so you can keep in touch on the road while keeping your eyes and hands where they should be.

Test Drive the New Mazda5 at Community Mazda

Community Mazda near the Highland Park and Oak Forest areas has the latest Mazda5 in stock. Come see why this is a great alternative to crossover SUVs like the 2012 GMC Acadia by taking it for a test drive. Visit Community Mazda soon to check out all of the latest Mazda vehicles!

2012 Mazda5 vs. 2012 Honda Odyssey

2012 Mazda5 vs. 2012 Honda Odyssey


2012 Mazda5

Redefining the essence of the minivan, the 2012 Mazda5 has been gaining appeal among families who need space, but don't enjoy the stigma associated with the classic domestic minivan. You can judge the Mazda5 for yourself at Community Mazda near Orland Park and see how it blows the old definition of the “family van” out of the water. While some families may still prefer what larger minivans like the 2012 Honda Odyssey have to offer, you can't beat the Mazda5 when it comes to price, style, and features.

The Mazda5 Fills a Much-Needed Niche

The Mazda5 has really been a strong pick among the new vehicles available at Community Mazda . Families choose minivans because sedans can't accommodate their need for passenger and cargo room; but sometimes a full-size minivan also turns out to be overkill for families with only a couple kids. Fortunately, the 2012 Mazda5 fills a needed gap in the minivan world, because some drivers don't need the full 7- or 8-passenger capacity of the Honda Odyssey. The Mazda5 seats six adults comfortably, while maintaining Mazda's signature, streamlined look. Fuel economy is always top of mind for families because their vehicles often see a lot of use. Thanks to its smaller size, the base model Mazda5 gets better gas mileage than its Honda rival; the Mazda5 Sport boasts a 21/28mpg fuel rating , compared to the 18/27mpg rating on the Odyssey LX. One of the best parts about Mazda's minivan is its price. Base models start at only $19,625 , compared to $28,375 cost of the Honda Odyssey, more than a $9,000 difference. However, that doesn't mean that the Mazda5 is skimping on the features. Mazda offers many of the same great standard features on its minivan as Honda does, including cruise control, power accessories, and a front power outlet, while adding a few extras like automatic climate control, an interior pollen and dust filter, and an outside temperature gauge.

Community Mazda is Close By!

Mazda is redefining what it means to drive a minivan in big ways, so bring your family and visit our showroom to see if the 2012 Mazda5 is right for you! A member of our sales staff would be happy to share with you all that the Mazda5 has to offer, so head over to our location in Tinley Park, just a 15-minute drive from Orland Park. We look forward to seeing you soon!

2012 Mazda5 Sport vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Mazda5 Sport vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4


2012 Mazda5 Sport

The 2012 Mazda5 has been a hit with families in Chicago, IL and the surrounding communities, and anyone who's driven it — even anyone who's seen it — can see why. It looks like a minivan, but is much smaller, giving it surprisingly sporty handling along with the ability to fit in places where a regular minivan won't. In short, it's an innovative take on the minivan design that's sure to please drivers who want something fresh. That said, families might consider an SUV instead of such a vehicle. So how does it stack up against competitors like the 2012 Toyota RAV4?

The Mazda5's Innovative Design Beats the Competition

We have no problem acknowledging the 2012 Toyota RAV4 as a quality SUV that's decent for families — but since when is “decent” enough? We think that Chicago, IL drivers will be better served by opting for Mazda's innovative take on the minivan . Here are just a few of the reasons why the 2012 Mazda5 is the better choice:

  • It starts with the sticker price. The Mazda5 features a base MSRP of only $19,625, while the RAV4 will set you back quite a bit more at $22,650.
  • You'll get more interior versatility with Mazda's van, too: a third-row folding split bench seat is standard — a feature that's optional on the Toyota's SUV.
  • It should come as no surprise that you'll be able to carry more people (6) in the Mazda5 than in the RAV4 (5). Mazda's minivan also features 44.4 cubic feet of cargo space, while Toyota's SUV can't compare with its 36.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Finally, a navigational aid and a DVD player are optional equipment in the new Mazda5, while not even being available on the 2012 RAV4.

Choose Community Mazda as Your Dealer

Whether you're looking for the new 2012 Mazda5 or a different new or pre-owned vehicle, you should visit Community Mazda . We're proud to offer all of the latest Mazda vehicles to our customers in and around Chicago, IL, along with a huge pre-owned inventory that includes cars, trucks, and SUVs from a variety of automakers. We look forward to serving you, and we're confident that you'll be impressed with everything that we have to offer.

2012 Mazda5 vs. 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Mazda5 vs. 2012 Honda CR-V


2012 Mazda5

If you've been searching for a great new crossover in the Oak Forest-area, you've got to see the new 2012 Mazda5 , available now at Community Mazda. This capable compact minivan gives drivers an excellent value and a great set of features that are sure to please. With fuel prices climbing higher there's an increased interest in the efficient crossover market, yet the Mazda5 still manages to separate itself from the herd to stand as one of the top choices in the class. Let's see how the Mazda5 stacks up against one of its top competitors, the Honda CR-V.

The Mazda5 Offers Superior Value and Available Features

Both of these crossovers come in a wide range of trims, so for a more direct comparison let's focus on the base levels of these two vehicles. The base trim of Mazda's new crossover has a starting MSRP of only $19,625 , which is significantly less than the $22,495 starting price for the CR-V. We see a similar disparity when we compare the price of the vehicles when comparably equipped; the Mazda5 comes in at $20,420 while the CR-V will set you back $23,325.

Interior Features

At the base level the Mazda5 also offers drivers much better options. For instance Mazda5 owners get the option to include a navigation system and telematics system , neither of which are available on the base CR-V. A DVD entertainment system is also an option for the base level Mazda5 but to get it on the CR-V you'll have to spring for a more expensive trim. Remote ignition and a universal garage door opener are additional handy features available for the Mazda but not the CR-V. The Mazda5 gets standard automatic climate control and rear heating and cooling ducts that aren't offered on the Honda. The Mazda also features third row seating, which can't be had in the Honda CR-V.

Come Test Drive the Impressive New Mazda5

Our friendly staff here at Community Mazda would like to invite Oak Forest, IL residents to come visit our dealership to take the new Mazda5 out for a spin. Come see what makes the new crossover from Mazda such a great value by personally experiencing the thrill of a test drive! You'll be impressed with its great features and athletic driving experience; come check out the new Mazda5 for yourself to see what you've been missing!

2012 Mazda3 vs. 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Mazda3 vs. 2012 Honda Civic


2012 Mazda3

The next time you're shopping for a new car, check out the 2012 Mazda3 at your Mazda dealership near Oak Forest. Here at Community Mazda of Tinley Park, we have a huge inventory of both pre-owned and new cars for sale, but we're particularly excited about the 2012 Mazda3 and how other cars in its class just can't compare.

We think you should consider this vehicle if you are looking for a small car with some great features. The Mazda3 competes directly with the Honda Civic, so let's see how they match up.

Performance and Features Set the Mazda Apart

Both Mazda's new sedan and the Civic come standard with a 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, but the Mazda ekes out the Honda in terms of power and displacement.

The Mazda's dual overhead cam 2.0L engine puts out 148 hp and 135 lb-ft torque. The Honda's slightly smaller 1.8L single overhead cam engine lags behind, making 140 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. Both come standard with 5 speed manual transmissions, but the Mazda3 also has an optional interactive transmission, unavailable on the Civic.

Furthermore, the Mazda3 comes standard with all the amenities inside and out that you expect from a top quality car. Where the Civic DX doesn't include air conditioning, and interior pollen, particle, and dust filter, or outside temperature gauge, while all of these are standard on the Mazda Sport.

The Mazda also comes with power windows and power locks, as well as steering wheel mounted controls. Where the Mazda comes standard with AM/FM radio, CD and MP3 player standard, the Civic only comes with a stereo as an add-on option.

Drivers choosing the Civic will get the small car feel with their sedan, whereas you'll get greater front row hip room and greater second row head, shoulder, and hip room with the Mazda3.

Visit Community Mazda Today

You can see that the Mazda3 is a great alternative to the venerable Honda Civic. For a similar price point, you can get more power and more features with the Mazda.

Check out the Mazda3 in person when you visit our dealership. We proudly serve Oak Forest drivers and are conveniently located in Tinley Park .

2012 Mazda3 Sport vs. 2012 Volkswagen Jetta

2012 Mazda3 Sport vs. 2012 Volkswagen Jetta


2012 Mazda3

For a great car that's perfect for Chicago drivers, consider the 2012 Mazda3 at Tinley Park's Community Mazda. This great small car is perfect for a commute or running errands around the city and has all the amenities and comforts you want on a longer drive. It's matched well against anything else in it's class in terms of power and standard features and price.

Let's compare the Mazda3 Sport to the equivalent Volkswagen Jetta to see just how the Mazda shines.

Mazda Delivers a Superior, Efficient Powertrain

Both these small cars are great on fuel efficiency with their small engines, and neither will feel sluggish due to their small size and lightweight.

The Volkswagen comes with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder single overhead cam engine. The Jetta engine puts out 115 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. The identically sized engine on Mazda's new sedan puts out considerably more power at 148 hp and 134 lb-ft of torque. This improved power is at least partially due to the dual overhead cam and the 16 valves on the Mazda3 versus the single overhead cam and 8 valves on the VW engine. The Mazda3 will have a better passing power and better response when you need acceleration.

Even with that boosted power output on the Mazda3, the Mazda gets 25 mpg city whereas the VW gets only 24 mpg. The sequential electronic fuel injection contributes to the over all-great fuel economy of the Mazda3, which will get you a little more distance per tank if you're driving around the city.

While both vehicles offer a great deal on a small fuel efficient car, the Mazda3 provides drivers with a more spirited, more fun ride.

Mazda Delivers a Superior, Efficient Powertrain

While the two vehicles are effectively evenly matched in several arenas, the powertrain is clearly more robust on the 2012 Mazda3 than the VW Jetta, while it is just as efficient. Take one for a test drive and see just how well the Mazda3 fits into your lifestyle. If it's not for you, though, we've got plenty of other great new and pre-owned vehicles in our Tinley Park showroom, so come and take a look around and find the one for you.

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2012 Mazda3 4-Door vs.2012 Honda Civic Sedan

2012 Mazda3 4-Door vs.2012 Honda Civic Sedan


2012 Mazda3 4 Door

The 2012 Mazda3 is a high-quality car that is available in a wide range of trim models, which is part of the appeal for Hazel Crest drivers. Community Mazda features all of Mazda's latest vehicles, including the affordable, reliable, powerful Mazda3.

There are many competitors, though, like the 2012 Honda Civic, but whichone would better serve you? Read on to find out!

Which has the Best Engine Specifications?

To start with, Mazda's new sedan is available for $15,200 (MSRP). The comparable 2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX is similar in many ways but costs more at $15,955. While nobody wants to think about money when they look for a new car, you can't argue with extra cash in your pocket.

The Mazda3 has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine. This engine is larger than the 1.8L four-cylinder engine of the Civic Sedan. The Mazda3 also has a dual overhead cam when compared to the Civic's single cam and also has more horsepower and torque than the Civic. This may not seem like much, but any reputable dealership or repair shop can explain how important small differences are in engine performance.

Both of these models have very similar interior dimensions. However, the Mazda3 has nearly half an inch more front shoulder room as well as nearly an inch of second row shoulder room. It also has three more inches of front hip room and almost an inch more second row hip room.

Making the decision between the Mazda3 and the Civic Sedan may be decided in the features. The Mazda3 has a standard AM/FM radio, CD player, CD changer and optional navigational aid and telematic system. None of these options are available on the base-level Civic Sedan. The Mazda3 also has an optional universal garage door opener which is not offered with the Civic.

Interested in the Mazda3?

If you're in the Hazel Crest area and the Mazda3 sounds promising, you should call Community Mazda of Tinley Park today to set up a test drive. We have one of the finest sales staffs in Illinois . We are dedicated to finding you the right car.

Call us at 888-722-9774 or stop on by at 8325 West 159th Street. We are open 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday thru Fridays and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays. We can't wait to hear from you.

2013 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2012 Chevy Equinox

2013 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2012 Chevy Equinox


2013 Mazda CX-5

Large or small, all Mazda vehicles breathe elegance and reliability. The 2013 CX-5 is Mazda's take on the compact crossover, and it raises the bar for the rest of the class. You can find the latest Mazda CX-5 at Community Mazda, near Dyer and Blue Island.

Drivers in need of a smaller crossover with great performance, fuel efficiency, and plenty of features often find that the CX-5 is just the vehicle for them. The 2012 Chevy Equinox is another competitor in the crossover class, but drivers looking for features, more cabin space, and better value should go with the CX-5. Let's take a closer look.

The Mazda CX-5 Offers a Lot at a Great Price

One of the biggest differences that customers will notice between the Mazda CX-5 and the Chevy Equinox is the price disparity. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 carries an MSRP of only $20,695, compared to the Equinox's $23,530; you get nearly $3000 in savings with the Mazda, and you'll get access to more features too. In addition to coming in at a steeper price, the Equinox misses fog lamps, signaling exterior mirrors, and a load bearing exterior rack, features that some drivers find desirable on their SUVs that are either standard or optional with Mazda. The CX-5 also has a higher towing capacity at 2000 pounds to the 1500 pounds of the Equinox.

A good compact crossover should balance a small body size with the largest amount of interior space possible. The CX-5 measures in at a good 9 inches shorter than the Equinox, which could easily mean the difference between finding a good street parking spot or continuing your search for the next 20 minutes. Despite its smaller size, the CX-5 easily trumps the Equinox in overall passenger and cargo volume, the product of smart Mazda engineering. That reduced size might also account for the improved fuel economy of the CX-5, netting an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway, compared to the Chevy's 32 mpg.

Explore the CX-5 at Community Mazda

We invite you to come by and take the CX-5 for a test drive to see just what's available for your family's new SUV. We are located in Tinely Park, a 30-minute drive from Dyer and a 20-minute drive from Blue Island. Visit us today and see why we're one of the most trusted Mazda dealerships in the area! Our team looks forward to helping you find a vehicle you'll love for years to come.

2013 Mazda2 vs. 2013 Honda Fit

2013 Mazda2 vs. 2013 Honda Fit


2013 Mazda2

The new 2013 Mazda2 is in stock now for Frankfort drivers at Community Mazda. The new Mazda2 is an affordable, fuel-efficient hatchback that fun to drive. It features the nimble handing and quick steering that Mazda vehicles are known for. Drivers shopping for an economical compact hatchback have a number of appealing choices and may also consider the Honda Fit. Stop by and see us in Tinley Park, just seventeen minutes from Frankfort for more information about the new Mazda2. Our sales department is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday.

How Mazda Bests the Competition

Let's start with price: when comparably equipped, the Mazda2 retails for about $15,515 around while the Honda Fit is priced around $16,115 . You're already getting a better deal with Mazda here.

Equipped with a fuel efficient 1.5L four cylinder engine that is paired with a five-speed manual transmission, the Mazda2 achieves an estimated 29 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. The Honda Fit also features a 1.5L four cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission, but can only reach an estimated 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway .

Both models come standard with manual air conditioning, power accessories, and a CD player. Optional features available on the Mazda and not on the Honda Fit include a navigation aid, a telematics system and an auto day/night mirror.

Both the Mazda2 and the Fit include halogen headlights, daytime running lights at a rear wiper, but the Mazda2 can also be equipped with a load bearing exterior rack, not offered on the Fit.

Visit Community Mazda to Test Drive the 2013 Mazda2 Today

The new 2013 Mazda is available now in Tinley Park at Community Mazda, less than twenty minutes from Frankfort. The Mazda2 is extremely fuel efficient, affordable, and includes a great selection of features. At Community Mazda, we also carry a large inventory of other brand new 2012 and 2013 Mazda vehicles and pre-owned cars in a variety of makes and models. Visit our Tinley Park dealership today for more information. We are open Monday through Saturday for your convenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 888-722-9774 .

2013 Mazda3 vs. The 2013 Dodge Dart

2013 Mazda3 The 2013 Mazda3 vs. The 2013 Dodge Dart

It’s not just by chance that the Mazda3 has been a flagship of Mazda sales and a particularly popular model in the compact sedan segment with drivers in the Frankfort area over the last several years. By finding a way of combining Mazda’s rich racing history with an affordable, safe, reliable, and convenient compact sedan, Mazda’s engineers and designers have completed a winning formula that has proven to make customers happy. The 2013 Mazda3 has now arrived at Community Mazda in Tinley Park with the same great power and handling along with new features and options to make the drive a little more fun.

As Mazda works at perfecting their model, the folks at Dodge had an idea of their own with the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart. A lot of people have been talking about the new Dart, but we’re curious to find out what it’s all about and to see if it can compete with our Mazda3. Let’s breakdown the facts and find out!

Fuel Economy

The 2013 Mazda3 and the Dodge Dart both pack a surprisingly powerful punch under the hood with their 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. While both cars get very competitive fuel efficiency, the Mazda3’s craftily engineered SkyActiv technology manages to increase fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. This pushes the Mazda3’s SkyActiv 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder engine up to 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city, compared with the Dodge Dart’s 34 highway and 24 city from its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine.

Vehicle Handling

While neither of these cars has a problem getting up to speed, the Mazda3 refines the experience of this sporty sedan with elite handling capabilities. With a turning circle that is 2.3 feet tighter than the Dart and a cornering force of .87 G’s that beats out the Dart’s .84 G’s, the Mazda3 proves that it is the vehicle you want to be driving whether you’re taking tight turns at high speeds or driving through narrow urban streets.

Cabin Technology

While both of these vehicles come with typical standards such as MP3 input, CD and stereo, and 12V power inputs, the Mazda3 steps it up with standard entertainment and convenience technology that does not come standard on the Dodge Dart, including:

  • Smartphone integration
  • MP3 playback stereo
  • SiriusXM satellite radio

Element antenna

Drive Home a Shiny New 2013 Mazda3 Today

Don’t take our word for it! Come test drive the 2013 Mazda 3 today! This exciting new model is available now at Community Mazda in Tinley Park, located at 8325 159 th Street, under 20 minutes away from Frankfort. Come check out our impressive inventory of new and pre-owned Mazda3 models, or talk to our staff about financing a Mazda3. We look forward to working with you!

2013 Mazda5 vs. The 2013 Hyundai Tucson

The 2013 Mazda5 vs. The 2013 Hyundai Tucson

2013 Mazda5

The 2013 Mazda5 has arrived on the lot of Community Mazda in Tinley Park , your local Mazda dealer for the Frankfort area . This minivan is an attractive option for drivers in the market for a high-quality vehicle to transport their families and all the stuff that comes along with them, but don’t want it to handle like some of the bulkier minivans in this segment. Sharp handling, competitive fuel economy, and an affordable price tag all make the 2013 Mazda5 an exciting option for buyers. While the smaller minivan niche doesn’t present too many competitors to Mazda’s model, the 2013 Hyundai Tucson has made a case to consider. To help you make the best-informed decision, we have laid out a detailed factual comparison of the 2013 Mazda5 and the 2013 Hyundai Tucson.

Power and Fuel Economy

Both the 2013 Mazda5 and the 2013 Hyundai Tucson come standard with a 4-cylinder engine, but the Mazda5 beats out the Tucson in terms of both towing capabilities and fuel efficiency. With 163 lb-ft of torque, the Mazda5’s engine offers drivers plenty of power for towing their families along with their cargo across town or on a big road trip, beating out the Hyundai Tucson’s 146 lb-ft of torque. Despite offering more power, the Mazda5 also outclasses the Tucson in fuel economy as well, with 28 mpg highway compared to the Tucson’s 26 mpg highway. For families looking for big savings, these numbers are definitely something to consider.

Passenger and Cargo Space

When families are looking for a minivan, cabin and cargo space are usually an important consideration. The Mazda5 combines an intelligent design with plenty of space for a comfortable driver and passenger experience, with seating for 6 as opposed to the 5 seats you get with the new Tucson. For added convenience, the Mazda5 also comes with reclining rear seats, an option not available in the 2013 Hyundai Tucson.

In terms of cargo space, the Mazda5’s innovative designers came up with a unique and convenient cargo hatch design that can be used when loading a cargo area that is over 5 inches taller and 3 inches wider than that of the Hyundai Tucson.

Find the New 2013 Mazda5 at Community Mazda

Find out everything there is to know about the new Mazda5 at Community Mazda, located in Tinley Park at 8325 West 159 th Street, under 20 minutes away from Frankfort. Visit our dealership and talk to our friendly and professional team to find the perfect Mazda for you and your family from our wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. We look forward to working with you!