What Is Mazda CONNECT™?

February 15th, 2018 by

What is Mazda CONNECT™? This infotainment and in-car connectivity system available on models like the new Mazda CX-5:

  • Provides access to various website applications and services, such as Aha, when linked with your smartphone

  • Promises updates to stay in tune with your smartphone’s operating system to support additional functions

  • Guarantees an ever-expanding range of applications and services available with the system

2018 Mazda3 Technology


Mazda CONNECT™ Features

On models like the new Mazda3 and the new Mazda CX-9, the Mazda CONNECT™ system features:

  • Either a 7.0- or an 8.0-inch touchscreen, which can be controlled on the screen, a rotary knob, general buttons in the center console, or voice commands

  • Intuitive interface and crisp graphics

  • Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, HD radio, and Internet apps such as Pandora, Stitcher, and Aha as standard

  • An auxiliary input, as well as USB input

  • Optional navigation

  • The ability to stay in touch with your system with the MyMazda App, through which you can also access demos on your vehicle’s Mazda CONNECT™ system

It’s important to note that the Mazda CONNECT system emphasizes safety, not distraction for drivers. For example, the center display is positioned above the dashboard, so that you can easily glance at it without looking down. Meanwhile, the command controller can be operated entirely by touch, with no visual contact necessary. And finally, Mazda CONNECT™ can be controlled by voice recognition, so you can change songs or get directions without taking your eyes from the road.

Connecting to Mazda CONNECT™

In order to access all of the functions available with Mazda CONNECT™, you must first determine that your smartphone is compatible with the system. If it is, you then proceed to pair your device via Bluetooth by turning on Bluetooth in your vehicle and on your device.

Test Out Mazda CONNECT™ at Cox Mazda

Take any of the new Mazda models out for a test drive at Cox Mazda, and you can also receive a tutorial on the Mazda CONNECT™ infotainment system. Contact our team to plan your visit!