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Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 Mazda CX-5


Mazda has completely redesigned the CX-5 for 2018 for a more mature and capable compact SUV. Improved ride comfort, and interior quality combined with typical high craftsmanship from Mazda, make this a very attractive choice in an extremely competitive market.

2018 sees the CX-5s ride improved, making it more nimble, comfortable, and responsive. It now ranks among the top in its class in ride and comfort.

Powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, the CX-5 has plenty of responsive power while maintaining a 24 MPG combined rating.

Interior & Safety

The re-design efforts have also improved the overall quietness inside the cabin, with thicker glass, better carpeting, and upgraded sealing efforts, all making this the quietest SUV in the non-luxury market. While inside the quiet cabin, you will enjoy plenty of cool features and technology. Navigation with an SD map card for easy updating capabilities, a premium sound system, and an intuitive 7” touch screen with voice commands is just a few of the amenities you will find. With soft cushions, supple leatherette, and grippy suede, the CX-5's front seats are comfortable and have an upscale presence. The seats are roomy with just enough lateral support to hold you in place. The driver’s seat on our Touring model has six-way power adjustability.

Safety features are what you would expect from Mazda. Collision warning, lane departure avoidance, blind spot warning, and rear traffic warning just to name a few.

Make the short trip to the Olympia Auto Mall and visit the knowledgeable staff at Lincoln & Mazda Of Olympia and let them show you all the changes Mazda has made to the MX-5 for 2018. 


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Lincoln MKX


Distinctive by design is the best description for the new 2018 Lincoln MKX. Consumer Reports says this crossover from Lincoln rivals the BMW X5 and the Lexus RX 350 in their overall road test scores. With luxury you came to expect from the Lincoln brand combined with good performance, comfort, and safety, you owe it to yourself to take a look at this vehicle.

The re-designed 2018 model comes with an option of 2 power plants. A 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin turbocharged V-6 that delivers 335 hp. The second is an even more powerful 3.7-liter V6. Behind both is a very smooth 6-speed automatic transmission.

You will appreciate the driving experience this car delivers with well weighted steering, and 3 adjustable driving settings: Normal, Comfort, and Sport which allows you to dial in the ride you are looking for. Whether you are picking up the kids or driving on a winding road, this car can adapt.

Once inside, the creature comforts are everywhere. Beautiful materials on the dashboard and door surfaces are what you would expect from Lincoln. Nice wood and chrome accents finish off the cabin and tailored seats are covered with soft, perforated leather. Seating for 5 adults is no problem with big doors to make entering easy.

Once you are on the road, enjoy the premium sound system, large touch screen display, and the Lincoln voice command navigation center.

Safety features include:

•    Forward collision warning
•    Pre-collision braking
•    Blind spot warning
•    Rear cross traffic alert
•    Lane keeping warning system

When you combine all the luxury, technology, performance, and safety features, you can see why the 2018 Lincoln MKX is turning heads of industry experts and more importantly…drivers.

You can experience all this SUV has to offer at the Olympia Auto Mall. The friendly folks at Lincoln & Mazda of Olympia would love to share all the features of the MKX with you and set up a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Kia Stinger


2018 Kia Stinger


Kia has branched into sports-sedan territory with its new four-door 2018 Stinger. It was designed as a thoroughbred rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with an aggressive stance. Performance, styling, and practicality, all combine to make KIA’s first entry into the sports performance sedan category a worthy effort.

Two versions are available, the standard model features a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 255 hp. This engine is very smooth and responsive and is combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you are looking for a sportier and performance minded feel, then the Stinger GT is for you. The GT model is powered by a 3.3-liter turbo V6 that produces 365 hp. With an available all-wheel drive option, Kia now has a true sports sedan in its line-up.

The interior is very clean and stylish, featuring round dash vents, toggle switches, and nice satin-chromed buttons. The steering wheel is stitched leather and feels great in your hands. The driver’s seat has four-way adjustable settings including lumbar support. With traditional knobs and buttons, the Stinger has a classic, yet modern look and feel.

Technology has it’s place as well as all the performance features. It has options like an eight-inch display with navigation, Apple or Android Car Play, and USB ports. Dual heat zones, heated front seats, and even a heated steering wheel are just a few of the creature comfort ad-ons available.

Tons of safety features make the Stinger a very safe car to drive. Collision warning, blind spot detection, and pedestrian detection just to name a few.

Hanson Motors Kia would like to schedule a test drive for you. That is the best way to experience the first performance sedan form Kia. They are conveniently located in the Olympia Auto Mall, just a short drive from Tacoma, Puyallup, and surrounding areas. Be one of the first to sit behind the wheel of this really cool car.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Ford Mustang


As good as previous models have been, the 2018 Ford Mustang is even better. With revisions in styling, performance, and technology, this year’s version is quite impressive.

The V6 is no longer an option, replaced by a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. The 5.0-liter V8 is still available, with both engine packages having the option of a 10-speed automatic transmission, or a six-speed manual. The V8 has been re-designed to produce more power and better fuel economy.

Two body styles are available, the coupe, and the very popular convertible.  When a conversation comes up about muscle cars, the Mustang is always one of the first thoughts. The 2018 offering from Dearborn is no exception. The GT V8 boasts 0-60 mph time at 4.9 seconds, just a half-second more than a Corvette and Porsche 911. It attains this by having received an improved HP rating from 435 to 460 for 2018. The GT also offers a sports performance handling package that features options like:
  • Brembo brakes
  • Stiffer suspension
  • Pirelli P Zero tires
  • Torsen limited-slip axle
  • Traction control

If you don’t need to get to the store that quickly, the V-6 model still offers plenty of performance, with 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds while still maintaining 25 MPGs.

Once inside, you will find a nicely finished and attractive interior. Smartly trimmed leather seats, a padded yet firm dashboard, and cool toggle switches on the center console make for a very retro look and feel. Other interior features include:
  •  Push button starting
  • 8” touch screen control panel
  • Navigation with voice command
  • Wi-Fi and USB ports

Safety features like blind-spot warning, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and pedestrian detection, make the 2018 Ford Mustang safe, as well as fun to drive.

The best way to feel, hear, and experience all these great options is take a test drive. Make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and see the nice folks at Mullinax Ford. They love seeing people from local communities like Tacoma and Puyallup stop in and see all the latest 2018 models available.
Happy Springtime everyone, and we look forward to seeing you!

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Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Honda CR-V


The Honda CR-V is the best-selling car in its segment. That did not stop Honda from making changes to the 2018 model. Better fuel economy, better handling, and even nicer interior finishes, make this their model best yet.

Even with an increase of 2” in the wheelbase, the CR-V is still nimble enough to navigate through small spaces and parking lots. The car is quieter than last years model despite having lost more than 75lbs.

With four models to choose from, you can find one that fits your needs and lifestyle. This car is loaded with cool features and options like:
  •         All-wheel drive
  •        Hands free tailgate
  •         Rain sensing wipers
  •         Multi-angle rearview camera
  •         LED headlamps and fog lights

Several engine packages are available from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder to a more powerful 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 190hp. Power is delivered to the wheels via a very smooth Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

There are more upscale touches in the interior as well. First is an attractive matte wood trim in EX and up models. More versions get comfortable front seats with a four-way lumbar adjustment -- a handy feature that even Honda's upscale Acura models lack. Also in those trims, the 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system offers Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatibility. 

Lots of storage, good performance, safety, and great technology features, make the 2018 Honda CR-V a great choice in the sport compact SUV segment. Come see us at the Olympia Auto Mall and be sure and stop by Capitol City Honda. Their qualified staff can show you all the great things this car has to offer, answer any questions you have, and arrange a test drive. You will be happy you did. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Planning Your Summer RV Trip


Spring and summer are a very exciting time of the year. Nicer weather, longer days, and more outdoor activities are just a few of the joys of these seasons. Many people are also planning one or more trips in their RV. Whether they are headed to a beach campground, or a longer road trip, planning can make the experience much more fun and worry free. There is nothing worse than driving 500 miles and then realizing you forgot your favorite coffee.

Here are just a few helpful tips to make your next RV trip more fun and enjoyable:

  •      Plan your route. Although winging it can be fun…tolls, winding roads, and tight spots are not so fun.
  •      Make a checklist. See the coffee note above
  •      Check road and weather conditions. Road closures can really make for a long day.
  •      Book your spot early. Spots fill up quickly, and you don’t want to miss your favorite location.
  •      Look for clubs and discounts. Many RV clubs offer discounts and special offers on sites and amenities.


Remember, planning can be very helpful in making your next RV trip a success, but the main goal is to have fun, so don’t let the planning stage be a burden. Keep it simple, and make sure you have considered all the factors that are important to you, and your travel family mates.

Before leaving, consider stopping by the Olympia Auto Mall and talk to the knowledgeable staff at Awesome RV. They have miles of experience, and can offer more advice, as well as showing you all the new models and innovations in the RV world. Safe and happy travels this spring and summer!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Used Cars at South Sound Trucks


If you are in the market for a used car, you might not think of a truck dealership as the best place to shop. South Sound Trucks in the Olympia Auto Mall has more than trucks on their lot.
They have an inventory of more than 300 used trucks and cars. Import brands like Acura, Audi, BMW, and American brands like Chevy, Ford, and Dodge are represented here.
If a quality used truck is what you are looking for, South Sound has you covered. Everything from low mileage mid-sized pick-ups to all out lifted rigs, and 4-wheel drive models.
Check out the inventory online or better yet, make the short trip to the Olympia Auto Mall, stop and let the knowledgeable staff at South Sound Trucks show you your next used truck…or car! You can get pre-qualified financing online, and they also have a great service center with easy online scheduling.
Spring is almost here, and there is no better time to take a test drive and go home with your next new or used car or truck. We look forward to seeing all our friends from the greater Olympia, Tacoma, and Puyallup areas soon.


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