2020 Mazda3 Earns 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA

2020 MAZDA3 | Victoria, TX

Thanks to its innovative safety features and advanced technologies, the 2020 Mazda3 received the highest safety ratings from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration. The 2020 Mazda3 earned the agency’s five star-ratings in front, side, and rollover crash testing as well as a 5-Star Overall safety rating.

“We are proud that the 2020 Mazda3 has earned NHTSA’s top rating for crashworthiness,” said Mazda North America President Jeff Guyton. “Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE® advanced safety features on the Mazda3 help provide even more peace of mind for the driver, helping enhance our customer’s driving experience.”

In addition to testing a vehicle’s performance in crash tests, which mimic the country’s most commonly occurring crashes, the NHTSA also recommends additional safety technologies for each vehicle. The 2020 Mazda3 not only earned the agency’s top ratings, but it also offers the agency’s recommended crash-avoidance technologies. Forward collision warning, lane departure warning, crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support systems are standard on the 2020 Mazda3.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety also evaluated the safety systems of the 2020 Mazda3 and bestowed its top honor on the well-equipped model. Both the hatchback and sedan body styles earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the organization.

The dedicated sales team at Atzenhoffer is available to show you the safety-focused 2020 Mazda3. Stop in for a test drive.

Silverado Drivers Find Their Match on Facebook

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD | Victoria, TX

According to a study done by a Stanford professor, most modern couples meet online. In our connected world, this isn’t too surprising, especially considering many people work from home and take online classes. There are a wide range of online dating apps and sites you can use, including Facebook. While you might shy away from a Facebook dating service, it seems others are finding their perfect match on the social media site.

Late last year, two Silverado drivers found their perfect match on Facebook. However, it wasn’t to start dating. Uziel Valles and John Payan both owned a Silverado. One drove a white model with a yellow hood, while the other drove a yellow Silverado with a white hood.

Valles, the owner of the mostly white Silverado, posted in the Denver Dropped Trucks Facebook group that he was looking to trade his yellow hood with someone who had a white or black hood. Payan’s friend tagged him in the comments and Payan commented that he had exactly what Valles was looking for.

The two met up and exchanged their mismatched hoods and left with the monochromatic trucks they wanted. According to Jalopnik, the meet ended up creating more than just two matching trucks, it created a friendship. The two men still chat with each other on occasion.

For more exciting car-themed news, stay tuned for more blog posts from us at Atzenhoffer. Or stop by our dealership in person to take one of our shiny 2020 models for a test drive.

5 Awesome Valentine’s Date Ideas

Couple celebrating Valentine's Day | Victoria, TX

The last thing you want to do on Valentine’s Day is stay stuck at home having the same night as usual, or go out for a too-expensive dinner at a restaurant where the food is certainly not worth the bill. Instead, check out these five awesome Valentine’s date ideas below.

Go ice skating

Ever notice how most rom-coms feature couples ice skating? That’s because there are few things as romantic as gliding on the ice together. And conveniently, February is a great time to go do just that.

Watch a comedy show

What’s more romantic than laughing together? Forget about the stress of day-to-day responsibilities and head to a local comedy club to relax and have a laugh.

Chill at the spa

Spas often offer reduced rates and extended hours for couples on Valentine’s Day. Take advantage of the opportunity to get a massage and treat yourselves together. You deserve it!

Book a hotel

Spending the night in a different environment can do wonders for romance. Book a nice hotel with your partner and order some champagne to your room to celebrate your relationship.

Have a themed night in

Okay, so maybe you like to stay in. Just don’t make it like every other night. Switch things up by picking a theme, then choosing a movie and cooking a meal together that matches it.

If you decide to go out on Valentine’s Day, impress your date with a nice new ride at Atzenhoffer.

Fun New Year’s Activities near Victoria, Texas

New Year's in Victoria, TX

New Year’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to consider how you’re going to celebrate the new year. If you’re looking for some place to countdown to 2020, make sure you consider one of these fun New Year’s Activities near Victoria, Texas.

The Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party

Step back in time at the Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party taking place in the Rose Ballroom at the historic Aumont Hotel. This soiree will feature jazz music all night long played by Choo-Cha Booch, delicious food, and a midnight champagne toast. So, why not get your Gatsby on at this wonderful event? Tickets cost $65.49.

New Year’s Eve Party with Gary Glenn & the 20x Band

Listen to great music and get ready to get 2020 started off on the right foot at the New Year’s Eve Party with Gary Glenn and the 20x Band. Located at the Freiheit Country Store, this event will have a balloon drop at midnight and drink specials throughout the night. It only costs $10 to attend, so get your tickets now!

2020 Black & White Masquerade Ball

Add an air of mystery to your New Year’s celebration this year. The Pale Horse Drinkery & Sky Bar is hosting a masquerade to ring in 2020. Dress in black-and-white formal attire, create a beautiful mask to go with your outfit, and head to dance the night away to music provided by the Gatsby Gang Jazz Band. Hors d’ouevres, desserts, party favors, and a champagne toast are all included in the general admission ticket price of $50.

Atzenhoffer wishes you and your family a wonderful New Year’s. Remember to call us for all of your vehicular needs this winter, or stop by to test-drive any of our shiny 2020 models.

2019 Christmas Events in Victoria, TX

Young boy with Santa | Victoria, TX

’Tis the season once again when the spirit of Christmas is in the air. Though Victoria doesn’t get much in the way of snow, it’ll be a festive scene all December long with gatherings galore. If you’re already eager to celebrate, mark your calendars for these 2019 Christmas events in Victoria, TX.

Cookie Decorating Classes

Don’t rely on Pinterest if you want to whip up some fancy, festive holiday cookies. Turn to the experts at Brookie’s Cookies, who will be holding beginners’ classes throughout December at the Victoria Art League. Classes take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 7, 14, 15, and 21, and there will be a Naughty Santa class for adults only at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 18. Tickets are $35 per class, and spots are filling up quick, so hurry up!

Lighted Christmas Parade

The greatest annual holiday tradition in Victoria by far is the Lighted Christmas Parade. This year’s parade takes place on Dec. 7 from 6-9 p.m. and will see some of our finest local organizations and businesses representing with grand floats and merry attire. Signups are still ongoing at the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation website, so if you’d like to be a part of the 2019 parade, act fast.

Christmas at the Zoo

Get your fix of Christmas lights and the world’s most magnificent creatures with the 2019 Christmas at the Zoo! event. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout December, the Texas Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and filled with lights, music, and joy. If you pop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., you can meet up with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself for a photo.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year indeed, and it’s also a great time to stop into Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda Mitsubishi to check out our great selection of new and used vehicles. We hope to see you soon!