Two Hot to Handle
Making it easier to win is the name of the game at Isle® Casino Racing Pompano Park, and we’re at it again with our Two Hot to Handle promotion! We’re giving away not one but two brand-new Mazda® vehicles in September. You have the choice between the sleek Mazda6 and the beautifully spacious Mazda CX-9. But how are you to choose? That’s where we come in! We’re laying out the specs of each new car to make the choice a whole lot easier for you.
For folks interested in one of the country’s most exciting mid-size sedans, be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, September 13, from 2-6 p.m., since that’s when one lucky winner will roll out of the Isle Casino with a sleek new Mazda6. And to be clear, this really is no ordinary mid-sizer. Indeed, it was named to the Car and Driver 10 Best list for 2015, with editors saying: “The 6 is that rare beast, a car that looks like it drives and drives like it looks: taut, agile, and, yes, athletic. In a world where car design is often nothing more than bending metal around a set of platform-derived hard points and then thinking up some zingy metaphors, the 6 stands out as the real thing. All the more impressive is that Mazda has pulled off the form-and-function double play with a mid-size sedan.”
On the other hand, while the Mazda6 certainly makes an impression with its style and driving dynamics, it’s surprisingly practical, too. For one thing, the car is capable of EPA ratings as high as 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway/32 mpg combined, even though its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine still supplies a peppy 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. The car further offers both a six-speed automatic transmission and, in keeping with its appeal to enthusiasts, a six-speed manual.
It’s also worth noting that the Mazda6 has earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Score from NHTSA and Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.
All that would seem to be an ideal package for most people, but because some may prefer the added room and versatility of a three-row crossover, the second vehicle in our promotion is a Mazda CX-9, which will be up for grabs on September 27, from 2-6 p.m.
The CX-9 is exactly the kind of entry that owners have come to expect from the brand, according to Edmunds.com, the prestigious automotive-research website. After all, the site’s recent review reports that: “Despite its generous size, the Mazda CX-9 is fun to drive, with responsive steering and surprisingly agile moves. But that’s not why buyers choose seven-passenger vehicles. They need them to haul the family and their stuff. Don’t worry, the CX-9 delivers on those counts, too. There’s plenty of room for the family, with three rows of comfortable seating and a large cargo hold.”
More specifically, the CX-9 boasts 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third row, nearly 50 cubic feet behind the second row, and more than 100 cubic feet with both rear rows folded down. Yet with the CX-9 often carrying more precious cargo actually sitting in those rows, Mazda additionally provides a wide range of safety features for the vehicle, including a rearview camera, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.
The CX-9 also packs the punch of a 3.7-liter V-6 engine. In this case, it’s one that serves up 273 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, providing crossover-style pulling capability and a 3,500-lb. maximum tow rating (when properly equipped). And naturally, a sophisticated Active Torque-Split All-Wheel-Drive system is available as well.
Now, with two great Mazda’s in the mix, each bringing its own benefits, some casino guests may have trouble deciding exactly which giveaway they should enter. Fortunately, we’ve got just the solution: get your entries in on both! We’re offering free daily entries from September 1 through 27, backed by bonus entries for gamers on September 10 and 24 (from 9 a.m. to midnight). So don’t miss out on your chance to zoom-zoom away in a new Mazda!