Mazda is well known for being affordable, fun-to-drive, and highly stylish — but how does the Zoom-Zoom brand do as a maker of family vehicles? Most think that you can only have one of these, but as a matter of fact many Mazda vehicles represent both the fun-to-drive aspects and the safety you want in a family vehicle. So which Mazda vehicles are good for a family?
Is the Mazda3 a good family vehicle?
A subcompact sedan or hatchback like the 2016 Mazda3 usually isn’t thought of as being at the top of the list of good family vehicles, but don’t be fooled. The 2016 Mazda3 has many aspects that make it a great choice for families — and was even recently recognized by Edmunds and Parents Magazine in its Top 10 Best Family Cars of 2016 list.
Some things that they mentioned really enjoying about the Mazda3 was how easy it was to install a car seat, its rearview camera, the cargo capacity of the hatchback (great for shopping and grocery runs!), and its myriad safety features. We weren’t too surprised when we saw the result, as the Mazda3 Hatchback earned the same recognition one year earlier!
What Mazda SUVs are good for a family?
No matter which crossover or SUV you’re looking at from Mazda, there really isn’t a way to go wrong. We’re going to focus on the 2016 CX-5 and all-new 2016 CX-9, though. The Mazda CX-5 offers just enough room without being overly bulky for a five-seater SUV, and is a 2016 Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS. The real story in the CX-5 is its seven total smart safety features from Mazda — including Smart Brake Support and blind spot monitoring.
Just looking at the all-new CX-9 it’s easy to see why this would be a good vehicle for a family. Its three rows of seats provides ample room for all seven passengers, though it also offers a sleek appearance and great fuel efficiency rating. Plus, the way the second row works you can install a car seat and still get to the seats in the third row without having to take it out!
Want to test drive any of our family-friendly Mazda vehicles in Fond du Lac WI? Head over to Holiday Mazda or feel free to schedule an appointment for a test drive online!