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Mazda 3 Earns Top Spot In Hatchback Category for Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com Ranking of Top Family Cars for 2016

Best Family Hatchback Car for 2016

Though the US market is mostly focused on small crossovers and SUVs, if you’re in the market for a hatchback car instead, you still have quite a few great options to consider. Thankfully, there are many resources available to you to find the best family hatchback car for 2016.

Of course, determining the best available hatchback on the market for your family is a matter of opinion. That said, there are resources and outlets out there that many might consider trustworthy. Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com for example, recently teamed up to offer their ranking of the best family cars for 2016 in numerous vehicle categories.

If you still like a sporty driving experience but need some hatchback versatility for your young family, then a hatchback is a great option. According to the ranking done by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com the Mazda 3 5-door hatchback is your best bet for a new car in the hatchback segment for the 2016 model year.

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Why Is the 2016 Mazda 3 5-Door Hatchback Such a Good Car?

interior design and features inside the 2016 mazda 3 5-door hatchbackSo why is the Mazda 3 hatchback so good? According to the ranking, safety plays a big part, as the model offers an optional package that adds features like radar cruise control and automatic emergency braking. It also has generous features like a rearview camera and a touchscreen infotainment display.

But much of the Mazda 3’s appeal comes from its design. Just because you are a parent and have a family doesn’t mean you can’t ride in style. With the Mazda 3 hatchback you can, as the vehicle is sleek and slender with an athletic profile through Mazda’s KODO design DNA. Most importantly, however, it’s able to handle both your daily commute and all your nightly errands without leaving you strapped for cash at the gas pump thanks to as much as 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

Learn about more great family Mazda models in the CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9

Although Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com ranked the Mazda 3 at the top of their list for the best family hatchback car for 2016, we don’t want you to just take someone else’s word for it. Experience the vehicle for yourself by scheduling a test drive right here at Mazda of Lodi.