What Is the Best Car to Buy for a Teenager?

2016 Mazda3 Earns Top Spot In $25K – $30K Category Vehicle Ranking for Teenagers

What Is the Best Car to Buy for a Teenager?

Raising a child in their teenage years can be a lot of work with many questions. If your son or daughter is of driving age, one question you may have is, what is the best car to buy for a teenager? Whether they’ve just earned their driver’s license and need a new vehicle or are preparing to head off to college, you’ll definitely want to consider your options carefully.

Of course, you and your teen will have your own preferences, but sometimes it pays to listen to the opinion of someone reputable as well. For example, if you’re looking to buy a car in the range of $25,000 to $30,000, you might want to consider the 2016 Mazda3.

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2016 Best Cars for Teens According to U.S. News and World Report

2016 mazda 3 with two tone leather seatsAt least, that’s the recommendation made by U.S. News and World Report. The ranking broke vehicles up into price ranges, and the 2016 Mazda3 took the top spot in the $25,000 to $30,000 category. The publication sought vehicles that had advanced active safety features.

The Mazda3, for example, offers its available suite of safety technologies known as i-ACTIVSENSE®. The package adds such features as Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Advance Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and automatic braking systems for low speeds (Smart City Brake Support) and high speeds (Smart Brake Support). In addition to that, you’ll be happy to learn that the Mazda3 was named a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

If you’d like to shop around for other Mazda models for your teen, let us know and we can help you learn more. Now that U.S. New and World Report has named what it feels is the best car to for a teenager, schedule a test drive to experience it for yourself here at Mazda of Lodi.