Mazda cars have been chosen for new drivers time and again thanks to their high safety ratings, high fuel efficiency, and high level of functionality for that particular demographic. If you are a student, or you’re car shopping with one in mind, we have a few models we think you’ll want to pay special attention to.

If you or your child are heading off to college, the last thing you want to worry about is the day-to-day transportation. At Freeman Mazda in Irving, we want to spend a day with you to help you pick out the car that makes the most sense for your driving needs.

One of our favorite cars to recommend for new drivers is the Mazda3 and the Mazda3 5-door model. The hatchback has everything we love about the sedan — the driver assistance and entertainment options — except it’s got even more functionality with the extra cargo space. You’ll have room for all of those dorm essentials, sports equipment, and more.

We also love recommending the Mazda CX-3 SUV for new drivers because it’s one of our most versatile options. It’s an SUV, so it’s big enough to carry any friends or dorm supplies, but it’s also small enough to navigate around any city or campus parking lot.

We also have numerous pre-owned models that might work just perfectly for you. Feel free to call or come by to talk about those, as well as our vehicle lease options. Buying your first car should be an exciting experience, not a stressful one, so come see us.

As your Mazda dealers, we hope the transition back to the school year goes smoothly for you and your family. Safe travels!