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2014 Mazda 3 Makes List of Best Cars for Back to School

As summer winds down and we trade in lazy summer days for back-to-school shopping, you may find that you’re searching for the perfect car for your teen or college student. If your kid is in need of a safe, reliable car to get them to and from school, consider the 2014 Mazda 3, which made Kelley Blue Book’s list of best cars for back to school.

Picking out a car that your kid will drive day after day (hopefully for years to come) is no small undertaking. You’ll want to consider safety features and ratings, efficiency, dependability, practicality, and you’ll get extra points for style. The Mazda 3 offers all of this, and more.

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The Mazda 3 is not only stylish and sporty, but it’s a smart choice. The Mazda 3 happens to be one of this year’s coolest cars under $18,000 – making it an affordable choice your student will be excited about. The totally redesigned 2014 Mazda 3 is offered in a hatchback or sedan and is more efficient, more comfortable, and offers more modern technology than ever before.

Earning EPA fuel economy ratings of 30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, your kid won’t drain their wallets filling up their tanks. The 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine puts out a respectable 155 hp – enough power to get where they need to go.

Come by Parks Mazda today to test drive a Mazda 3 for yourself!

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Mazda is KBB’s Cost-of-Ownership Most Affordable Car Brand

Kelley Blue Book recently finished evaluating each automotive brand’s cost-of-ownership—and Mazda came out the big winner. According to the popular and reliable website, Mazda has the most affordable five-year cost of ownership of any manufacturer, granting the brand the 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Award,” the highest cost-of-ownership award given out by KBB.

“Hard work and dedication to building the best possible vehicles has brought Mazda to its second consecutive year earning the 5-year Cost to Own Award for the overall Mazda brand,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations. “Mazda’s new generation of vehicles continue to perform very well against the competition, not only with driving dynamics and fit and finish, but fuel economy and overall cost of ownership, and this award is additional proof of that.”

So what specifically make the Mazda brand such a durable buy? Kelley Blue Book gave out quite an impressive list, starting with Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price and Skyactiv Tecnhology, which affords the vehicles more fuel economy. Plus, with low insurance costs and durability that keeps value high, what more could you ask from an automomaker? Come by Parks Mazda today to check out these affordable, reliable cars.