Mazda3 Makes Best Family Cars Of 2015 List From Edmunds, Parents Magazine

What makes a great family car? According to Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com, the most important features are just what you would expect: comfort, safety, reliability and value. With those simple criteria in mind, the two media partners determined the Best Family Cars of 2015.

Mazda3 Makes Best Family Cars Of 2015 List From Edmunds, Parents MagazineNaturally, the Mazda3 made the list, scoring hits in every major area. The judges appreciated that the cabin, with a 5-passenger capacity, was “comfy, roomy, and inviting” for a budget car. They found the Mazda3 to be “stylish,” a rare characteristic for a family car.

The Skyactiv engine in the Mazda3 offers fantastic fuel efficiency at 34/41 mpg, and yet the Mazda3 still outputs plenty of pep, helping to make the Mazda3 a “pleasure to drive.”

The fact that the Mazda3 received the Institute for Highway Safety’s highest honor, Top Safety Pick+, for 2015 certainly didn’t escape the attention of the judges—it was a major factor in the Mazda3’s inclusion on the list of Best Family Cars of 2015.

You can find a 2015 Mazda3 perfect for YOUR family here at Wantagh Mazda! We have plenty in stock!

 

Make The Grade: Tips For Mountain Driving

Thinking of a summer trip to the mountains? While you don’t have to be a professional driver to master the mountains, mountain driving does take a particular skill set. The following are a few tips for mountain driving to help you stay safe on your way to your travel destination.

tips for mountain driving

First and foremost, mountain roads are unique in that they can close due to inclement weather, so check your route before you leave.

Traveling up a mountain can be enormously taxing on your engine. It’s important to stay aware of the signs that your engine could be overheating. Monitor your temperature gauge on your dash and watch out for steam coming from under your hood. If you suspect your vehicle is overheating, pull over and allow it to cool off.

Traveling down a mountain can be very hard on your brakes. The National Park Service recommends shifting to a lower gear in order to use “the braking power of your engine.” At the same time, maintain a safe distance between you and the car in front of you.

Follow these simple tips to make your mountain drive an enjoyable one!