Earlier this month, our team here at your Mazda dealers serving Lakewood, Lester Glenn Mazda, was thrilled to learn that the 2016 Mazda3 was named the U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Cars for Teens List!” The capable and dynamic sedan was deemed to be the ultimate standout in terms of overall quality and advanced safety features, and thus, perfect for teen drivers.


The Best Car for Teens honor is one of several awards and top designations that the 2016 Mazda3 has earned since hitting the automotive market. It was also recently voted the “Best Hatchback” in Parents magazine and Edmunds.com’s list of 10 Best Family Cars of 2016. On top of that, the 2016 Mazda3 was also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In order to earn that prestigious and coveted honor, a vehicle must earn the top score of Good in all five of the IIHS’s difficult crash tests, as well as earn either a Superior or Advanced rating for available frontal mitigation or crash avoidance technologies.


The 2016 Mazda3 is available with a host of advanced safety features, including the Mazda brand’s i-ACTIVSENSE® safety tech suite. The i-ACTIVSENSE® technologies include Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart City Brake Support for low-speed braking, Smart Brake Support highway-speed braking, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts to name a few.


As summer is now in full swing, the great new Mazda vehicle specials are starting to heat up at Lester Glenn Mazda with the Mazda Summer Drive event! For those families out there looking for a reliable and safe new vehicle to send their son or daughter off to college in, head on down to Lester Glenn Mazda to speak to a member of our team about the 2016 Mazda3 and the great deals that can be found with the Mazda Summer Drive event today!