Choosing a first car is an exciting experience for new drivers. With so many models and features available, it's hard to know where to begin. Mazda offers a wide variety of vehicles that are perfect for new drivers and all of them share one important thing, excellent safety records.

Read on to know the best new Mazda cars for beginners.

2021 MAZDA CX-3

This small compact SUV has an excellent safety record with its five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It offers a fun driving experience and precise handling that can rival vehicles in the car segment.

2021 MAZDA3

With its upscale styling, sophisticated infotainment system, and latest safety features, the Mazda3 will certainly make heads turn as it passes by. If you're looking for better performance, there are two more engines you can choose from, the most powerful being the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.

Not to be outdone in safety, 2021 Mazda3 also boasts a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

2022 MAZDA CX-5

The latest version of the Mazda CX-5 features a streamlined, athletic exterior and a premium interior and offers robust performance paired with a comfortable driving experience. It is equipped with AWD which minimizes road slippage to increase engine efficiency and improve safety while driving.

Get a New MAZDA Car from MAZDA of New Bern

If any of the featured vehicles like the Mazda CX-5 sound like an attractive option, you can get them right now at Mazda of New Bern. Contact our dealership today for a test drive.