Get Ready for Back-to-School with Walker Mazda

The school year is starting, and for many Central Louisiana families, that means it’s time for a much-needed vehicle upgrade! When shopping for a new family-friendly vehicle, drivers will need a model that can keep up with the daily school drop-offs and after-school sports events while being safe enough to give you peace of mind while on the go. So, where should you start? Begin by looking at these top-rated Mazda models at Walker Mazda that offer all the seating, cargo space, and safety features you need to head into the new school year with confidence.

Family-Friendly MAZDA Models for the School Year

When compiling this list of Mazda models perfect for the back-to-school season, the experts at Walker Mazda used two criteria: safety and space. All the models listed below have earned the title of “2023 Top Safety Pick” from the IIHS, or Internation Institute for Highway Safety. On top of being highly rated for crash safety, each Mazda in the list below earned top marks for the LATCH (child safety anchors) ease of use. But safety isn’t all these Mazda vehicles have to offer– each comes with roomy, comfortable seating and ample cargo space for all your backpacks, sports gear, and school supplies. Find the family-friendly model that fits your Opelousas lifestyle from the list below!


Our first pick for Alexandria families is the Mazda CX-30. A nimble crossover with plenty of capability for your daily drives, the Mazda CX-30 can seat up to five and offers 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats in place. Should you need to fit something larger, like a science project or a school supply donation, the rear seats can fold down to provide a total of 45.2 cubic feet of cargo space, giving you plenty of versatility for whatever the school year brings. In addition to space, the Mazda CX-30 comes with a variety of safety features, from a blind spot monitoring system to a lane-departure warning system for added protection on the Alexandria roads.

MAZDA3 Hatchback

If an SUV isn’t quite your style, the Mazda3 Hatchback can offer the same capability in a lower profile. Stylish and capable, the Mazda3 hides extraordinary utility in a deceptively small package. Able to fit up to 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up and 47.1 cubic feet of cargo with the seats folded down, the Mazda3 gives you all the room you need for the school day and then some. This versatile hatchback comes with many of the same safety features as the Mazda CX-30, with the addition of a rear seat alert to ensure no one gets left behind as you run errands and school drop-offs in Leesville.


Need a little more room to stretch or more engine power to enjoy the holiday breaks? The Mazda CX-50 may be right for you! With upgraded performance, substantial towing capacity, and 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats all in place, the Mazda CX-50 is a showcase of flexibility. With a maximum cargo capacity of up to 56.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, the Mazda CX-50 also offers the most standard luxury, with wireless Apple CarPlay® coming standard and rear USB charging ports to keep the whole family effortlessly connected.

Find a MAZDA the Family Will Love at Walker Mazda

Ready to get behind the wheel of a Mazda that will keep your family safe, comfortable, and connected on all your Alexandria drives? Then shop these back-to-school Mazda models at Walker Mazda! Our team is standing by to walk you through all the fantastic features your family will love on your next Mazda.

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