Subcompact SUVs are a relatively new category in the automotive market, but they’re proving to be popular family cars for drivers who need the extra space without wanting to become road hogs. That means they’ve don exceptionally well in urban markets where parking spaces are smaller and traffic is heavier. Toronto families love subcompact SUVs for that very reason, plus their handling on snowy winter roads, something all Torontonians dread facing every year.

That said, subcompact SUVs don’t have the incredible amount of space that your typical SUV would have. They’re for families who know how to pack efficiently for their weekend getaway, but there’s definitely no trip in the city where you won’t find them comfortable and spacious. Factor in how impossible it can be to find a big enough parking spot on your street to fit a full-size SUV and your subcompact options start to seem a lot more practical. Find more here for reviews on brand new SUV’s to help make an informed decision before departing with your money.

Last year, the Mazda CX-3 and CX-5 were two of the most popular subcompact SUVs in the United States and Canada. In a test to find to the best subcompact SUV, compared the Mazda CX-3 with other leading subcompact SUVs under their price point. Their judges all agreed that the Mazda CX-3 delivered the speed and driving that Mazda has become known for, even in practical family cars. That sporty handling is what gives Mazda it’s edge over bigger auto companies. Just because you’re busy shuttling kids to school and hockey doesn’t mean you don’t get bored driving a car that’s just too easy or uninspired. Mazda engineering brings the fun back into driving at a low price and with all the practical things you need to raise a family in the city.

The Mazda CX-5 offers even more room than the CX-3, while still maintaining its curvy and energetic design. Toronto Mazda dealerships like Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda will now have the 2018 Mazda CX-5, which now comes with a diesel option for greater efficiency. The reason they’ve given the Mazda CX-5 a diesel engine is to bring superior performance while meeting emissions standards. It’s another sign that Mazda is serious about fun-to-drive vehicles.

If you live in Toronto and you’re looking for a deal on a Mazda, take advantage of holiday deals at your local dealership. Whatever make or model you’re looking to buy, the last week of the year is one of the busiest for car sales. Dealerships like Toronto’s Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda pull out all the stops when it comes to incentives and deals. Whether you’re in the market for a sedan, an SUV, or a subcompact crossover, Mazda is already a remarkably affordable brand. Don’t forget to take advantage of deals at Toronto Mazda dealerships like Yorkdale Dufferin Mazda and save even more. With holiday deals on the table, you can also use dealership financing to get the car you want right away, without worrying about car loan financing. This year, get your family comfortable without sacrificing the fun of driving in a Mazda CX-5 or CX-3.