Young professionals who have just graduated from college and who are entering the workforce typically need their first “grown-up” car, something they can rely on during the daily commute. At the same time, they are thinking about vehicles that make a good first impression with interviewers, bosses, coworkers, and clients. But they also prioritize low starting prices and good fuel economy, as they’ve got entry-level salaries and student loans on their minds. We also have a lot of workers entering the job market outside the office who need something reliable and affordable. For all of these drivers, we typically recommend the Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9, especially if they intend to start families soon. The Mazda CX-9 in particular seats up to seven and boasts an elegant design that is sure to impress. Young professionals on a stricter budget may prefer the smaller and more affordable Mazda3, which is sporty and fun to drive and is available as a sedan or hatchback.