Mazda3 Earns Top Spot (Again) on’s 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 List

June 25th, 2017 by


Kelley Blue Book’s recently release their annual 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list, and the compact Mazda3 took the number one spot for the fourth consecutive year. We think it’s rather significant that the  Mazda3 has earned a place on the list every year since the car was introduced 14 years ago.

The 2017 Mazda3 offers G-Vectoring Control, i-ACTIVSENSE, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Smart City Brake Support, earning a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

In a press release, Jack R. Nerad, Executive Editorial Director and Executive Market Analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s , was quoted as stating, “The Mazda3 is widely regarded as the best-looking and most fun-to-drive vehicle in the segment, and we call it one of the coolest cars of all time.”

When determining the cars that earn the honor, Kelley Blue Book places great importance on the vehicle’s fun-to-drive and fun-to-own factors, combining them into what the editors admit is an extremely subjective cool factor that forms the list’s top criterion. Every car on the list is available at a starting price of less than $18,000, using the exclusive Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price tool, proving that you can get behind the wheel of an exciting vehicle without breaking the bank.

Are you ready to discover what makes the Mazda3 so cool? Contact Team Gillman Mazda to speak with a member of our team and schedule your test drive.

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