Recently, the Mazda3 took the number 1 spot on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. The compact sedan has been on the list every year since its inception 14 years ago, and the last 4 years, it has been at the top. It’s safe to say the Mazda3 is one of the coolest cars of all time, and here’s why.
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Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000
The criteria for the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list is fairly subjective. Winners are chosen based on a “cool factor,” which means the cars must be fun-to-drive and fun-to-own. Clearly, even despite the passing of time and countless enhancements, the Mazda3 continues to satisfy both components. The next models in line for this year’s list include Honda Civic, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, and Hyundai Veloster.
Notable features of the 2017 Mazda3
Even though the Kelley Blue Book list is based on subjective factors, the 2017 Mazda3 offers several key features that set it apart from the crowd and give it the “cool factor.” For starters, its standard G-Vectoring Control allows for smoother, more accurate steering inputs. Drivers can also choose between the available six-speed manual transmission and an automatic transmission, depending on their driving preferences. The Mazda3 has a class-leading interior with a more upscale appearance than its competitors. It also earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to features like I-ACTIVSENSE, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, and Smart City Brake Support.
This is just the beginning. If you would like to experience the Mazda3’s “cool factor” in person, we invite you to check out our available inventory at Seacoast Mazda and schedule a time to get behind the wheel at your convenience.