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The Kelley Blue Book recently released this year’s list of the coolest cars under $18,000 and the returning champion, the Mazda 3, successfully defended its title.


 

Every year Kelley Blue Book (KBB) releases a range of Top 10 lists, one of the most popular of which is its “10 Coolest Cars under $18 000.” A car is not a cheap investment so its great when you can find a car that is not only affordable but fun to drive, fuel efficient and comfortable and this is what this list aims to showcase. The KBB recently released this year’s list of the coolest cars under $18,000 and the returning champion, the Mazda 3, successfully defended its title.

The factors that the KBB uses to judge which vehicles can be considered the “coolest” includes styling and aesthetics, safety features, the ownership experience as well as the driving pleasure of the vehicle. Thanks to Mazda’s suite of SKYACTIV technologies combined with our KODO: Soul of Motion design language, the Mazda 3 has held the number 1 spot on this list for the past four years. It would seem like the visitors of the Kelly Blue Book feel the same way about the Mazda 3 as it currently holds a 9/10 Kelly Blue Book Consumer Rating.

Though the Kelley Blue Book is an American website this still highlights the fact that when it comes to purchasing an affordable vehicle that looks good, is fun to drive and is safe enough to give you the confidence to drive you and your family anywhere, the Mazda 3 checks all the above. On top of that, in Canada all new Mazda vehicles carry an unlimited kilometer warranty, meaning not only are you in the coolest affordable car you can enjoy driving it as much as you want. Now how cool is that?

To see KBB.com’s full coverage of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 for 2017, including full editorial comments about each model, pricing details, vehicle photography and more, please visit https://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/coolest-new-cars-under-18000/2100004174/.