May 25, 2016
IRVINE, Calif. (May 26, 2016) – The 2016 Mazda3 topped the list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 of 2016 by the editors at Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com for the third consecutive year. Mazda3 has been named to the list every year of the vehicle’s 13-year existence.
Two longstanding criteria—fun-to-drive and fun-to-own—are critical among the deciding factors of what the KBB.com editors freely admit is a very subjective “cool factor,” the overarching No. 1 criterion for a vehicle to place on this list.
Starting at $17,845 MSRP, Mazda3 features SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, “KODO—Soul of Motion” design and features such as i-ELOOP (which enhances fuel economy), MAZDA CONNECT (infotainment) and i-ACTIVSENSE (safety). This award-winning vehicle is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class, available in four- and five-door configurations and offered with either a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter engine. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions also are available.
For more information on Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 of 2016 list, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/coolest-cars-under-18000-2016/2100000712/.
Mazda North American Operations is proud of its award-winning vehicle lineup. The 2016 model year vehicles have already earned over 100 industry accolades with a recent impressive win from the 2016 MX-5 with two awards for Word Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year. To learn more about Mazda, visit mazdausamedia.com.
 Starting price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest trim level. MSRP does not include $835 destination charge (Alaska $880), title, taxes, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
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