2017 Mazda3 is One of the Coolest Compact Cars of All Time, Says KBB

The folks over at Kelley Blue Book are car experts. They’re a leading resource for car information and valuation, and they test drive just about every production car that comes to the U.S. We’re not surprised that they’ve named the 2017 Mazda3 the Coolest Compact Car Under $18,000.

The Mazda3 has been at the top of that list for 14 years now. Car enthusiasts love it, and the hatchback version (starting MSRP of $19,095) holds an especially dear spot in the hearts of many. The sedan (starting MSRP $17,845) is also beloved- it just comes down to which body style you prefer and what kind of cargo space you need.

Performance-minded drivers love that the Mazda3 offers a really fun, sporty drive in a remarkably stylish car, all for a reasonable price. Both the sedan and the hatchback provide some of the coolest tailoring you can find on a car that makes sense for daily driving. It’s a challenge to find a car as sharp and snazzy without at least doubling your budget. The Mazda3’s appealing exterior aesthetic matches its well-designed interior and its spirited handling.

The Mazda3 drives with a youthful exuberance that other cars in its class just don’t have. That’s not to say that this car is only for thrill-seeking hooligans, though. The 2017 model in particular has an air of sophistication to complement its feisty gusto. Sure, it wants to explore with reckless abandon, but it understands you have to go to work.

Given the affordable price tag of the Mazda3, its stellar gas mileage, and its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick status, we can’t think of any reason to go with a different compact car.

If you’ve forgotten that driving can be fun, please visit our showroom and take a Mazda3 for a test drive.

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