The 2014 Mazda3 Named One of the Coolest Cars Under $18,000

July 8th, 2014 by

2014-Mazda3-5-door-2We have always known the Mazda3 was an impressive car, but the latest model is winning awards for being cool too. The automotive experts at Kelly Blue Book recently named the 2014 Mazda3 one of the coolest cars under $18,000. And it didn’t just make the list, it came in number one, beating out models like the Ford Fiesta and the Chevy Sonic.

Winning this award is high praise for the Mazda3, and also clear evidence that you don’t have to break the bank to get one of the coolest cars in the world. This is what impressed the judges so much about the newest Mazda3.

2014 Mazda3 Price

Obviously all of the cars on the list were fairly affordable, but price was a factor in the judges decision making. One of the criteria was that the winning vehicles had to be “fun to own” meaning it had to have an accessible price point, and hold more of their value as they aged. With an MSRP of just $16,945, the 2014 Mazda3 fits comfortably into many budgets.

KODO: Soul of Motion

The 2014 Mazda3 was built according to Mazda’s “Kodo: Soul of Motion” design philosophy. The look strives to combine organic forms with metallic muscularity to create a perfect harmony between driver and machine. The Mazda3 was completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, and it really is a stunning looking car. The judges at KBB thought so too.


The Mazda3 has an accessible price, but it comes with standard technologies you would have to pay extra for in other cars. Thanks to i-ELOOP technology, this is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in its class. And thanks to i-ACTIVESENSE, it’s also one of the safest. That is on top of the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies under the hood that ensure a thrilling and efficient driving experience every time you climb behind the wheel.

Find the Coolest Car at Cox Mazda

The 2014 Mazda3 has already gotten a ton of attention in the limited amount of time it has been on our lot. Visit our dealership at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, FL to experience what makes this car so cool. Our dealership is only a short drive away from the Tampa and Sarasota area.