Borgman Mazda was delighted to learn that the Mazda3 was placed at the top of KBB.com’s Coolest New Car list for the 5th year in a row. Although, as any West Michigan Mazda driver will tell you, this isn’t terribly surprising either. The current generation of Mazda3 has many infotainment, comfort, and driver-assist features not usually found in its class or price point. It has been engineered around Mazda’s Jinba Ittai design principles – a Japanese term used to describe the harmony between a horse and rider – which ensures a thrilling driving experience no matter where you’re going. All of this is supplemented by an impressive 40 highway mpg and a refined exterior body style.
This recent article from InsideMazda tells more about the Kelley Blue Book “cool cars” list and how they’re ranked. Here is an excerpt from the article.
Mazda3 Tops Kelley Blue Book’s Coolest New Cars For The Fifth Year In A Row
MP3 players, DVDs and PDAs – not many things have remained “cool” over the past 15 years. The compact Mazda3 is an exception, however, appearing on Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars list every year since the car debuted in 2003. To make the recognition even cooler, Mazda3 takes the No. 1 spot for the fifth year in a row.
“Available in both sedan and hatchback form, the Mazda3 offers practicality that appeals to compact car buyers, with sportiness that makes even daily chores more fun,” said Michael Harley, executive editor for Kelley Blue Book.
Two longstanding criteria – that the vehicle is both fun-to-drive and fun-to-own – are critical among the deciding factors of what Kelley Blue Book editors freely admit is a very subjective “cool factor,” which is also the overarching No. 1 criterion for a vehicle to place on this list. Each vehicle is available for purchase starting at under $20,000, using Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price as the yardstick.
You can read the full article by visiting InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com.
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