2017 Mazda3 Earns Prestigious Award

2017 mazda3 earns top award

The 2017 Mazda3 continue to rake in awards from top automotive outlets. For the fourth time in a row, the compact car has earned the top spot on Kelly Blue Book’s 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. The vehicle has earned this distinction every year since coming to the market 14 years ago.

“The Mazda3 is widely regarded as the best-looking and most fun-to-drive vehicle in the segment, and we call it one of the coolest cars of all time,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.

Two longtime characteristics – fun-to-drive and fun-to-own – helped the sporty Mazda3 win the award. The accolade highlights Mazda’s commitment to developing vehicles that offer stop-traffic good looks, an exhilarating ride and high-tech features that can be had at a very affordable price.

Available in Sport, Touring, Touring 2.5 and Grand Touring, the Mazda3 is well-equipped at all grades. Standard, the car gets a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice controls, a six-speaker sound system and two USB ports. It also comes with sporty 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, automatic windshield wipers and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

On top of these benefits, the five-passenger car is powered by one of two separate engines. First, there is a 155-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 150-pound-feet of torque. It can be paired with either a manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic. Upper trims – Touring 2.5 and Grand Touring – come standard with a 2.5-liter four that produces 184 horse and 185 pound-feet of torque. The configuration can be mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

Sporty and packed with plenty of high-end amenities, the new Mazda3 is your first-class ticket to making your drives the best they can be. Come test drive one today at Reliable Mazda!

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