Mazda Stands Out In Latest Kelley Blue Book Awards

 

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Always finding ways to make car-shopping easier, Kelley Blue Book editors put together a few lists of their favorite models to help consumers find the best vehicle for them. This year, Mazda received 6 recognitions for the following vehicles.


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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Award:

Our Favorite New-for-Cars 2016

10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

What it is:

This list features models that received new designs for 2016. KBB editors drove more than 40 vehicles and choose 10 favorites based on data, awards and automotive expert instinct.

It’s hard to choose a favorite. That is why KBB Experts put together a variety of lists. This list is just what it sounds like. It features stylish, fun-to-drive models that have been priced lower than $25,000 according to KBB Fair Purchase Price and their new-car classified listing.

Why the Miata received the recognition:

KBB editors choose the 2016 MX-5 Miata for it’s style and affordability. It’s new bold design is balanced, lightweight and has great handling on the road and the racetrack.

Again, the 2016 Miata was chosen for its affordability, style and legendary driver’s-car capabilities.


We couldn’t agree more. The Miata has made a name for itself in the racing world and as a driver’s car. Find a new 2016 Miata for sale near Minneapolis, MN! Stop by for a test drive and experience the Miata for yourself.


2016 Mazda3 Sedan

Award:

10 Best Sedans Under $25,000

What it is:

This is another list put together based on affordability, style, efficiency, features and luxury. KBB experts think that today’s sedans have the qualities you would find in flagship luxury sedans not too long ago.

Why the Mazda3 received the recognition:

The 2016 Mazda3 was one of the two surprise compact sedans that made it to this midsize sedan list. It’s efficient, tech-savvy, stylish and handles the road well.


Did You Know: The Mazda3 was featured in the KBB 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 for 12 years in a row.



2016 Mazda CX-3

Award:

10 Most Affordable SUVS of 2016

10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

What it is:

This list is based on the KBB 5-Year Cost to Own data. These vehicles might not have the lowest MSRP, but they are affordable over a “full buy-drive-sell ownership cycle” according to the KBB data.

See 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata above. Basically, these cars are fun-to-drive, look good and are surprisingly affordable.

Why the Mazda CX-3 received the recognition:

The 2016 CX-3 is affordable, reliable and retains its value. Not to mention, it’s got style and great driving dynamics. KBB expert review said, “If you want to emphasize sport in your small sport-utility, the uncommonly attractive Mazda CX-3 will deliver it in ways that its competitors don't.”

KBB experts think that the new CX-3 is the best-looking, most fun-to-drive subcompact SUV in the segment. It’s also affordable.

Did You Know: The CX-3 is the lowest-priced vehicle out of all 10 vehicles features on this list.



2016 Mazda CX-5

Award:

10 Best All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Under $25,000

What it is:

KBB knows that many buyers are looking for AWD SUV models. We know that Minnesota drivers look for AWD to deal with snow and even in the summer for off-road adventures. The AWD SUVS featured in this list are affordable and comfortable.

Why the Mazda CX-5 received the recognition:

KBB experts choose the CX-5 for its exceptional style and fun-to-drive handling qualities. It also features one of their favorite infotainment systems.


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