Mazda3

2016 kbb top coolest cars
  • Base price: $17,845

A perennial on this list, the Mazda3 has been named one of Kelley Blue Book's "Coolest Cars under $18,000" every single one of the last 13 years. The Mazda3 combines truly impressive fuel economy with fun driving dynamics. And it looks really good, too.

KBB editors chose these 10 as the "coolest" from among all the cars and SUVs that have starting sticker prices under -- or, at least, not far above -- $18,000.

First published May 19, 2016: 7:00 AM ET