Mazda3

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  • KBB fair price: $16,723
  • Fuel economy: 30 city, 41 highway

The Mazda3 is the coolest car you can buy for under $18,000, according to the new car experts at Kelley Blue Book. I would tend to agree. It's small, cheap and loads of fun plus it's a surprisingly sophisticated and comfortable car for its size and price.

The prices given here are for a base model car with no options and are calculated by KBB based on real-world negotiated purchase prices.

First published June 5, 2015: 6:56 AM ET

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