Kelley Blue Book, normally not the epitome of cool, nonetheless compiled its list of the ten coolest cars under $18,000. Here is the list:
Kelley’s Cool Cars Under $18,000
|1||2013 Dodge Dart|
|2||2012 Hyundai Veloster|
|3||2012 FIAT 500|
|4||2012 Mazda MAZDA3|
|5||2012 Chevrolet Sonic|
|6||2012 Ford Fiesta|
|7||2012 Honda Fit|
|8||2012 Kia Soul|
|9||2012 Scion iQ|
|10||2012 Volkswagen Jetta|
Except for the $18,000 price ceiling, the list is not hindered by any other disquieting criteria. Kelley could follow its gut and assign coolness as Kelley pleases. The result is well balanced. Each of the Detroit 3 has its cool car, so do the main foreign brands.
Also, you can be cool and green: More than half of this year’s 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 can give you 40 mpg or greater.
But why take Kelley’s word for it? What is your coolest car for little cash?