10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 of 2013 Named By KBB.com; Hyundai Veloster
Kelley Blue Book Editors Rank This Year's Top Picks for Affordable New Rides
Boasting "Cool Factor"
IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppers in the market for a
cool, affordable new car can see which models the experts recommend most in
the list of 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 of 2013 from Kelley Blue Book
www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information. Each year,
the KBB.com editors collectively pool their wisdom and expert opinions as they
choose the 10 coolest affordable new cars, and this year the 2013 Hyundai
Veloster ranks No. 1 on the list.
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"Quite frankly, automakers keep making it easier to pay them less," said Jack
R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley
Blue Book's KBB.com. "While many inexpensive cars are decidedly uncool, the
world's manufacturers are putting more personality and distinction into their
lower-priced offerings. Not only have small cars never looked so good, but
they have also never been more filled with cool content. Take the Hyundai
Veloster that is No. 1 on our list this year because of its its highly unique
exterior design coupled with a stylish and tech-laden interior."
Two criteria -- fun-to-drive and fun-to-own -- are critical among the deciding
factors of what the editors freely admit is a very subjective "cool factor,"
the over-arching number-one criterion for a vehicle to place on this list.
Each vehicle is available for purchase at $18,000 or less, using Kelley Blue
Book's exclusive Fair Purchase Price as the yardstick (Kelley Blue Book's Fair
Purchase Price is the price consumers typically are paying a dealer for a new
car, based on actual new-vehicle transactions and adjusted regularly for
changing market conditions).
KBB.com's 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 of 2013
Rank 2013 Model-Year Vehicle
1 Hyundai Veloster
2 Ford Focus
3 Kia Soul
4 Honda Fit
5 Dodge Dart
6 Mazda Mazda3
7 Fiat 500
8 Volkswagen Jetta
9 Honda Civic
10 Chevrolet Spark
To see KBB.com's full list and editorial commentary for the 10 Coolest New
Cars Under $18,000 of 2013, please visit
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