The Coolest New Vehicles Under $30,000, According to KBB

In a previous article we brought you vehicle valuation specialist Kelley Blue Book’s picks for Coolest Vehicles Under $20,000. For those with a bit more to spend, KBB also compiled a list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $30,000:

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Our coolest model under $30,000 is the Bronco Sport. All-new for 2021, the Ford Bronco Sport is the third member of the new Bronco lineup. Designed for outdoor lifestyle and adventure, the Bronco Sport is a fun way to experience the great outdoors with friends and family. Unlike the larger Bronco 2- and 4-door, the smaller Bronco Sport employs a crossover SUV platform.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata

After more than 30 years on the market, the Mazda MX-5 Miata remains a highly popular sports car. The Miata takes the old-school roadster idea and gives it top-notch engineering and reliability. Its combination of light weight, excellent balance, superb handling, and top-down exhilaration tugs at the heartstrings of people who want driving fun at a reasonable price.

2021 Jeep Wrangler

Whether you want to go rock-crawling in the mountains or catch some rays driving along the beach, the go-anywhere Jeep Wrangler is the SUV for the job. This generation of the Wrangler is the most civilized yet, with available leather seats, intuitive infotainment, and a quiet interior.

2021 Ford Mustang

This legendary Ford coupe has been around since the mid-1960s, and the current generation has styling that pays homage to earlier models. But the Mustang has come a long way since its introduction. The 2021 Ford Mustang has sophisticated technology, excellent powertrains, easy-to-use infotainment, and an independent rear suspension.

2021 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger’s bold lines and tough stance scream muscle car before you even hear the engine. However, the Challenger doesn’t just stay true to the original 1970s model with its good looks – it has awesome performance to back up its head-turning style.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

What started as a popular choice among diehard VW fans in the 1980s has expanded to become a bona fide automotive legend. The Volkswagen Golf GTI blends surprising practicality with a healthy dose of driving fun.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro is a muscle-car classic that has been on the scene for nearly 55 years. Its styling is a modern take on the first-generation model, but the 2021 Camaro’s performance at the track goes above and far beyond the original’s capabilities.

2021 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is an old-school midsize truck that is just as well-known for its off-road capability as well as its reliability. It’s a truck you can take out to the desert with your dirt bikes for the weekend, tackle trails, and drive home without worrying about whether or not this truck can take it.

2021 Hyundai Elantra N-Line

Hot off the heels of the all-new 2021 Elantra’s debut, Hyundai introduced an N-Line version of its compact sedan. The N-Line has a fun and agile nature powered by a turbocharged engine, with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

2021 Mini Cooper S Hardtop

Mini Coopers are known for their classic style, agile handling, and a wide range of customization options. We are fond of the Mini Cooper S Hardtop for the best combination of power and value. Whether you prefer two or four doors, you can get this model for less than $30,000.

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