KBB Ranks the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000

Cool doesn’t have to cost you a fortune when it comes to what you drive.

Vehicle valuation service Kelley Blue Book recently decided which value-priced vehicles offer the most in the way of cool for its 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 list.

But what makes a vehicle “cool”? This is a term that means different things to different people. One person’s cool is another person’s “trying too hard” or “goofy.”

However, when it comes to vehicles, certain attributes strike most people are being cool. KBB isolates two of them: fun-to-drive and fun-to-own, while admitting that the “cool factor” itself is highly subjective.

So, which vehicles make the grade?

Right at the top is the Mazda3, which tops the list for the second year running. There’s no denying that this car offers an outrageous amount of “fun to drive” for the price. It’s a standout among its peers.

Even the bottom of the list offers fun and appealing style, with the Chevrolet Sonic. KBB says that this small car is surprisingly comfortable while retaining its sporty character – all while getting great gas mileage.

See the full list HERE.

Don’t worry if you don’t find something you like on that list, either. As we all know, cool is in the mind of the beholder, and driver. Sometimes you find it on the menu, but often times you don’t.

Maybe your version of cool is a well-maintained classic, or an off-lease luxury model. There are many options out there, but KBB has done well to offer a mix of new and reliable and sensible cool choices.

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