Kelley Blue Book’s Coolest Cars Under $20K

When it comes to car shopping, everyone wants the biggest bang for their buck without sacrificing style. But with average new-car transaction prices currently sitting around $35,000 is that even possible?

With their 2018 list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000, the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book have proven you can still find dynamic and buzzworthy new cars that are affordably priced. This collection is one the most popular lists because it speaks to college students, first-time buyers, and other budget-conscious consumers who will be pleased to know that they don’t have to break the bank to find a vehicle that suits their needs!

Two longstanding criteria – that the vehicle is both 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 No. 1 criterion for a vehicle to place on this list. Each vehicle is available for purchase starting at $20,000 or less*, using their exclusive Fair Purchase Price as the yardstick. Factors such as current market conditions, vehicle availability, local demand, and seasonal buying trends all help determine a vehicle’s Fair Market Range and Fair Purchase Price.

Micah Muzio, managing editor of video, will discuss the 10 cars that made this year’s 10 Coolest New Cars Under $20,000 list for 2018. He’ll also share tips for finding the perfect new car at the right price, and give your viewers a first look at a few of this year’s featured cars.

• 2018 Mazda Mazda3 (Color: Eternal Blue Mica)
• 2018 Honda Civic (Color: Ralley Red)
• 2018 Hyundai Kona (Color: Lime Twist)

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