KBB names the top 10 coolest cars under $18,000 in 2010

2011 Ford Fiesta

Is your new car budget under $18,000? Well, you’re in luck because automakers seem to be stepping up their game in the sub-$18k segment, typically a gas-sipping and obviously affordable bunch. The folks at Kelley Blue Book decided to compile a list of the top 10 coolest new cars under $18,000 in 2010.

“Certainly, there are many good cars available for less than $18,000 that will get you from point A to point Z with a minimum of fuss,” kbb.com said in a statement. “However, many of them also will do it with a minimum of fun, which is something the kbb.com editors feel is “just plain wrong” for their coolest cars list.”

Of course, Detroit’s new pride and joy, the 2011 Ford Fiesta, topped the list.

“The marketplace for “˜cool,” versatile, affordable cars, bursting with personality and boasting the same (if not better) technology as some luxury cars with triple their price tags, is only getting more crowded,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book”s kbb.com. “This signals a great time for car buyers, especially younger first-time buyers or those just looking to save some cash, as steep competition in the under-$18,000 range will inevitably lead to great deals.”

Hit the jump to see the full list.

2010 Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000:

  • 1. 2011 Ford Fiesta
  • 2. 2010 Honda Civic
  • 3. 2010 Honda Fit
  • 4. 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring
  • 5. 2010 Kia Soul
  • 6. 2010 Mazda3
  • 7. 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
  • 8. 2010 Nissan Cube
  • 9. 2010 Scion xB
  • 10. 2010 Suzuki SX4

– By: Kap Shah

Source: kbb.com