2012 Freshman Car Class #2

By KBB.com Editors on December 4, 2011 11:15 AM

2012 Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is the oldest car on this list of new cars. We first drove it way back at the beginning of 2011, it went on sale not long after that, and it topped this year's list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. More affordable and not as tightly wound as a Mini Cooper, we like the Fiat 500's style-based approach to driving pleasure.