10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

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10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

Cool is in the eye of the beholder, but some cars are unquestionably cooler than most. Each of the following cars is among the most fun, stylish and/or gutsiest cars available for less than $25,000 according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price.

A mix of retro-Euro style and tightly wound performance, the Fiat 500 Abarth is the most affordable car on this list with a starting Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price of $19,837. Read more

Combining a curb weight of just 2,700 pounds, a 197-horsepower turbocharged engine, European driving feel and enough style for a car twice its size, the Fiesta ST is cool condensed. Read more

For those souls more likely to blaze their own path than play follow the leader down a paved, well-worn strip of asphalt, the open-air, open-mind Jeep Wrangler is legendary for a reason. Read more

The only new entry on this annual list, the new 124 Spider marries the proven brilliance of Mazda’s MX-5 Miata foundation with turbocharged power, a slightly softer suspension setup and Italian flair. Read more

The inimitable Mini Cooper is full of personality at 134 horsepower, but the Cooper S is even cooler with 189 turbocharged ponies. Read more

The best-selling sports car of all time, the MX-5 Miata is still glowing from a complete redesign that solidified its position as a world-class driver’s car and a legend in the automotive enthusiast world. Read more

The rear-wheel-drive, lightweight Subaru BRZ is a performance car for purists, recalling the real or imagined good ol’ days of sensible pricing and adequate horsepower in the name of fun above all else. Read more

A cult classic in some circles and a bona fide automotive legend in others, the long-running GTI is cool for its unmatched mix of understated demeanor, everyday practicality and famously fun feel and handling. Read more

Totally redesigned for 2016, the Camaro is a bit smaller and lighter than the model it replaces, and now more fun to drive because of it. Read more

Mixing excellent powertrains, a refined driver interface and an independent rear suspension, the latest version of Ford’s affordable performance car would be just as cool without the familiar look and storied past. Read more


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