10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

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10 Coolest Cars Under $25,000

Everyone has their own idea of how to define cool, but some cars are unquestionably cooler than most. Each of the following cars is among the most fun, stylish and/or spirited cars available for about $25,000 according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price.

One of the few subcompact performance cars out there, the Fiesta ST combines 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. Read more

While you can't get the brand-new Wrangler (JL) for less than $25,000, you can still get a new Wrangler (JK) and stay within that budget. The Wrangler is 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

Hyundai has boldly entered the hot hatch arena with its Elantra GT Sport. While you may already be familiar with the Elantra line, the GT Sport hatchback is something different: it offers a sport-tuned suspension, 201 horsepower and sporty driving dynamics. Read more

Fiat's 124 Spider marries the excellence of Mazda’s MX-5 Miata foundation with turbocharged power, a slightly softer suspension setup and Italian flair. Read more

While you can have a ball driving the incomparable Mini Cooper with 134 horsepower, the Cooper S is even cooler with 189 turbocharged ponies. Read more

The best-selling sports car of all time, the MX-5 Miata isn't the most powerful car on this list, but its nimble, quick attitude and excellent response continues to solidify its position as a world-class driver’s car and a legend in the automotive enthusiast world. Read more

The BRZ, Subaru's only rear-wheel-drive model, is a tempting performance car for purists, offering more than 200 horsepower and excellent handling in a lightweight coupe without a laundry list of options. Read more

The Volkswagwen Golf GTI has been a fan favorite in some circles and a bona fide automotive legend in others. This hatchback is cool for its unmatched mix of understated demeanor, everyday practicality and famously fun feel and handling. Read more

A muscle-car classic that has been part of the American landscape for over 50 years, the Camaro is more refined and more fuel efficient than its predecessors, without losing its edge. Read more

Ford uses sophisticated technology, excellent powertrains, a refined driver interface and an independent rear suspension to keep the Mustang modern while staying true to this affordable performance car's classic style and storied past. Read more


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