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10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014


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2014 Ford Fiesta ST

IRVINE, CA--March 6, 2014: New-car shoppers in the market for a cool and fun-to-drive car that won't put a hole in their pocket will be happy to know the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book KBB, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, have named their list of the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014. Taking the top spot on the list for the second year in a row is the Scion FR-S.

The KBB.com editors look for the ever-subjective "cool factor" when rounding up candidates for this annual list, building a lineup of cars that are specifically engineered to excite driving enthusiasts of all lifestyles. This year's list features a dedicated convertible, an off-road legend and a variety of fun, stylish, desirable models in between.

"The vehicles featured on the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014 list were hand-selected for shoppers who are looking for their dream car, but don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "Many of us aren't in the position to run out and purchase a Porsche or Lamborghini, which is why we've crafted a list of affordable but fun cars, like two-time winner Scion FR-S. Truly a driver's car, the FR-S features a stylish looking exterior and modern updates on the interior."

KBB.com's 10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014



Rank

2014 Model-Year Vehicle



1

Scion FR-S

2

Ford Fiesta ST

3

Jeep Wrangler

4

Volkswagen GTI

5

Chevrolet Camaro

6

Mini Cooper S

7

Ford Mustang

8

Honda Civic Si

9

Fiat 500 Abarth

10

Mazda MX-5 Miata