Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is the long-time automobile authority, and it reviews entry level cars to the top-of-the-line machines. In a recent post, KBB selected its favorite cars with purchase prices less than $18,000.
The list, according to KBB, dismisses the once prevalent belief that a “cheap new car used to mean resigning yourself to time bombs like the Chevrolet Citation or windups like the Geo Metro or Ford Aspire.”
The KBB list starts with the 2011 Ford Fiesta largely because of28 mpg city, 40 mpg highway EPA rating and mile-long standard feature list.
Here’s the KBB list of cool new cars for less than$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.