The Scion FR-S has for the second straight year top the list of 10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000, according to editors of Kelley Blue Book.
“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,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “Truly a driver’s car, the FR-S features a stylish looking exterior and modern updates on the interior.”
As in previous years, for 2014 KBB.com editors look for the ever-subjective “cool factor” when rounding up candidates for the 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 Nerad.
The MX-5 Miata, the best-selling sports car in history, rounded out the list at No. 12.
Here’s how KBB.com editors described it:
“Few cars have remained as true to their original mission as the MX-5 Miata. When it comes to delivering an abundance of pure driving fun at an affordable price, this unassuming little rear-drive roadster with its free-revving 2.0-liter engine, slick 6-speed manual transmission and well-sorted suspension continues to play in a league of its own.”
Here’s the complete list:
1. Scion FR-S
2. Ford Fiesta ST
Here’s TheWeeklyDriver.com’s review: Ford Fiesta
3. Jeep Wrangler
4. Volkswagen GTI
5. Chevrolet Camaro
6. Mini Cooper S
7. Ford Mustang
Here’s TheWeeklyDriver’s review: Ford Mustang
8. Honda Civic Si
9. Fiat 500 Abarth
10. Mazda MX-5 Miata
Here’s TheWeeklyDriver.com’s review: Mazda MX-5
To read further details of the 2014 list, visit: KBB.com’s Coolest Cars For 2014