Coolest new cars under $20K – KBB


Kia Soul -KBB’s coolest car


There may be no rule for what makes a car cool, but feel-good factors like being fun to drive, stylish, versatile and equipped with the right tech provide some common ground. Coupled with an affordable price tag, these are the criteria that Kelley Blue Book has used for its 2019 list of coolest new cars under $20,000.

The top 10 contains a mix of the latest sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs to put a spring in your step, including a number of sporty models and some that score highly for practicality, too.

Kia’s Soul compact takes the number one position, replacing last year’s coolest car, Mazda’s Mazda 3, which drops out of the list. New entries for 2019 are the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Hyundai Veloster, Nissan Kicks and Volkswagen Jetta. All tend toward the smaller end of the automotive scale.


10 coolest new cars for under $20,000

  1. Kia Soul
  2. Toyota Corolla Hatchback
  3. Honda Civic
  4. Hyundai Kona
  5. Hyundai Veloster
  6. Volkswagen Golf
  7. Nissan Kicks
  8. Subaru Impreza
  9. Honda Fit
  10. Volkswagen Jetta


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These cars all fall well below the average price of a new vehicle, which stood at $37,185 in May according to Kelley Blue Book. Yet it’s still important to work out what you may be able to afford. Use RoadLoans’ car loan calculators to take the numbers for a spin. Next, get a quick car loan decision by applying online. It takes just a few minutes and we provide instant decisions.

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