For the past five months, Kelley Blue Book has been studying and testing the year’s newest cars to compile for their annual “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000″ list. The choices are based on a set of criteria including safety, fuel economy, interior size, comfort and technology. They also take into consideration other extra details that might make the car stand out amongst other vehicles. Well, the results are finally in and half of the list is dominated by Baierl Automotive brand cars!
With the economic issues we’ve been seeing over the past few years, it’s almost hard to believe that there are still any cars under $18K that are even worth a second glance when compared to the luxury status of some more expensive cars. Baierl brand prides itself on featuring a wide array of affordable price points and great quality, so their noticeable presence on the list is no surprise.
Check out the Baierl cars that made the cut and what Kbb.com had to say about these new 2010 rides.
2010 Honda Civic
“The Honda Civic has been on a lot of our accolade lists throughout the years, so what makes it cool enough to be on this one? We like the Civic’s futuristic styling inside and out, its highly efficient engine and its available options including a navigation system, Bluetooth and leather interior, all of which are backed by Honda’s renowned reputation for reliability. Pretty cool, right?”
2010 Honda Fit
“The Honda Fit’s versatility, fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive nature have kept this sub-compact on our list of cool cars since its American debut. Now in its second generation, the Honda Fit keeps its cool with available options like paddle shifters, a navigation system and iPod integration.”
2010 Kia Soul
“The 2010 Kia Soul combines the versatility of a sub-compact cargo van, the confident style of a bull dog fashion model and tech-friendliness rivaling the Geek Squad’s. It’s one modern mix of cool, with a standard equipment list that includes Bluetooth phone connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and iPod integration.”
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
“The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer shares the aggressive styling and attitude of its high-performance Ralliart and EVO variants, but starts at about half the price. The Lancer’s crisp handling provides a rewarding connection to the road, and there’s enough off-the-line power to get you excited without getting you into trouble.”
2010 Scion xB
“Starting trends is always cool. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Scion xB — the car that started the box-on-wheels trend in America — has made our cool cars list for several years running. Even though the 2010 Scion xB now shares the econo-box stage with the Nissan Cube and the Kia Soul, there’s just something uber-hip about tooling around town in the distinctive-looking and fully customizable car that started it all.”
So don’t ever think that you can’t get a cool, luxurious car on a budget, because this list proves you definitely can! Get into Baierl where you’ll find great cars and great deals.