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Top 10 Coolest 2016 Cars Under $18,000 USD According to KBB

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Josée Paquet

Looking for a cool car to buy this year? Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has just published its rankings of the 10 coolest cars under $18,000 USD (approx. $22,000 CAD) for 2016. 

For the third year in a row, the Mazda3 is the coolest car on the list. In fact, this Japanese compact made the top 10 in each of the past 13 years.

For KBB, a cool car is one that’s fun to drive and fun to own, with an affordable price to boot. So, here are the top 10 coolest cars under $18,000 USD in 2016 according to KBB:

  1. Mazda3
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Jeep Renegade
  4. Volkswagen Golf
  5. Kia Soul 
  6. Hyundai Veloster
  7. Fiat 500
  8. Honda Fit
  9. Ford Fiesta
  10. Chevrolet Sonic


Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
Automotive expert