2012 Fiat 500, 2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Jeep Patriot among 10 coolest cars under $18000 list: Chrysler drives high with Consumer Guide Automotive’s Daily Drive editors
The Consumer’s Guide Automotive Daily Drive has listed the top best 10 cars under $18,000 and it is noteworthy to find three of Chrysler Group…
Fiat 500 is targeted at a new generation of Americans who are looking for a special, environmentally friendly and technologically savvy vehicle. Fiat 500 offers comfortable seating to four adults and comes with BLUE&ME Handsfree communication technology, a choice of 14 color options and 14 seat color and material choices.
2013 Dodge Dart is at No.2 among the most coolest of cars. This vehicle is fitted with a 1.4 liter MultiAir Turbo engine with class leading safety features, LED racetrack tail lamps and dual exhaust. It is priced at $15,996 with destination costs extra.
Last in the list at No.10 but by no means the least, is 2012 Jeep Patriot. This sports utility vehicle is leading in the 4×4 segment, offers high level of fuel efficiency, innovative exterior and interior features and is fitted with Freedom Drive II system. Patriot prices start at $15,995. Chrysler is pleased at finding three of their vehicles in the Consumer Guide Automotive list. Offering buyers economical, appealing and fun to drive vehicles is the company’s endeavor.
News release: 2012 Fiat 500, 2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Jeep® Patriot Named to Consumer Guide Automotive’s ’10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000′ List
Consumer Guide Automotive’s Daily Drive editors named Chrysler Group LLC’s 2012 Fiat 500, all-new 2013 Dodge Dart and 2012 Jeep® Patriot as picks for their “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” list.
“We chose cars that were cool to look at—interior and exterior—fun to drive, and reasonably practical,” Tom Appel, publisher for Consumer Guide Automotive, said.
Consumer Guide Automotive editors test-drove and evaluated each new car with a base U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) under $18,000.
The 2012 Fiat 500 topped the list as the coolest car under $18,000.
“The 500 makes its mark as a maneuverable, fun-to-drive, economical city runabout with a fistful of character,” Rick Cotta, managing editor for Consumer Guide Automotive, said.
The Fiat 500 caters to a new generation of Americans who want their vehicle to be as engaging, individualized, ecologically responsible and technologically savvy as they are. With its city-friendly four-passenger size, engaging driving dynamics, fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and standard state-of-the-art BLUE&ME™ Handsfree Communication technology, the 2012 Fiat 500 offers a driving and ownership experience unique in the marketplace. And, with 14 available exterior paint colors, two interior environments and 14 unique seat color and material combinations, every new 2012 Fiat 500 will be distinct.
Coming in as Consumer Guide Automotive’s No. 2 pick is the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart.
“Chrysler knocked Dart’s cabin out of the park and into the upper deck,” Ed Piotrowski, editor for Consumer Guide Automotive, said.
With an available fun-to-drive 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, great ride and handling characteristics compliments of the Alfa Romeo-based chassis, innovative interior style featuring high-quality materials, splashes of color–like Ruby Red and Citrus Peel–and cool technology not found in the segment, like the available class-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch Screen and 7-inch thin film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge cluster, as well as class-leading safety features, such as 10 standard air bags, and innovative style including available class-exclusive LED “racetrack” taillamps and integrated dual exhaust, the 2013 Dodge Dart sets a new standard in the compact car segment.
Also making the list at No. 10 is the 2012 Jeep Patriot.
“Allowing you to say you drive a Jeep is reason enough,” Cotta said.
The 2012 Jeep Patriot, the best-priced compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) in America, offering consumers segment-leading 4×4 capability and excellent fuel economy, aggressive exterior styling, clever interior features and unsurpassed off-road capability with the Freedom Drive II system. The 2012 Jeep Patriot is unmistakably a Jeep, designed to appeal to compact-SUV buyers who want traditional Jeep styling with best-in-class off-road capability at an affordable price.
“We are honored to have three of our vehicles featured on Consumer Guide Autmotive’s list,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. “Not only do we strive to provide quality products that are both visually appealing and cost-friendly, but we also aim to create vehicles that are fun-to-drive.”