Honda Civic and Fit Hit the KBB “Coolest New Cars” List

February 6th, 2012 by

Affordable transportation can be fashionable and cool. KELLY BLUE BOOK proves it with their annual “Top 10 Coolest New Cars under $18,000” list, which now includes the 2011 Honda fit and new 2012 Honda Civic. Editors select winners based on fair Purchase Price data (the amount customers typically pay) and “cool factor,” meaning “fun to drive” and “fun to own.”

KBB defines the Honda Fit as “fun, flexible and funky,” stating that it “remains an instantly unanimous choice for our annual cool cars list.” Noting some of the fit’s key attributes, the editors continued, “Every Fit has a cool back seat that flips and folds for max cargo versatility, plus the backing of Honda’s renowned reputation for reliability.” KBB also noted, “Even the crisper, better-equipped fit Sport comes in under our $18,000 ceiling.”

Describing the new Civic, KBB wrote, “Cool doesn’t always have to be in your face. Take the 2012 Honda Civic, for example. Its attributes read like a thought-out online dating profile: good looking but not flashy, low maintenance and easygoing…but happy to be your partner in crime for any adventure.” of course, this describes the entire Civic lineup. Then KBB concluded, “And like any good relationship, admiration for the Civic grows the more time you spend with it.” How cool is that!

What others are saying about the 2012 Honda Civic:

Civic’s Driving Character

“The Civic’s decades on the competition show in its steering quality, buttery transmission, quietness and comfort.” — “Civic Still the Leader for Now,” Orange County Register, 7/22/2011.

Honda Civic’s Roominess

“The 2012 Civic sedan… is the same size as before, but roomier, which makes it feel larger than its compact designation.” — “Subtle Civic,” San Diego Union-Tribune, 07/09/2011.

To find out more about these fuel efficient “Cool Cars” visit:

2012 Honda Civic research,  for all the Civic models. Get pricing, specifications, features, inventory and a Honda Civic Color Brochure.

2012 Honda Fit research, unchanged from the 2011 Fit. Get pricing, specifications, features, inventory and a Honda Fit Color Brochure.