Fourth-coolest new car under $25,000: Volkswagen GTI
KBB Fair Purchase Price: $24,619
This compact hatchback from Volkswagen comes standard with a great combination of luxury and sport features.
Even the base GTI boasts a 200-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, eight-speaker audio system and other upscale amenities.
"The GTI is kind of an affordable version of a higher-dollar European sports sedan," Allan says. "It has a 'European' driving feel and a lot of interior refinement, but its hatchback design and relative roominess make it a really versatile car."