IRVINE, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the new-car shopper seeking a personality-filled ride, the editors of Kelley Blue Book's www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, have compiled a list of 10 Cars that Exude Attitude.
For many, a new set of wheels is not merely something purely functional to get them from place to place. A lot of shoppers look for a new car that makes a statement, appreciating the fact that cars have personalities, just like humans. Some cars are Type A, ready to burn rubber, while other cars are Type B, more laid-back. Just as most people strike a balance that helps them blend in, so do most cars. But for every 100 'Ordinary Joes' there's a Dennis Rodman, and amid the sea of Camrys there's a Camaro making waves. Some cars -- and their drivers -- just exude attitude.
"KBB.com's list of 10 Cars that Exude Attitude showcases vehicles that stand out from the crowd, cars that our editors think have undeniable personality," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "From a sub-$20,000 subcompact to an exotic six-figure sports car, our list demonstrates that drivers can buy attitude-filled rides at many different price-points."
Sample Selection from KBB.com's 10 Cars that Exude Attitude List, with Editorial Commentary
2013 Lamborghini Aventador
With nearly 700 horsepower pumping from its V12 to all four wheels, the Aventador easily puts the super in supercar. Yet one doesn't need to rocket from 0-60 mph in under three seconds or top out at 217 mph to behold the Aventador's bravado. Lamborghini's $400,000 flagship has striking design, even by Lamborghini standards. This is automotive attitude in the extreme.
2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Those sinister headlights. The brawny shoulders. That hunkered-down profile. Even if you ignored the thundering powerplants beneath the bulging hood, it's impossible to ignore the Camaro's ultra-aggressive aesthetics. The Camaro is the automotive equivalent of a Venice Beach bodybuilder flexing for the crowds.
2013 Mini Cooper Paceman
The newest member of the Mini family is an amalgamation of its various siblings, boasting coupe-like looks and the additional space and available all-wheel drive of the Countryman. The result is a maxed-up Mini that mixes the best traits of each yet retains its own distinct design and buck-the-trend persona.
2013 Nissan Juke
With its odd name and odder looks, Nissan's diminutive crossover SUV can't help but stand out among vehicles even twice its size. But underneath that polarizing skin is something almost everyone can appreciate: a turbocharged engine that gives the Juke plenty of pep while returning up to 32 mpg.
To see the full list of 10 Cars that Exude Attitude from the editors of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/cars-with-attitude-2013/.
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