Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Coolest Father's Day Cars Under $30,000

IRVINE, Calif., June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Father's Day is just around the corner. Whether he's bringing baby home for the first time or is an empty-nesting Pop-pop, the experts at Kelley Blue Book help narrow down the affordable car, truck, or SUV sure to be on his wish list with this year's picks for the 10 Coolest Father's Day Cars Under $30,000.

"The variety of models on this list will accommodate the classic, more sensible father to the rugged, adventurous type," said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. "On top of great styling and amenities, these new-car models are available at a compelling price points. There is plenty to like about these models, including power, upscale features, and practicality in stylish packages." 

10 Coolest Father's Day Cars Under $30,000



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2020 Ford Mustang


This is the pony car that started it all. With EcoBoost 4-cylinder power, iconic styling, and a usable back seat, the Ford Mustang has it all for well under $30,000.


2020 Chevrolet Camaro


As stylish coupes go, the Chevy Camaro has a youthful spirit that will put a spring into your father's step.


2020 Dodge Challenger


Nothing pays better tribute to classic American muscle than the brawny Dodge Challenger. Bold looks and a roomy interior make the Challenger ideal for family cruise night.


2020 Jeep Wrangler


This rugged legend, equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an electric assist, is ready to go anywhere and do anything.


2020 Fiat 124 Spider


Dad's an empty nester and may be retired. It's his time to live the dream of owning a 2-seat roadster like the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider.


2020 Honda Civic Si


You get to a certain age where you appreciate sensible shoes. The Honda Civic is kind of like that, but also adds an element of fun when you choose the more spirited Si trim level.


2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI


Dads like to golf, right? Great handling and power are the GTI's stock in trade along with a roomy hatchback and seating to handle a fivesome and their clubs.


2020 Hyundai Veloster N


Plenty of power, great handling, and it's got a rear passenger side door that will make getting the baby seat into the back a breeze.


2020 Mazda CX-5


Crossover SUVs are the new default family car. While they are perfect for that duty, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 adds an upscale aura, plenty of driving thrills, and classy styling at an affordable price.


2020 Toyota Tacoma


This midsize pickup is perfect for both weekend projects and getaways. Like all dads, it's a classic.


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