July 26, 2013

Auto Briefs

Gas prices climb for summer; Veloster tops KBB list of cool cars below $18K


(The Associated Press)

Gas prices jumping; increases expected
American motorists are bracing for further increases in the cost of gasoline this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents last week. AAA says increased summer demand, unrest in Egypt and production disruptions in multiple countries are pushing up the price of crude oil and gasoline. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.67 a gallon on Monday. The average price in Washington was $3.94. AAA says that's 23 cents more expensive than the same time last year but still below the all-time daily high of $4.11 a gallon on July 17, 2008. The association says retail gas prices are likely to rise more in the coming weeks.
The Associated Press



KBB's picks for cool cars under $18K
Kelley Blue Book's editors have picked the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 of 2013. "Cool" was defined as fun to drive and fun to own, KBB says. Its picks:
1. Hyundai Veloster (shown)
2. Ford Focus
3. Kia Soul
4. Honda Fit
5. Dodge Dart
6. Mazda Mazda3
7. Fiat 500
8. Volkswagen Jetta
9. Honda Civic
10. Chevrolet Spark
NWautos staff

NWautos staff


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