400 hp cars under 30k
Make sure you get the 5.0 though, as pre-2010 models featured a 4.2-liter V8 that wasn't quite as good. While most on this list make the 400 hp+ mark by a decent margin, the 2006-2007 Cadillac CTS-V just makes it onto the list with an even 400 horsepower to its name. The Wrangler was totally redesigned for 2018 and remains the best off-roading SUV you can buy. Learn more, 2017 Dodge Charger The C63 is very quick, scooting from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Although the V-8 version is more potent, the EcoBoost Mustang strikes a nice balance between performance and value. Some of the truly high-performance/high-horsepower cars are exotics, supercars and hypercars, which is to be expected, and 1000 hp can be found on some spec sheets. 2005 Chrysler 300 SRT8. It was incredibly powerful for the time, but it also offered outstanding handling and a comfortable, spacious cabin. That’s a bargain, especially when it comes packed in a functional sedan that can get from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. They also offer a day of performance driver training at the Bondurant School with purchase of the SRT coupe. Pricing on the Forester begins at $25,505. The addition of all-wheel drive, however, adds some sweet icing to an already-delicious cake. We couldn't feature the Mustang on this list without bringing a Camaro to the party as well. Plus, its 425-horsepower Hemi V8 was more than capable of ripping off smoky burnouts. For most people, a pickup this size offers plenty of capability, and its less-imposing dimensions than something like a Ford F-150 make it easier to drive and live with on the daily. Once upon a time, 300 hp was a number reserved for the most superlative—and expensive—cars. I only wish the Accord offered optional all-wheel drive, which could help woo more customers away from crossovers and into this sleek sedan. In 2006, the E55 was replaced by the E63, though with less torque it was hardly as impressive. To build this list, we've looked at cars in our new car rankings priced below $30,000, have high U.S. News performance scores, and have ample horsepower. It's hard to believe a front-drive car can perform this well. But the sedan may not be for sale much longer in the U.S., as production ended at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck facility in February. That’s a lot of car and value starting at $64,195. The V-6 engine makes a healthy 310 hp. Although we like the energetic turbo-four, the V-6 makes a potent 335 hp. Optioning the $2,100 Performance Package livens things up further with a different ECU tune enabling the turbo four to spit out 275 horses along with handling upgrades like a limited-slip differential, 19-inch wheels wrapped with sticky Pirelli P-Zero tires and bigger brake rotors. like a 911, but it's about as close as a family hauler will get. The all-wheel drive sedan starts at $24,000 (plus $920 for destination), while a loaded AWD hatch starts at $29,820. The best cars under $30,000 in 2020. Read our most recent Hyundai Veloster N review. But sometimes, going fast is expensive, especially if you're stuck looking for a new car.