It is not that difficult finding a fast car, but it seems to be a different case when it’s involved affordable fast cars. Everyone wants a fast car, but not anyone is able to purchase them, as most of them are priced very highly. For that reason alone, this list is created to help people finds their own fast car which only requires some amount of budget. Please note that the cars are not listed in any particular order.
1. Volkswagen Golf R Hatchback
The first car on this affordable fast cars list is actually pretty expensive; fortunately the 2015 VW Golf R is a great investment. Talking about great value for money, this car performance level is superb, one of the cars with a great engine and still comfortable for the passenger. There are not many downsides about this car, everything is perfectly in order, it has great styling, spacious interior cabin and design, good amount of features, its safety rating is good, and above all else, it can run fast.
2015 VW Golf R HB is equipped with turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine; this engine is capable of generating 292 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque. The standard drive-train is a four wheel drive and the transmission system is an automated manual with six speeds. What makes the engine great is that it also has good fuel consumption rating; 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
2. Subaru WRX
The second car on these affordable fast cars of 2015 is going to be the new Subaru WRX. This new WRX is a great choice for anyone who loves fast cars, do not mind the cheap price, it gives you a whole new meaning to economy car, this car gives you a lot more value than what you are paying for. The exterior and interior designs are kind of lame and stale, but it gives you one the best ride experience on any cars on its price range. 2015 Subaru WRX also got a lot of features too, especially the safety features; in which it got an excellent safety rating.
Now into the engine, this new car is equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 L four cylinder engine; this engine is able to gives the car 268 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. It uses a six speed manual transmission with overdrive mechanic and the all wheel drive. For the fuel consumption rating, it has 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. There are trim levels with CVT automatic transmission available which can boost the fuel consumption rate, but it might hinder its performance a bit.
3. Ford Mustang
This next entry to the affordable fast cars list is all about speed. The 2015 Ford Mustang muscle car is super cheap and super fast, but it’s not all that this new Mustang has to offer, as this car has a lot more interesting things for you. The exterior design is as expected from a Ford Mustang series, very aggressive and strong looking muscle car, it not that different than the past Mustang design. This car is, however get a complete remake for its safety features, 2015 Ford Mustang is now safer than ever, it got an impressive safety test rating.
2015 Ford Mustang got one of the best engine compared to most of the cars on this affordable fast cars with its 3.7 L six cylinder gas engine which has 300 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque. It has more powerful engine on other trim levels, but it cost way more money than the standard so it’s not going to be listed and the standard engine itself is already better than most any engines on its price range. The fuel consumption rating is 17 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
4. Ford Focus ST
Some of you might be surprised that a Ford Focus is able to make it to this affordable fast cars list, but do not worry, as the one listed here is the ST trim levels only. This 2015 Ford Focus ST adds more power to the already comfortable and safe 2015 Ford Focus, making this car more versatile than what it already has been. The 2015 Ford Focus ST will get every features available on the standard version plus some more, and with the new engine, this compact car has now becoming one of the fastest and the most comfortable family car on the road.
The 2015 Ford Focus ST has a turbocharged 2.0 L four-cylinder gas engine with 252 horsepower and 270 pound feet of torque, the standard transmission system is also a manual one with six-speed transmission available. The fuel consumption rating is very good, 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. This car is a family vehicle that you can be proud of, definitely worth a place in this affordable fast cars list.
5. Chevrolet Camaro
This new muscle car from Chevy is also made it to this affordable fast cars list, this new car is very cheap and it has a beast of an engine. 2015 Chevy Camaro looks very aggressive with its traditional design; the interior of this car also looks very good. This car can be uncomfortable to drive, that is if you are a tall person. The head space for this car is quite small, it makes thing a little bit troublesome for a tall driver, but other than that, this car is awesome. It has good safety rating, and there are a lot of new and high technology features available.
As for the performance, this is another car in the affordable fast cars of 2015 which does not use a turbo engine. 2015 Chevy Camaro standard engine is 3.6 L six cylinder gas engine with 323 horsepower and 278 pound feet of torque; six speed manual transmission systems and the rear wheel drive are standard. The fuel consumption rating is not stellar at all, 17 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
6. Dodge Challenger
And yet another muscle car for the affordable fast cars 2015 list, this new Dodge Challenger is available for cheap and has an enormous engine. Everything about this car is great, the body design is traditional looking but it will never get old, the interior are now using top class material, all the important features are all there plus many more entertainment features. One thing that is worth mentioning is that this car is also very safe, they decided to add more safety features for this new version of Dodge Mustang, so that is a big plus.
It has one of the biggest engine of any cars listed on the affordable fast cars of 2015, 2015 Dodge Challenger has a 5.7 L 8 cylinder gas engine along with its 275 horsepower and 410 pound feet of torque. Take a look at all that engine and check the price, this car is well more than worth that kind of price; but some might think it’s perfectly understandable because this car eats gas like a vacuum cleaner; 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
7. Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
Please not that the one listed in the affordable fast cars list is the Ralliart, not the evolution series. It has been long known that the best Mitsubishi Lancer is the Lancer Evolution, but for some reasons, Mitsubishi closed the factory and Ralliart is the sole manufacturer for the Lancer series. This new Lancer Ralliart is priced for less than Lancer Evo; which unfortunately don’t make it to this list due to its high price, but has less powerful engine.
Although it say less powerful engine, it is a fact if it’s compared to the new Lancer Evo; when it is compared to many cars on its price range, this car is a beast. With 100 more horsepower than the standard Mitsubishi Lancer, this 237 horsepower sedan is equipped with 2.0L four cylinder gas engine; with 253 pound feet of torque, the all wheel drive and 6 speed automatic manual transmission systems. The fuel efficiency is rated at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
8. Volkswagen GTI
The Volkswagen GTI series is long been known as one of the best affordable fast cars since decades ago, and things are not s different with their new VW GTI. This 2015 VW GTI is pretty similar to its predecessor in design perspective, but with added more modern features. Although there are not that significant, there are changes made for its exterior, interior, and features, it makes the ride experience even more comfortable.
Even though the selling point of this car is comfortable ride, the reason why this new GTI made it to this affordable fast cars list is because of its turbocharged 2.0 L four cylinder engine, this car has 210 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque with fuel consumption rating of 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. This car is the best choice if you need a cheap multipurpose vehicle which can go pretty fast.
9. Audi A3
This next car on the affordable fast cars is priced just right under $30,000 mark, and although there are cars with more power and less expensive as this car, the new Audi A3 got a lot of things to offer. This car is a perfect choice for those who are looking for luxury sedan with an affordable price but still as classy and run fast. This new A3 offers an interior with a lot of modern luxury features, it’s too much that it probably affect its comfort-ability; some found this car not able to provide the right amount of comfort-ability as they would like.
Anyway, the reason why this car is on the fast cars list is simply because it’s turbocharged engine with 1.8 L and four cylinders. It has 170 horsepower and 200 pound feet of torque. The standard drive-train for the car is the front wheel drive, with a six speed manual transmission system with auto-shift and overdrive mechanic. The fuel consumption rating is also pretty commendable; it has 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway fuel mileage rating.
10. Scion FRS
At first glance, this car does not look like an under $30,000 car at all, the design of this new 2015 Scion FRS is very sporty and classic. For the performance level, this new car is probably better than many expensive cars out there, even though there are more cars with higher top speed, new Scion FRS offers the best driving experience that a driver could ask for; and you can get that with an under $30,000 budget. This is one of the most affordable fast cars that you need to really take a look of.
It does not have the biggest engine even in this affordable fast cars list, but this car is pretty fast for something so cheap, and it’s not even a turbocharged engine. The 2.0 L four cylinder premium gas engine is capable of generating 200 horsepower but only 151 pound feet of torque, but with the help of a smooth 6 speed manual transmission system and rear wheel drive, this car is superb on the road, it is very stable even at the highest speed. 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway are its fuel efficiency rating.
11. Honda Accord Coupe EXL
The one that is listed on the affordable fast cars list is the Coupe EXL trim levels, not the standard Accord Coupe. Although he standard versions till is a great car, the power and speed of the new Honda Accord Coupe EXL is far better. Accord Coupe EXL has better engine and all the same features available on the regular Accord, so this car is also comfortable and has a lot of features with great rating for its safety measures.
As the engine is a 3.5 L 6 cylinder engine, 2015 Honda Accord Coupe EXL will have 278 horsepower and 252 pound feet of torque. Unfortunately, it has six speed automatic transmission systems only with no manual version available; the front wheel drive is also the only standard option available. It has 21 mpg city and 32 mpg highway as its fuel consumption rating.
12. Nissan 370z
The next one of the affordable fast cars list is the new Nissan 370z, the price is a little bit higher than most of the cars listed here, but it has one of the best exterior design compared to any of them; in fact, this car probably has the best car design of any new cars priced under $30,000. Instantly recognizable with its super sleek body, this car guarantees that you will be the center of attention while on the road. But the exterior is not the only thing that is good with this car; with just under $30,000 you will also get a lot of features and a car with five starts performance rating.
This car is all about speed and speed only, thus when compared to the other cars in the affordable fast cars of 2015 list, this car does not offer the same kind of comfort-ability that many of the listed cars can offer. The other downside is the safety features, as there is no complete information regarding the safety test result yet at this point. But back to its best point, the 3.7 L six cylinder premium gas engine offers 332 horsepower with 270 pound feet of torque; the fuel consumption rating is 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, it offers manual transmission system with six speeds for better performance and the rear wheel drive.
13. Hyundai Genesis R-Spec
2015 Hyundai Genesis has a lot of trim levels available with a variety of engines only available to select trim levels, for the affordable fast cars list, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis R-Spec trim level is chosen to be the best choice if you value power and speed more than anything else. Hyundai Genesis series is already been known for its unique design and features, things are still the same with this new version, with the R-Spec getting the most powerful engine available for the genesis series.
2015 Hyundai genesis R-Spec packs high class features and its safety features is rated as great, this car still offers good ride experience for everyone except tall driver; which fortunately can be countered by adjusting the seat height. The engine itself is a 3.8 L six cylinder engine; this big engine has about 348 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque. To add more to its performance rating, the R-Spec is using a six speed manual transmission system and the rear wheel drive. As for the fuel consumption rate, R-Spec has one of the worst compared to the other cars on the affordable fast cars of 2015 list with only 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.