More power for your hard-earned money
It’s no secret that car prices are rising. They boast advanced crash constructions, cutting-edge infotainment systems, and fuel-efficient engines.
As a result, inexpensive horsepower has fallen out of favor. However, there are some cars that will get your heart beating without breaking the wallet.
One may think that the “affordable horsepower” club is exclusive for American muscle vehicles, but there are plenty of family sedans and hatchbacks from all over the world that can make the same claim.
U.S. News & World Report has prepared a list of 11 cars that are reasonably priced (usually under $35,000) but have plenty of power. 200 to 250 horsepower is a good quantity for certain compact cars. If we go over our self-imposed budget of $35,000, we’ll make sure to explain why.
22021 Subaru WRX | $27,495 | Horsepower: 268
The Subaru WRX is a rally-inspired sedan with bold appearance and a firm, responsive ride. The WRX is equipped with a turbocharged horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine producing 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque as standard.
A six-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission sends power to the standard all-wheel drive system (CVT).
The CVT-equipped WRX comes standard with Subaru’s SI-DRIVE, which features three different drive modes. Drive modes include Intelligent, Sport, and Sport Sharp. These modes govern the CVT’s throttle response and gearbox mapping.
Despite its performance credentials, the WRX has significant drawbacks, like as poor fuel economy. Still, you won’t be short in power – the WRX’s power is especially astounding given its low price.