If you’re in the bazaar for a fun-to-drive car for beneath $25,000, AutoGuide.com has you covered.
There’s a lot to accept from back it comes to arcade for a new car, but if you’re attractive for a sports car that’s not alone allow but fun-to-drive, again you’ve appear to the appropriate place. We’ve aggregate a annual of the top 10 fun-to-drive-cars beneath $25,000 (excluding destination) and you artlessly can’t go amiss with any of the choices here. Chances are, you will leave the dealership lot with a smile on your face and you won’t be too agitated when the annual car payments gets aloof from your coffer account.
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A previous AutoGuide.com Car of the Year, the Mazda3 is the best affordable fun-to-drive car on our annual with the five-door bear starting from $18,545. The 2016 Mazda3 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder agent antic 155 application and 150 lb-ft of torque. Back able with a six-speed chiral transmission, it allotment 29 mpg in the burghal and 40 mpg on the highway, authoritative it absolutely economical as well.
The range-topping Ford Fiesta alms is the ST model, antic a 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder agent with 197 hp and 202 lb-ft of torque. The fun-to-drive hatch comes alone with a six-speed chiral transmission, 17-inch auto and ST-unique action abeyance while the autogenous is decked out with aluminum pedals, race-inspired Recaro leather-trimmed advanced seats and appropriate ST architecture elements.
Compact and abounding to the border with Italian styling, the Fiat 500 Abarth is one hot bear on a budget. Beneath the awning is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder agent with 160 hp akin to a accepted five-speed chiral transmission. A six-speed automated assemblage is accessible as an option. Ammunition abridgement is not too bare either, abiding 28 mpg in the burghal and 34 mpg on the highway.
Hyundai’s little hot bear appearance a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder agent beneath the hood, accouterment 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Akin to the agent as accepted is a six-speed chiral transmission, although a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch assemblage is accessible as an option. Barrier weight on the Veloster Turbo ranges from 2,877 lbs to 2,932 lbs with a chiral chiral while the DCT tips the scales at 2,943 lbs to 2,998 lbs. Back commutual with a chiral transmission, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo gets an EPA-estimated 25-mpg city, 33-mpg artery appraisement while the DCT allotment 27 mpg in the burghal and 33 mpg on the highway.
Those that aloof can’t delay for the new 2016 Honda Civic Si to accomplish its admission can achieve for the accepted model, antic a 2.4-liter four-cylinder agent with 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. Akin to a close-ratio, six-speed chiral transmission, the Honda Civic Si additionally comes accepted with a Helical limited-slip differential. Its barrier weight comes in at 3,002 lbs and you can apprehend to get 22 mpg in the burghal and 31 mpg on the highway.
We’re able-bodied acquainted that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is the new hotness, but it’s additionally priced at $25,700 while the approachable archetypal is $23,705. Best of all, you can apparently account a bigger accord as dealerships attending to get rid of crumbling account in alertness for the new model’s launch. The base-model Camaro comes powered by a 3.6-liter V6 agent with 323 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, calmly authoritative it one of the best able cars beneath $25,000 as well. Ammunition abridgement ranges from 17 to 19 mpg in the burghal and 27 to 30 mpg on the artery depending on trim and transmission.
Any annual that has a Chevrolet Camaro about guarantees that there’s a Ford Mustang not far behind. Accepted on the pony car is a 3.7-liter V6 agent with 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque while ammunition abridgement is commensurable to the Camaro, abiding 17 mpg in the burghal and 28 mpg on the artery back commutual to a chiral transmission. Automated Mustang V6 owners can apprehend to get hardly bigger mpg at 19 burghal and 28 highway.
The MINI Cooper S is powered by a 2.0-liter MINI TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder agent breeding 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. That’s acceptable for a 0-60 mph time of 6.4 abnormal while the bunched bear has a top acceleration of 146 mph. Now, if you can dig a little added into your pockets, you can bounce for the John Cooper Works archetypal that starts from $30,600 and has a abundant added fun 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.
The Ford Fiesta ST doesn’t absolutely get your claret going? Maybe the Ford Focus ST will. Sure the Ford Focus RS hot bear is on the horizon, but if you are attractive to accumulate things beneath $25,000 again the ST archetypal is the way to go. Beneath the awning is a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder agent with 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque that allotment 22 mpg in the burghal and 32 mpg on the highway. Like the Fiesta, the Ford Focus ST has distinctively acquainted action abeyance for accomplished handling, high-performance brakes and accessible Recaro seats for the interior.
For decades, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has become alike with fun-to-drive and the latest generation of the auto is no different. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder agent with 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, the convertible sports car weighs aloof 2,332 pounds with a chiral chiral and 2,381 lbs with an automatic. It has a near-perfect 50/50 weight administration at 53 advanced and 47 rear.
Barely authoritative the blow at $24,995 excluding destination, the Volkswagen Golf GTI packs a 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder agent with 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel-drive bear comes accepted with 18-inch auto and weighs 2,972 lbs while abiding 25 mpg in the burghal and 34 mpg on the highway. Accessible transmissions accommodate a six-speed chiral and six-speed DSG automated with Tiptronic and Action approach while autogenous amenities accommodate rearview camera, acrimonious advanced seats and multi-function action council wheel.
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