15. Subaru STI WRX
For decades now, Subaru has been one of the best affordable performance cars on the market. And the latest generation of the WRX STI doesn’t disappoint. Under the hood is a flat-four engine with 2.5 liters of displacement and a turbocharger. And this combo is good for 305 HP, which it delivers to all four wheels via the six-speed manual.
The Subaru STI WRX a true driver’s car with a proper manual gearbox, great road holding, and enough power to make it fly. The performance numbers are respectable, too. It only takes 5.1 seconds to get from 0 to 60 mph with a 160 mph top speed. But better yet, since this is a four-door car, it is also practical since it can seat five people with a decent trunk, too. However, because the base price of over $48,000, you should wait a couple more years.