18: Toyota Celica
The Celica is an impressive sports car no matter which way you slice it, but the final generation of the Celica was particularly special. Its styling was far ahead of its time. The early 2000s weren’t known for particularly out-of-the-box designs, but the Celica had it. The performance of this four-cylinder Toyota also wasn’t bad considering the limitations (via Autoblog).
This was the precursor to the new Scion brand Toyota was planning. The automaker needed to get younger people into the showrooms and this was one way to do it. The car was relatively popular at first with a small redesign before the model was discontinued. Although it’s not the most popular version of the Celica, this is still a modern sports car that offers a decent performance to price ratio.