05. 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
Starting MSRP: $27,695
Engine: 237-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
0-60-mph time: 5.8 seconds
Yes, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is considerably more expensive than some of the other vehicles on this list – including the V-8 powered Dodge Challenger that precedes it. However, the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is also much faster than many of the automobiles that follow it in positions six through ten, thanks to the 237 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque generated by its 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Lancer Ralliart also benefits from high-tech gear such as a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a full-time all-wheel drive system. The price to enjoy such a gifted compact performance sedan might be a bit higher, but the rewards of ownership are also that much greater when behind the wheel.