Starting MSRP: $23,700
Engine: 181-hp, 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
0-60-mph time: 6.6-seconds
The 2011 MINI Cooper S sits at the other side of the weight spectrum when compared against the portly Dodge Challenger, which is why it is able to hit 60-mph so quickly despite possessing one of the smallest motors on this list. The MINI Cooper S features a responsive chassis design, one that sees its wheels pushed out to each corner and which is perfectly paired with its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. This motor pushes out 181 horsepower and up to 192 lb-ft of overboosted torque thanks to the judicious application of forced induction via a turbocharger. The inexpensive Cooper S can be had with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.