07. 2011 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V
Starting MSRP: $20,620
Engine: 200-hp, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder
0-60-mph time: 6.8 seconds
The most impressive aspect of the 2011 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V – aside from its ultra-long moniker, of course – is its price. 200 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine for just a tick over $20k is a deal that many compact performance shoppers just can’t pass up. The Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V is only somewhat slower than a few of its much more expensive competitors, and it also comes with go-fast gear such as a lowered suspension system and bigger brakes. The Nissan can be outfitted with an optional limited-slip front differential, and it features look-at-me exterior styling that is sure to rile up the driver sitting in the lane beside it at a stop light.