08. 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec
Starting MSRP: $26,750
Engine: 306-hp, 3.8-liter V-6
0-60-mph time: 5.9 seconds
It might seem strange that a contender like the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec sits so low on this list. Even more unusual is the fact that despite matching the Mustang V6 in terms of power, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s 306 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque (from a 3.8-liter V-6) is not enough to come close to equaling the much cheaper pony car’s acceleration times. In any case, the Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec is still an appealing package for those willing to pay the extra cash required to put its keys in their pocket: the compact two-door offers 19-inch wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, pleasing driving dynamics and Brembo brakes to go with its sport suspension system. A six-speed manual transmission is the only transmission to be found with the R-Spec trim.