We live in a time of fast cars. Once you move beyond the smallest, cheapest economy cars, most models are at least offered with an engine making at least 200 horsepower. That’s enough power for confident acceleration at rates that would have been worldbeating just a decade or two ago.
But you don’t have to settle there. You can demand a higher tier of performance — 300 horsepower — and still find vehicles that are relatively affordable. You can choose among sporty models that are designed to excite, big comfortable sedans striving for effortless performance, and vehicles that blend both. Here are the 10 most inexpensive cars with 300 hp.