For today’s Top Ten Tuesday we are bringing you ten cars that offer all the visual appeal of the top of the line models for under $27k, and in many cases you get plenty of the power with the modest price tags, as well. All of the models listed here are the base variants for the models listed, so if you want to add navigation or any of the other features they have to offer you can do so, and in most cases, still remain under the $27K mark.

1. Ford Focus ST : (Starting Price: $23,625)

  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbo charged direct injection
  • Power: 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 23/32 city/hwy
  • Exterior: Sport suspension, high performance brakes, rear spoiler, hexagonal mesh grill, enhanced lower fascia and rear bumper, 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Interior: Available Recaro Seats, ST Sport Gauges, aluminum shifter and pedals
  • Technology: Sync with MyFord Touch

2. Chevrolet Camaro : (Starting Price $23,555)

  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection
  • Power: 323hp and 278 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 17/28 City/Hwy
  • Exterior: 18-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels, stainless steel dual exhaust, track-focused design
  • Interior: Steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, power door locks and windows
  • Technology: OnStar for 6 months and Sirius XM for three months included, Bluetooth, hill hold for manual transmission

3. Ford Mustang : (Starting Price: Starting Price: $22,510)

  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6
  • Power: 305-hp and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 19/29 City/Hwy
  • Exterior: LED Sequential rear tail lamps, HID headlamps, stainless steel dual exhaust
  • Interior: Available Recaro cloth sport seats, retro style gauges
  • Technology: Selectable Electronic Power Assist Steering lets you choose between Standard, Sport and Comfort modes, Sync with AppLink

4. Volkswagen GTI : (Starting Price: $25,095)

  • Engine:2.0-liter turbocharged TSI 4-cylinder
  • Power: 200-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 24/32 City/Hwy
  • Exterior: 18’ Laguna alloy wheels, black front grille, dual exhaust tips, daytime running lights, halogen headlights, rear spoiler,
  • Interior: Golf ball shift knob, leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel, heated front seats, red stitched carpet mats
  • Technology: multi-function trip computer, Intelligent crash response system

5. Scion FR-S : (Starting Price: $25,255)

  • Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boxer
  • Power: 200hp and 151 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 22/30 City/Hwy
  • Exterior: Power rear-view mirrors, dual exhaust, 17”-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights
  • Interior: Power windows, aluminum scuff plates, sport pedals, red stitching and accents, engine immobilizer
  • Technology: Bluetooth, Pioneer 8-speaker sound systems, USB

6. Hyundai Genesis Coupe : (Starting Price: $26, 350)

  • Engine: 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo charged 4-cylinder with D-CVVT
  • Power: 274hp and 275 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 19/27 City/Hwy
  • Interior: Power windows, metalgrain accents, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, Steering-wheel mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth controls
  • Exterior: 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome-tipped dual exhaust, solar control glass, projector headlights, automatic and daytime running headlights with front fog lights
  • Technology: Bluetooth, USB, 6-speaker sound system with Sirius Radio, proximity key entry

7. Honda Civic Si: (Starting Price: $22,790)

  • Engine: 2.4-liter 16 valve DOHC
  • Power: 205-hp and 174 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 21/31 City/Hwy
  • Interior: Illuminated steering wheel mounted controls, leather wrapped steering wheel, one-touch moonroof
  • Exterior: 18-inch alloy wheels, body colored side mirrors,
  • Technology: Bluetooth i-MID 5-inch screen with customizable settings, Honda Lane Watch, 7-inch audio display with back up camera, Pandora compatibility, USB

8. Subaru WRX : (Starting Price: $26,295)

  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer
  • Power: 268-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 21/28 City/Hwy
  • Interior: performance design front seats with red stitching, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, alloy pedal covers, multi-function 4.3-inch display with performance, audio, Bluetooth, climate and rear-view controls
  • Exterior: 17-inch wheels, halogen headlights, LED taillights, stainless steel quad exhaust, power side mirrors
  • Technology: 6-speaker HD Radio sound system with Bluetooth and USB, Sirius XM capable

9. Dodge Challenger : (Starting Price: $26,295)

  • Engine: 3.6-liter Pentastar V6
  • Power: 305-hp and 268 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 18/27 City/Hwy
  • Interior: Leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, one-touch power front windows, 6 speaker sound system with audio jack, Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Exterior: Dual hood scoops, 18-inch wheels,
  • Technology: UConnect Voice Command Keyless entry

10. Mini Cooper Coupe S : (Starting Price: $24,750)

  • Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
  • Power: 181-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque
  • MPG: 26/35 City/Hwy
  • Interior: Customizable mood lighting, speed sensitive volume control, sport mode
  • Exterior: Hill assist, sport suspension, 16-inch wheels
  • Technology: HD Radio, Bluetooth

I’d bet you found more than a couple models in this list that you found appealing. Surprising, huh? There’s some really great options here, like the Ford Focus ST, which, for the price, is pretty high up the line and offers quite a bit in terms of power and sport tuning, or the Civic Si Coupe, which offers a lot of technology for its price tag. Even the more bare bones models like the GTI, Challenger and Mini are all still guaranteed to give you a fun driving experience.

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