15 Cheap New Cars With Lots of Horsepower

2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack
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2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

485 hp | $39,995 | U.S. News Score: 7.9/10

While the 707-horsepower Charger Hellcat gets all of the attention, it’s the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack that offers the best horsepower-to-price value in the lineup. For less than $40,000, buyers can get a roomy four-door sedan with a 485-horsepower V8 under the hood.

The R/T Scat Pack also features 14.2-inch Brembo front brakes, an active exhaust system that helps it create a throaty rumble to announce its power, and Dodge Performance Pages in its UConnect infotainment system. The performance pages display information about the powertrain’s output, g-forces, and timing information for when you are driving the car on a track or drag strip.

Our ranking of large cars has the 2018 Charger scored near the bottom of the pack.