30 Fastest Cars Under $30,000 for 2019

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Satisfy Your Need for Speed With These Affordable Models

Looking for a vehicle with performance that gets your heart racing, but a price tag that won't give you a heart attack? There are plenty of cars available with energetic personalities and sticker prices below $30,000.

Bottom line, you don’t have to buy a new Porsche, Audi, or BMW to have a great time behind the wheel. 

To build this list, we've looked at cars in our new car rankings priced below $30,000, have high U.S. News performance scores, and have ample horsepower. We’ve also included models with high-performance trim levels that are below our $30,000 limit, even if that model lineup’s overall performance score is low. Few automakers post official 0-60 mph times for their mainstream vehicles, and we did not factor unofficial independently tested times into our selection.  

Note our overall vehicle scores and rankings constantly shift as new information becomes available. The scores shown on the following pages may not match those found in the individual vehicle reviews. 

Now to the list of America's speediest affordable cars.

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