10 of the Fastest 2014 Cars Under $30k


Everyone likes to have fun, even the people car shopping on a budget. Sometimes you don’t realize that car-induced fun can come at a low price. If you have a smaller car budget but want something that will get your heart racing as you drive to your soul-crushing desk job, check out the following ten fast cars that can be had for under $30,000.

2014 Hyundai Genesis2014 Hyundai Genesis (Credit: © Hyundai)

1. Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec – MSRP from $28,750

This version of the Genesis Coupe is the hottest you can get for under $30,000. Under the hood sits a 3.8-liter V6 engine that puts out 348 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The configuration only comes with a manual transmission, which should please true enthusiasts and irk posers. Depending on who is doing the testing, the car goes from 0 to 60 in about 5.3 seconds, making it plenty quick. The Genesis Coupe has quickly gained a reputation for being light on its feet, making it a great vehicle for winding roads or tight tracks. The car is also pretty comfortable for the money, thanks to features like the Blue Link telematics system, power lumbar adjustment for the driver’s seat, and an Infinity sound system with ten speakers and HD radio.

  • http://www.conspiracycrazy.com ConspiracyCrazy

    I’ll smoke all those cars in my 01 COBRA

    • Bill Senior

      I’ll do the same with my 90 300zx Twin Turbo … 0 to 60 in 5.0 flat!

      • usereasonandlogic

        If it doesn’t fall apart by the time you hit 60

    • Mopower

      And I’ll smoke your Cobra with my SRT8…

      • Rexford L

        and the 2013 GT500 will smoke your SRT8, and the 2015 Challenger Hellcat will smoke the GT500, and the upcoming SVT Mustang will smoke the Hellcat.. it’s good to be alive in these, the 3rd decade of the 2nd generation of high performance cars.

    • wyltk27

      Not a stage three tuned wrx..

    • Undf_j

      Haha haha haha I’ll smoke that on my 95 z28 in my sleep

  • barney fife

    Looking forward to the new 4 banger-turbo Mustang with IRS. Should be a fun ride.

  • WhyNot

    They could have at least tossed the Subaru BRZ in with the FRS.

  • zoomzoom

    Mazdaspeed 3?

  • mechanic

    I’ll smoke you all with my venom gt. Seriously though, an srt8 an 01 cobra and a stage 3 wrx, I doubt any of you have even driven a car faster than mmommy’s Kia Sportage.

  • JimInChicago

    No Mazda 3? You have to be kidding. One of the best cars for the money under $30K and one of the fastest as well.

    • orange crush

      Why get a Mazda when you can get the much better focus ST for the same price?

      • maserati123

        500 Abarth is small but with a few add on’s it’s HOT.

  • maserati123

    You are kidding SRT’s are HOT

  • Rexford L

    amazing that the V6 Mustang has the same HP (305) and quicker 0-60 (5.7 sec) than the 97 Mustang Cobra (305 hp, 5.9 0-60) I had new back in 98..

  • snoop

    also left out the Honda Civic Si.