1. Ford Mustang: 305-hp $22,260
Our top bang-for-the-buck car is the 2013 Ford Mustang, which manages to pack 305-hp in a 3.7-liter V6. It may look retro, but the 2013 Mustang is rooted in this century, as evidenced by its incredibly high-tech options and its LED, and HID tail-lights and headlights. The V6 Mustang is able to reach 60 mph faster than its other V6-equipped American rivals, at 5.9 seconds. At $22,260 it’s the cheapest car on the list, and as such sits at the pole-position.