10. Volkswagen GTI
It isn’t even close to being the most powerful car in its segment, but that’s done little to deter the blitzkrieg of buyers intent on owning a GTI. They’re stylish, they handle well and with a hatchback to boot, they’re even practical.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers 200 hp and buyers can choose between either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual clutch transmission. Even the larger five-door models stat under the $30,000 mark, but the base price is $24,995 including delivery.