7 Speedy Little Cars That Don’t Sprint Past $26,000

Getting some punch from a car without taking up half the road is no longer a problem. Speedy compact cars can be seen in force from most major automakers, and these days it won’t cost consumer a fortune to get behind the wheel of one. Here are seven speedy little cars that start at an MSRP below $26,000.

A Cooper S Hardtop in Eclipse Gray with contrasting roof & mirro1. Mini Cooper S Hardtop ($23,300)

The BMW (BMAXY.PK) Mini line doesn’t appear to have power under the hood, but the German luxury king has been adding some zip to different models. Case-in-point: the Mini Cooper S Hardtop, capable of generating 181 horsepower on 177 pounds-feet of torque. Mini says you can sprint from 0-60 in 6.6 seconds in the Cooper S.