Best Sport Sedans Under 40k

You’re looking for the right car, and the one you pick is way above your budget, so what are you going to do? Here in this list are all the cars that are not the best, but definitely the most that have the sports style touch, powerful engine with high acceleration, affordable, low deprecation, low maintenance cost and the last but the most searched and most 5 star reviews among many top platforms.

List of this includes a combination of new and old cars under the budget of 40k.

So Let come to Best Sport Sedans Under 40K

2021 Honda Civic Type R

  • 0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds
  • Top Speed: 169 mph

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R is a hugely exciting and absolutely functional four-door hatchback, including its gloriously youthful bodywork. The Type R is not only the fastest Honda Civic, it’s one of the fastest sports compacts, with a 306-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and a basic six-speed manual transmission (the only gearbox available) feeding the front wheels.

The feared torque steer that plagues powerful front-drive cars and offers talkative steering, enormous cornering grip, and a ride that is remarkably smooth has been practically removed by Honda. Its interior is not the most fanciful, and the cabin looks like a murder scene with its red accents, but the reasonably-sized back seat and ample cargo area give it practicality every day.
Apart from a subdued exhaust note and noisy highway behavior, the 2021 Civic Type R ranks among the most entertaining cars to drive right now.

Price Start from $37,895

2019 Subaru WRX STI

  • 0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds
  • Top Speed: 162 mph

If the expectations for sedan shopping are four doors and blistering acceleration, look no further than Subaru’s WRX STI. Not only is the Subie quicker than other sedans on offer, it is faster than many sports cars.

Recently redesigned in 2015, the Subaru WRX STI retains its rally-bred heritage, but can tear up any paved road you put beneath its tires.

A turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque is powered by the WRX STI.

A 6-speed is the only transmission available and Subaru’s impressive all-wheel drive system with three mechanical differentials is the only drivetrain option. Not many vehicles in a straight line can keep up with a Subaru WRX STI, and just a few in the corners can equal it.

Price Start from $22,995

2020 Dodge Charger

  • 0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds
  • Top Speed: 196 mph

The Dodge Charger (and its cousin, at least for now, the Chrysler 300) is the last of the major four-door rear-drive sedans that used to be considered a keystone of American car manufactures. Dodge is well aware of this reality and has been working hard to keep this ageing relic young, virtually every year with different variants.

Though most Chargers are equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 making an acceptable 300 hp, it’s the V-8 that makes the Charger legendary. Options start at a suitably impressive 370 hp and escalate rapidly to a downright bonkers 707 hp in the SRT Hellcat. Depending on how it’s equipped, the 2020 Dodge Charger can hang with everything from mild-mannered sedans all the way to high-performance German saloons. Really.

Dodge Charger SXT and GT models feature a 3.6-liter V-6 making 300 hp and 264 lb-ft mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard with fuel economy numbers of 19/30 mpg city/highway. All-wheel drive is optional for the Charger SXT and returns EPA estimates of 18/27 mpg.

Price Start from $29,995

2021 BMW 2-Series

  • 0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds
  • Top Speed: 174 mph

What’s the 2 Series BMW? Two very different cars will bear the same name in 2021. As a compact rear-wheel-drive two-door coupe or convertible, the 2 Series began in the U.S. The model is now offered in tandem with the Gran Coupe 2 Series, which is a subcompact all-wheel-drive sedan. Both represent an entry point for BMW ownership, but also offer reflexes and plenty of technology for fun-to-drive.

All 2 Series Gran Coupe models are powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard AWD.

In the 228i, the engine produces 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. In testing, 0-60 mph acceleration took 6.0 seconds. EPA-rated fuel economy is 23/33 mpg city/highway.

Performance increases in the M235i, which produces 301 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration to 60 mph drops to a MotorTrend-tested 4.8 seconds. Fuel economy is 23/32 mpg.

The 2 Series coupe and convertible are RWD, and offer AWD. A six-speed manual is standard, and an eight-speed automatic is available.

The 230i has a 2.0-liter turbo-four making 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with the manual transmission, 0-60 mph acceleration took 5.8 seconds in testing. Fuel economy ranges between 21/30 mpg and 25/32 depending on configuration.

The M240i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 producing 335 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. In testing, a manual-equipped M240i hit 60 in 4.3 seconds. Fuel economy rates between 19/27 mpg and 21/30 mpg.

Price Start from $35,900

2021 Chrysler 300

  • 0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

The Chrysler 300 is the only non-minivan offering by its automaker. For the 2011 model year, the new generation model launched and received a facelift for 2015 with active safety tech driver-assist, revised infotainment, and updated styling. Like its model partner, the Dodge Charger, as well as the Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, and Kia Cadenza, the 300 competes with other full-size four-doors.

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Most 300 models work with a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated Pentastar V-6, the same engine offered in the Dodge Charger, Chrysler Pacifica, and various Jeep models. Although the 300S is RWD only, other trims are offered with standard RWD and available AWD. Every 300 pairs its engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Output depends on trim; the engine in Touring and Touring L models develops 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, but under the hood of the 300S, it makes 300 hp and 264 lb-ft.

Price Start from $30,445

2021 Volkswagen Arteon

  • 0-60 mph: 5.6 seconds
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

The larger Volkswagen Arteon still rides the four-door coupe theme, continuing the design statement created by the Passat CC, and gets a detailed refresh for 2021. The Arteon is positioned as the most luxurious Volkswagen vehicle, and to explain its price point, it is packed with amenities and technology.

The Arteon has a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine producing 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission; FWD is standard and AWD is optional. EPA-rated fuel economy for the 2020 Arteon was 22/29 mpg city/highway with FWD, and 20/29 mpg with AWD; the 2021 Arteon should perform similarly.

The 300S is optionally available with a 5.7-liter V-8 that’s exclusively offered with RWD. Spending a little extra for the V-8 inflates power figures to 363 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque.

Price Starts from $38,000

2020 Genesis G70

  • 0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds
  • Top Speed: 167 mph

The G70, the premium arm of Hyundai and Kia, is Genesis’s smallest and most affordable product. The G70 competes with other small luxury sedans, including the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Audi A4, positioned below the G80 and G90 luxury sedans. The G70’s price range and scale make it a rival to the fully electric Tesla Model 3, including its gas engine.

We also named it a “stunning, value-packed sport sedan that should shake up any shopper’s consideration list.” That said, the Tesla took the top spot by rewriting the laws on what a compact sport sedan should be in competition with the BMW 3 Series and similarly priced Tesla Model 3.

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Entry-level G70s come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four developing 252 hp and 260 lb-ft. Most models work with an eight-speed automatic, but Genesis also offers an increasingly rare six-speed manual. (The manual is being dropped for 2022.)

RWD is standard and automatic-equipped examples can be ordered with AWD. Our testing shows manual-equipped RWD G70s hit 60 in 7.2 seconds and equivalent models with the automatic accomplish the same in 6.2 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at 18-22/27-30 mpg city/highway depending on transmission and drive type.

Price Starts from $30,000

2021 Cadillac CT4

  • 0-60 mph:  4.9 to 5.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 160 mph

The subcompact CT4 is placed below the CT5 and the outgoing CT6, acting as the entry-level sedan for Cadillac. Cadillac casts a large net for prospective customers, available with RWD or AWD and a variety of four-cylinder engines. Such compact luxury sedans, including the Audi A3, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, compete with the CT4.

Two separate turbocharged four-cylinder powerplants are offered with the CT4. With a 2.0-liter turbo-four cranking of 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, the CT4 Luxurious and CT4 Sport edition is available exclusively. This engine is coupled with an automatic eight-speed sending control to the rear wheels only (RWD) or all four (AWD).

With the smaller engine, the CT4 is EPA-rated at 23/32-34 mpg city/highway depending on the drive type.

An optional enhancement on Premium Luxury vehicles and standard on the CT4-V is a 2.7-liter turbo-four. It is available in two tuning states: a 310-hp/350-lb-ft variant in Premium Luxury models and a hotter CT4-V 325-hp/380-lb-ft tune.

In any case, for RWD or AWD, the 2.7-liter turbo-four is mated to a 10-speed automatic. For 20 mpg city, all CT4s with the big four-banger are scored, but highway mileage varies from 28-30 mpg.

Price Starts from $33,390

2021 Kia Stinger

  • 0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds
  • Top Speed: 167 mph

The 2021 Kia Stinger has the performance, features, and desirability to go up against the German sports-sedan status quo despite its conventional brand name. With a style close to that of the elegant Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4-series Gran Coupe, this four-door cleverly disguises the hatchback and wide trunk.

Inside, the Stinger offers near-luxury accommodations and a host of connectivity features such as touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can order a Stinger with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder but we’d recommend the more powerful twin-turbo V-6 engine that’s offered in the GT models.

The Stinger has two available engines, both of which can be had with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The entry-level 2.0-liter powertrain does an adequate job relative to its rivals, but the powerful twin-turbo V-6 delivers scintillating performance that gets our enthusiast blood pumping.

Price Starts from $34,125

2018 Ford Fusion Sport

  • 0-60 mph: 5.3 seconds
  • Top Speed: 151 mph

A Ford Fusion on the fastest sedan list? Yeah. Yes. No ordinary midsize sedan is the 2018 Fusion Sport. Ford has slyly introduced an exciting 4-door into the more modest end of its range without the SHO performance badge offered on all Ford vehicles.

We’ll still leave the outright thrills to Ford Performance cars like the Mustang GT350 and Focus RS, but don’t overlook this Fusion Sport.

Using the potent 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 from the F-150 and Edge Sport, Ford’s quickest sedan produces 325 horsepower and an incredible 380 lb-ft of torque.

No manual option available here, but the 6-speed auto gearbox is a good complement to a torque powertrain. All-wheel drive helps apply the power and adaptive dampers help keep the Fusion Sport flat in corners.

Prices start from $19,475

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