6) Mini Cooper Clubman
Designed in response to the soaring fuel prices post-World War II, the Mini was meant to be a smart change from the gas guzzlers of the time. The Morris Company engineers took-up the task of building a small, fuel-efficient and cost-effective car that anyone could afford.
Incidentally the car’s layout innovations also made it a great performance car. Over its 50 years of history the Mini has been constantly improved and innovated. The Mini Clubman is the largest Mini ever built.
The Clubman packs a 1.5 Liter, 3-cylinder, Mini twin power turbo engine featuring direct injection and valvetronic, dual vanos technology. It produces 134 hp and 162 ft-lb of torque. Standard transmission is the 6-speed manual and optional is a 6-speed automatic. The car’s low curb weight of 3,105 lbs adds to its agility and handling. Retail prices in the US start at $24,100.