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10 Of The Cutest Cars With A Surprising Amount Of Power

Modern car design can give drivers the best of both worlds, with cars that are both cute and powerful. With bright color options, sleek styling, and compact bodies, these cars top the list of vehicles that look great and also are high performers. Drivers of all ages will turn heads with these stylish vehicles that also have all of the latest advances in technology and engineering. There is definitely a market for cars that are compact and adorable, yet are reliable and strong on the road. Read on to see the top picks for cars that are super cute and also high powered.

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10 2019 MINI Cooper

This subcompact convertible is the epitome of cute and powerful. The mini is powered by three different engine choices, a base three-cylinder engine, a 189-hp midlevel engine, or a 228-hp turbo four-cylinder. It has LED taillights that light up in a unique Union Jack pattern. Even with the top down, it has good noise control. Drivers can choose from a variety of colors and patterns that suit their taste. The body of the car has a unique rounded style that is iconic. It has Apple CarPlay connectivity and other advanced features that make driving safer, more comfortable, and more fun like a new 8.8-inch touchscreen with navigation and wireless phone charging.

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9 2019 FIAT 500 Abarth

This tiny car is upgraded into a hot rod with the 2019 model. It boasts a 160-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Choose from a coupe or from a soft top model. Plenty of equipment comes standard, such as the 5.0-inch infotainment touch screen, digital gauge display, rear parking sensors, and aluminum covers for the foot pedals that give it a racy look. It also has Sirius XM radio, in-dash navigation, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a sunroof as optional features. This Italian thrill ride is one of a kind, with unique design and plenty of customizable features that every driver will enjoy.

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8 2019 Ford Fiesta

The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a top choice with its agile drivability and advanced technology.  The engines range from 120-197 horsepower, with a 1.6 four-cylinder 120 horsepower engine standard and the ST featuring a turbocharged 197 horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine has 214 lb-ft of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 in 9.1 seconds. There is a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, in-dash navigation, and sunroof available as upgrades. Drivers can choose from a manual or automatic transmission. The Fiesta line has both style and build quality, with customizable options in either a hatchback or sedan body style.

7 2019 Chevrolet Bolt

The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt is a compact hatchback that gets about 238 miles when it is fully charged. It has an electric motor with 200 horsepower output. The Chevy Bolt has fast acceleration and plenty of power. The drive is quiet and zippy. There's a Teen Driver feature so parents can keep track of their children, and other advanced features that make driving a pleasure. LED head and tail lamps come standard, and so does an Infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touch screen. It has 10 airbags and a rearview camera standard. There are three trim levels, and optional upgrades include leather seats, surround-view parking camera and ambient interior lighting.

6 2019 Mazda CX-3

The CX 3 is a reliable subcompact with a cute exterior. It has an electronic parking brake which comes standard. There are numerous high-tech safety features like adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning. The 148 hp engine is fun to drive, and it has 146 pound-feet of torque. Choose from front or all-wheel drive models. It is a 2019 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS with Good scores in all categories, except for headlights. The standard MPY is 29 city and 34 highway. The Mazda CX-3 is a cute and small SUV that packs a lot of power for any driver.

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5 2019 Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s electric car offering has 147 to 214 horsepower. It is a comfortable ride with an e-pedal feature with strong regenerative braking that allows drives to start, accelerate, and decelerate using only the accelerator pedal. The best selling electric car in the world offers two battery packs, with a 226-mile battery range. The car has an updated infotainment system with an 8-inch display. It has optional heated seats and the SL trim has a Bose seven-speaker stereo standard. There is also automatic climate control. It’s a hatchback with plenty of room for people who are taller than 6 feet.

4 2020 Kia Soul

The 2020 Kia Soul is a great family car with roomy back seats. It has a unique exterior that is popular with younger drivers. It has a 147 horsepower engine with 132 lb-ft of torque and 29 mpg city and 35 mpg hwy. The upper trim has a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque and 26 mpg city/31 mpg hwy. Newly available tech has a head-up display and a 10.25 infotainment system and a wireless charging. It also has a panoramic sunroof and a Harman/Kardon premium audio as well as safety technology like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

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3 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

The 2018 Beetle has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 174 horsepower. With an iconic rounded body, the Beetle is the epitome of a cute car. With a stylish interior and exterior design, it is also more practical than similar small cars. The 2018 model is an appealing two-door with a blend of advanced features, comfort, style, and performance. The acceleration is strong, and it has impressive stopping power. With a raised suspension, driving feels nice. A rearview camera comes standard. The large windows make the car feel roomy and bright. It also has 6.3 inches of ground clearance, which is more than a standard car has.

2 2019 Hyundai Veloster

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is a sporty hatchback with two engine choices. It has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque It's a practical hatch with plenty of awesome styles that set it apart from other cars on the road. The turbo four-cylinder engine packs a powerful punch. It has a seven-speed dual clutch automatic manual transmission. The unique three-door design sets it apart from its competitors. With the rear seats folded, it has more than 44 cubic feet of storage space. It has infotainment options like two USB ports, AppleCarPlay, Android Auto, six-speaker audio system and a 7-inch touch screen

1 2019 Subaru BRZ

The 2019 Subaru BRZ is an attractive sports car with plenty of powerful features. Every BRZ has a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine that has either a manual 6-speed transmission or automatic 6-speed transmission. The manual has 205 horsepower and 256 lb-ft of torque in rear wheel drive, and the automatic has 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft. It goes from zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds. There is a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android auto and a larger 7.0 touchscreen upgrade available with an extra USB port. There are upgraded Brembo brakes as well as wider tires and wheels compared to the later models.

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