Cheat mode

Enter BURNOUT as a profile name to unlock all cars and other bonuses.

Unlockables
Compact series bonuses

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding car.

Assassin Compact: Get 15 Takedowns.
Compact Cop: Win the Bronze medal at the Silver lake or Airport T1 and T2 Pursuit.
Dominator Compact: Get 10,000 Burnout points.
Gangster Legend: Win the Gold medal at the Palma Bay Legend Face-Off.
Legend compact: Win the Gold medal at the Interstate Loop Legend Face-Off.
Compact Collector: Win the Gold medal at the Silver Lake Eliminator (type varies in each game).
Tuned Compact: Win five Gold medals.

Heavyweight series bonuses

Earn the indicated amount of money in Crash mode to unlock the corresponding car.

Heavy Pick-Up: $1,000,000
4WD Racer: $2,000,000
SUV Deluxe: $5,000,000
4WD Heavy-Duty: $10,000,000
B-Team Van: $15,000,000
Delivery Truck: $20,000,000
Tractor Cab: $30,000,000
Longnose Cab: $50,000,000
City Bus: $70,000,000
Trash Truck: $90,000,000

Muscle series bonuses

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding car.

Assassin Muscle: Get 30 Takedowns.
Classic Legend: Win the Gold medal at the Big Sure Shore Legend Face-Off.
Dominator Muscle: Get 25,000 Burnout points.
Legend J-Muscle: Win the Gold medal at the Airport 1 and 2 Legend Face-Off.
Muscle Cop: Win the Bronze medal at the Harbor Town or Sunrise Valley Pursuit.
Muscle Collector: Win the Gold medal at the Harbor Town Eliminator (type varies in each game).
Tuned Muscle: Win twenty Gold medals.

Coupe series bonuses

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding car.

Assassin Coupe: Get 60 Takedowns.

Sports car series bonuses

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding car.

Assassin Sports Car: Get 100 Takedowns.
Dominator Sports Car: Get 100,000 Burnout points.

Super car series bonuses

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding car.

Assassin Super Car : Get 150 Takedowns.

World Tour mode bonuses

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding car.

Cop Racer: Get a Gold medal in all Pursuit events.
Firetruck: Get a Gold medal on all Crash events.
Gangster Boss: Get a Gold medal in all Race events.

Mirror tracks

Unlock all Legend Face-Off cars to get the option for mirror tracks in single event mode.

Hints
Quick start

To get boost in the begging of a crash, when it says "3, 2, 1", press Square(2), then X when it says "1". When it says "Go", you will start with a boost.

Winning pursuit races

To win pursuit races get in front of target car and crash into wall or another car. Use aftertouch to take out the target car.