Powerful Efficiency: 20 Sporty Turbos

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback LX
Starting MSRP: $19,900
Meet the cheapest way into a sporty turbocharged Civic. Sedan and coupe variants offer the 174-horsepower 1.5-liter four in up-level EX-T trim, but cost more than $21,000. Those who like the Civic hatch’s angular lines get rewarded with stellar performance at the pump: the LX returns 31 mpg city / 40 mpg highway / 34 mpg combined in CVT-equipped versions, and 29 / 38 / 33 in 6-speed manual-equipped cars. Since we’re all about sporty turbos, we’ll sacrifice a couple mpg to leave the shifting to us.

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