Powerful Efficiency: 20 Sporty Turbos

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2018 Subaru WRX STI
Starting MSRP: $36,095
One of the more visceral machines on our list, this all-wheel-drive thrill ride is for those who push the envelope on the daily commute. STI, which stands for Subaru Tecnica Internationale, is Subaru’s racing division and the entity responsible for guiding the automaker to World Rally Championship glory in the early 2000s. So the WRX STI possesses an undeniable legacy and a rally-bred drivetrain joined to a stout 305-horsepower 2.5-liter Boxer four cylinder. With all this frenzied performance, the STI suffers from rather lackluster performance at the pump, posting 17 mpg city / 22 mpg highway . . . but put your foot down and run through the gears and you won’t care.

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