Powerful Efficiency: 20 Sporty Turbos

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2018 Kia Soul ! Turbo
Starting MSRP: $22,800
Those hip hamsters from Kia’s TV ads are getting their fur fluffed out now that turbo power is part of the Soul’s 2017 redesign. Available on the Soul ! (Exclaim) trim, the 1.6-liter turbo four produces 201 horsepower. This ups the fun factor a whopping 71 horsepower over naturally-aspirated Souls while returning 26 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined, which is a scant single mpg less than non-turbo variants. Boost comes at a premium . . . in this case more than $6,000 versus the base Soul — call it a sporty investment that pays dividends every time you get press the go-pedal.

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