Powerful Efficiency: 20 Sporty Turbos

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2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Starting MSRP: $26,195
This midlevel Mustang gets the performance-oriented version of EcoBoost engines: the 2.3-liter 310-horsepower four cylinder — a serious motor. It’s not a step down since it outperforms the 3.7-liter V6 offered in the base Mustang by 30 horsepower, while also getting the best of the base engine at the pump — 21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway versus 18/27. A triumphant win-win scenario for the pony car aficionado, this boosted Mustang is a great-looking car, has a built-in network of aftermarket goodies, and with a turbo comes unparalleled tuning potential . . . plus you’ll have $7,000 in your pocket for modifications when compared to the top-flight GT.

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