Powerful Efficiency: 20 Sporty Turbos

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2017 Volkswagen Golf R
Starting MSRP: $39,375
At the top of the Golf lineup, the R version has the agility of a featherweight and the punching power of a heavyweight. Its all-wheel-drive powertrain provides confidence, while the extraordinary output of its 292-horsepower 2.0-liter engine lands the knockout blow. This is a serious driver’s car with a sport-tuned suspension, track-ready brakes, and European style . . . a title contender in every way. The Golf R’s pedigree shines through at the pump, where the hatchback puts up 22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 25 mpg combined fuel economy numbers with the manual transmission. When the bell rings, the Golf R comes out swinging.

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