Sportiest Utility Vehicles

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Volvo XC60 AWD T6 R-Design
Starting MSRP: $51,000
The Volvo XC60 ties with the Subaru Forester for smallest engine on this list, but it remains a fave thanks to its high tech. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit generates 302 horsepower, or an impressive 151 horses per liter — the second highest specific output behind the Alfa Romeo. The T6 engine takes advantage of its supercharger’s low-end power and transitions to turbo boost in the upper rev range. This translates to a smooth and seamless powerband and a speedy commute. Add in clean, logical Swedish design and you have a winner.

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