The Taming of the Turbo

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Honda Accord LX
Starting MSRP: $23,570
Also celebrating a 10th-generation redesign, the Accord finds itself without a V6 engine in the lineup. It also is unique in that the hybrid version is part of its base LX trim line. The entry-level Accord is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo four, while the hybrid adds $1,530 to the price tag and consists of a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four and a pair of electric motors. The LX turbo pushes 20.2 psi, which is quite aggressive — more than the legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution of yore pumped out. The Accord LX is one of the few midsize cars to still offer a manual gearbox, so if you like three pedals put this ride on your shopping list.

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