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Five fun and sporty cars at the right price By Alexandra Straub

A vehicle doesn’t have to be exorbitantly expensive, have mega horsepower or a fancy Italian badge on it to be fun to drive. In fact, a lot of people seem to agree with that statement too since there are a few pocket rockets available on the market that might not compete for the top power specs, but can certainly get the party started. Ford Fiesta ST $24,499 If its exterior colour, say the one clad in Green Envy, doesn’t catch your eye, perhaps its exhaust note will. When you rev 1.6L, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, EcoBoost engine of the Fiesta ST, you’ll probably turn your head. Yes, it’s a subcompact but it doesn’t feel like it when you’re working through the gears of the 6-speed manual transmission. Ford’s newest mini powerhouse comes with a whopping 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque. It’s the same engine paired with the Focus ST, but in a smaller packaged. Its sport infused suspension, gearbox, phenomenal handling and host of creature comforts sound good to you, it’s even better to drive. You just might make your friends green with envy because you’re having so much fun behind the wheel.

Ford Fiesta ST.

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Mazda3 Sport - starts at $15,995 For the 2014 model year, Mazda completely overhauls their number-one selling sedan and hatchback: the 3. Expect more mature (but not dated) styling, a driver-focussed cabin and a host of technological gadgetry that makes staying “connected” behind the wheel more user friendly. Of course, without trying to take away focus from the act of driving. Among its tweaked features, you’ll find brand new interior and exterior styling along with the implementation of their high compression ratio engines, better known as SKYACTIV. Two engines and transmissions are offered. There’s the 2.0L, 4-cylinder

SKYACTIV engine with a 6-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed automatic transmissionavailable on either the base GX or mid-grade GS models. It produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Then there’s a 2.5L, 4-cylinder SKYACTIV engine for the GT trim, which only comes with a 6-speed automatic. It generates a healthy 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Either is a treat to drive with excellent urban or extra urban characteristics. 2014 Fiat 500L starts at $19,995 For Fiat fans, if the 500 was too small, here’s your answer: the 500L. The longer wheelbase cutie is more practical than the pint-sized version and has more room. And two more doors! Powering it is a 1.4L, 4-cylinder, MultiAir turbo engine that pumps out 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Since it’s a bigger car, it feels bigger to drive. But visibility isn’t compromised and there are a couple of great gearboxes to choose from: a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed Euro Twin Clutch automatic transmission. Toyota Corolla starts at $15,995 No, you’re not reading that wrong. I did include the 2014 Toyota Corolla on my list. Yes, it’s like automotive bread and butter; you always know you’re getting and it’s very predictable. But with a complete overhaul for 2014, you could say the Japanese manufacturer has added some jam on top to make it sweeter. New styling on the inside and out makes it more desirable to the eyes. It’s still not as exciting as most of its competitors but the 1.8L, 4-cyinder does a bang up job of delivering 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. The cabin is quiet and I’ll hand it Toyota for matching it with a CVT transmission that is just fabulous. Kia Soul - starts at $16,995 Kia’s box-mobile continues to deliver strong sales despite angularly-shaped vehicles becoming a trend of the past. Why? Because it has personality. Describing it in one word, I’d say it’s funky. And now, the all-new soul is built on a

bigger platform, increasing legroom up front and in the rear. It’s also quieter on the road when revving its 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine. There’s also a 2.0L 4-cylinder available with 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. alexandra.straub@ drivewaybc.ca

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The Canadian choice: Compact cars and compact SUVs economy, and a smooth drive. 2014 Volkswagen Golf So many cars to choose This new Golf will be from, so few words available made in Mexico along side in this tight space! the Beetle and Jetta sedan Yes, I know that’s the comand will go on sale in the plaint of every writer but we spring of 2014. It is wider truly do have a lot of choice and longer than the last today. And the quality of veGolf but also significantly hicles is so much higher than lighter and safer. The base Toyota believes it ever was so there is much engine will be a new turboto celebrate. In the run-up to this new Corolla can charged 1.8L engine with 2014, I will be testing a lot of take the overall sales 170hp but don’t worry the what’s new and improved. crown away from the TDI diesel is carried over. The Today, I’ll just offer you five sportier GTI trim is fantastic, models to consider adding to Honda Civic. with an estimated 225hp, in your shopping list. Zack Spencer the Canadian Model, thanks 2014 Mazda3 to a new 2.0L turbo engine. The compact car segment in Canada is the biggest by far, with over 20 The interior materials used inside are percent of all vehicles sold. So, the introduc- almost Audi quality. No price yet but building these new cars inside the NAFTA zone tion of the Mazda3 is important because will save money and that will be reflected it is currently the fourth best seller in this in the price. class. 2014 Jeep Cherokee The outgoing car was already one of the The Cherokee is back and it looks nothbest handling cars and now with a lighter ing like the boxy truck of old. In fact, this and sexier looking body, this new car is new, small SUV is based on the same Alfa both eye catching and solid on the road. Romeo platform used in the Dodge Dart. The base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder with It is smooth and quiet and a pleasure to 155hp, thanks to direct injection. The larger drive. The Cherokee is also the first vehicle 2.5L engine puts out a healthy 184hp. It is in the world to be equipped with a 9-speed the interior buyers will care most about, automatic transmission. The base engine is and the Mazda3 is a nice surprise, due to a 2.4L 4-cylinder with 184hp or the optional class leading available options and a high 3.2L V6 with 271hp, for just $1,300 more, level of finish. Starting at $15,995 and runoffering good value. Not to worry Jeep fans, ning up to $29,895, there is a Mazda3 for this new Cherokee is available with three all budgets. AWD systems. 2014 Toyota Corolla 2014 Nissan Rogue Continuing with the compact car theme, You might notice a trend with my 2014 the Toyota Corolla is the third best selling model choices are all compact cars or car in Canada but Toyota believes this new compact SUVs. This is the direction Canamodel can take the overall sales crown dians are heading when it comes to buyaway from the Honda Civic. This new 2014 ing a new vehicle. With this in mind Nismodel is made, and partly designed, right san has an all-new Rogue compact SUV here in Canada with our needs in mind. with enough room inside for three rows The Corolla now has a longer wheelbase of seats and room for 7-passengers. This for amazing interior space, especially in is practical for people who require extra the back seat. The dash is wide and flat for capacity but don’t want to buy a bigger ample room and covered in nice looking or more expensive mid-sized or larger and feeling materials, plus there is an SUV. Under the hood is a 2.5L 4-cylinder available centre screen to use for the radio used in other Nissan products and is and backup camera. Powering the 2014 Corolla is the same 132hp 1.8L engine from matched to a new continually variable transmission featuring more available the last model, with one exception. The LE ratios and reduced friction. The interior Eco model has a modified valve system to improve fuel economy and pump the power is very well executed, with a dash that looks similar to the bigger Pathfinder. to 140hp. The biggest change is the introduction of a continuously variable transmis- Goes on sale just before Christmas. zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca sion for a greater range of gears, improved by Zack Spencer

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