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2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Sporty Compact Car

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Best Sporty Compact Car:
2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Sporting one of the most daring exterior designs in recent memory, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo combines unconventional styling and engaging performance like no other vehicle on the road today. By virtue of claiming a 5-year Cost to Own Award two years running, the 2014 Hyundai Veloster can officially add class-topping value to its already impressive repertoire.

Further complementing the Veloster Turbo's versatile hatchback design is a unique asymmetrical door arrangement. With two doors located on the passenger side, the 2014 Veloster blends the flexibility of a sedan with the streamlined silhouette of a 3-door hatchback. Inside, the Veloster Turbo imparts a techy but tasteful ambiance, highlighted by a standard 7-inch touchscreen and Hyundai's feature-rich BluLink telematics system. To top it all off, the Veloster is one of only two compact cars to offer an optional panoramic moonroof.

Whereas the standard version merely looks the part, the Veloster Turbo backs up its athletic appearance with a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine, sport-calibrated steering, and electronic torque vectoring for improved handling. But despite its performance credentials, a 2014 Veloster Turbo equipped with the standard 6-speed manual transmission returns an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway.

This comparatively high level of fuel efficiency coupled with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and the lowest starting price in the segment make the 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo a smart buy for today's budget-minded sports car shopper.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$36,155
as of December 13, 2013

2nd Place Finisher
2014 Ford Focus ST

2014 Ford Focus ST

Putting an American spin on the European hot hatch, the Ford Focus ST represents the playful side of Detroit muscle.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$38,824
as of December 13, 2013

3rd Place Finisher
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rally car heritage and exhilarating street performance meet in the all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza WRX and higher-performing STI variant.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$43,764
as of December 13, 2013

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See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2013 | 2012

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