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2015 Results
SPORTS - PERFORMANCE (under $50k)


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ENTRY
 
Overall Score
Overall score is based on subjective
and objective ratings below, adjusted
for the relative importance of each
parameter and for vehicle price.
Price as Tested
 
Styling/Appearance:
   Exterior
   Interior
Quality
Occupant Environment:
   Driver Position & Ergonomics
   Visibility
   Roominess/Comfort/Access
   Conv/Entmnt Features
Noise/Vibration/Harshness
Performance:
   Throttle Response
   Engine Smoothness/Refinement
   Transmission/Drivetrain
Vehicle Dynamics:
   Ride Comfort
   Steering
   Handling
   Braking Feel & Effectiveness
Subjective Value
 
Engine
Transmission
AVG (0-100 Km/h)
AVG (80-120 Km/h)
ACCEL. SCORE
AVG (100-0 Km/h)
BRAKING SCORE
INTERIOR SCORE
CARGO
CARGO SCORE
FUEL (City & Hwy) L/100 km
FUEL SCORE
EMISSIONS SCORE
SAFETY FEATURES SCORE
BMW M235i
676 
1 
 
 
 
$47,274
 
 
7.8
7.7
8.1
 
8.0
7.7
6.8
7.4
8.1
 
8.7
8.8
8.5
 
7.9
8.3
8.6
8.4
7.9
 
I6
6MT
5.4 s
3.5 s
8.8
36.7 m
8.0
6.2
391
6.9
10.4
6.0
7.0
4.9
Ford Mustang
652 
 
 
 
 
$42,152
 
 
8.0
7.6
7.5
 
7.6
6.8
6.6
7.8
7.3
 
7.7
7.4
7.7
 
7.3
7.8
7.8
7.8
7.5
 
I4
6MT
6.6 s
3.8 s
8.4
39.2 m
7.2
6.2
382
6.9
9.2
6.7
7.5
5.4
Forte Koup SX
640 
 
 
 
 
$24,195
 
 
7.1
6.9
7.1
 
7.4
7.3
6.9
6.9
7.3
 
6.9
7.0
7.0
 
7.5
7.1
7.1
7.2
7.3
 
I4
6MT
7.4 s
4.4 s
8.0
42.2 m
6.2
6.8
378
6.9
9.6
6.8
7.0
4.3
Subaru STI
653 
3 
 
 
 
$40,495
 
 
7.5
7.2
7.5
 
8.0
8.0
7.7
6.9
6.6
 
8.5
7.4
8.0
 
6.4
8.3
8.6
8.4
7.9
 
2.5L Turbo H4
6MT
5.4 s
3.7 s
8.8
39.6 m
7.0
6.7
340
6.7
12.2
4.7
7.0
5.3
Volkswagen Golf GTI
666 
2 
 
 
 
$34,990
 
 
7.7
7.8
7.9
 
8.1
8.1
7.8
7.5
7.8
 
8.0
8.0
7.9
 
7.6
7.9
8.1
8.0
7.9
 
I4
6AT
6.8 s
3.9 s
8.3
45.6 m
5.0
6.9
490
7.3
9.3
6.7
7.0
4.7


BMW M235i
Thank you, BMW, for making this car.

One of the best sticks. Confidence inspiring. Makes you a better driver than you really are.

This is how I picture a sporty BMW in my head. The M235i is doing just that: giving the driver an opportunity to have fun every time he goes for a ride.

The BMW M235i is good enough to make its softening stablemates forgivable.

The M235i's straight turbo-6 and 6-speed box are sublime whether on the road or track.

Ford Mustang
This is a four-bang 'Stang like no other! You need to drive it to believe it.

A Mustang powered by a four cylinder engine? Why not!

The new suspension does the trick in terms of handling.

Forte Koup SX
A spunky alternative to a Honda Civic Si.

Subaru STI
This car has an amazing amount of stick on the road! It's as if gravity has been magnified when this thing tackles a corner.

When it's cold and drizzly, there's nothing like all-wheel-drive grip to keep your confidence up on a wet track.

Every time I drive this car, I remember just how great this car is.

Like a Border Collie... hyper all the time.

That wing!

Like Gingy said in Shrek; "You're a monster!" And I love it when you make me scream like a little girl, usually in second gear.

Volkswagen Golf GTI
The only automatic in the group ... a bit disappointing. Is this new GTI really different enough to be noticed?

More powerful, more refined than before.

The GTI offers a pleasant marriage between German refinement and devil may care driving dynamics. The front seat is as spacious as cars a class above it and that alone is a huge plus.

Far-fig-newton? Far-fast-nugent? OK, maybe I can't remember how to say it, but the new GTI is still a worthy contender for the daily driver that likes being kicked in the pants, repeatedly. The GTI's DSG even throttle blips for you on the downshifts! Wunderbar!



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