Under $40,000 Buyer's Guide 2014

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Acura ILX Hybrid

Acura ILX Dynamic / Hybrid
Base Price: $31, 990 / $35,190
Engine: 2.4L 4-cyl. / 1.5L 4-cyl. hybrid
Horsepower / Torque: 201 hp, 170 lb-ft / 111 hp, 127 lb-ft
Transmission: Close-ratio 6-speed manual, CVT
0-100 km/h: 7.3 sec. (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 9.8 / 6.5; 5.0 / 4.8
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Interior and exterior redesign, first Acura hybrid system
Website: acura.ca

2014 Acura TL SH AWD

Acura TL / SH-AWD
Base Price: $39,990 / $43,990
Engine: 3.5L V6 (3.7L V6 SH-AWD)
Horsepower / Torque: 285 hp, 254 lb-ft / 305 hp
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/ paddle shift
0-100 km/h: N/A
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.4 / 6.8; 13.0 / 9.0
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF / FA (SH-AWD)
What's new? Largely unchanged for 2014
Website: acura.ca

Audi A3 2

Audi A3 / TDI

Base Price: $34,100 / $37,100
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl. / 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl. diesel
Horsepower / Torque: 200 hp, 207 lb-ft / 140 hp, 236 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.8 sec (est.) / 8.8 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.4 / 6.7; 6.7 / 4.7
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF / FA
What's new? Longer wheelbase, revised front/rear, lighter; engine based on VW TDI
Website: audi.ca

BMW 2 Series

BMW 228i
Base Price: $33,025 USD
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 240 hp, 258 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.2 / 6.7 (est.)
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Brand-new model replacing 1 Series, 2.8-inches longer, 1.3-inches wider, 1.3-inch longer wheelbase, wider track, lower centre of gravity, standard EfficientDynamics aero package including Air Curtains, Auto Start/Stop and Eco Pro mode, standard iDrive controller and 8.8-inch infotainment screen, standard suspension mode selection, M235i turbocharged V6 also available, coming Q1/Q2 2014
Website: bmw.ca

2014-Buick-Regal GS

Buick Regal GS
Base Price: $41,455
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 270 hp, 295 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.8 sec
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.0 / 7.4 (manual)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF/ FA
What's new? New AWD option, revised grille, LED HID taillights, standard LED daytime running lights, IntelliLike infortainment system
Website: buick.gm.ca 

Challenger RT 2

Dodge Challenger R/T / Charger R/T
Base Price: $37,795 / $38,595
Engine: 5.7L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 372 hp, 400 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.4 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 14.1 / 7.8 (manual)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? New paint options, performance tuned chassis available
Website: dodge.ca

Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500 Abarth / 500C Abarth (Cabrio)
Base Price: $24,495 / $27,995 (500C Abarath Cabriolet)
Engine: 1.4L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 160 bhp, 170 lb-ft
Transmission: 5-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 7.5 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 7.1 / 5.7
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Black-accented headlights, taillights and turn signals
Website: fiatcanada.com

2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang GT
Base Price: $35,849 / $40,849 (convertible) (2014)
Engine: 5.0L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 420 hp, 396 lb-ft. (est.)
Transmission: 6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic (option) 0-100 km/h: 4.3 sec (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.9 / 7.9 (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? All-new model
Website: ford.ca

Ford Focus ST 3

Ford Focus ST
Base Price: $29,999
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 252 hp, 270 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 6.7 sec (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.3 / 7.4 (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Exterior trim, wheel options
Website: ford.ca

2014 Honda Accord

Honda Accord EX-L V6 NAVI Coupe
Base Price: $35,500
Engine: 3.5L V6
Horsepower / Torque: 278 hp, 252 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.4 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.5 / 7.1
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Interior upgrades, auto-dim rear view mirror
Website: honda.ca

2014-Honda-Civic-Si

Honda Civic Si
Engine: 2.4L 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 205 hp, 174 lb-ft+
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 7.0 sec. (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.0 / 6.4 (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Added hp and torque (+4), push button start, multimedia system with 7-inch touchscreen, LaneWatch, front/rear bumpers, side mirrors, wheel designs, retuned exhaust, coupe receives restyling
Website: honda.ca

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 R-Spec / 3.8 GT
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl. / 3.8L V6
Horsepower / Torque: 274 hp, 275 lb-ft / 348 hp, 292 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 5.8 sec. / 5.5 sec. (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.0 / 6.6, 11.5 / 7.3
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FR
Website: hyundaicanada.com

Hyundai Velostar Turbo

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Base Price: $26,749
Engine: 1.6L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 201 hp, 195 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual/ 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.9 sec (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 8.3 / 5.7 (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Active Cornering Control for improved power delivery, Active Sound Design system for enhanced interior intake and exhaust sound, heated steering wheel, power-adjustable lumbar support, matte grey paint option. 
Website: hyundaicanada.com

Kia Cadenza

Kia Cadenza
Base Price: $37,795
Engine: 3.3L V6
Horsepower / Torque: 293 hp, 255 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/ paddle shift
0-100 km/h: 7.3 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.2 / 7.4
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Brand-new model for 2014
Website: kia.ca

Kia Koup SX

Kia Forte Koup SX
Base Price: $26,195 (sedan)
Engine: 1.6L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 201 hp, 195 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.9 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 9.8 / 6.7 (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? all-new model for 2014
Website: kia.ca

Kia Optima SX

Kia Optima SX Turbo
Base Price: $34,695
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 274 hp, 269 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.8 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.8 / 7.6 (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Updated front and rear fascia, LED taillights, 18-inch polished wheels, 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster, 8-inch infotainment screen, blindspot detection, D-shape sport steering wheel, seat designs
Website: kia.ca

Mazda 3 GT

Mazda3 Sport / GT
Base Price: $16,995 / $25,855
Engine: 2.0L 4-cyl. / 2.5L 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 155 hp, 150 lb-ft / 184 hp, 185 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 7.9 sec. (est. GT)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 7.0 / 4.9 (est. manual)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Completely redesigned for 2014
Website: mazda.ca

Mini Cooper S

MINI Cooper S / Cooper S Convertible
Base Price: $28,950 (est.) / $34,150 (Convertible)
Engine: 1.6L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 189 hp, 207 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.7 sec. (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Redesigned for 2014, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, power upgrade (+8 hp, +30 lb-ft), LED headlights, driving modes, heads-up display, 8.8-inch navigation screen, parallel park assist, backup camera, MINI infotainment controller
Website: mini.ca

Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z
Base Price: $38,428, $47,478 (Roadster)
Engine: 3.7L V6
Horsepower / Torque: 332 hp, 270 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic (optional)
0-100 km/h: 5.9 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.8 / 7.8; 12.0 / 8.1 (Roadster)
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Price drop, interior/exterior updates on NISMO
Website: nissan.ca

Scion FR S

Scion FR-S
Base Price: $26,450
Engine: 2.0L 4-cyl. Boxer
Horsepower / Torque: 200 hp, 151 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 7.7 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 9.6 / 6.6
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Touchscreen display, 10 Series special edition with unique illuminated dash, silver seat belts, dual auto A/C, anti-theft alarm, illuminated front/ rear emblems, HID headlights with LED daytime lights, push-button start.
Website: scion.ca

2014 Scion tC

Scion tC
Base Price: $21,490
Engine: 2.5L 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 179 hp, 172 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 7.8 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 8.9 / 6.4; 8.9 / 6.3 (automatic)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? New headlamps, hood, LED tail lamps, wheels, exterior colours
Website: scion.ca

Scion WRX

2015 Subaru WRX
Base Price: $32,495 (2014)
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl. boxer
Horsepower / Torque: 268 hp, 258 lb-ft.
Transmission: 6-speed close-ratio manual
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.1 / 8.0 (est.)
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FA
What's new? Completely redesigned for 2015, D-shape steering wheel, new gauges and LCD display, standard 17-inch wheels, optional CVT transmission, new 6-speed manual transmission, stiffer chassis, 25 mm longer, larger brakes
Website: subaru.ca

Scion BRZ

Subaru BRZ
Base Price: $27,295
Engine: 2.0L 4-cyl. Boxer
Horsepower / Torque: 200 hp, 151 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 7.7 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 9.6 / 6.6
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Smartphone integration
Website: subaru.ca

Subaru STI

Subaru WRX STI
Base Price: $38,195 / $39,095 (5-door)
Engine: 2.5L turbocharged 4-cyl. boxer
Horsepower / Torque: 305 hp, 290 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed close-ratio manual
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 12.6 / 8.8
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FA
What's new? Tsurugi Edition exclusive to Canada
Website: subaru.ca

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla S
Base Price: $19,215
Engine: 1.8L 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 132 hp, 140 lb-ft
Transmission: CVTi-S (paddle-shift optional)
0-100 km/h: 11.5 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 6.9 / 5.2
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Redesigned exterior, ergonomical interior, gated shifter, touch display
Website: toyota.ca

Jetta GLI

Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Base Price: $28,290
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 210 hp, 207 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 6.8 sec. (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 9.3 / 6.1
Engine/Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? Horsepower increase (+10), Car-Net vehicle interface
Website: vw.ca

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