$40,000 - $75,000 Buyer's Guide 2014

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Acura-RLX

Acura RLX
Base Price: $49,990
Engine: 3.5L V6
Horsepower / Torque: 310 hp, 272 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.8 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.5 / 6.4
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FF
What's new? All-new for 2014, replaces the RL
Website: acura.ca

Alfa-4c

Alfa Romeo 4C
Base Price: $54,000 USD (est.)
Engine: 1.75L 4 cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 240 hp, 258 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.5 sec
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): N/A
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: MR
Top Speed: 250 km/h (est.)
What's new? New to North American market
Website: alfaromeo.com

audi-s5

Audi S4 / S5
Base Price: $53,000 / $55,900
Engine: 3.0L supercharged V6
Horsepower / Torque: 333 hp, 325 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.1 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.8 / 8.3; 11.7, 7.7
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
What's new? Selectable drive modes on all models, keyless entry/ignition on S5
Website: audi.ca

audi-tts

Audi TTS
Base Price: $59,300 / $63,600 (Roadster)
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 265 hp, 258 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.1 sec. / 5.3 sec. (Roadster)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.1 / 7.4
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
What's new? No TT RS for 2014
Website: audi.ca

bmw-335i

BMW 335i
Base Price: $51,200
Engine: 3.0L turbocharged inline-6
Horsepower / Torque: 300 hp, 300 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic, 6-speed manual (no cost option)
0-100 km/h: 5.7 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.3 / 6.6
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? New standard features, driving and safety options
Website: bmw.ca

bmw-m4

BMW M3 / M4
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6
Horsepower / Torque: 424 hp, >369 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic (optional)
0-100 km/h: 4.3 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 8.6 (est. combined)
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? All-new M4 replaces M3 coupe, redesigned, power upgrade, lighter, carbon fibre components and bodywork, active M differential
Website: bmw.ca

cadillac-ats-performance

Cadillac ATS Performance
Base Price: $46,530
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged V6; 3.6L V6 (optional)
Horsepower / Torque: 272 hp, 260 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual (optional)
0-100 km/h: 5.6 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 9.9 / 6.3
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR / FA (optional)
What's new? New colour options, automatic highbeams
Website: cadillac.gm.ca

cadillac-elr

Cadillac ELR
Engine: 1.4L 4-cyl. hybrid
Horsepower / Torque: 207 hp, 295 lb-ft
Transmission: TBS
0-100 km/h: TBA
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): N/A
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: N/A
What's new? New model, 480 km electric range, active noise cancelling
Website: cadillac.gm.ca

cadilalc-xts

Cadillac XTS
Base Price: $48,940
Engine: 3.6L V6, 3.6L twin-turbocharged V6 (optional)
Horsepower / Torque: 304 hp, 264 lb-ft
Transmission: 6 -speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 6.7 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 12.1 / 7.2
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FF/ (FA optional)
What's new? Optional 410 hp twin-turbo V6, self parking and infotainment system
Website: cadillac.gm.ca

camaro-z28

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Engine: 7L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 500 hp, 470 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 4.1 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 15.7 / 23.4 (est.)
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? New addition to lineup, race-ready, track suspension, no standard a/c
Website: chevrolet.gm.ca

camaro-zl1

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Base Price: $58,000, $64,250 (Convertible)
Engine: 6.2L supercharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 580 hp, 556 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 4.1 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 14.9 / 10.6
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Rear fascia design, LED lamps, colour HUD, optional Recaro seats
Website: chevrolet.gm.ca

challenger-srt

Dodge Challenger SRT / Charger SRT
Base Price: $48,395 / $49,795
Engine: 6.4L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 470 hp, 470 lb-ft
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec. (est.)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 15.0 / 8.7
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Largely unchanged for 2014
Website: dodge.ca

mustang-gt500

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Base Price: $54,800 ($59,800) Convertible
Engine: 5.8L supercharged V8
Horsepower / Torque: 662 hp, 631 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual
0-100 km/h: 4.4 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.9 / 8.3
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Standard heated front seats, price drop
Website: ford.ca

hyundai-5.0-r-spec

Hyundai Genesis 5.0 Sedan R Spec
Engine: 5.0L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 429 hp, 376 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.3 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.3 / 8.5
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
Website: hyundaicanada.com

q60-ipl-convertible

Infiniti Q60 IPL Convertible
Base Price: $67,300
Engine: 3.7L V6
Horsepower / Torque: 343 hp, 273 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: N/A
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 12.1 / 7.8
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? G37 IPL replacement, high-flow shock absorbers
Website: infiniti.ca

jaguar-xf-awd

Jaguar XF AWD
Base Price: $61,000
Engine: 3.0L supercharged V6
Horsepower / Torque: 340 hp, 332 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.9 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.1 / 7.7
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
Website: jaguar.ca

lexus-isf

Lexus IS F
Base Price: $73,900
Engine: 5.0L V8
Horsepower / Torque: 416 hp, 371 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 13.0 / 8.5
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? Exterior style upgrades, LED fog lamps, interior leather options
Website: lexus.ca

lexus-rc

Lexus RC
Engine: 2.5L 4 cyl. / 3.5L V6
Horsepower / Torque: 178 hp, 163 lb-ft; 280 hp, 380 lb-ft. (V6)
Transmission: CVT (4 cyl.), 8-speed automatic (V6)
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FR
What's new? All-new model
Website: lexus.ca

mitsubishi-lancer-evo

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR / MR
Base Price: $41,998 / $51,998
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 291 hp, 300 lb-ft
Transmission: 5-speed manual / 5-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.4 sec. (est)
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 12.4 / 8.7; 12.6 / 8.9
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
What's new? Touchscreen audio interface, new optional nav system
Website: mitsubishi-motors.ca

porsche-boxster-s

Porsche Boxster S
Base Price: $70,900 ($74,560 PDK) 
Engine: 3.4L flat-6 cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 315 hp, 266 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 7-speed PDK automatic (optional)
0-100 km/h: 5.1 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 10.5 / 7.2; 9.9 / 6.6 (PDK)
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: MR
What's new? Audio system, paint options
Website: porsche.ca

volvo-x60-rdesign

Volvo S60 T6 R-Design
Base Price: $52,450
Engine: 3.0L turbocharged 6-cyl.
Horsepower / Torque: 325 hp, 354 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec.
Fuel Economy (L/100 km city/hwy): 11.7 / 8.0
Engine / Drivetrain Layout: FA
What's new? Restyled, lower front fascia, faster shift speeds
Website: volvocanada.com

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