The Scion tC has some interesting competition with some very lofty performance goals.
At the less engaging end of the spectrum, the latest Honda Civic Si just doesn't thrill us as past generations have done.
Among small-and-quick models, we like the MINI Cooper S and its frisky, eager driving feel.
The Hyundai Veloster is joined this year by a Veloster Turbo model, so it finally gets performance to justify the sporty, quirky look (and the odd layout, with two doors on the passenger side and one on the driver side).
The Ford Focus ST offers up more spirited turbocharged performance for just a little money.
And for a completely different kind of performance, the Mustang, in V-6 form, doesn't cost all that much more.
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|23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||N/A||N/A||Premium Unleaded H-4||Gas I4|
|Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||N/A||N/A||Minicompact Cars||Compact Cars|
|2-Door HB Manual (Natl)||2-Door Coupe V6||N/A||N/A||2-Door Coupe Manual (SE)||3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||N/A||N/A||Manual w/OD||Manual|