6 Everyday Cars with Impressive Turbocharged Options

Written By, NowCar Team

2015 Kia Optima Turbo

Ever loved a sedan but wished it had a bit more pep? Many of us do. That's why a number of automotive producers take their best-loved models to next level by going turbo.  

Want a car that makes the ride home from work feel more like your favorite amusement ride rather than a night of doing laundry? If that's the case, then one of these models may just be for you. 

2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo

The Optima, one the most popular members of Kia's lineup, is even more impressive when it's packing a 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine.

Offering 274 horsepower, the Optima SX Turbo delivers a vibrant performance that turns everyday driving into an inspiring experience. 

In the cabin, you can sit back and revel in the fine details, like push button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Hands-Free Bluetooth. 

Meanwhile, monitor your performance using the Supervision Meter Cluster with a 4.2-inch LCD screen. You'll be hugging the turns like a pro. This version of Kia's upscale sedan is just a little bit wicked. 

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Equipped with a highly capable, highly efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, this Ford Mustang packs a punch. Feel the strength of 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque pushing performance to the limit.   

The all-new independent rear suspension and double-ball-joint front suspension provide you with exceptional control and make for an effortlessly smooth ride. 

And the EcoBoost Fastback is so well engineered that it gets 32 miles per gallon. You can have as much fun as you want without worrying about fuel costs. Life is good. 

2015 Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST

With its ST trim options, Ford is taking some of their favorite models and pumping them up for enthusiasts. Let's start with the Fiesta ST which has a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that furnishes 197 horsepower.  

Equipped with a sport suspension system, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and racy aluminum pedals, this super aerodynamic version of the Fiesta will get you all revved up.  

Now its cousin, the Focus ST, has a turbocharged direct-injection 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine under the hood. It offers substantial speed and power with 252 ponies and 270 lb-ft of torque. 

The Focus ST also includes sport suspension and Torque Vectoring Control to optimize handling and traction. The cars styling also ties into its athletic feel. With the intense grille and a rear roof spoiler, people will definitely know you mean business. 

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ

This friskier version of the Sonic is ready to roll with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. 

138 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque give the Sonic LTZ quite a bit of zest and make this impressive little car a blast to drive. 

Plus it's packed with the latest features, including a rear vision camera for maneuvering in tights spots, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and Chevy's MyLink infotainment system. 

Driving the incredibly agile Sonic LTZ will definitely put a smile on your face while you're zooming from one place to the next. 

2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai's unique Veloster is already a consumer favorite, with its clever three-door design, and modern styling. But in the turbo version, both performance and appearance get kicked up a notch. 

The addition of an inline 4-cylinder turbo engine gives the Veloster 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. 18-inch wheels, a chrome-tipped dual exhaust, and a rear diffuser all add to the race-ready feel. 

And inside, you'll find that the vibe continues. Heated leather seats with "Turbo" embroidery, steering-wheel-mounted controls, and an Electroluminescent gauge cluster will have you feeling confident when you hit the pavement. 

This Veloster is ready to prove that it's more than just another pretty face.   

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