Better drive edges extra door.
Kia ProCeed GT
KOREA’S first hot hatch is also its best value equation.
You won’t be at all surprised to know that Kia’s seven-year unlimited-kay warranty plays a big part in the result. It’s also pretty obvious that a $29,990 entry price is a good start in a class with a $75K ceiling, even though price itself isn’t scored, because instead the predicted three-year resale – a reasonable 57 percent – works on a very low starting point.
As well as being a better sports hatch/coupe – the multi-link rear suspension and Recaro seats are highlights – than its direct rival (in second place), the ProCeed GT is a better buy, despite being a bit thirstier.
Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo
IF THE Veloster had the same seven-year warranty it would edge out the ProCeed GT – it’s that close at the top. Instead, the Hyundai comes second, despite being superior in terms of dollars-per-door.
TOYOTA’S 86 re-established the sports coupe genre and redefined value when it arrived three years ago, and little has changed since, despite a minor mechanical, cosmetic and equipment update.
The Subaru BRZ twin finishes sixth.
|Performance Cars under $75K||Kia ProCeed GT||Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo man||Toyota 86 GT man|
|Combined cycle fuel (L/100km)||7.4||6.9||7.8|
|Fuel RON (min. rec.)||91||91||98|
|Three-year fuel cost||$4224||$3938||$5009|
|Redbook resale (%)||57.0||59.6||63.5|
|AAMI insurance premium||$940||$945||$954|
|Service interval (months)||12||12||6|
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