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10 Sporty Sedans That Make Practical Daily Drivers

Many of us would love a garage full of cars, each with its own designated purpose: one for carving mountain roads, one for long road trips, one for loading up on groceries, and the list goes on. However, the reality is that most people need to find one car that can do it all. Practically speaking, drivers looking to go fast most likely need a ride that also boasts decent cargo capacity, room for passengers, and high marks in both safety and reliability.

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Here are 10 sporty sedans that are quick, fun, and practical enough that you can drive them every day.

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10 Honda Accord

There's no wonder the Honda Accord makes it onto this list, considering it ranks among the best selling cars of all time. And, even the base-level Accord is a reasonably zippy vehicle, sporting a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine that puts out close to 200 horsepower. Those interested in a little more pep can opt for the 2019 Accord Sport with a larger 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that generates 252 horsepower and a whopping 273 lb-ft of torque. Drivers who purchase the Sport trim can choose between a 10-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed manual version.

9 Toyota Camry XSE

The Toyota Camry isn't generally what comes to mind when people think of sporty cars, but the XSE V6 is a completely different story. This model comes with a six-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine that sends 301 horsepower to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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That's a huge upgrade from the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Plus, the XSE V6 sports safety features like collision warning, lane departure assist, and dynamic cruise control. At under $35,000, the XSE V6 offers a whole lot of car for a price that won't break the bank.

8 Subaru WRX

Since the brand is often associated with family cars like the Outback and Forester, it can be easy to forget that Subaru produces some excellent sporty vehicles like the two-door BRZ and the four-door WRX. The WRX, coming in at well under $30,000, earns its spot on this list with its turbocharged, boxer engine that produces 268 horsepower.

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The WRX's big brother, the WRX STI, boasts a beefier, 2.5-liter motor that puts out 310 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. All WRX models come standard with all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox.

7 Audi S4

Starting at just over $50,000, the Audi S4 is not exactly a budget-friendly sport sedan like some other models on this list. Instead, it's a luxury vehicle that boasts both high performance and high quality all around.

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Thanks to its 349-horsepower, six-cylinder engine, the S4 rockets from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. And, when pushed to its limits, the car reaches a blistering 155-mph top speed. Even with all that power, the Audi S4 remains a practical daily driver and even gets 24 miles to the gallon.

6 Tesla Model 3

With a base price of $35,000, the Tesla Model 3 is the most affordable ride in the brand's lineup, but it's not boring by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the Standard Plus Model 3 accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds -- not too shabby. The high-performance Model 3 boasts dual motors, all-wheel drive, and a 3.2-second 0-60 time that beats out venerable supercars like the Mercedes AMG GT R and Porsche 911 GT3. The Model 3 is practical, to boot, and travels 310 miles on a single charge.

5 BMW 3 Series

Many argue that BMW introduced the first ever sport sedan when it unveiled the 2002 in 1966. The BMW 3 Series, launched in the mid 1970s and now in its seventh generation, remains an excellent choice for drivers looking to balance zippy fun and everyday errands.

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The 330i, the base model 3 Series, goes from 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds thanks to its turbocharged, 2.0-liter, 255-horsepower engine. That's not too bad, but the M340i xDrive, the high-performance option, boasts 382 horsepower and blasts to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

4 Kia Stinger

First released for the 2018 model year, the Kia Stinger is a newcomer to the sport sedan market. Kia offers the Stinger in several trim levels -- the lower-level trims come with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder producing a respectable 255 horsepower.

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The upper-tier models, including the GT, GTS, GT1, and GT2, come equipped with a 3.3-liter, twin turbo V6 that puts out 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. Some Stinger models also boast high-performance Brembo brakes, a limited slip differential, and electronic controlled suspension for better handling.

3 Mazda6

Equipped with a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, the base-level Mazda6 certainly isn't a speed demon, but it gets the job done. The Mazda6 Grand Touring, on the other hand, is outfitted with a 2.5-liter, turbocharged engine that puts down 310 lb-ft of torque and over 60 more horsepower than the base model. Not to mention, the Mazda6 Grand Touring features heated front seats, a glass moonroof, blind spot monitoring, and pedestrian detection, making for an exceptionally comfortable and safe everyday vehicle.

2 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a driver-focused sedan packed full of features that enhance performance and fun. The Alfa's turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder helps it put up some impressive numbers: 280 horsepower, 306 lb-ft of torque, a top speed of 149 mph, and a 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds.

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Plus the Giulia features a carbon fiber driveshaft that reduces weight and contributes to the car's near-50/50 weight distribution. Drivers looking for even more power can opt for the Giulia Quadrifoglio, which ranks among the quickest five-passenger vehicles due to its 505 horsepower and 3.8-second 0-60 time.

1 Volvo S60

The Volvo S60, undeniably one of the sleekest and most luxurious cars on this list, also packs a punch when it comes to handling, power, and overall performance. Depending on the engine it's outfitted with, the S60 produces anywhere from 190 and 390 horsepower. The most powerful version features the T8 hybrid powertrain that combines an electric motor with a supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Whichever engine suits your fancy, consider picking the R-Design trim, which offers a stiffened and lowered chassis for enhanced handling. S60 buyers can also choose from options like four-zone climate control, nappa leather upholstery, and four-way lumbar support to make their daily driver as comfy as possible.

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