Top Cars For: Performance Is Great

2022 Acura ILX

2022 Acura ILX

$26500

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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6 May

N/A

21 Apr

comfortable to ride in - quality engine & reliable - good performance Would like to see a more sporty style

1 Sep

Fun to drive, great room/cargo for the size, nice acceleration and handling, and economical.

5 Jul

I love the sportiness blended with some luxury.

26 May

When compared it to the new 2016 Honda Civic EX, this ILX is far more value and performance.

2022 Hyundai Kona

2022 Hyundai Kona

$22135

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15 Jul

Tight steering.

28 Mar

Great scoot and handling with a decent ride and noise level.

26 Dec

From the extra performance, larger interior space to the superior perceived build quality.

10 Sep

It has plenty of performance for me, and is almost scary if I put it in sport mode.

22 Jan

Needs a better pick up when you first accelerate.

11 Dec

I got the 2.0 and regular 6 speed transmission, because I felt for long term reliability this would be the best way to go.

25 Oct

The drive is smooth and responsive, handling is great, and it's relatively quiet inside while driving.

16 Aug

This is NOT a performance vehicle, if you are looking for performance results - look elsewhere!

16 Aug

Everything is easy to use and the cars performance also does not disappoint..

13 Jun

button, and a quick swipe to the left from drive, and you have 2 more gears to shift through.

2022 Toyota Venza

Price Unavailable

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18 Aug

You can feel the engine turn on and disengage periodically when you are driving the car,

13 Aug

Knowing that Toyota has one of the most refined hybrid systems, as well as a good reputation for reliability, we concentrated on their offerings.

7 Jul

It accelerates as good as any Toyota I've had over 40 YRS including my MR2.

7 Apr

Top hybrid performance is the icing on the cake.

7 Dec

It’s well tune in Handling and power for daily driving.

24 Nov

Overall, handles nicely, gas milage good, safety equipment passable, looks — well so-so in my view.

5 Jul

Yes its shy on cargo space, lacks adequate storage cubbies for things like loose change and sunglasses, cargo area is on the small side and lacks tie downs and other features such as grocery bag hooks, so I gave it a 1 point demerit for comfort.

24 Nov

Switches are too small and close together so accidental disengagement of cruise happens often.

2022 MAZDA CX-5

Price Unavailable

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18 Jun

I asked to speak with a factory rep and have called Mazda directly with no response.

14 Jun

The BMW drives like a dream with a smoother transmission and ride, much better build quality, has a light interior with lots of lighting including ambient, a panoramic sunroof, and a bigger gas tank with better gas mileage.

20 May

i know that 2021 mazda has a all new trans .

5 May

Heated steering wheel and heated seats in front and rear for cold winter days; ventilated front seats and digital temperature-controlled AC for my driving in Arizona heat.

22 Apr

Who wouldn’t like the handling, styling or the convience of the CX5 as a the primary vehicle in a 2 car stable.

4 Apr

It is a dream to drive, flawless and quick-turning (feels like I'm turning on a lazy susan), acceleration is great, especially on highway when most needed.

28 Mar

For this price range it checks all the boxes ranging from performance, comfort and handling.

28 Mar

The torque vectoring, handling, balance and weight transfer is truly top notch.

8 Feb

Love the heated/cooled seats and the heated steering wheel in the winter.

3 Feb

After driving a couple of competitors, it was obvious that the CX-5 has a level of performance that is well above its peers.

8 Feb

The navigation system seems a little slow and not real easy to use

24 Dec

The 2018 Mazda Navigation isn't as good as iPhone

17 Feb

after 1 week and 150 miles back up camera and Navigation went out for a few hours.

2022 MAZDA CX-30

Price Unavailable

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14 May

N/A

30 Apr

I already own a Miata for fun and performance and the CX-30 was to be more of an everyday utility type vehicle.

12 Apr

The simpler design philosophy probably provides more reliability in the long run, and it makes me feel like driving instead of machine-operating.

7 Dec

It handles and rides better that any small SUV should be expected to.

11 May

It was a fun car, with a manual transmission used by my wife.

26 Apr

The performance is good.

19 Apr

I've left the best for last: performance and handling.

11 Apr

The Mazda CX-30 is a great crossover, it looks awesome, has plenty of power and handles great.

2022 Cadillac XT6

$49790

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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1 Jul

The XT6 is roomy and comfortable and I have the platinum package which adds the Bose Performance 14 speaker sound system which is A treat to listen to.

15 Jan

As a result, the XT6 became a stretched version of the XT5, which limited its development, therefore forcing comprises in function and performance.

11 Jan

- Sleek exterior - Streamlined interior, simple (enough) controls - LED side lights (this is a real PRO - they light up the areas to your right or left when you use blinker or turn wheel).

9 Jan

As a result, the XT6 became a stretched version of the XT5, which limited its development, therefore forcing comprises in function and performance.

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge

Price Unavailable

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6 Apr

Also really like the navigation and semi self steering system.

19 Aug

It has significant pick up, especially on the Performance setting and is really fun to drive.

27 Feb

Turn it down to the economic mode and you’d get a 26mpg in a city like Dallas.

2022 Toyota RAV4

Price Unavailable

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29 Jul

Ride and handling are great.

10 Jul

Transmission does a good job and automatic switchover from EV to conventional seems flawless.

23 Apr

Handling is precise for a small suv.

12 Mar

That paired with Toyota's reliability, the hybrid's two-tone paint job, the hybrid system itself and its impressive performance, and the overall luxury feel of the vehicle inside and out has made this the perfect, first SUV for my little family.

8 Mar

The vehicle tends to have hard shift in transmission.

25 Feb

But the bonus about the hybrid is the super smooth seamless transmission and extra quick acceleration.

17 Feb

Good looking, decent handling, good visibility.

3 Jan

The Rav4 is a wrll designed and stylish vehicle that lives up to the Toyota tradition of value and dependability.

30 Dec

The prime has great acceleration in EV mode and fantastic in HV mode.

8 Dec

Quality is great as is the reliability of the vehicle.

20 Mar

highway use.. Come one weekend, the car is sitting in the garage with a dead battery, unable to start or power on any electronics.. Toyota has a TSB pointing to updating the software of the DCM module.

6 Dec

but something is draining the battery.

27 Nov

The gas tank issues and dying battery issues are really serious lapses on the part of Toyota.

31 Oct

N/A

27 Oct

The vehicle has left my wife stranded twice when it would not start due to a dead battery.

16 Oct

Battery dead after not driving for 10 hour work shift.

13 Oct

Called dealer service department, Ben told me they just found out about a software upgrade last week that is supposed to stop the battery drain.

5 Oct

Battery was dead today after not driving it for 1 day.

26 Sep

Battery died after 6 months.

25 Sep

Mine is an XLE, had it for only a month and battery has died twice.

10 Jul

Cons: Fuel tank issue is annoying.

11 Mar

The fuel tank only fills 3/4 of the way.

22 Feb

I can only get about 9 to 10 gallons max into the gas tank when empty and Toyota won't do anything about it.

12 Jan

I have owned this car for a year and weeks after buying it learned that I could not fill the 14.5 gallon tank as there is a design failure with the gas tank sensor.

27 Nov

The gas tank issues and dying battery issues are really serious lapses on the part of Toyota.

25 Sep

The bad: Don't Toyota's PR campaign fool you the gas tank design is seriously flawed and has not been fixed in the 18 months this vehicle has been on the market.

7 Sep

Probably, the only difference between the 2019 and 2020 defective fuel tank models is that the fuel level indicator is capable of showing a full tank

6 Sep

I am giving this a one star because I think it is underhanded and possibly illegal to have a known defect (gas tank/performance) and sell these cars without fixing it or disclosing it.

5 Sep

Only issue is the gas tank.

4 Sep

However, they gas tank only fills up 10 gallons which is much less than the manufacture states it should fill resulting in less total mileage.

15 Aug

Also, to many rattle noises.

11 Jul

The only downside is that the vehicle sounds at all times like multiple pieces are loose on the interior… there are rattles in the cabin from every direction that cannot seem to be found or fixed.

20 Mar

The car has a lot of wind related noise at highway speeds and fabric seats are not comfortable.

22 Feb

Also, this thing is noisy.

10 Jan

Bought this Prime XSE right off showroom floor with a substantial premium (dealer mark up) and on the first drive almost returned it, reasons: rattles and noises caused by road imperfections.

30 Dec

Only other issue is a fan noise when the heater starts up.

8 Dec

Car is a little noise inside, Seats are a little uncomfortable for long ride.

27 Nov

The random noises and poor seat comfort are just plain aggravating and long term irritants.

10 Nov

The only thing I do not like are the noises at any time

5 Nov

Excessive loud noise when in reverse.

8 Jul

There are some things to improve like a full-digital instrument cluster, a tachometer (hybrid), oil temp and voltage readings, hood-opening hydraulic struts, illuminated windows and mirror

30 Dec

Only other issue is a fan noise when the heater starts up.

6 Dec

All the lights, radio, defroster everything is turned off before we shut the car off,

24 Jul

N/A

13 May

(AC amplifier bad due to driver seat heater).

4 Mar

The loss in efficiency I have seen is when I have to accelerate hard at traffic lights or when the car is used for very short drives and the engine has to heat up lowering mileage (especially in freezing temperature).

30 Dec

There are no side mirror defrosters and the dash defrost that has a vent aimed toward the side window is useless for defrosting the driver side window - it blows toward it

14 Aug

So far the only disappointments are the inside air vents could be bigger for better air flow, and they need to fix their act up re color choices and options which vary dramatically from model to model.

12 Jan

I have owned this car for a year and weeks after buying it learned that I could not fill the 14.5 gallon tank as there is a design failure with the gas tank sensor.

17 Nov

Guess Toyota is going down hill - new Rav4 and the auto headlights stopped working and needed to be replaced then the drivers door lock failed and needed to be replaced.

23 Sep

Had the vehicle for 2 weeks now, drove mostly in city and gave rest for 1 day, the car won’t start, it says smart key malfunction, I changed the key fob battery and still the same issue, felt crazy it happened on the brand new car.

28 Jul

but has no fix or plans to recall, sounds like they don’t have any intention of coming up with a fix for it.

7 Jul

but it was showing a “key malfunction” error and telling me to press the break and turn on the car.

4 Jun

You need to recall these vehicles and fix problems.

20 Jan

While driving on the highway in a light snow storm all of the sensors failed due to being covered in snow- the exact safety features we liked because of being safer in Minnesota weather.

2022 BMW X4

2022 BMW X4

Price Unavailable

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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26 Jun

Has great mechanical reliability.

23 Nov

The handling is incredible, it makes you feel that pre-excitement when youre about to get behind the steering wheel.

4 Nov

Comfortable ride inside, with intuitive features such as automatic heating of steering wheel when cold, etc.

19 Feb

BMW hits a home run in this performance suv.

27 Apr

In sport/sport+ mode the handling is light and crisp, and the acceleration will "flat-out" set you back in the great sport seats.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

Price Unavailable

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14 Jul

but also enough truck to handle the "great outdoors".

13 Jan

but it rides great handling is great.why better than the ford ranger I had

16 Nov

The pickup and acceleration on the truck are also very good and faster than some of its competitors.

16 Sep

I've also found that you can't run the vehicle with the 8-speed transmission in "Drive" below 50mph or so.

19 Aug

Transmission now bangs.

19 May

It handles better than any truck I have ever driven, personal and work.

25 Feb

The truck looks great and constantly turns heads and sparks conversation on the road and while parked.

21 Jan

It is designed for freeway performance

14 Sep

Steering is amazing.

12 Aug

The ride is smooth like a cloud, the cab is quiet as a mouse, the handling is tight as a diamond, and overall it is just a fun beautiful truck to drive and be fortunate enough to own!

20 May

A Faulty transmission that slipped and shifted hard at 23k/3years was the reason I sold this and bought a Pro4X.

25 Feb

The bad: The 8 speed transmission issues are hit or miss, lucky for me it seems like I got one of the good ones.

21 Jan

but a manual transmission would be nice on those low speed moments.

2 Dec

Transmission shutter problems and dealer just want more money and keeps on going.

11 Oct

Have been back and forth to the dealer many times, problem is the transmission jerks and it's so intermittent (once a week) they cannot pinpoint the problem.

17 Feb

*transmission hits so hard from 1st to second gear in stop and go traffic it sometimes feels as if I have gotten rear ended.

16 Nov

They know there is a problem with the transmission,

18 Oct

Got ~14mpg and the highest transmission temps I saw were 154deg F during the tow (Summer).

19 Mar

The Plus Side: The engine/transmission are amazing.

21 Jan

I am not a fan of the front air dam.

18 Oct

Got ~14mpg and the highest transmission temps I saw were 154deg F during the tow (Summer).

19 Mar

Seats do not have the cooling option.

2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door

2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door

$23750

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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18 Jun

My husband and I drive all around in our Mini We love the interior room, the handling and the reliability!

21 Dec

It corners great and putting it in Sport produces great acceleration and pops & bangs from the exhaust which the little kid in me loves!

3 Oct

All of this performance and 35 mpg!

8 Sep

Good acceleration.

23 May

but you’ll want stickier performance tires to get more of the go-cart handling these Minis are capable of.

10 May

though it is just a basic model, it is peppy and accelerates great and handles curves well.

22 Apr

Really fun to drive - great handling, great performance, decent gas mileage (average 29MPG) and NO problems.

2022 Chevrolet Spark

2022 Chevrolet Spark

$14595

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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27 Sep

They are very small, uncomfortable, weak performance, bad speakers, and overall has absolutely nothing great to offer.

20 Sep

fun to drive, get great tires and you can take any turn.

14 Jun

Engine/Performance/Economy: The 1.4L engine is sufficient and very quiet.

6 Jun

The car is fun to drive, handles well, and has enough power for both highway and city driving.

12 Mar

Can't speak on the reliability as of yet I've only driven 10000 miles and no problems.

20 Jan

No reliability issues I’ve encountered with any of them.

19 Apr

Ok the car is a OK car for around town even with its whiney manual transmission and mismatched gears.

11 Feb

Pros: Great gas mileage Easy maintenance Reliability Well build/quality Cons: No HP Comfort Little slippery on Ice and snow Frills The Spark gets great gas mileage,

2 Jan

N/A

14 Nov

I added 92 octane and fuel treatment to the tank and it fixed the problem.

19 Apr

but the downside is the tank is tiny.

2022 BMW 7 Series

2022 BMW 7 Series

$87795

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11 Aug

Performance is incredible .

22 Jan

BMW has improved the ride softness without giving up too much handling agility that all BMW owners love.

16 Jun

The luxury and performance is similar to the Mercedes S500, which I had also considered.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas

Price Unavailable

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29 Jun

Has the easiest steering and rides smooth with no road noise in the cabin.

15 Mar

VW has stopped putting quality and reliability into their vehicles.

13 Sep

Acceleration is subtle

11 May

Also a 4 for performance as the V6 is underpowered and a 4 for value in that it is super pricey,

19 Feb

Turns out it was (so far) a great choice!

26 Oct

Love the roominess, comfort, road handling, heated steering wheel, 2nd row sliding seat, ease of flipping up, folding seats, loading cargo

22 Sep

The Atlas is a very roomy SUV that handles much smaller and rides very smoothly.

23 Jul

It runs smooth, handles fantastic, has incredible amounts of space for my family of 6 (4 under the age of 8).

7 Apr

It also has a small turn radius, which makes maneuvering in tight spaces much easier.

10 Jan

Epic amount of room and awesome driving and handling.

21 Jan

They had to replace the engine control module and a fuel level sensor.

13 Sep

Bad news is the distance on a tank of gas.

16 Jul

The only negative was it had the least sporty engine feel compared to the above listed vehicles and it drinks gas like a thirsty German drinks beer

3 Feb

But if your looking at this car I’ll say this.. not speedy, gas mileage is terrible I get around 270 miles a tank full maybe 290 at times.

14 Dec

It wasn't enough they tried to cheat our regulatory system previously on gas milegae.

3 May

love this suv the only think I hate is the on off gas saving

7 Apr

N/A

29 Jun

only to find that EVERY TIME I FILLED UP, THE FUEL DOOR FELL OFF!!

10 Mar

The downsides are poor fuel economy and low on the HP(HorsePower).

18 Nov

Very noisy and rattles in multiple places.

13 Sep

We also noticed a noise when turning sharply - which seems to have disappeared with the latest SW update.

5 Feb

button start due to inconsistent starting 5: torque converter makes terrible loud grinding noise in low gears.

29 Jun

I go to the front of the Atlas and the noise is SO loud!

15 Apr

Both Q7 and Atlas are super quiet inside, with no engine noise.

13 Feb

front end noise that the dealer cant figure out.

21 Jan

They had to replace the engine control module and a fuel level sensor.

16 Jul

The only negative was it had the least sporty engine feel compared to the above listed vehicles and it drinks gas like a thirsty German drinks beer

19 Feb

and settled on a 2019 2.0 Liter SE w/Technology.

5 Feb

Well, the dealer just tore the entire engine apart and replaced every seal and the head gasket based on a scope of the engine and finding coolant leaking internally into the cylinders.

30 Jan

I DO NOT LIKE THE MOTOR SHUT DOWN AT STOP LIGHTS !

7 Apr

(And believe me when I say these things are pretty minor in the grand scheme of things…) The biggest gripe I have is the engine power.

29 Jun

but no check engine light so the service tech tells me it should be fine.

15 Apr

Both Q7 and Atlas are super quiet inside, with no engine noise.

8 Sep

A few days after purchasing we had to take it back because of malfunctioning rear traffic and blind spot alerts.

7 Apr

The rest of the cons are really only small things: the blind spot warning only gives a visual cue in the side mirror,

10 Mar

N/A

13 Sep

Bad news is the distance on a tank of gas.

11 May

Mostly tiny gripes like the tank is small especially since it gets the worst MPG of it's class, the autostart system doesn't work well and you have to disable it each and everytime you start the vehicle.

3 Feb

But if your looking at this car I’ll say this.. not speedy, gas mileage is terrible I get around 270 miles a tank full maybe 290 at times.

2022 Tesla Model Y

Price Unavailable

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24 May

The auto steering was a very cool feature.

25 Dec

While not as fast as the performance version, it is very very fast -especially for the size of this vehicle.

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