When it comes to what you consider to be the 2014 cars to drive for, cost doesn’t necessarily need to take a back seat to style, design and potential function. However, if you need a family vehicle to seat seven, a sleek sports car is only going to go on the dream list. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. 

The 2014 model year has brought some fascinating cars to the market. From super-efficient subcompacts to high-performance sports cars, there are far too many new models in a variety of new and exciting cars to discover to name them all. Here is a roundup of some of the most exciting cars 2014 has to offer.

Acura RLX 

If you’re in the market for a luxury sedan, this is the car to look for in 2014. Slide into the Milano leather seats just an arms’ reach away from the dual central touch screens, and get ready for fuel-efficient power behind the wheel. The car offers a newly designed lighter weight aluminum front end to be driven with the force of a 310 horsepower V6 engine that promises 31 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. Starting at $48,450.

Cadillac ELR 

If you’re on the fence between luxury and sporty, this car is for you. Enjoy the classy interior that buyers have come to expect from this luxury brand line. This newest model offers a range-extending electric car inspired by the Chevrolet Volt. Starting at $75,000.

Chevrolet Impala

The company may be as American as apple pie and baseball, but this is not the same Impala your grandma drove. It is completely redesigned with the latest features such as a rear-vision camera and a full-color touch screen. Just speak the word or flash a friendly gesture, and make things happen with its voice and gesture recognition features. Starting at $26,860. 

Ford E-Series Wagon 

If you love the compact, sports and luxurious new models but have a large family or a loud to haul, check out the Ford E-Series Wagon. It touts being America’s favorite full-sized van for 34 years running. Accommodate up to 15 passengers and their luggage. Choose from seven models that all offer roll stability control and 4-speed automatic transmission. Starting at $30,230.  

Infiniti Q50 

This car almost doesn’t even seem to need a driver, though you’ll look sleek behind the wheel while the car detects moving objects and provides a forward-collision warning system. The brand claims to offer unequaled power with efficiency with its 328 horsepower and 30 mpg. Starting at $37,050. 

Kia Forte 5 

Driving in style and efficiency can still offer practicality in a hatchback sitting on a sport-tuned suspension. The “5” refers to the five doors, including a hatchback. This model year version has a reworked front end and shortened rear end with a brand new look in tail lighting. It will debut its turbocharged engine with direct injection on a 4-cylinder. Starting at $19,700. 

Nissan Versa Note

This car is an ultra-efficient, spacious interior subcompact tech lover’s dream with an economical price tag. Slip inside the driver’s seat to discover an Around View Monitor system that employs cameras to give you a view from every angle. This not only helps you fit perfectly into a parking space, but also allows peace of mind while backing and maneuvering. Open up the back and make more than 38 cubic feet of room for gear with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Among its fuel-efficiency features are grille shutters that close for a more streamlined drive without the drag. It also has vented tail lights that remove airflow. Starting at $13,990.

Porsche 918 Spyder 

This Porsche has a cool $845,000 price tag. In a class that stands above anything typical and with features inspired by race-car technology, get ready to hit zero to 60 in less than three seconds. It touts front and rear electric motors and a V8 engine. Of course, its $845,000 slated starting price tag puts this car in the fantasy category for most. Then again, what’s the harm in dreaming about one of the premium 2014 cars to drive for?

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