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Top 10 High Horsepower Sedans

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2016 Infiniti Q50
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2016 Infiniti Q50

400 hp

The standard features of the Infiniti Q50 3.0t Red Sport include VR 3.0L V-6 400hp engine twin turbo, 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, all-wheel drive.

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2016 Chevrolet SS
8
2015 Infiniti Q70L
7
2015 Infiniti Q70
6
2015 Hyundai Genesis
5
2016 Cadillac CTS
4
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
3
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG S
2
2016 Dodge Charger
1
2016 Tesla Model S

You don’t need a sports car or an SUV to put a little kick in your commute. If circumstances necessitate a 4 door vehicle for most or all of your driving, or if you simply prefer the understated appeal of a sedan, you’re not doomed to a life in the slow lane. Check out the list of the top 10 high horsepower passenger cars to read up on some fast alternatives to the run of the mill family hauler. One of these high horsepower sedans might be the best cure for a dull daily drive.

The best high horsepower 4 door cars are likely to share some common traits with other vehicle segments, namely, luxury cars. Designing and engineering high performance sedans requires substantial investments in the engine and drivetrain, which, of course, will drive the sticker price higher than competing sedans. It should be no surprise that powering up a passenger car comes at a premium cost. However, it’s not enough to install a more powerful engine, slap on a pricey sticker, and call it a day. Manufacturers know that when potential buyers are shopping the lots, the purchase process takes on a more emotional quality, and it takes more than horsepower statistics to justify the purchase. So, many of the high performance passenger cars on the market have other features to help the cost seem worthwhile, such as high quality interior materials, performance exhaust systems designed to complement the drivetrain, or other upscale components such as high end lighting. Most high performance 4 door cars aren’t specifically designed to compete directly with the luxury vehicle segment, but they’ve definitely borrowed a few of the luxury market’s most useful tricks. The list of the top 10 high horsepower sedans just might describe a few more appealing features for new midsize car shoppers.