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The Most Practical New Cars in the 2014 NY Auto Show

9680393695_27ca9a9f20_zFinance media company Wall St. Cheat Sheet listed down seven debuts at the 2014 New York International Auto Show that will “fill the garages of most people on earth.” That’s in contrast with the concept cars that are often unreal and less likely to be driven. So without further ado, here are some familiar models that will offer practicality and more for 2015.

2015 Ford Focus

Aside from the 2015 Mustang, Ford Motor Company also presented a couple of new Focus models at the New York Auto Show. Aside from an improved exterior styling, the Focus sedan will arrive in the market in late 2014 with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine paired with a manual transmission. This makes the Focus, the best-selling car in the world for two consecutive years now according to J.D. Polk, a more fuel-efficient car. Mpg estimates are not yet out, though.

2015 Honda Fit

If it is fuel economy you are most concerned with when buying a vehicle, you might like the new Honda Fit. This subcompact is powered by a 130-hp engine matched with a continuously variable transmission or CVT. Because of this system, the 2015 Fit can return 41 mpg on highways.

2015 Subaru Outback

The 2015 Subaru Outback was presented at the New York auto show with refreshed exterior styling and more spacious interior. It can deliver 175 horsepower and 33 highway mpg with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine. The new Outback is set to arrive in summer of 2014.

2015 Dodge Charger

It might not be obvious at first but Dodge did make the new Charger more practical for 2015. The Wall St. Cheat Sheet noted that the 2015 Charger is less bulky and look less like a gas guzzler in effect. It can now return 31 mpg on the highway. Dodge will start selling the new Charger in the last leg of 2014.

2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan presented the 2015 Murano with its sport concept sedan version at the New York auto show. Arriving in dealerships in late 2014, the new Murano not only sports an attractive exterior but also delivers improved fuel economy. By reducing the crossover’s weight by 130 pounds, Nissan was able to push its fuel economy to 28 highway mpg.

2015 Toyota Camry

The most popular car in the U.S., as the Wall St. Cheat Sheet introduces it, is redesigned for 2015. The Toyota Camry is extra stylish but there’s actually no big news about what’s under the hood. Steering and suspension are revamped, though, which improved the overall responsiveness of the midsize sedan. Expect the Camry to be on sale in late 2014.

2015 Hyundai Sonata

At the center of Hyundai’s presentation at the New York auto show is an orange 2015 Sonata Sport which houses a 2.0-liter 245-hp engine and flaunts quad exhausts. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is technically a midsize sedan but with the generous space it offers, the EPA is classifying it as a large car. With still impressive fuel economy and a more attractive appearance, the new Sonata is a good choice for a roomy family vehicle. It will hit the market in summer 2014.

Photo credit: SMADEIMEDIA Galleria / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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