2011 Kia cee’d
It takes moxie to toss the keys of a car like the Kia cee’d to a world-famous celebrity like Tom Cruise or Simon Pegg and ask them to knock out a couple of hot laps around an old airfield. That’s exactly what the BBC’s hit automotive show TopGear has in mind when they put a “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car,” and for Season 15 and 16 the Kia cee’d is that car. While the cee’d’s 1.6-liter engine can only muster 123 horespower, handling is on par with some of the top-notch European hatchback competition. In fact, the cee’d was designed and built in Europe, tuned to Continental sensibilities for taut cornering and zippy around-town dynamics. Hop in the cee’d and test your luck on Forza’s TopGear test track against the likes of Jeff Goldblum and Cameron Diaz, or simply against your next-door neighbor.