Pros: Hatchback practicality without losing Ferrari performance; AWD gives it all-season usability; you're unlikely to ever encounter another one on the road

Cons: Expect huge depreciation; rear seats are cramped; very expensive for a hatchback; long-term running costs will be very high

What's New: The biggest change for 2014 is an available panoramic sunroof, a high-tech option that uses special reflective glass to keep out the heat while letting the sun shine in.

The 2014 Ferrari FF is the brand's most practical model thanks to its hatchback design, rear cargo area and four usable seats. It's also one of Ferrari's most expensive vehicles, with pricing that starts around $300,000 before options. And there are certainly a lot of options, including a new-for-2014 panoramic sunroof that adds more than $15,000 to the FF's base price. Yes, that's right: more than $15,000 for a sunroof.

But the FF's huge base price gives buyers a lot of performance thanks to a 651-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 that's mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Between the engine, the transmission and Ferrari's standard all-wheel-drive system, the FF offers a lightning-quick 0-to-60 sprint in the mid 3-second range. What's more, the car's top speed is around 208 miles per hour -- a huge figure for a hatchback.

So can you use it every day? You might find it a little difficult, since the back seats are tight and the fuel economy rating is a dismal 11 miles per gallon in the city and 16 mpg on the highway. You'll also lose a lot of value if you put a lot of miles on your FF, since V12 Ferrari models tend to depreciate quickly. But with AWD, a rear hatch and four seats, the 2014 Ferrari FF is the brand's most practical car ever.

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Doug DeMuro has a wide range of automotive industry experience, from work at a Ferrari dealership to a manager for Porsche North America. A lifelong car enthusiast, Doug's eclectic vehicle purchases include a Porsche 911 Turbo, an E63 AMG wagon, an old Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz G-wagen.

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