Find the top sports cars that fit your driving needs. Whether you are looking for a muscle car or smaller sports cars, read our reviews of the best affordable sports cars to compare the performance and price of your favorites.

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FIAT 124 Spider Image
  • MSRP: $24,995 - $28,195
  • MPG: 26 City / 35 Hwy

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2017 FIAT 124 Spider

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The Fiat 124 Spider is brand new for the 2017 model year, and our analysis of research and data has it in the running ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:9.0
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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Mazda MX-5 Miata Image
  • MSRP: $24,915 - $31,270
  • MPG: 27 City / 34 Hwy

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is completely redesigned, and according to the reviews and data that drive our rankings, is still one of the ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.8
Performance:9.3
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0

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  • MSRP: $24,915 - $54,570
  • MPG: 17 (Est) City / 28 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Ford Mustang

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Though its legendary reputation may precede it, the 2017 Ford Mustang delivers all the power, handling, and excitement that you would expect from a ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.9
Safety:10.0
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $25,905 - $47,905
  • MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro

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2017 is lining up to be a golden year for the Chevrolet Camaro. After launching in the late 1960s as a brawny muscle car, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $26,995 - $62,495
  • MPG: 19 City / 30 Hwy

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2016 Dodge Challenger

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The 2016 Dodge Challenger has robust engines, a generous trunk, and a comfortable ride, but the car’s considerable weight undermines its handling agility, according ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.0
Safety:8.3
Reliability: 3_0
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  • MSRP: $25,495 - $29,695
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

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2017 Subaru BRZ

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The Subaru BRZ undergoes a significant refresh for 2017, with improvements to the engine and suspension, as well as updated aggressive styling. According to ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:9.1
Interior:7.6
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $26,255 - $26,975
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Toyota 86

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The 2017 Toyota 86's first, second, and third priority is to be a fun-to-drive car, and – based on our analysis of professional reviews ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.9
Interior:7.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $29,990 - $49,400
  • MPG: 18 (Est) City / 26 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Nissan 370Z

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The 2017 Nissan 370Z sits near the bottom of our list of best sports cars, based on the reviews and analysis that constitute our ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $26,950 - $34,950
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

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2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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Critics say the 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe falls short of more agile class competitors, according to the reviews and data that drive our rankings. ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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More on Sports Cars

Sports cars that don't cost as much as a house tend to come in two primary categories. Small, lightweight sports cars with four-cylinder engines are designed to deliver excellent handling and agility rather than outright speed and power.

Muscle cars, on the other hand, are heavier and have more powerful engines. No matter which type of sports car you're shopping for, you shouldn't have trouble finding one that delivers thrills without breaking the bank.

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Our rankings are based on analysis of third party reviews. Sometimes, we are unable to find enough reviews to publish a definitive ranking. Please check back later, as we are constantly updating our reviews.

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.