15 Best Bargain Sports Sedans of 2019

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Spice Up Your Commute Without Overpaying

The humble four-door sedan has been a go-to commuter car for generations, though recently the SUV has supplanted it. However, with their high centers of gravity and hefty curb weights, SUVs can’t match the cornering prowess of sedans.

If you are looking for a practical commuting vehicle that can double as a sporty weekend runabout, the sport sedan remains the gold standard. With a peppy engine ahead of you, a sporty suspension under you, and a roomy back seat and trunk behind you, you get the best of all worlds.

Traditional entrants into the “sport sedan” arena have been pricey German vehicles with alphanumeric names and high repair bills. However, cars like the BMW 3 Series aren’t the be-all-and-end-all of the sport sedan world. There are lots of less-expensive models out there that offer that coveted mix of practicality and driving pleasure, with a dash of premium design.

We’ve created the following list of cars with that mix in mind: good value and good fun. The following cars earn good performance scores in U.S. News Best Cars rankings, meaning their handling and acceleration earn high marks from the nation’s best automotive journalists. Most also earn good U.S. News overall scores, indicating they have nice, roomy interiors; good safety scores; and solid reliability. Oh, and they all cost less than $35,000.

Check out the sport sedans on the following pages, ordered from most to least expensive.

(Keep in mind that U.S. News scores are updated constantly as new data comes in, so the scores mentioned in this article may not match those in our rankings and reviews.)

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