8 Best Sports Cars for the Money in 2018

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Here Are the Top Contenders for the U.S. News Best Sports Cars for the Money Award

Buying a new sports car is no easy task. It’s a substantial investment, so making sure you’re getting a respectable combination of value and quality is one of a multitude of important considerations.

It’s a difficult balancing act to assure that you’re not overextended financially, but you’re still satisfied with your car’s performance and features. Just because a car is expensive doesn’t mean it holds plenty of value or is of the highest quality. Just the same, a less expensive car that offers considerable value may place well in our rankings.

The U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards are designed to help you make an educated choice. We determine quality using U.S. News overall scores from our rankings, which factor in expert reviews from the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data. Information related to vehicle value comes from TrueCar average transaction prices and Vincentric five-year total cost of ownership data.

Keep in mind that we update our scores often as new expert reviews and data become available, so the scores in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Read through the following slides to learn more about our top picks for the 2018 U.S. News Best Sports Car for the Money award.

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