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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Mazda MX-5 Miata Image
  • MSRP: $24,915 - $34,925
  • MPG: 26 City / 33 Hwy

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

With its sharp handling, comfortable interior, and folding roof, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata may well be the most fun-to-drive car you can buy ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.7
Performance:9.1
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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Chevrolet Camaro Image
  • MSRP: $25,905 - $67,140
  • MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro features powerful V6 and V8 engine options and handles better than its fellow muscle cars. It also offers some tech ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.4
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_5
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Ford Mustang Image
  • MSRP: $25,185 - $54,845
  • MPG: 17 (Est) City / 28 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Ford Mustang

Drivers looking for an American muscle car will find a lot to like about the 2017 Ford Mustang. With various body styles, trims, and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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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

The Fiat 124 Spider is brand new for the 2017 model year, and it performs exceptionally well in our sports car rankings. The 124 ... Read full review»

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U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:9.0
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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Toyota 86 Image
  • MSRP: $26,255 - $26,975
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Toyota 86

The 2017 Toyota 86 has athletic handling and supportive front seats, and it gets better fuel economy than many other sports cars. However, it ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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Dodge Challenger Image
  • MSRP: $26,995 - $62,495
  • MPG: 19 City / 30 Hwy

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2017 Dodge Challenger

With a selection of robust engines – including the notorious 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat – the 2017 Dodge Challenger certainly earns its muscle car moniker. ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.1
Safety:8.3
Reliability: 3_0
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Subaru BRZ Image
  • MSRP: $25,495 - $29,695
  • MPG: 21 City / 29 Hwy

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2017 Subaru BRZ

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

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:9.1
Interior:7.6
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_0
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  • MSRP: $29,990 - $49,400
  • MPG: 18 (Est) City / 26 (Est) Hwy

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2017 Nissan 370Z

The 2017 Nissan 370Z is designed to be a driver’s car, and it delivers solid performance. Handling is nimble and athletic, but while its ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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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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Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.