Used Sports Cars under $20K

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2010 Ford Mustang

The 2010 Ford Mustang beats its competitors with top safety scores and a large trunk. A redesigned cabin also helps the Mustang stand out ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 is a perennial reviewer favorite for its athletic handling and stellar fuel economy. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 6.8
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Ford Mustang

The 2009 Ford Mustang ranks high due to its stellar safety score, excellent handling and useful second-row seating. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ranks high for its powerful base engine and nimble handling, but some reviewers said it has a claustrophobic interior and ... Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 9.1
Interior: 6.0
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Nissan 370Z

With exceptional handling and a powerful V6, reviewers agreed that the 2009 Nissan 370Z is one of the most fun-to-drive cars in the class.  Read full review »

Used Car Scores
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 5_0
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2011 Ford Mustang

The 2011 Ford Mustang is a great choice for anyone who wants a powerful base engine and nimble handling. The Mustang also has one ... Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.7
Performance: 9.2
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_5
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2010 Nissan 370Z

Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2010 Nissan 370Z has good performance. However, there are other affordable sports cars that offer stronger engines. Read full review »

Used Car Scores
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 8.3
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2009 Mazda Miata is at the top of its class with responsive steering and a peppy engine. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 6.8
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 4_5
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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

If you’re looking for classic roadster style and engaging performance, reviewers said the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers both in spades. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 8.9
Interior: 6.4
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 3_5
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2013 Scion FR-S

According to the automotive press, the 2013 Scion FR-S has nimble handling, communicative steering and a precise shifter, which make it incredibly fun to ... Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.8
Performance: 8.9
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro has agile handling and a powerful base engine, but reviewers said that the Camaro’s interior is cramped and features too ... Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 5.9
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Mazda RX-8

A weak engine drags the 2009 Mazda RX-8 to the lower end of the class. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Subaru BRZ

Test drivers were impressed with the 2013 Subaru BRZ's overall engaging and satisfying driving experience. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Mazda RX-8

The 2010 Mazda RX-8 has an underpowered engine and poor fuel economy. However, test drivers liked the RX-8’s roomy back seat. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

An underpowered base engine makes the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe rank near the bottom of the affordable sports cars class. Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 7.5
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse has some of the best fuel economy ratings in the class. However, the Eclipse ... Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Mazda RX-8

Although the 2011 Mazda RX-8’s small rotary engine caught reviewer’s attention, it left them wanting more power. On top of that, the RX-8’s fuel ... Read full review »

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Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

With its low reliability score and an underpowered engine, it's no wonder the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is at the bottom of the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.1
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ranks near the bottom of the class due to its cramped rear seat and underpowered base engine. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse

The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse suffers in the rankings due to an underpowered base engine and boring performance. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Critics' Rating: 7.4
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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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.