Consumers' Favorites: Best Sports Cars


Showing that it's not just Ironman's sports car of choice, the very sexy and very fast Audi R8 likewise captured your hearts, earning a full third (33 percent) of the survey's votes. Coming in a distant 2nd with 20 percent was its countryman rival, the Porsche 911, which offers stunning performance along with daily-driver ability thanks to its comfortable cockpit and great outward visibility. The U.S. took the bronze, as the Ford Mustang GT's eye-grabbing styling and strong bang-for-the-buck factor couldn't be overlooked; it garnered 10 percent of the vote.

Now that you have the lowdown on our users' favorite sports cars, make sure to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. Audi R8

    1. Audi R8

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Audi R8 is one of the most capable sports cars in the world, and it's now available with your choice of V8 or V10 power. Oh, and it doesn't look half bad either.

  2. Porsche 911

    2. Porsche 911

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2009 Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car with all-new features and a unique blend of performance, luxury and style.

  3. Ford Mustang GT

    3. Ford Mustang GT

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Ford Mustang is a dog and pony show -- the base V6 is crude and unpleasant, but the V8-powered GT is a muscular sports coupe to be reckoned with.

  4. Nissan 370Z

    4. Nissan 370Z

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2009 Nissan 370Z is a logical evolution of its successful predecessor that results in a more thrilling sport coupe that's easier to live with on a day-to-day basis.

  5. Chevrolet Corvette

    5. Chevrolet Corvette

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The base 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the world's best performance bargains, the Z06 has one of the world's best motors and the ZR1 is one of the world's best, period. Disappointing interior quality is the car's only serious drawback.

  6. Chevrolet Camaro

    6. Chevrolet Camaro

    What Edmunds.com says:
    It was worth the wait. With segment-topping performance and value to complement its striking styling, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is our top pick among modern-day muscle cars.

  7. Lotus Elise

    7. Lotus Elise

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2009 Lotus Elise delivers one of the most engaging sports car experiences available, along with head-turning styling at a comparatively reasonable price. All of this performance, however, comes at the expense of comfort and convenience.

  8. Mazda Mazda MX-5

    8. Mazda Mazda MX-5

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Mazda Miata maintains its position as one of the all-time greatest roadsters, mixing refinement and excitement in a compact, affordable package.

  9. Jaguar XKR

    9. Jaguar XKR

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Jaguar XK boasts substantial performance capabilities that don't come at the cost of luxury or charm. Although it's certainly not perfect, Jag's much-improved XK deserves serious consideration.

  10. Porsche Boxster

    10. Porsche Boxster

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2009 Porsche Boxster remains one of the most desirable roadsters on the market, as long as you don't mind that its shape hasn't really changed since 1997.

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