Best Sports Cars of 2024 and 2025

The Edmunds experts test drive sports-car contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank sports-cars

Best Standard sports cars

There was a time when seemingly every car had a two-door variant, but today's mass-market coupes focus on performance. They may even offer a manual transmission.

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The GR86 is a back-to-basics sports car in the best way. It's fun to drive, reasonably priced and somewhat practical. It can be a bit noisy and stiff-riding at times, but those downsides are easy to live with, considering all of the car's other outstanding attributes. Read full review about Toyota GR86

MSRP
$29,300 - $35,820
Combined MPG
22 - 25
Redesigned in 2022

Subaru BRZ tS

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Subaru BRZ reminds us all that you don't need to spend a fortune to have a great drive. Whether you're an inexperienced driver or a seasoned pro, the BRZ offers enjoyment for every skill level. Read full review about Subaru BRZ tS


MSRP
$30,195 - $35,345
Combined MPG
22 - 25

Best Luxury sports cars

Don't let the name fool you. While there's plenty of luxury in this class, it also contains some of the most uncompromising go-fast machines on the market.

1st
The Corvette went mid-engine for 2020 and is the hottest new sports car on the market. Chevrolet has taken its performance icon and improved it in nearly every way. It's bonkers fast, it handles beautifully, manages traffic and daily errands well, and is still (relatively) affordable. Read full review about Chevrolet Corvette

MSRP
$68,300 - $123,650
Combined MPG
15 - 19
2nd
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche 911

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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The Porsche 911 is the product of relentless evolution. Its rear engine placement is unique in the motoring world, and its instantly recognizable styling is complemented by outstanding driving dynamics. The 911 remains a benchmark among sports cars. Read full review about Porsche 911


MSRP
$114,400 - $290,000
Combined MPG
15 - 20
3rd
Redesigned in 2019

BMW 8 Series

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The BMW 8 Series is remarkable for its ability to deliver performance and comfort in abundance. Its interior is modern, elegant and packed with tech, and there's more trunk space than its sleek exterior suggests. Choosing between this and the venerable Porsche 911 will be a tough decision. Read full review about BMW 8 Series


MSRP
$90,800 - $106,300
Combined MPG
19 - 24

Best Exotic sports cars

In this rarified segment, face-melting performance, eye-popping design and wallet-melting prices come together to make the kind of car that belongs on a poster.

1st
The Z06 makes the most of the C8 Corvette's mid-engine platform. It offers superlative acceleration and a spine-tingling engine howl for a fraction of the price of an Italian exotic. Handling is also on par with any fancy import from Europe. Read full review about Chevrolet Corvette Z06

MSRP
$110,100 - $130,650
Combined MPG
15
2nd
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche 911 GT3

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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The GT3 is not only the ultimate expression of the 911 but of the Porsche brand itself. Its competency on the track extends to everyday life on the road, but the GT3 truly comes into its own when you find yourself on a racetrack. Only there can you experience the might of Porsche's advanced engineering and fully bask in the sound of a flat-six engine wailing away at 9,000 rpm. Read full review about Porsche 911 GT3


MSRP
$182,900
Combined MPG
16
3rd
Introduced in 2020

BMW M8

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The M8 Competition is BMW's tour de force. It shows that BMW still has what it takes to make a beast of a performance car but one with satisfying comfort and luxury. Read full review about BMW M8


MSRP
$138,800
Combined MPG
17
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FAQ

What is the best sports car for the money?

There's no question in our minds that the Mazda MX-5 Miata is the most fun you can have relative to cost. Whether in its standard soft-top convertible form or the folding-hardtop MX-5 RF, the Miata is simply a joy to pilot around. It manages to keep a slim curb weight while most competitors struggle to navigate their own heft, and the responsive throttle and handling are a throwback to tactile sports cars of the past. Just don't expect much in the way of storage space — there's no glovebox and only a small trunk. Learn more

Which is the best sports car in the world?

If you're looking for the total package, look to the Porsche 911. The rear-engine wonder is redesigned for 2020, and it easily lives up to its reputation as the most well-rounded sports car you can buy. Sure, über-exotic choices from McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini all make an enticing case. But the 911 is a more airtight proposition, from its lower starting price to exceptional build quality — not to mention on-demand power and handling abilities. As always, there is a huge array of customization options to make the 911 your own. Plus, the lineup offers the mighty 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S with up to 640 horsepower. For fun on both the road and track, there's nothing like a 911. Learn more

What is the best luxury sports car to buy?

General Motors swung for the fences with the latest version of its iconic Chevrolet Corvette. The result, known as the C8 Corvette, is a stunning performance vehicle and our top-ranked luxury sports car. Its mid-engine layout is the first such design for the Corvette after decades of rumors, and we found it greatly enhances the driving experience with precious few drawbacks. What's more, the C8 Corvette represents a quantum leap forward in both handling and interior quality for the nameplate. This upscale move for the Corvette delivers on nearly all of its promises, and the result is a near-exotic sports car unrivaled at its price. Learn more

What is the most reliable used sports car?

We don't track reliability data on Edmunds, but in general, we recommend looking at owners' forums to see what kind of issues they are experiencing. If you're buying from the prior owner, ask for maintenance records to see what repairs have been performed. Learn more



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