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. These cars are mostly rear-wheel-drive and may even offer a manual transmission.
2020 Subaru BRZ
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Introduced in 2013

Subaru BRZ

MSRP
$28,845 - $31,495
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 27
2020 Toyota 86
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Introduced in 2017

Toyota 86

MSRP
$27,060 - $30,590
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 27
2020 Nissan 370Z
3
Redesigned in 2009

Nissan 370Z

MSRP
$30,090 - $47,190
Edmunds Rating
5.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 22


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.
1
Top Rated vehicle
Redesigned in 2020

Chevrolet Corvette

MSRP
$58,900 - $70,850
Edmunds Rating
8.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
19
2
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche 911

MSRP
$99,200 - $203,500
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 20
3
Redesigned in 2019

BMW 8 Series

MSRP
$88,000 - $111,900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 25


Exotic sports cars

If you absolutely need to be there yesterday, you need an exotic sport coupe. Face-melting performance, eye-popping design and wallet-melting prices come together to make the kind of car that belongs on a poster on a kid's bedroom wall.
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Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

MSRP
$115,900 - $162,900
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 18
2
Introduced in 2015

Lamborghini Huracan

MSRP
$261,274
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
3
Redesigned in 2017

Audi R8

MSRP
$169,900 - $195,900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
16



Edmunds' experts test 200 vehicles per year on our test track. We also test them using a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons. The data we gather results in our ratings. They’re based on 30-plus scores that cover performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility and value.


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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