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Consumer Reports tests Sports cars to find the best based on the following criteria

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The Highs, Lows, and Overall Rating refer to the model and trim line that we tested. A model earns the "CR Recommended" label by Consumer Reports when it has performed well in our tests, our subscriber -survey data indicate that it should be at least average in reliability, and has performed at least adequately in any government and/or insurance-industry crash tests or government rollover test, if tested. There are several reasons why a model would have no designation: It wasn't tested recently; it didn't test well; it did poorly in a crash test or tip-up in the rollover test; it has a below-average reliability record; it's too new to have reliability data; or we have insufficient reliability data.


This Sports car comes as a convertible, coupe body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 3.0-liter 6 (230 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (320 hp) . It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 7-speed sequential transmissions.

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Predicted reliability is our forecast of how well a model is likely to hold up derived from our latest Annual Car Reliability Survey. We averaged a model's Used Car Verdict for the newest three years, provided the model did not change significantly during that time. Refer to Reliability History for more detailed explanation.


This Sports car comes as a 2-door hatchback body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 1.5-liter 4 hybrid (130 hp) . It's available in Front wheel drive and in a 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions.

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Indicates percentage of owners surveyed who would definitely purchase the same vehicle again.


This Sports car comes as a convertible, coupe body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp), 5.0-liter V8 (420 hp) and 5.8-liter V8 supercharged (662 hp) . It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.

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A composite score of CR's test results for braking performance, emergency handling, acceleration, driving position, visibility, and seat comfort. Braking and emergency handling carry the most weight.


This Sports car comes as a convertible, coupe body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp), 5.0-liter V8 (420 hp) and 5.8-liter V8 supercharged (662 hp). It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.

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Overall MPG (overall mileage) is CR's measurement based on a realistic mix of highway, country-road, and city driving.


This Sports car comes as a convertible, coupe body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp), 5.0-liter V8 (420 hp) and 5.8-liter V8 supercharged (662 hp). It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.

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This category includes sporty hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen GTI, Mazdaspeed3, and Mini Cooper S, sporty coupes such as the Scion tC, and true sports cars such as the Mazda Miata and Scion FR-S. Engines are usually four cylinders and often turbocharged. The emphasis is on crisp handling, and the ride typically suffers as a result of stiff suspension and low-profile tires. The cabins are often noisy, too. Fuel economy varies from about mid-20s to low-30s overall, with the higher-horsepower models delivering worse fuel economy than non-sporty small cars. Hatchbacks usually have better rear seat room than coupes.


This Sports car comes as a convertible, coupe body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 3.0-liter 6 (230 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (320 hp). It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 7-speed sequential transmissions.

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By definition, a roadster is a two-seat sports car with a removable, retractable, or convertible top. Some convertibles have 2+2 seating, providing room for four, but these are rarely as sporty to drive. As with some coupes, such convertibles might provide rear seating best suited to children. With others, the rear "seats" are downright uninhabitable.


This Sports car comes as a convertible body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 2.7-liter 6 (265 hp) and 3.4-liter 6 (315 hp). It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 6-speed manual and 7-speed sequential transmissions.