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Best Sports cars

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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 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (320 hp) . It's available in Rear or AWD wheel drive and in a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic 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 convertible body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 2.0-liter 4 (158 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 (167 hp) . It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual 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 body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (335 hp) . It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 6-speed manual, 7-speed sequential and 8-speed automatic 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 2-door hatchback, 4-door hatchback body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 2.0-liter 4 turbo (210 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbo (220 hp). It's available in Front wheel drive and in a 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential 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 2-door hatchback, 4-door hatchback body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 2.0-liter 4 turbo (210 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbo (220 hp). It's available in Front wheel drive and in a 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions.

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This category includes sporty hatchbacks such as the Mini Cooper S, Subaru WRX, and Volkswagen GTI, plus 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; keep in mind that the ride typically suffers as a result of these models' 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.

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This Sports car comes as a convertible, coupe body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (320 hp). It's available in Rear or AWD wheel drive and in a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions.

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Choose a roadster if you're looking for a fast, sporty car and rank performance over comfort and quietness. Purpose built, these two-seaters are simply fun to drive. But they sit low, potentially making it difficult for you to get in and out. Roadsters are definitely not practical. When you compare them with other convertibles types, you'll find interior space is lacking and that the trunk is tight.


This Sports car comes as a convertible body style. The powertrain on this Sports car is a 2.0-liter 4 (158 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 (167 hp). It's available in Rear wheel drive and in a 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.