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Sports Cars 2017-2018: The Best and the Rest Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it's sporting an Editors' Choice badge, you'll know that we think it's one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.


Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it's sporting an Editors' Choice badge, you'll know that we think it's one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.


More on Sports Cars Sports cars that don't cost as much as a house tend to come in two primary categories. Small, lightweight sports cars with four-cylinder engines are designed to deliver excellent handling and agility rather than outright speed and power. Muscle cars, on the other hand, are heavier and have more powerful engines. No matter which type of sports car you're shopping for, you shouldn't have trouble finding one that delivers thrills without breaking the bank. Back to top


Luxury sports cars bridge two worlds by offering outstanding performance without asking you to pay a comfort penalty to get it. It seems like with each passing year the list of the best luxury sports cars gets that much longer, with automakers the world over seeking out the healthy profit margins and prestige that come with this category of vehicle. It's a win-win for both manufacturers and customers, with the latter benefiting from the high level of investment in go-fast technologies and advanced features.Let's take a quick look at 10 of the best luxury sports cars available for 2016.


Page 1 of 12 Luxury sports cars bridge two worlds by offering outstanding performance without asking you to pay a comfort penalty to get it. It seems like with each passing year the list of the best luxury sports cars gets that much longer, with automakers the world over seeking out the healthy profit margins and prestige that come with this category of vehicle. It's a win-win for both manufacturers and customers, with the latter benefiting from the high level of investment in go-fast technologies and advanced features.Let's take a quick look at 10 of the best luxury sports cars available for 2016.


Photo Credit: Scion Page 1 of 12 Exotics might get all the attention, but affordable sports cars typically triumph when it comes to sales. The availability of inexpensive performance cars that deliver thrills and fun, at a price that won't require a second mortgage on your house, has only increased in recent years, with a host of automakers getting in on the action. It used to be that you had to turn to the used market for your affordable sports car fix, but nowadays it's as easy as walking down to your local new car dealership and taking a test drive. Let's take a look at 10 affordable sports cars currently in showrooms.


Exotics might get all the attention, but affordable sports cars typically triumph when it comes to sales. The availability of inexpensive performance cars that deliver thrills and fun, at a price that won't require a second mortgage on your house, has only increased in recent years, with a host of automakers getting in on the action. It used to be that you had to turn to the used market for your affordable sports car fix, but nowadays it's as easy as walking down to your local new car dealership and taking a test drive. Let's take a look at 10 affordable sports cars currently in showrooms.


8) 2016 FIAT 500 Abarth Page 1 of 12 8) 2016 FIAT 500 Abarth The 2016 FIAT 500 Abarth isn't exactly a sports car, but it’s affordable enough, and fun enough, to merit inclusion on our list. The FIAT 500 Abarth stuffs a powerful engine into a tiny platform, which is a time-honored strategy for producing inexpensive performance cars that dates back to at least the 1960s. The Abarth designation indicates that there's a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine sitting under the hatchback's hood, where it produces 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission manages this output and is paired with a stiff suspension system in order to give the 500 Abarth a fun character absent from the base FIAT 500. This sporty little hatch starts at $22,575.


6. 2016 Jaguar F-Type Photo Credit: Jaguar Page 1 of 12 6. 2016 Jaguar F-Type The 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE offers both coupe and convertible models, each of which stands apart from the rest of the crowd as two of the most beautifully-styled luxury sports cars on the market. The Jaguar F-Type starts out with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that's good for either 340 (base) or 380 (S) horsepower, but you can upgrade to the F-Type R which introduces a 550 horsepower, 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. Also capable of generating 502 lb-ft of torque, the motor enables a 0-60-mph run of 3.9 seconds for the coupe. All-wheel drive is standard with the R, and optional with the six-cylinder F-Type, and you can choose between a six-speed manual (V-6 models) and an eight-speed automatic (available across the board) transmission when ordering the car.


2) 2016 Ford Mustang Photo Credit: Ford Page 1 of 12 2) 2016 Ford Mustang The 2016 Ford Mustang represents a leader in the affordable sports car sweepstakes, but the development of the entry-level V-6 edition of the coupe has created a second tier to its performance personality, providing 300 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque from its 3.7 liters. When ordered with the Performance package, it also features a stiffer suspension system, upgraded brakes, a more aggressive rear axle ratio, and sticky rubber stretched over 19-inch rims. A six-speed manual transmission gets the most out of the 3.7-liter mill, but a six-speed automatic can also be ordered with the car. The 2016 Mustang has an entry-level MSRP of $24,145.


10) 2016 Subaru WRX Photo Credit: Subaru Page 1 of 12 10) 2016 Subaru WRX The 2016 Subaru WRX is the automaker's popular four-seasons sports car, and it has only gotten better over the years. The Subaru WRX features a stiff chassis that is willing to turn in quickly, thanks in part to a torque vectoring system up front that makes use of the brakes to pivot the car. In the drivetrain department, the WRX boasts a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has been tuned to offer 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque through its standard all-wheel drive system. A six-speed manual transmission also makes it first appearance with the 2016 edition of this compact Subaru sedan, with the option of a continuously variable automatic transmission that features launch control. The MSRP for the 21015 WRX is $26,595.


Why Edmunds Recommends the 2016 Tesla Model S: Who would ever think that an electric car could end up on a list of the best, "A"-rated performance cars? Well, there's a whole lot more to the Tesla Model S's appeal than rollin' gas-free. Even the basic Model S 60 can hit 60 mph in a quick 5.9 seconds, but from there things only get better, culminating in the 691-hp, all-wheel-drive P85D model that goes from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. In other words, it can keep up with exotic sports cars in a straight line, with surprisingly sharp handling for such a big, heavy car.


8) 2016 FIAT 500 Abarth The 2016 FIAT 500 Abarth isn't exactly a sports car, but it’s affordable enough, and fun enough, to merit inclusion on our list. The FIAT 500 Abarth stuffs a powerful engine into a tiny platform, which is a time-honored strategy for producing inexpensive performance cars that dates back to at least the 1960s. The Abarth designation indicates that there's a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine sitting under the hatchback's hood, where it produces 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission manages this output and is paired with a stiff suspension system in order to give the 500 Abarth a fun character absent from the base FIAT 500. This sporty little hatch starts at $22,575.


6. 2016 Jaguar F-Type The 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE offers both coupe and convertible models, each of which stands apart from the rest of the crowd as two of the most beautifully-styled luxury sports cars on the market. The Jaguar F-Type starts out with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that's good for either 340 (base) or 380 (S) horsepower, but you can upgrade to the F-Type R which introduces a 550 horsepower, 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. Also capable of generating 502 lb-ft of torque, the motor enables a 0-60-mph run of 3.9 seconds for the coupe. All-wheel drive is standard with the R, and optional with the six-cylinder F-Type, and you can choose between a six-speed manual (V-6 models) and an eight-speed automatic (available across the board) transmission when ordering the car.


9. 2016 Porsche Boxster Rounding out our Teutonic trio of roadsters is the 2016 Porsche Boxster. The mid-engine Porsche Boxster delivers a more balanced chassis than the rear-engine 911, and it's also much more affordable. Despite its relatively inexpensive starting price (compared to other models on our list of the best luxury sports cars), the Porsche Boxster is no laggard: the base model's 265 horsepower, 2.7-liter six-cylinder offers 5.5 seconds in the race to 60-mph, while the Boxster S (3.4-liter six-cylinder) upgrades to 315 horsepower. The top-tier Boxster GTS squeezes 330 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque out of the S edition's engine, and hauls the car to 60-mph in 4.2 seconds when equipped with its seven-speed, dual-clutch automated manual transmission (a traditional six-speed manual is also offered with the car).

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