10 Best Sports Cars for 2022: Reviews, Photos, and More

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Go the distance with these exhilarating rides.

There's nothing like the growl of an engine or the rumble of an exhaust to get your day going. Whether you're looking for a daily driver or a weekend ride, a sports car will capture your attention with its potent performance and bold style. With many models, body styles, and powertrain options to choose from, you're bound to find a sports car that quenches your thirst for high horsepower and top speeds.

To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best used sports cars for 2022 shoppers, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from June 1, 2021, through November 30, 2021.

  1. BMW M3

  2. Subaru BRZ

  3. Nissan 370Z

  4. Mazda MX-5 Miata

  5. Volkswagen GTI

  6. Mini Cooper Countryman

  7. Chevrolet Corvette

  8. Subaru WRX

  9. Chevrolet Camaro

  10. Ford Mustang




Part of the BMW 3 Series, the 2017-2018 M3 is a high-performance sedan with a 425-hp 3.0L turbocharged inline-six engine and a throaty exhaust note. Available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a six-speed manual, the M3 delivers fast acceleration, with a zero-to-60-mph time of four seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). With its razor-sharp handling and supple ride comfort, this sports car will spice up any commute.

Standard features on the 2017-2018 BMW M3 include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • Adaptive suspension dampers

  • Heated front seats

  • Navigation system

  • 8.8-inch touchscreen

Explore more BMW M3 research today.


Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ

The Subaru BRZ is a compact two-door coupe that's tuned for maximum enjoyment. 2017-2020 models feature rear-wheel drive and a low center of gravity that helps the BRZ maintain grip when cornering, while supportive front seats with deep bolsters hug with each turn. Anchored by a 205-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission, 2017-2020 BRZ models can cover zero to 60 mph in approximately six seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

The 2017-2019 Subaru BRZ comes with these standard features:

  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

  • Trunk spoiler

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming

  • Rearview monitor

Looking for more? View our Subaru BRZ research page.


Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z

Sporting a low-slung roofline with a classic fastback design, the rear-wheel-drive Nissan 370Z will win you over with its head-turning exterior and potent performance. 2017-2020 base models use a standard 332-hp 3.7L V6 with 270 lb-ft of torque, while NISMO versions get 350 hp and 276 lb-ft of torque with the same engine and a sport-tuned suspension. Available in coupe and convertible body styles, this two-seater is a stylish option for special nights on the town.

Noteworthy standard features on the base 2017-2020 Nissan 370Z include:

  • 18-inch black-finish aluminum-alloy wheels

  • High-intensity discharge (HID) bifunctional xenon headlights

  • LED taillights

  • Eight-way adjustable driver's seat

  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity

Check out our Nissan 370Z research for more.


Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a stylish two-seat roadster with a quick-folding manual soft-top design that lets you experience the wind in your hair, whether commuting through the city or blazing down open roads. All models feature a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, with 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque on 2017-2018 models and 181 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque on 2019-2020 models. Light on its feet, this sports car is nimble and responsive, with a 50/50 weight balance for optimal handling and performance.

2017-2020 MX-5 Miata Sport trims come standard with:

  • 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

  • LED headlights

  • Black cloth convertible top with glass rear window

  • Mesh aero board wind blocker

  • Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capabilities

Learn more! View all Mazda MX-5 Miata research.


Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI

The Volkswagen GTI is a sporty hatchback with a spacious interior that's great for carpooling and road trips. With room for five passengers, 2017-2020 models have 22.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 52.7 cubic feet when the back row is folded flat. 2017-2018 models use a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, but the 2019-2020 GTI creates 228 hp with the same powertrain. Regardless of the model year, the 2017-2020 VW GTI delivers commuter-friendly gas mileage with the automatic transmission, with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.1

Standard features on the 2017-2020 Volkswagen GTI include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • LED fog lights

  • Heated front seats

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen display

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto capability

Continue your Volkswagen GTI research to learn more.


Mini Cooper Countryman

Mini Cooper Countryman

The Mini Cooper Countryman may not look like a traditional sports car, but its athletic performance will change your opinion. Under the hood, base 2017-2020 models feature a 134-hp turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder engine that puts out 162 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but ALL4 all-wheel drive is optional on 2017-2020 Cooper Countryman models for year-round capability. With 17.6 cubic feet of trunk space behind the back row and 47.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded (2017-2020 models), this sports car has similar cargo volume to most subcompact SUVs.

Standard features on the base 2017-2020 Mini Cooper Countryman include:

  • Moonroof

  • Leatherette upholstery

  • 6.5-inch display screen

  • Rearview monitor

  • Rear parking sensors

Discover more with our Mini Cooper Countryman research page.


Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

Fully redesigned for 2020, the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette defies convention with a new mid-engine layout that puts the weight of the block over the rear-driving wheels to enhance traction and provide stronger cornering. Like earlier versions of the Corvette, the 2020 model features a 6.2L V8 engine with 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque (2017-2019 models make 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque). Selectable drive modes are also included on the 2017-2020 Corvette, including Track Mode for quick off-the-line acceleration and Tour Mode for everyday driving.

Standard features on the 2017-2020 Corvette Stingray 1LT include:

  • Leather upholstery

  • Power-adjustable steering wheel

  • Eight-inch touchscreen display

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability

  • Bose® sound system

Need more information? Visit our Chevrolet Corvette research page.


Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX

If you're looking for a sports car with standard all-wheel drive, check out the 2017-2020 Subaru WRX. This rally car-inspired sedan doesn't shy away from slick conditions; it provides balanced torque to all four wheels. 2017-2020 models start with a base 268-hp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that's fun on the circuit, country roads, and city streets. With 12 cubic feet of cargo space and 35.4 inches of rear-seat legroom, the 2017-2020 WRX is also practical for road trips and commuting.

2017-2020 Subaru WRX models include these standard features:

  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

  • Low-profile trunk spoiler

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • 6.5-inch multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability

For more, visit our Subaru WRX research page.


Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

An iconic muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro has been impressing drivers with its potent engine options and outstanding handling since 1967. Available as a two-door coupe or a convertible, 2017-2020 models start with a 275-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine that covers zero to 60 mph in only 5.4 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). If that's not enough sizzle, the 2017-2020 Camaro ZL1 is anchored by a 6.2L supercharged V8 with a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.5 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). With standard four-wheel independent sport suspension on 2017-2020 models, this muscle car provides excellent dampening and ride comfort.

Other standard features on the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LS include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • LED running lights

  • Limited-slip differential

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability

  • Seven-inch touchscreen display

Explore more Chevrolet Camaro research today.


Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Topping our list of the best sports cars for 2022 shoppers is the legendary Ford Mustang. This muscle car offers an excellent selection of powertrain options and trim levels, with fastback and convertible body styles. 2017-2020 Mustang EcoBoost® and EcoBoost Premium trims start with a 310-hp 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while 2017-2020 Mustang GT and GT Premium models use a 5.0L V8 engine with an available active valve performance exhaust system to customize the pony car's growl. Standard on every 2017-2020 Mustang is a launch control system to ensure fast off-the-line acceleration.

Additional standard features on the 2017-2020 Ford Mustang include:

  • 17-inch aluminum wheels

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Four-way manually adjustable driver's seat

  • Two-way manually adjustable passenger seat

  • 4.2-inch infotainment system

Find more Ford Mustang research to help you decide.

Featuring eye-catching looks and potent powertrains with whip-cracking acceleration, this list of the best sports cars for 2022 shoppers proves there's no shortage of options delivering the performance and style you crave.

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