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Best Sports Cars | CarMax

We've all dreamed of owning a sports car at least once. The combination of power and panache is an unmatched experience. Two-door coupes, legendary muscle cars, and stylish convertibles abound on our list. Up and down our rankings are some of the most classic names like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW M3, and more. And should you require some added practicality alongside vehicle performance, there's also hot hatchbacks like the Volkswagen GTI and four-door sedans like the Subaru WRX, which can seat passengers and carry cargo comfortably—all while still providing a thrilling ride.

Ready to find the right sports car for you? Here's our list of the 10 best sports cars for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from April 1, 2019, through September 30, 2019.

  1. Ford Mustang
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Ford Mustang | CarMax
  2. Chevrolet Camaro
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Chevrolet Camaro | CarMax
  3. Subaru WRX
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Subaru WRX | CarMax
  4. Chevrolet Corvette
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Chevrolet Corvette | CarMax
  5. Volkswagen GTI
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Volkswagen Golf GTI | CarMax
  6. Mini Cooper Countryman
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Mini Cooper Countryman | CarMax
  7. Nissan 370Z
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Nissan 370z | CarMax
  8. Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Mazda MX-5 Miata | CarMax
  9. Subaru BRZ
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: Subaru BRZ | CarMax
  10. BMW M3
    Best Sports Cars Ranked: BMW M3 | CarMax

The Ford Mustang remains firmly at the top of our list. The current generation of Mustang was introduced in 2015 and breathes fresh life into the legendary pony car with new features such as independent rear suspension for added comfort and roadholding. The Chevrolet Camaro, sits second on our list, and both are excellent choices for those looking to rev up their driving experience.

Other traditional coupe-style sports cars on our list include the Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan 370Z, and Subaru BRZ. All three have very different ways of providing their thrills, from the 2.0L four-cylinder engine in the 2019 BRZ to the epic 6.2L V8 available as standard in the 2019 Corvette.

Need some practical options? No worries; take a look at the Subaru WRX, Volkswagen GTI, and BMW M3. The 2019 WRX and 2019 M3 are both midsize sedans, offering 97 cubic feet and 96 cubic feet of passenger volume respectively. Meanwhile, the 2019 GTI is a hatchback packing 93 cubic feet of passenger volume and an impressive 16 cubic feet of cargo volume. The 2018 M3 with its powerful 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine packs an impressive 425 horsepower.

Be it a weekend toy or an all-seasons daily driver, there's a sports car out there ready to bring some thrills to your life.

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