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Best Sports Cars, Ranked | CarMax

Sports cars offer plenty of style and personality on the road. If you are looking for a sports car, there are many exciting options out there. Over the years, sports cars have evolved from two-seat convertible builds to carrying a few more passengers and luxury bells and whistles. No matter what kind of sports car you choose, they're all designed to get your blood pumping and maximize your driving enjoyment.

Here’s a list of our best sports cars based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

  1. Ford Mustang
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Ford Mustang | CarMax
  2. Chevrolet Camaro
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Chevrolet Camaro | CarMax
  3. Chevrolet Corvette
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Chevrolet Corvette | CarMax
  4. Volkswagen GTI
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Volkswagen GTI | CarMax
  5. Nissan 370z
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Nissan 370Z | CarMax
  6. Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Mazda MX-5 Miata | CarMax
  7. Subaru WRX
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Subaru WRX | CarMax
  8. Subaru BRZ
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: Subaru BRZ | CarMax
  9. BMW Z4
    Best Sports Cars, Ranked: BMW Z4 | CarMax

(Very) honorable mentions

No list of the best sports cars would be complete without mentioning these high-performing two-seaters, which were also CarMax top-sellers in the sports car category last year:

There’s a lot to look at on this list, and lots of options and features to make one of these sports cars worth considering. Check out our recent review of the Ford Mustang GT350 from the CarMax Future Classics Series.

And, if you’re Mustang fan, see how it compares in this head to head with the Camaro in the article Which to Buy: Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro. If you want a sports car, there are many exciting models to choose from at CarMax. Lots of these cars also made our nine high horsepower cars for under $20K.

We also reviewed sporty cars like the Nissan 370z and the Subaru WRX. Looking for more about performance vehicles? Check out our lists of the Best Sports Cars for 2018 Drivers and the best modern muscle cars.


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