The misconception that sports cars are expensive has left many an auto-enthusiast nursing an unfulfilled dream – owning their very own hot rod.
The fact is, between college debt and mortgages, most don’t even consider such a purchase. However, nowadays, almost all sports cars offer several versions, with varying specs and prices.
You don’t need to break the bank fulfilling the dream! Here’s a list of affordable sports cars that might just find a home in your garage this year:
The 2019 Dodge Challenger has upheld its legacy for having the mightiest engines coupled with a great cabin.
With the base version starting at $27,845, its 3.6-litre V6 engine produces a ferocious 305 horsepower, making it the perfect beast for your budget sports car.
The latest model features a top-of-the-line infotainment system and ample leg space, proving the Challenger not only affordable, but also practical.
Our rating for the Dodge Challenger is 9.2/10.
The Ford Mustang is synonymous with American muscle. It is the prime example of a modern day muscle car, an unbeatable combination of strength and top-notch performance.
The 2.3-litre, four-cylinder turbo engine spews a massive 310 horsepower, making the Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe an absolute bargain at $26,395.
And if you own this beauty, there is no point in driving it cautiously. Enjoy your ride without any worries.
Pro-Tip: It is advised to opt for the EcoBoost rather than the GT version. Both cars offer the same performance, but the EcoBoost will save you thousands – it not only costs less, it also boasts one of the best fuel averages in this range of sports cars.
Our rating for the Ford Mustang is 8.7/10.
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the best known sports cars in the industry, embodying design and power at a decent price.
Chevrolet’s 2019 design is leaner and more aggressive. Staying true to their promise of a comfortable front interior and excellent handling, the model features a 6-speed manual transmission and a V6 engine capable of 335 horsepower.
Critics have pointed out that the back sets are a bit cramped, and to them we say: It’s a Camaro, built for raw unadulterated power- and there were definitely no compromises made with Chevrolet’s latest release.
Our rating for the Chevrolet Camaro is 8.1/10.
The Subaru BRZ is an affordable sports car for someone seeking a good power/body ratio. It has a classic six-speed manual transmission and 2.0-litre boxer engine that delivers around 200 horsepower.
Long gone are the days of struggling to source spare parts for foreign-produced cars.
Not only does Subaru boast a local manufacturing facility in Indiana, auto glass businesses like SunTec Auto Glass of Phoenix, AZ specialize in helping Phoenix customers source and install OEM and OEM equivalent parts for your sports cars.
The sleek, yet powerful build of the Subaru BRZ is further complimented by the upgraded, sportier interior.
The 2019 model has a responsive engine with great handling and elegant aesthetics granting it the title of a fun, entry-level sports car.
Our rating for the Subaru BRZ is 7.5/10.
The Kia Stinger is one of the most talked about sports cars in recent times. Marketed as a vehicle that fulfils all your needs, the V6 is ideal for speed- enthusiasts and families, alike.
The 2019 model boasts a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine under the hood, capable of an impressive 365 horsepower. With a spacious cabin and enhanced tech and safety features, the Kia Stinger has successfully positioned itself as a dynamo disguised as a family car.
Where the Singer suffers in fuel-efficiency, it makes up for in convenience – Kia is one of the easiest, and cheapest cars to maintain.
Our rating for the Kia Stinger is 9.2/10.