Cheap Sports Car with Good MPG
- Combined MPG: 30
- City MPG: 27
- Highway MPG: 36
- Starting MSRP: $26, 395
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport manages to be one of the best sports cars while still being the third cheapest vehicle on this list. The Miata ranks the highest for combined mpg and comes with several great standard features, including remote keyless entry and Bluetooth hands-free calling.
What the reviewers say: KBB singled out the MX-5 Miata’s quickness and nimble handling for making a fun ride, but highlighted the redesign and refined interior as the Mazda’s best quality. On the downside, KBB knocked it for its limited passenger seating and lack of power.
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Methodology: GOBankingRates sourced the list of cars specified as compact from Car and Driver’s “Best Sports Cars 2016” list and U.S. News & World Reports’ “Best Sports Cars” list, and ranked the cars by combined gas mileage, which was sourced from FuelEconomy.gov and/or car manufactures’ websites. MPGs and MSRPs are representative of base models, unless otherwise noted. The listed cars are the most recently available models as of July 2016.