2017 sports cars

2017 sports cars

2017 Sports Cars

Sports Cars 2017-2018: The Best and the Rest Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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2017 Sports Cars

Take a look at our selections for the best sports cars of 2017 and 2018; if it’s sporting an Editors’ Choice badge, you’ll know that we think it’s one of the best sports cars on the market. You also can see our picks for the best premium sports cars, best muscle cars, best sports coupes, and best exotic sports cars here.
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2017 Sports Cars

Likewise, narrowing down the list wasn’t easy. Money is subjective, after all, and one person’s cheap car could be someone else’s extravagant dream. So for the purposes of this story, The Drive started by focusing on cars that all can be bought for less than the median new car purchase price in America—roughly $34,000, according to Kelley Blue Book. Then we leveraged our combined decades of journalistic experience to cull that list down to the most entertaining cars.(After all, this isn’t Every Cheap Sports Car of 2017; this is The Best Cheap Sports Cars of 2017.)
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2017 Sports Cars

It’s a big year for sports cars, with the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet Camaro, which welcomes the new ZL1 high-performance model. The Corvette Z06 has a new limited-production racing-inspired C7.R trim. The Fiat 124 Spider is a brand-new model and ranks No. 1 in sports cars, tied with the fully redesigned Mazda MX-5 Miata. It would be a crime not to mention the all-new 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster, as the 2016 Boxster was 2016’s sports car to beat.
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2017 Sports Cars

Technically known as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, this little sports car has been winning over sports car lovers since 1989 with its infectious character. It may rarely be the fastest car in the room, but with its nimble balance, delicate controls, and open roof, it’s one of the best sports cars at any price. The fourth-generation model may pack just 155 hp, but with a curb weight of around 2,400 pounds, that’s more than enough ponies to entertain even the most aggressive driver. While the six-speed manual gearbox is the obvious choice for true roadster fans, the six-speed automatic serves the Miata well enough. Even the base model of this cheap sports car come with LED headlights, Bluetooth, and cruise control; higher-spec versions add on touchscreen infotainment systems, navigation, and automatic climate control. And for 2017, the MX-5 now comes in a sleek retractable hard top version, the Miata RF. Mazda MX-5 Base Price: $24,915 Volkswagen GTI
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2017 Sports Cars

All three Ford Mustang models are rear-wheel-drive, and all come with a manual transmission as standard—though the EcoBoost and GT models also now offer a 10-speed automatic transmission that’s new for the 2018 model year. Those two fast cars also come in both coupe and convertible forms (the Shelby is only available with a solid roof). The 2018 model year upgrades also include a host of new technological features, like a digital 12-inch instrument panel, pedestrian detection technology, and, weirdly enough, a start button that pulses in time with a horse’s heartbeat. Ford Mustang Base Price: $25,185 Chevrolet CamaroChevrolet2017 Chevrolet Camaro SSOnce the subject of jokes for its bloated styling and T-top roof, the Chevy Camaro has grown all the way into one of the best sports cars on the planet. While the 6.2-liter V-8-powered SS making 455 hp and the supercharged V-8-engined ZL1 packing 650 hp have the power to run neck-and-neck with cars costing three times as much, even Camaros with the lesser 335-hp 3.6-liter V-6 or 275-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four are still plenty of fun to drive. And there’s even a 1LE track package available for V-6 and V-8 models that pushes this cheap sports car even closer to supercar territory. Whether coupe or convertible, every new Chevy Camaro comes with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, but you can grab it with an automatic (an eight-speed unit on everything but the ZL1, which gets a new 10-speed transmission) should you desire. And while it may have the soul of a classic muscle car, the Camaro offers plenty of 21st Century tech features, like standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi, standard touchscreen infotainment, and an available head-up display.
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2017 Sports Cars

So we at The Drive have pulled together a list of the best cheap cars for sale in the sports car arena for the year 2017. The names of many of these vehicles should be familiar to both car lovers and Average Joes alike: Ford, Chevrolet, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, Volkswagen. Many of the sports cars mentioned here have been around for decades, long enough to carve out places in pop culture far beyond what most automobiles can achieve. Your grandmother may not know a Chevy Suburban from a Honda Civic, but odds are good she knows what a Ford Mustang is.
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2017 Sports Cars

Sports cars may be one of the most beloved segments of the automotive world, but you wouldn’t know it from new car sales. If their lack of practicality compared to regular cars (let alone increasingly-popular trucks and SUVs) wasn’t enough to keep them off most car buyers’ lists, their price tags can often be so high as to discourage everyday folks from taking them home. The term “sports car,” after all, tends to bring to mind names like Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini—none of which is synonymous with affordability.
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But you don’t have to spend a lot to get a fast car—even a new one. American showrooms these days are filled with cheap sports cars for sale. Better yet, thanks to the advances in automotive manufacturing and technology over the last few decades, these affordable sports cars are every bit as fast on the straightaways and in the turns as the iconic speed machines of the past.
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Once the subject of jokes for its bloated styling and T-top roof, the Chevy Camaro has grown all the way into one of the best sports cars on the planet. While the 6.2-liter V-8-powered SS making 455 hp and the supercharged V-8-engined ZL1 packing 650 hp have the power to run neck-and-neck with cars costing three times as much, even Camaros with the lesser 335-hp 3.6-liter V-6 or 275-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four are still plenty of fun to drive. And there’s even a 1LE track package available for V-6 and V-8 models that pushes this cheap sports car even closer to supercar territory.
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Once the subject of jokes for its bloated styling and T-top roof, the Chevy Camaro has grown all the way into one of the best sports cars on the planet. While the 6.2-liter V-8-powered SS making 455 hp and the supercharged V-8-engined ZL1 packing 650 hp have the power to run neck-and-neck with cars costing three times as much, even Camaros with the lesser 335-hp 3.6-liter V-6 or 275-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four are still plenty of fun to drive. And there’s even a 1LE track package available for V-6 and V-8 models that pushes this cheap sports car even closer to supercar territory. Whether coupe or convertible, every new Chevy Camaro comes with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, but you can grab it with an automatic (an eight-speed unit on everything but the ZL1, which gets a new 10-speed transmission) should you desire. And while it may have the soul of a classic muscle car, the Camaro offers plenty of 21st Century tech features, like standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi, standard touchscreen infotainment, and an available head-up display.
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One of the most common questions we see around here is, “Should I buy a car now or wait for the new model just around the corner?” Car aficionados like to keep track of goings-on in the industry to stay in the know about new makes and models arriving soon and what type of splash they will make when they hit dealers. Here are the 10 models we are most looking forward to seeing that will arrive in calendar-year 2017 or sooner. From electric cars to pickups and six-figure sports cars, each of our top 10 is guaranteed to shake up its segment.
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Technically known as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, this little sports car has been winning over sports car lovers since 1989 with its infectious character. It may rarely be the fastest car in the room, but with its nimble balance, delicate controls, and open roof, it’s one of the best sports cars at any price. The fourth-generation model may pack just 155 hp, but with a curb weight of around 2,400 pounds, that’s more than enough ponies to entertain even the most aggressive driver.
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The VW GTI may not be the sexiest car on this list, but it strikes a balance between performance and practicality that few, if any, cheap cars can match. A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 210 to 220 hp provides power to the front wheels, while in the rear, this Volkswagen’s boxy shape means the hatchback offers nearly 23 cubic feet of space—far more than any car on this list. And compared to many cheap cars, the GTI—like the Golf it’s based on—is built like a Panzer tank. While the GTI can be specced up with fancy features like leather trim, a power driver’s seat, and touchscreen infotainment, the basic models come with everything you need to extract plenty of driving fun from this cheap sports car. Plus, this fast car’s plaid cloth seats have a style all their own. Volkswagen GTI Base Price: $25,595 Fiat 124 Spider

Published on Mar 29, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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