A sporty car doesn’t have to be a gas guzzler. New engine technology, improved transmissions, superior aerodynamics, and lightweight materials mean that a car can offer respectable acceleration and still save you money at the pump. In addition to being energetic, the cars on our list boast sporty exterior styling, classy cabins, and first-rate handling.
It comes as no surprise that some of the vehicles featured in this article aren’t cheap. If you can afford to splurge, the all-electric luxury large Tesla Model S has a starting price of $74,500. A fuel-efficient luxury sports car like the Audi TT will set you back $43,950. On the other hand, there are many sporty cars that not only save you money at the pump, but also at the time of purchase. You can get in a Mazda3 Touring for only $20,090 or a Ford Mustang EcoBoost for $25,845.
Keep in mind that our scores and rankings are updated on a regular basis as new data and expert research become available. For this reason, the scores mentioned in this article may not match those listed in our new car reviews.
Keep reading to learn about the most fuel-efficient sporty cars for 2018.
2018 Tesla Model 3
$49,000 | 136/123 MPGe city/hwy | Performance Score: 8.6/10
The Tesla Model 3 is the electric automaker’s most affordable vehicle to date. It’s incredibly efficient and delivers top-notch overall performance. In addition, the Model 3 features outstanding crash test ratings, impressive cargo volume, and roomy, supportive seats. The current base single-motor, rear-wheel-drive Long Range model offers 310 miles of range. It starts at $44,000, but the $5,000 Premium Upgrades package is mandatory until further notice. Eventually, Tesla has plans to release a 220-mile base variant with a starting price of $35,000.