Sports cars are a lot of fun, but they can also cost a lot of money. If a new sports car is too much for your budget, don’t worry. Choose a used sports car, and it’s much easier to fit one into your budget. Here are the 10 best used sports cars under $20,000.
1. 2015 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is available in multiple configurations that are all fun to drive. Choose from a coupe or a convertible with three available engines. The base 3.7-liter V6 delivers 300 horsepower, while the 5.0-liter V8 takes that number all the way up to 435 horsepower. There’s also a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.
2. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
No list of sports cars is complete without the Mazda MX-5 Miata. This soft-top convertible has seating for two with superb driving dynamics. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 155 horsepower paired with either a manual or automatic transmission. It’s not about the horsepower with this sports car, but rather its fantastic handling.
3. 2012 Nissan 370Z
The Nissan 370Z has seating for two and standard rear-wheel drive. It’s available as a coupe or a convertible to enjoy the summer sun. Power comes from a 3.7-liter V6 engine with either 332 horsepower or 350 horsepower in the Nismo trim. There’s also a choice of either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.
4. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro
Available as a coupe or convertible, the Chevrolet Camaro can be had as either a coupe or convertible with a choice of five powerful engines. The base 3.6-liter V6 delivers strong performance with 323 horsepower. Sitting at the top of the engine lineup is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 580 horsepower of fun.
5. 2004 Chevrolet Corvette
Offered as a coupe or convertible, the Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic sports car. You’ll have to go back several years to get into one for less than $20,000. This model year was available with a standard 5.7-liter V8 engine delivering 350 horsepower paired with either a manual or automatic transmission. A specially tuned version of this engine found in the Z06 bumps performance up to 405 horsepower.
6. 2009 BMW Z4
The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel-drive 2-seater with powerful engine choices. It was completely redesigned this model year with a retractable hardtop. There’s a choice of two engines with either a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder with 255 horsepower or a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder with 300 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, along with a choice of available 6- or 7-speed automatics.
7. 2015 Subaru BRZ
It’s not spacious, but there is seating for four people in the Subaru BRZ. It also has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. It has crisp handling and good fuel economy that further makes it easy on your budget.
8. 2012 Audi TT Coupe
The Audi TT Coupe has standard all-wheel drive with seating for up to four people. There’s a choice of three powerful engines, from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 211 horsepower up to a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder with 360 horsepower. There’s also either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
9. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a beautiful hardtop convertible. It has a luxurious and comfortable interior with seating for two. There’s a choice of three engines, with the base 1.8-liter 4-cylinder delivering 201 horsepower, while the AMG’s top 5.5-liter V8 takes that figure up to 415 horsepower.
10. 2008 Jaguar XK
Its sleek design gives the luxurious Jaguar XK plenty of curb appeal. This rear-wheel-drive sports car has seating for four. Power comes from a 4.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It accelerates aggressively with sporty, controlled handling.
Best Used Sports Cars Under $20,000
- 2015 Ford Mustang
- 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
- 2012 Nissan 370Z
- 2015 Chevrolet Camaro
- 2004 Chevrolet Corvette
- 2009 BMW Z4
- 2015 Subaru BRZ
- 2012 Audi TT Coupe
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
- 2008 Jaguar XK
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