Cars.com Recommended Sports Cars

To qualify as a Cars.com Recommended vehicle, models must have average or higher ratings in crash tests, reliability and mileage within their classes.

Recommended Cars
Cars are listed in alphabetical order by their class.
Sports Cars
$114,200 - $196,800
  • Mid-engine sports car

  • V-10 engine option

  • 430-hp V-8 standard

  • Coupe or convertible

  • Limited-edition GT coupe

  • All-wheel drive

$38,300 - $41,300
  • High-performance TTS trim level

  • AWD only

  • Coupe or roadster

 

$56,850
  • New for 2012

  • 360-hp five-cylinder engine

  • Six-speed manual

  • All-wheel drive

$48,650 - $64,200
  • Power-folding hardtop

  • Available turbocharged six-cylinder

  • Higher-performance sDrive35is trim

  • No-cost automatic transmission (sDrive30i)

  • Rear-wheel drive

  • Standard adjustable drivetrain settings

$23,280 - $54,095
  • Standard V-6 gains 11 hp for a total of 323 hp

  • New supercharged ZL1 edition

  • New 45th Anniversary Package

  • Rear-wheel drive

  • Manual or automatic with paddle shifters

$49,600 - $111,600
  • Standard 6.2-liter V-8

  • New Centennial Edition, updated interior

  • Three body styles

  • Manual or automatic

  • 505-hp Z06 coupe

  • 638-hp ZR1 version

$24,995 - $43,995
  • Dramatic retro styling

  • V-6 or V-8

  • Manual or automatic

  • Three available suspensions

  • High-performance 470-hp SRT8 version

 

$22,310 - $40,310
  • V-6 or V-8 engine

  • Limited-production Boss 302

  • Manual or automatic transmission

  • Coupe or convertible

  • Selectable steering assist

 

$22,250 - $30,750
  • New 333-hp V-6 for 2012

  • New eight-speed automatic for 2012

  • High-performance 5.0 R-Spec model

  • Eight airbags

  • Electronic stability system

 

$23,470 - $28,950
  • Soft-top or power-retractable hardtop

  • Choice of three transmissions

  • Timeless styling

  • Rear-wheel drive

$103,650 - $140,440
  • Choice of V-8 engines

  • High-performance SL63 AMG model

  • Intelligent Light System on headlamps

  • mbrace telematics system

 

$54,800
  • Redesigned for 2012

  • Turbo four-cylinder (SLK250), V-6 (SLK350) or V-8 (SLK55 AMG)

  • Rear-wheel drive

  • Manual (SLK250) or automatic (all)

  • Standard power-retractable hardtop

  • New variable-tint moonroof

$189,600 - $196,100
  • SLS AMG roadster debuts in late 2011

  • Coupe continues with gull-wing doors

  • 563-hp V-8

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission

 

$19,499 - $29,089
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Coupe or convertible

  • Black roof (coupes)

 

$32,280 - $43,200
  • Standard 332-hp V-6
  • Six-speed manual with optional rev-matching
  • Optional seven-speed paddle-shift automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive
$89,950 - $95,100
  • Zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds

  • 530-hp, twin-turbo V-6

  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission

  • All-wheel drive

  • Antilock Brembo disc brakes

$82,100 - $172,100
  • Redesigned coupe, convertible

  • Prior-generation 911 still available as a 2012 model

  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

  • New six-cylinder engines

  • New seven-speed manual transmission

$48,100 - $65,200
  • Manual or automatic transmissions

  • Lightweight Spyder model

  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and USB interfaces

$51,900 - $67,500
  • New lightweight Cayman R version

  • Mid-engine layout

  • Rear-wheel drive

  • Choice of six-cylinder engines

  • Manual or automatic transmissions

  • Coupe version of Boxster convertible

Convertibles
$23,280 - $54,095
  • Standard V-6 gains 11 hp for a total of 323 hp 

  • New supercharged ZL1 edition 

  • New 45th Anniversary Package

  • Rear-wheel drive

  • Manual or automatic with paddle shifters

$49,600 - $111,600
  • Standard 6.2-liter V-8

  • New Centennial Edition, updated interior

  • Three body styles

  • Manual or automatic

  • 505-hp Z06 coupe

  • 638-hp ZR1 version

$22,310 - $40,310
  • V-6 or V-8 engine

  • Limited-production Boss 302

  • Manual or automatic transmission

  • Coupe or convertible

  • Selectable steering assist

$23,470 - $28,950
  • Soft-top or power-retractable hardtop

  • Choice of three transmissions

  • Timeless styling

  • Rear-wheel drive

$32,280 - $43,200
  • Standard 332-hp V-6
  • Six-speed manual with optional rev-matching
  • Optional seven-speed paddle-shift automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive
$82,100 - $172,100
  • Redesigned coupe, convertible

  • Prior-generation 911 still available as a 2012 model

  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

  • New six-cylinder engines

  • New seven-speed manual transmission

$34,350 - $39,585
  • Updated exterior styling for 2012
  • Standard convertible hardtop
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission
$40,450 - $44,050
  • New Premier Plus and Platinum trim levels

  • Retractable-hardtop convertible

  • Five-cylinder turbo engine

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