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11 Of The Worst Sports Cars Under $20,000 (10 That Are Worth Every Dollar)

Aren’t sports cars fun to drive? And the best part is, you can snag some really cool ones for less than $20,000. An example is the 2010 Ford Mustang. With an average price of $7,365 - $11,139, the 2010 Ford Mustang is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 9.0, Cars US News states, “The 2010 Ford Mustang beats its competitors with top safety scores and a large trunk. A redesigned cabin also helps the Mustang stand out in its class.”

However, there are other sports cars that you can get for under $20,000 but we won’t recommend buying them because of their unreliable nature. An example is the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. With prices as low as $17,000, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.1, Cars US News states, “It ranks at the back of its class because of its uninspired handling, cramped back seat, and below-average reliability rating.”

Here are the 10 best sports cars – followed by 11 of the worst ones – for under $20,000.

21 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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With an average price of $6,915 - $8,241, the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 9.1, Cars US News states, “The 2010 Mazda MX-5 is a perennial reviewer favorite for its athletic handling and stellar fuel economy.”

20 2010 Ford Mustang

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With an average price of $7,365 - $11,139, the 2010 Ford Mustang is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 9.0, Cars US News states, “The 2010 Ford Mustang beats its competitors with top safety scores and a large trunk. A redesigned cabin also helps the Mustang stand out in its class.”

19 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

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With an average price of $8,774 - $9,560, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.9, Cars US News states, “The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ranks high for its powerful base engine and nimble handling.”

18 2010 Nissan 370Z

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With an average price of $11,274 - $11,434, the 2010 Nissan 370Z is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.9, Cars US News states, “Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2010 Nissan 370Z has good performance.” It gets 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg in the highway.

17 2016 Scion FR-S

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With an average price of $17,319 - $20,077, the 2016 Scion FR-S is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.8, Cars US News states, “The 2016 Scion FR-S ranks at the top of its class, thanks to its athletic handling, upscale interior, and great safety and reliability ratings.”

16 2009 Ford Mustang

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With an average price of $5,410 - $8,910, the 2009 Ford Mustang is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.8, Cars US News states, “The 2009 Ford Mustang ranks high due to its stellar safety score, excellent handling and useful second-row seating.”

15 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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With an average price of $6,204 - $7,503, the 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.8, Cars US News states, “The 2009 Mazda Miata is at the top of its class with responsive steering and a peppy engine.”

14 2009 Nissan 370Z

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With an average price of $9,773 - $10,614, the 2009 Nissan 370Z is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.8, Cars US News states, “With exceptional handling and a powerful V6, reviewers agreed that the 2009 Nissan 370Z is one of the most fun-to-drive cars in the class.”

13 2011 Chevrolet Camaro

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With an average price of $9,656 - $11,333, the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.8, Cars US News states, “The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro has agile handling and a powerful base engine.” It gets 17 mpg in the city and 28 mpg in the highway.

12 2011 Nissan 370Z

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With an average price of $12,810 - $16,720, the 2011 Nissan 370Z is one of the best sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 8.7, Cars US News states, “For the most part, reviewers liked the 2011 Nissan 370Z. However, its rough engine and subpar interior put it in the middle of the pack.”

Here are the 10 worst sports cars under $20,000:

11 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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With an average price of $6,724 - $9,549, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 6.9, Cars US News states, “An underpowered base engine makes the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe rank near the bottom of the affordable sports cars class.”

10 2013 Dodge Challenger

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With prices as low as $13,726, the 2013 Dodge Challenger is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 6.9, Cars US News states, “Although the 2013 Dodge Challenger offers potent powertrains and a spacious interior, higher-ranking rivals provide better driving dynamics and more stylish cabins.”

9 2012 Dodge Challenger

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With an average price of $12,499 - $15,056, the 2012 Dodge Challenger is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.0, Cars US News states, “Test drivers said that a spacious interior sets the 2012 Dodge Challenger apart from competing sports cars.”

8 2014 Dodge Challenger

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With prices as low as $15,272, the 2014 Dodge Challenger is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.0, Cars US News states, “The 2014 Dodge Challenger sits in the bottom half of our sports car rankings due to its below-average reliability and relatively low performance scores.”

7 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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With an average price of $12,487 - $16,686, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.0, Cars US News states, “The 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has below-average reliability and higher predicted ownership costs than most of its rivals.”

6 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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With prices as low as $17,000, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.1, Cars US News states, “It ranks at the back of its class because of its uninspired handling, cramped back seat, and below-average reliability rating.”

5 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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With an average price of $5,821 - $9,422, the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 6.9, Cars US News states, “Reviewers agreed that the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse is overshadowed by sports cars that offer better performance and higher-quality interiors.”

4 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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With an average price of $8,335 - $11,888, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.2, Cars US News states, “Test drivers noted that the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe lacks the athletic driving dynamics of competing sports cars.”

3 2013 MINI Cooper Roadster

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With an average price of $9,964 - $15,064, the 2013 MINI Cooper Roadster is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.2, Cars US News states, “The 2013 Mini Cooper Roadster impressed test drivers with its dynamic handling, but disappointed with its noisy cabin and stiff ride.”

2 2014 Nissan 370Z

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With prices as low as $17,338, the 2014 Nissan 370Z is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.5, Cars US News states, “The Nissan 370Z has a strong V6 engine and agile handling, but its noisy cabin, minimal cargo space, and high ownership cost sink this sports car from the top of our rankings.”

1 2015 MINI Cooper Roadster

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With prices as low as $16,442, the 2015 MINI Cooper Roadster is one of the worst sports cars you can snag for under $20,000. Giving it an overall score of 7.4, Cars US News states, “Its complicated dashboard controls, subpar cabin materials, and rigid ride land it near the bottom of the affordable sports car class.”

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