Zippy and Sippy: Sports Cars with the Best Gas Mileage

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Sports cars turn our heads, cause us to feel great inside with the awesome power and advanced aerodynamics that are onboard. Made for speed and performance many times sports cars are not thought of as fuel efficient. In fact many sports car owners own them for their power and precision in performance, but there exists a list of sports cars in specific models that offer a good amount of fuel efficiency to allow them to be economically used as daily driver cars and not just left in the garage for the weekends or special occasions.

#10 2014 Hyundai Veloster

The Veloster for 2014 may not be thought of as a sports car, but the power and performance capabilities would certainly disagree. Getting our list started the Turbo R-Spec model of the Veloster is powered by a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbo engine that is capable of 201 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The Veloster features overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, five airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 18-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. Starting our list off with good fuel numbers, the Veloster offers a fuel efficiency of 24 city/33 hwy mpg. As a model that is quickly going to be gone from dealer inventories, the time is now to purchase this very nice sports car.

#9 2015 Subaru BRZ

Sporty and very sharp, the BRZ in the Limited (A6) model is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontal four-cylinder “boxer” engine that can reach up to 200 horsepower. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the BRZ offers overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, an integrated navigation system, a full complement of airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control and driveline traction control. This very sharp and sporty offering from Subaru comes in with 25 city/34 hwy mpg of fuel efficiency for owners to enjoy.

#8 2015 BMW Z4

As a breathtaking offering, especially in a convertible model, the Z4 in the sDrive28i model is powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbo engine that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This very sporty BMW includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, a full array of airbags to include driver and passenger knee airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The Z4 comes into the list with a fuel efficiency of 22 city/34 hwy mpg.

#7 2014 MINI Roadster

Maybe thought of as more of a go-cart on crack, the Min Roadster is a sports car and looks sharp with the top down as well. This 2014 model in the John Cooper Works model is powered by a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbo engine that can achieve 208 horsepower. This engine is married up with a six-speed manual transmission and is equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, five airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The Mini Roadster comes in with fuel efficiency numbers of 26 city/35 hwy and as a model that is soon to be gone from inventories should be a great price for shoppers to enjoy.

#6 2014 MINI Coupe

Another offering from Mini the Coupe is sharp and stylish and almost as much of a go-cart on steroids as the Roadster. The Coupe in the John Cooper Works model is powered by a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbo engine that offers 208 horsepower that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. This Coupe includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, five airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The fuel efficiency for the Coupe is the same as the Roadster at 26 city/35 hwy mpg; this model will also be gone soon to make room for the 2015’s.

#5 2015 MINI Convertible

Another Mini seems to be too much, but the company has done a great job making very sporty and fuel efficient vehicles for the world to enjoy. As a model that enters the new model year, the Convertible in the John Cooper Works edition is offered with the same 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbo engine capable of 208 horsepower and married to the six-speed automatic transmission. The Convertible is equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control, electronic stability control and power mirrors. The fuel efficiency is once again the same as the previous two at 26 city/35 hwy mpg.

#4 2014 MINI Clubman

Guess what, another Mini. The Clubman doesn’t really look much like a sports car, more like a small wagon, but performance numbers put it in the sports car class. The Clubman in the John Cooper Works model once again has the 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbo engine that can achieve as much as 208 horsepower. Add the six-speed manual transmission to the fray and the powertrain is identical to the last three Minis on the list. The Clubman is offered with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. By being the third 2014 model year offering on this list from Mini shoppers will have their preference of which Mini to buy and with the same fuel efficiency at 26 city/35 hwy mpg the Clubman will offer the same benefits as the others.

#3 2015 Ford Fiesta

Not usually thought of as a sports car, the Fiesta reaches sports car status with the near 200 horsepower engine and the lightweight that gets this car moving in a hurry. In the ST model the engine is the EcoBoost 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbo engine that offers up to 197 horsepower. Mated up with a six-speed manual transmission this Fiesta includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags to include the driver knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and AdvanceTrac electronic stability control. This Ford comes in with a fuel efficiency that is the same as all the Minis on the list at 26 city/35 hwy mpg for owners to enjoy.

#2 2015 Scion FR-S

With a very sporty appearance that looks like its bored standing still the FR-S in the base (A6) model is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontal four-cylinder engine and paired up with a six-speed automatic transmission. The FR-S includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The FR-S comes to the party with 28.3 city/36.2 hwy mpg of fuel efficiency for owners to enjoy along with its very sporty stylings.

#1 2014 Tesla Model S

At the top of the list for sports cars is none other than the Tesla Model S for 2014. Equipped with the Tesla electric motor this high-performance sports car is capable of a fuel efficiency of 94 city/97 hwy mpg for owners to enjoy. Not only is it a sports car, but it is also a luxury performance car offering an outstanding amount of style and comfort as well.

For car shoppers who want the feeling of a sports car along with the benefits of fuel efficiency this list is the place to begin. Only a few will be able to afford the winner in the Tesla, but many of the offerings in the list are great and very affordable cars for many shoppers to take advantage of.

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