There are lots of people who want to have a car with sportier performance and chassis but with a comfort and space of a family car, for all those the best option is four door sports car that is designed to give you both the things. Following is the list of top 10 best sports cars compiled on the basis of consumer reviews and ratings that will make your selection easy.
Ford Taurus is available in four trim levels, SE, SEL, Limited and SHO. All the models are equipped with 3.5 liter V6 engine, generates 290 horsepower and 255 lb ft of torque and EPA rated fuel economy is 19 mpg city, 29 mpg highway. The SHO trim level employs a 3.5 liter Twin-turbocharged V6 produces 365 hp and 350 lb ft of torque with an EPA rated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The engine is paired with a six speed automatic transmission that can push the car from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The cabin is more classy and spacious with more rear seat space and cargo space that is 20.1 cubic feet. The car has to compete against Toyota Avalon and Nissan Maxima that is offering almost similar driving impression, handling and road grip. The car comes at a base price
Toyota Camry SE
The Toyota Camry SE is a good option for four door sports cars lovers that employs a powerful 3.5L V6 engine pumps out 268 horsepower and 248 lb ft of torque with an EPA rated fuel economy 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The car accelerates in 5.8 seconds from 0-60 mph. The Toyota Camry SE was a top selling car in the US in 2012 followed by the Honda Accord and Volkswagen Passat VR6 SEL. The car comes at a base price of $29,515 that is quite reasonable for a luxurious, comfortable and high performance car.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V
The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V employs the same 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The engine makes 556 hp and 551 lb ft of torque and is mated with a standard six speed manual transmission box. The EPA rated fuel economy is 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway and can accelerate the car from 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. The car is equipped with everything that one can expect in sporty and comfortable car including technologically advanced interior, appealing exterior and is very fast and progressive. The standard magnetic ride control suspension making it balanced even in tight corners. The car comes at a base price $47,953. The plus points of the car include powerful engine, smooth ride and reasonable price and some negative points are crowded and confusing instrumental panel and hefty curb weight. Market rivals are BMW M5 and Mercedes Benz E63 AMG.
2007 Honda Civic Si Sedan
The 2007 Honda Civic Si is a good option for four door compact size sports car that employs a 2.0 liter engine produces 197 horsepower and 139 lb ft of torque with a red line of 8,000 rpm. The EPA rated fuel economy is 23 mpg city and 32 mpg highway and can accelerate the car from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds. The car is light, engaging and interesting and is one of the hottest cars available in the market. Volkswagen GLI was its hottest and tough rival on the market with a 2.0 liter Turbocharged engine produces almost same hp and EPA fuel economy. The 2007 Civic Si had a base price of $21,885.
Lexus IS 350
The entry level luxury car that offers you a sporty performance and family car comfort together. The Lexus IS is a good option that has been there since 1998. The Lexus IS 350 is in the middle of IS lineup that employs a 3.5 liter robust V6 engine produces 306 hp and 277 lb ft of torque and is mated with a standard 6 speed automatic transmission box. The EPA rated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. The car comes at a price range $40,320 to $42,780.
The toughest competitor of the BMW 7-series and Mercedes S-class, Audi S8 employs a Twin Turbocharged V8 engine produces 520 hp and 481 lb ft and is mated with 8 speed automatic transmission. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with EPA fuel economy 15city/25highway. The base price of this car is $110,895 that is offering you a fuel efficient and easy handling car.
2012 Subaru WRX
The 2012 Subaru WRX is a powerful car offering and engaging ride with comfort and style. The car employs 2.5 liter boxer Turbocharged engine that pumps out 265 hp and a torque of 244 lb ft. Unfortunately the engine is mated with a 5-speed rubbery feeling manual transmission. The EPA estimated figure is 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. The car is a good option offering powerful performance but unfortunately the cockpit is noisy with hard and cheap plastic finishing. The WRX is also a bit problematic in turning points. The car comes at a price $25,595 to $37,444.
2011 Nissan Maxima
Offering you a high quality interior, precise steering feel and high tech equipment at unfortunately with a high price tag, the 2011 Nissan Maxima equipped with 3.5 liter V6 engine pumps out 290 hp and 261 lb ft of torque. The acceleration is 6.3 seconds from 0-60 mph and EPA fuel economy are 19 city/26 highway. The car priced at $18,546 to $23,607.
Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T
One of the leading 4-door sports car that comes at a price of $25,675 for its powerful 2.0 liter Turbocharged engine makes 274 hp and 269 lb ft of torque with an EPA estimated fuel economy 22city/34highway. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds.
This is one of the most powerful four door sports car range with different models including hybrid, Turbo, Diesel and GTS variants with a range of powerful powertrains including V6, V8, Supercharged, Turo diesel and Twin turbo. The lineup has to compete against Jaguar XFR, BMW M5 and Mercedes E63. Different models of the lineup can produce 250 horsepower to 550 horsepower and 295 lb ft of torque to 553 lb ft.