You are here

Top Gear’s top five junior sports cars

  1. Subaru BRZ

    £24,995, 200bhp, 151lb ft, 0-62mph 7.6secs, vmax 130mph, 36.2mpg, CO2 181g/km

    Modest but revvy power, rear-wheel-drive and a decent manual ‘box make for one of the most complete fun-per-£ cars of the modern age.

    Read the full verdict here

  2. Toyota GT86

    £24,995, 200bhp, 151lb ft, 0-62mph 7.6secs, vmax 130mph, 36.mpg, C)2 181g/km

    The Toyota twin of the BRZ, except imported in higher numbers. This a modern version of an Escort Mexico, except Japanese and reliable.

    Read the full verdict here

  3. BMW M135i

    £29,995, 320bhp, 332lb ft, 0-62mph 5.1secs, vmax 155mph, 35.3mpg, CO2 189g/km

    Incredible value, incredible performance, slightly anonymous looks. Quite possibly the very best car BMW makes at the moment.

    Read the full verdict here

  4. Mazda MX-5

    £18,495, 126bhp, 123lb ft, 0-62mph 9.9secs, vmax 121mph, 39.8mpg, CO2 167g/km

    Getting slightly geriatric these days, but still the car that spawned many imitators. A great way to learn how to handle a RWD chassis.

    Read the full verdict here

  5. Honda CR-Z

    £20,550, 137bhp, 140lb ft, 0-62mph 9.1secs, vmax 124mph, 56.5mpg, CO2 116g/km

    Odd choice - this being a FWD hybrid - but decent chassis balance and fun handling versus real-world economy make it worth a punt.

    Read the full verdict here

What do you think?

This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. Please read Top Gear’s code of conduct (link below) before posting.

Promoted content