When Fun Meets Efficiency

03.15.16 - 2016 Porsche Cayman

When we buy a car we normally need it to be the right vehicle for every driving situation we run into. In some cases this is just fine, but if you really want a car that is fun on the road with the curve hugging ability to take on any challenge thrown at it but you also want to be able to drive this car on a daily basis that severely limits your choices. This list is a group of cars that are all a lot of fun to drive, with some of the best technology and performance for you to enjoy, and they all will deliver more than thirty mpg for you to enjoy the drive every day.

BMW i8As the most expensive car on this list the i8 is one that will give you the efficiency you want, at least 30 mpg even in the Sport mode which can be increased to 76 mpge when driven in normal mode. This car uses a turbocharged three-cylinder engine and two electric motors to provide the speed to reach sixty mph in only 3.6 seconds which gives you the speed you want from this power setup of a lightweight sports car.

BMW 228iThis lightweight player is a lot of fun and a much more affordable choice than the i8. You can gain at least 35 mpg on the highway and reach sixty mph in only 5.4 seconds with this car. The engine will deliver 240 horsepower while the car comes in at only 3,300 pounds to have a car that is the perfect balance of power and weight. What makes this car fun; the drive train with the awesome suspension and steering that make this a quick and easy to drive car that you can take through the twists and turns with ease.

Chevrolet Camaro LTThis is the base model of the Camaro so it may be the “Camaro Light” which makes use of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to provide 275 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This is enough to power this car to sixty mph in only 5.4 seconds and give you a fuel mileage of 31 mpg on the highway. This gives you a classic favorite in the form of the Camaro that is also one of the most fun cars you can have that will still give you over thirty mpg on the highway.

Fiat 500 AbarthThe Fiat 500 is a small Italian hatchback that looks like it could be fun. With the Abarth model it answers that question and leaves no doubt about its goal to be fun on the road. While the size and shape of this car tells you it should be fuel efficient, and it is at 34 mpg on the highway, the Abarth makes lots of noise and is one of the most fun cars to drive when the roads get tight or you need some quick and decisive handling. Let this car show off and give you the fun ride you have searched for over the years.

Ford Fiesta STWhen the Abarth is not to your taste or you want a car that can feel confident and comfortable on the open roads the Fiesta ST will be the car you want. This car is powered by the tiny but mighty 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that will give you 33 mpg, but will also give you more fun on the roads than you might feel it should. This car has a sport tuned suspension and the most responsive steering you can find in order to be a ride you will never forget and want to experience every day.

Ford Mustang EcoBoostSimilar to the Camaro LT you will find a four-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood of this pony car which offers 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. This is a car that can reach sixty mph in a little over five seconds while giving you a fuel mileage of 32 mpg on the highway. This makes for a pairing of power and efficiency in a car that others will look at as you pass by. The Mustang may be the perfect car on this list for you to fully enjoy.

Mazda MiataThis is a list that the Miata certainly should always be on. As a car that only gives you 155 horsepower the Miata does what others don’t by making full use of all the power while also bringing you the steering and performance you want to have on any road. As for the fuel mileage, you will enjoy 36 mpg on the highway to give you a car that you can put the top down on and take on whatever winding and curving roads you can find in your area to make for one of the best driving cars you have ever enjoyed.

Mini CooperThis attractive car offers you a truly European look that is also a lot of fun. When you step up to the John Cooper Works model you will enjoy the Hardtop that has more performance and a step up in power to give you the drive you want to enjoy. At the base model you have a three-cylinder turbocharged engine that will make 41 mpg on the highways and with the JCW model that has the sport tuning you will still enjoy 31 mpg on the open road. With exquisite handling and the great look of a classic small car this is a car that you will enjoy on a daily basis.

Porsche CaymanYou might not have thought there would be a Porsche on this list, but the Cayman makes the grade with 32 mpg on the standard mode and 30 mpg for the Cayman S which brings in more power. This car gives you the perfected handling that Porsche is known for and a 325 horsepower flat six-cylinder engine to make sure you can have a ride that will be awesome wherever you need to go.

Scion FR-SThe FR-S will be under the Toyota name as of August and it’s certainly a car that was an easy choice to carry forward for the brand. This car gives you 34 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission or 30 mpg with the manual. This is a sporty and fun car to enjoy driving in a vehicle that is somewhat like the Miata in its overall performance to give you one of the most impressive drives on the road. Not only can you enjoy the ride and the efficiency, this is car that is easy to afford, which makes for a hat trick of reasons to buy this car.

Volkswagen GTIIn a world with hot hatches as part of the market one of the best is the GTI. This car will give you a dynamic drive that whips through some of the most challenging twists and turns on the road while still giving you 34 mpg on the highway. Typically a sporty car is setup in RWD, but this one is a FWD active drive that allows you to enjoy the drive and come back looking for more, especially while the gas tank is still nearly full.

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