2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Sports Car

2018 Chevrolet Camaro

Best Sports Car:
2018 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is an American icon. And as it turns out, one of the muscle car genre's best values, too. Only a couple years removed from a complete redesign and thorough modernization, the Camaro balances past, present and future like few cars on the market.

From our expert review: "Now in its 51st year of production, the Chevy Camaro is sophisticated well beyond its muscle-car heritage. More mature than its predecessors with increased refinement and a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 275 horsepower, the rear-wheel-drive 2018 Chevrolet Camaro shares much of its components with the Cadillac ATS. Don't worry; the 2018 Camaro hasn't lost its edge."

How exactly does it drive, then? Here's how we summed it up in the same review: "The 2018 Chevy Camaro is much smaller, lighter and more refined than its predecessor. It still delivers a visceral driving experience that will satisfy any enthusiast, but it doesn't beat you up or sacrifice comfort for performance like some Camaros of the past. The standard 275-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is strong enough to back up the Camaro's sexy styling, but the 335-horsepower V6 is quicker off the line and offers a more satisfying driving experience. Step up to the V8-powered SS if you can. Its 455-horsepower 6.2-liter engine is shared with the Corvette and delivers serious performance when you want it."

And since 455 horsepower isn't enough for everyone, this year Chevy introduced the fastest, quickest, best-handling, best-stopping and most powerful Camaro ever. The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is a race-ready monster with a long list of go-fast enhancements including a supercharged V8 that generates a whopping 650 horsepower. With a starting price around $70,000 the ZL1 1LE is not the 5-Year Cost to Own champ of the lineup, but it delivers its own special brand of value.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$43,629
as of December 31, 2017

2nd Place Finisher
2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger is a powerful and surprisingly comfortable way to live (or relive) your muscle car dreams.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$45,579
as of December 31, 2017

3rd Place Finisher
2018 Audi S3

2018 Audi S3

Audi's entry-level A3 is turned into a bona fide sport sedan in the Audi S3.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$56,836
as of December 31, 2017

Other Category Winners


See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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