2016 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Sports Car

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Best Sports Car:
2016 Chevrolet Camaro

When shopping for a Chevrolet Camaro, fiscal responsibility might not be your first concern but maximizing your buying dollars still matters.if only to enrich your aftermarket accessory budget. To that end Chevy's famed coupe claims the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own title for the sports car category.

All-new for 2016, the Camaro is a radically improved car. Sharing its underpinnings with the Cadillac ATS, the updated Camaro is notably lighter than the outgoing model, doing wonderful things for ride, handling and fuel economy. Along with a new platform, the coupe sports tidier exterior styling and improved materials throughout the interior. Top to bottom it's the most refined Camaro yet.

Die-hard Camaro aficionados might object to the base car's 4-cylinder engine but the turbocharged mill's 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque do plenty to address their concerns. Of course V6 and V8 engine options are still available for traditionalists.or power-mad Camaro fiends. Regardless which engine you choose, the 2016 Camaro is a blast to drive, offering the satisfying high-speed handling and on-road sophistication of a European sports car.

Given its style and engaging performance, the Camaro is quite reasonably priced, ringing in at $26,695 for the base 1LT trim. That sum seems even more reasonable after glancing at a standard equipment list that includes two USB ports, automatic climate control and 7-inch touch screen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$30,317
as of December 31, 2015

2nd Place Finisher
2016 Ford Mustang

2016 Ford Mustang

With modern yet classic styling and a host of powerful engine choices the Ford Mustang couples modern refinement with classic pony-car fun.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$38,378
as of December 31, 2015

3rd Place Finisher
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

New for 2016, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is, against the odds, lighter and smaller than the previous version, further heightening its ability to deliver open-air bliss.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$39,185
as of December 31, 2015

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See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2015 | 2014 | 2013
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