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Best small sports cars of 2022

A small sports car is the perfect thing for narrow country lanes and blasts down your favourite B roads. While luggage and passenger space tend to be inevitably compromised, some of our specially selected options below will take your kids and some weekend-away bags while still delivering sports car driving thrills.

porsche 718 Cayman

1. Porsche 718 Cayman

9/10
carwow price from
£583* / month
mazda MX-5

2. Mazda MX-5

9/10
carwow price from
£288* / month (£24,834)
audi RS3

3. Audi RS3

9/10
carwow price from
£591* / month (£54,655)
bmw M3

4. BMW M3

9/10
carwow price from
£1,059* / month (£74,382)
mercedes

5. Mercedes-AMG SL

bmw M240i

6. BMW M240i

8/10
carwow price from
£541* / month (£45,688)
jaguar F-Type

7. Jaguar F-Type

8/10
carwow price from
£735* / month (£52,051)
audi TT RS Roadster

8. Audi TT RS

7/10
carwow price from
£720* / month
bmw Z4

9. BMW Z4

7/10
carwow price from
£483* / month (£38,782)
suzuki Swift Sport

10. Suzuki Swift Sport

7/10
carwow price from
£230* / month (£22,070)

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If you’re on a budget, then the Mazda MX-5 is always a solid choice. It’s quick enough and has great handling. If your budget stretches a little further, then the Porsche 718 Boxster is a superb option with class-leading driving dynamics and plenty of performance. 

The Suzuki Swift Sport is one of the most affordable small sports cars around, being essentially a small city hatch with some added oomph also gives it a practicality advantage over most of its rivals. If your definition of a small sports car is a bit more focussed, then the multi-talented Mazda MX-5 is your best bet.

The Porsche 718 Cayman and Alpine A110 are both superb small sports cars offering the sort of immersive driving experience that makes far pricier supercars feel a bit pointless. The Cayman can be had with more options and engine choices, although the Alpine is significantly cheaper in base trim – which is the perfect way to experience it anyway.