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Best small sports cars of 2024

A small sports car is the perfect thing for narrow country lanes and blasts down your favourite B-roads. Luggage and passenger space tend to be somewhat compromised, making them a bit less appealing for a long-haul road trip, but for fun on a twisty road there's nothing that can match them.

Below you'll find our expert reviewers' favourite small sports cars, covering all sorts of budgets and varying levels of practicality, so there's something for everyone.

Porsche 718 Cayman

1. Porsche 718 Cayman

9/10
Porsche 718 Cayman review
Porsche 718 Boxster
2024
Driving Pleasure Award
Highly Commended

2. Porsche 718 Boxster

9/10
Porsche 718 Boxster review

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BMW M2
2024
Driving Pleasure Award
Highly Commended

3. BMW M2

9/10
BMW M2 review
Mazda MX-5

4. Mazda MX-5

9/10
Mazda MX-5 review
Toyota Supra

5. Toyota Supra

9/10
Toyota Supra review
Toyota GR86
2024
Pleasure Of Driving Award

6. Toyota GR86

9/10
Toyota GR86 review
Lotus Emira
2024
Driving Pleasure Award
Highly Commended

7. Lotus Emira

8/10
Lotus Emira review
Audi TT RS

8. Audi TT RS

8/10
Audi TT RS review
Alpine A110

9. Alpine A110

7/10
Alpine A110 review
BMW Z4

10. BMW Z4

7/10
BMW Z4 review

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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.