Before one can generate a list of the best MPG sports cars for 2012, one must define a “sports car.” According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a sports car is “a low, small, usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving.” Boy, it sure would be easier to identify a sports car without the word “usually” inserted into this definition.
With this guideline in mind, we’ll toss out the sport coupes and sedans that are based on family and luxury models, as well as spoilered and kitted hatchbacks that can carry adults in the back seat. That leaves 2-seaters and 2+2 models designed to go fast and have fun.
Based on these parameters, the following list of high MPG sports car for 2012 includes the 5 models boasting the highest combined fuel economy ratings, with the thriftiest of the bunch appearing on the last page. Enjoy, and if nothing else, this round-up of the best MPG sports cars for 2012 proves that sometimes you can have your cake, and eat it, too.