Roadsters Under $30k

Who wouldn’t want to tear up the road with a classy roadster? Price doesn’t have to be an obstacle to owning one of these sporty-looking vehicles! A lot of highly respected vehicle manufacturers—including Mazda, Fiat, and Nissan—have given the public just what they want: top-notch roadsters at an affordable price.

Mazda MX-5 Miata: Designed to Impress

Critics consistently call the Miata one of the best in its class on the market for a reason. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 once again looks to be well worth an investment.

Appearance

The classic exterior styling for the MX-5 Miata once again returns in the 2019 model year. Many people have compared the body style to classic British sports cars from the 1950s. The hard convertible top helps this sports car look absolutely beautiful with the roof open or closed. This is a hard look to achieve for most convertibles, but this Mazda handles it perfectly. Those who want to get behind the wheel of one of the most stylish and impressive cars in 2019 need look no further than the Miata.

Performance

The main purpose of owning a sports car is getting a fun and powerful driving experience. That is exactly what drivers will receive with this roadster. The 2.0-liter inline-four engine delivers 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Since the car only weights about 2,400 pounds, 181 horsepower is more than enough power to make anyone feel like a race car driver.


Even better? Unlike almost every other popular sports car on the market, drivers will not have to sacrifice fuel efficiency to receive this fun driving experience. The new MX-5 Miata will get approximately 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. This is simply better gas mileage than drivers will find on almost any other sports car.

Pricing

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata suggested base price is $25,730.

Fiat Spider: All-around Excellence

The 2019 Fiat Spider presents the rare opportunity for someone to enjoy an open-air sports car at an affordable price. Its appealing trims, fair pricing, incredible features, and stellar performance and safety all make this vehicle one to look out for.

Appearance

The Fiat Spider is known for its classic lines and performance-oriented style. Standard exterior features of the base Classica trim include (but are not limited to): silver aluminum wheels, 195/50VR16 3-season performance tires, a convertible roof, door handles that blend with the body, dual-function projector headlamps, daylight headlamps, LED tail lamps, side-repeater lamps, power mirrors, body-color side sills/skirts, and dual exhaust tips.

Luxury and quality aesthetic don’t stop at the exterior, however. The interior can offer plenty of Italian style to make this roadster stand out from the rest of its class. Standard features on the Classica trim include: manual 6-way driver/4-way passenger seat, premium cloth seats, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob with manual transmission, passenger-side sun visor with mirror, a pushbutton start, and a tilt-steering column.

Performance

As a sports car, the 2019 Spider comes with a powertrain that gives it the road capability anyone could ever need. All Spiders come with a standard 1.4-liter I4 MultiAir turbo engine that offers up to 160 horsepower on the Classica. This inline-4 turbo powertrain is married to a standard 6-Speed manual RWD transmission with a 6-Speed AISIN automatic RWD transmission available as an option all trim levels. In 0 to 60 acceleration tests, the Spider is able to achieve a time of 6.3 seconds. All Spiders also come standard with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, with Brembo 4-wheel disc performance brakes available on the highest trim. Overall, this rear-wheel drive roadster has the performance to make any drive more enjoyable.

Pricing

The 2019-year model is available in three trim levels. The entry trim is the Classica with a starting price of $24,995.

Nissan 370Z: Exhilarating Performance

Nissan has done it again: the 2019 Nissan 370Z proves you can have luxurious style and top-notch performance at an affordable price.

Appearance

Sleek. Classic. Sporty. This car is designed to turn heads with its appealing design. With 6 exterior different color options available, most people can find a roadster that fits their tastes. The interior will impress anyone with its tech-forward infotainment center, attractive steering wheel, and comfortably stylish seating.

Performance

The 370Z is what happens when manufacturers prioritize intelligent design. The standard option provides an exhilarating 332 horsepower and 270 ft.-lb. torque. Drivers will have complete control while they tear up the road with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Front- and rear-stabilizer bars and sport-tuned shock absorbers help make rides smooth for maximum enjoyment and comfort.

Pricing

Starting MSRP for the base model is $29,990.


Disclaimers: Not all features come standard. Upgrading can raise the base price. Manufacturers and sellers have not independently verified the information on this page.