Cheapest mid-engine cars

Top 40 most affordable cars with mid-mounted engine layout. Updated March 2021.

Mid-engine cars are most complicated and expensive to make, and no budget-minded car buyer will consider any of the Ferraris or Lamborghinis we usually associate with this design.

In this space there are no truly cheap options - you have to pay to play the middle engine game.

Extra complexity and compromises in interior space are sacrifices sportscar buyers are willing to make if it yields the ultimate handling and balance that only perfectly weighted mid-engine car car provide.

# make & model Price ($)▼ Image
1. 2020 Seat Mii Electric $23,748 Photo of 2020 Seat Mii Electric
2. 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive $29,837 Photo of 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
3. 2020 Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI Combi $36,010 Photo of 2020 Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI Combi
4. 2020 Fiat 500e Convertible $38,815 Photo of 2020 Fiat 500e Convertible
5. 2016 Hyundai Ioniq elektro $41,113 Photo of 2016 Hyundai Ioniq elektro
6. 2016 Opel Ampera-e $44,839 Photo of 2016 Opel Ampera-e
7. 2020 Jeep Renegade PHEV 4xe $48,466 Photo of 2020 Jeep Renegade PHEV 4xe
8. 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus $53,201 Photo of 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
9. 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range $60,364 Photo of 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range
10. 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C $60,815 Photo of 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C
11. 2020 BMW X2 25e $60,850 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e
12. 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid $65,130 Photo of 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid
13. 2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance $66,700 Photo of 2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance
14. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster $74,967 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster
15. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman $75,496 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman
16. 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster $83,407 Photo of 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster
17. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder $85,244 Photo of 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder
18. 2013 Porsche Cayman S $85,820 Photo of 2013 Porsche Cayman S
19. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S $92,001 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S
20. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S $92,797 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S
21. 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 $98,642 Photo of 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4
22. 2013 KTM X-Bow GT $100,518 Photo of 2013 KTM X-Bow GT
23. 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS $104,183 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS
24. 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS $104,236 Photo of 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS
25. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 $105,257 Photo of 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
26. 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS $106,935 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS
27. 2016 Lotus Evora 400 $110,400 Photo of 2016 Lotus Evora 400
28. 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster $112,045 Photo of 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster
29. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray $114,195 Photo of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
30. 2011 KTM X-Bow R $119,393 Photo of 2011 KTM X-Bow R
31. 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport $119,769 Photo of 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport
32. 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 $122,786 Photo of 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4
33. 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S $131,684 Photo of 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S
34. 2020 Radical Rapture $132,526 Photo of 2020 Radical Rapture
35. 2018 Range Rover P400e $154,905 Photo of 2018 Range Rover P400e
36. 2020 Audi R8 V10 RWD $180,368 Photo of 2020 Audi R8 V10 RWD
37. 2020 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo $181,500 Photo of 2020 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo
38. 2016 KTM X-BOW RR+ $188,566 Photo of 2016 KTM X-BOW RR+
39. 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S $220,462 Photo of 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S
40. 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder $223,560 Photo of 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 03/04/2021, last addition - Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S.