Cheapest mid-engine cars

Top 40 most affordable cars with mid-mounted engine layout. Updated July 2022.

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 $25,139 Photo of 2020 Seat Mii Electric
2. 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive $28,302 Photo of 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
3. 2020 Fiat 500e Convertible $38,358 Photo of 2020 Fiat 500e Convertible
4. 2016 Hyundai Ioniq elektro $41,113 Photo of 2016 Hyundai Ioniq elektro
5. 2016 Opel Ampera-e $44,839 Photo of 2016 Opel Ampera-e
6. 2020 Jeep Renegade PHEV 4xe $49,549 Photo of 2020 Jeep Renegade PHEV 4xe
7. 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus $54,285 Photo of 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
8. 2012 Lotus Elise S $54,549 Photo of 2012 Lotus Elise S
9. 2020 BMW X2 25e $63,296 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e
10. 2022 VW ID.5 GTX $65,881 Photo of 2022 VW ID.5 GTX
11. 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid $66,171 Photo of 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid
12. 2021 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition $66,933 Photo of 2021 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition
13. 2021 Kia EV6 $67,920 Photo of 2021 Kia EV6
14. 2020 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Long Range $69,190 Photo of 2020 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Long Range
15. 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 $70,050 Photo of 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB 350
16. 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C $72,503 Photo of 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C
17. 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-Tron 50 $72,987 Photo of 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-Tron 50
18. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster $74,967 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster
19. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman $75,399 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman
20. 2021 Audi Q4 E-Tron 50 $76,897 Photo of 2021 Audi Q4 E-Tron 50
21. 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster $83,407 Photo of 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster
22. 2023 Genesis GV60 $83,553 Photo of 2023 Genesis GV60
23. 2013 Porsche Cayman S $83,633 Photo of 2013 Porsche Cayman S
24. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder $85,244 Photo of 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder
25. 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS $88,895 Photo of 2014 Porsche Boxster GTS
26. 2022 Alpine A110 S $90,362 Photo of 2022 Alpine A110 S
27. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S $92,001 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S
28. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S $92,797 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S
29. 2013 KTM X-Bow GT $100,518 Photo of 2013 KTM X-Bow GT
30. 2021 VW Touareg R $102,633 Photo of 2021 VW Touareg R
31. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 $102,958 Photo of 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
32. 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS $103,141 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS
33. 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray $104,080 Photo of 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
34. 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS $104,236 Photo of 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS
35. 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS $105,173 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS
36. 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 $106,821 Photo of 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4
37. 2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder $109,250 Photo of 2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder
38. 2019 Porsche 718 Spyder $110,295 Photo of 2019 Porsche 718 Spyder
39. 2016 Lotus Evora 400 $110,400 Photo of 2016 Lotus Evora 400
40. 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster $112,045 Photo of 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 07/17/2022, last addition - Alpine A110 S.