Cheapest mid-engine cars

Top 40 most affordable cars with mid-mounted engine layout. Updated July 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 $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 $48,466 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. 2020 BMW X2 25e $63,296 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e
9. 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-Tron 50 $63,940 Photo of 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-Tron 50
10. 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid $65,649 Photo of 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid
11. 2021 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition $66,933 Photo of 2021 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition
12. 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C $72,503 Photo of 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C
13. 2021 Audi Q4 E-Tron 50 $74,138 Photo of 2021 Audi Q4 E-Tron 50
14. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster $74,967 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster
15. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman $75,203 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. 2021 VW Touareg R $100,616 Photo of 2021 VW Touareg R
24. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 $102,958 Photo of 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
25. 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS $103,141 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS
26. 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS $104,236 Photo of 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS
27. 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS $105,173 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS
28. 2019 Porsche 718 Spyder $110,295 Photo of 2019 Porsche 718 Spyder
29. 2016 Lotus Evora 400 $110,400 Photo of 2016 Lotus Evora 400
30. 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster $112,045 Photo of 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster
31. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray $114,195 Photo of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
32. 2011 KTM X-Bow R $119,393 Photo of 2011 KTM X-Bow R
33. 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport $119,769 Photo of 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport
34. 2021 BMW 740d xDrive $126,463 Photo of 2021 BMW 740d xDrive
35. 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 $127,718 Photo of 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4
36. 2020 Radical Rapture $132,526 Photo of 2020 Radical Rapture
37. 2021 Audi E-Tron GT $136,040 Photo of 2021 Audi E-Tron GT
38. 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S $150,157 Photo of 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S
39. 2018 Range Rover P400e $154,905 Photo of 2018 Range Rover P400e
40. 2021 Audi E-Tron GT RS $172,265 Photo of 2021 Audi E-Tron GT RS

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 07/07/2021, last addition - Audi Q4 Sportback e-Tron 50.