Cheapest mid-engine cars

Top 40 most affordable cars with mid-mounted engine layout. Updated February 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. 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C $60,815 Photo of 2013 Alfa Romeo 4C
2. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder $85,244 Photo of 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder
3. 2020 Fiat 500e Convertible $42,486 Photo of 2020 Fiat 500e Convertible
4. 2016 McLaren 570GT $229,425 Photo of 2016 McLaren 570GT
5. 2016 McLaren 570S $240,181 Photo of 2016 McLaren 570S
6. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster $74,967 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster
7. 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS $106,935 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS
8. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 $105,257 Photo of 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
9. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S $92,797 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S
10. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman $74,022 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman
11. 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS $104,183 Photo of 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS
12. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S $92,001 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S
13. 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid $67,021 Photo of 2020 Suzuki Across Plug-In-Hybrid
14. 2016 Opel Ampera-e $44,839 Photo of 2016 Opel Ampera-e
15. 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 $122,786 Photo of 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4
16. 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 $98,642 Photo of 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4
17. 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS $104,236 Photo of 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS
18. 2013 Porsche Cayman S $85,820 Photo of 2013 Porsche Cayman S
19. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray $114,368 Photo of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
20. 2016 Lotus Evora 400 $110,400 Photo of 2016 Lotus Evora 400
21. 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport $117,100 Photo of 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport
22. 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster $83,407 Photo of 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster
23. 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster $112,045 Photo of 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 Roadster
24. 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive $25,231 Photo of 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
25. 2016 Hyundai Ioniq elektro $41,113 Photo of 2016 Hyundai Ioniq elektro
26. 2020 Seat Mii Electric $23,748 Photo of 2020 Seat Mii Electric
27. 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range $60,364 Photo of 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range
28. 2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance $66,700 Photo of 2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance
29. 2016 Honda NSX $227,634 Photo of 2016 Honda NSX
30. 2020 Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI Combi $35,660 Photo of 2020 Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI Combi
31. 2018 Range Rover P400e $138,000 Photo of 2018 Range Rover P400e
32. 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus $226,151 Photo of 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus
33. 2020 Audi R8 V10 RWD $180,368 Photo of 2020 Audi R8 V10 RWD
34. 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder $223,560 Photo of 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder
35. 2020 Radical Rapture $132,526 Photo of 2020 Radical Rapture
36. 2020 Jeep Renegade PHEV 4xe $48,466 Photo of 2020 Jeep Renegade PHEV 4xe
37. 2016 KTM X-BOW RR+ $188,566 Photo of 2016 KTM X-BOW RR+
38. 2013 KTM X-Bow GT $100,518 Photo of 2013 KTM X-Bow GT
39. 2011 KTM X-Bow R $119,393 Photo of 2011 KTM X-Bow R
40. 2020 BMW X2 25e $57,816 Photo of 2020 BMW X2 25e

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 02/05/2021, last addition - Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance.