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Adaptive cruise control allows occupants to breathe a little easier at highway speeds. The function maintains speed and following distance to take the guesswork out of highway cruising. However, adaptive systems aren’t limited to posh, top-dollar luxury rides; some fly-by-feel sports cars offer the fire-and-forget driving feature without busting the bank, like the 2024 Ford Mustang and Subaru BRZ. 

These five sports cars will keep it cool on the highway with adaptive cruise control

A blue 2024 Ford Mustang GT, a sports car with adaptive cruise control, blasts down a city street.
2024 Ford Mustang GT | Ford
  • 2024 Ford Mustang
  • 2024 BMW Z4
  • 2024 Nissan Z
  • 2024 Jaguar F-Type
  • 2024 Subaru BRZ

The 2024 Ford Mustang works adaptive cruise control into its Ford Co-Pilot 360 suite, along with pre-collision and park assists. As such, the Blue Oval’s tenured pony car got a little better at being less of a stereotype and more of a budget-friendly grand tourer (GT). 

The BMW Z4 gets a manual transmission option for 2025, along with a smart cruise control system that will maintain distance and speed so you don’t have to. Better yet, with a turbocharged 3.0L B58 inline six-cylinder engine up front, the Toyota GR Supra sibling is one of the fastest cars on this list. 

In addition to the Z4, the sports car segment yields a GR Supra rival with a 400-horsepower 3.0L V6 and a manual transmission option: the 2024 Nissan Z. Better yet, the Z comes with adaptive cruise control to handle long, monotonous trips on the seemingly endless highway system. 

Sure, the 2024 Jaguar F-Type is far from the affordable side of the expansive sports car segment. However, the British nameplate offers the smart cruise control option, whereas the closely comparable C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray omits the feature. 

Finally, the 2024 Subaru BRZ might be one of the last words in the world of affordable driver’s cars, but it isn’t exactly spartan. No, the BRZ, along with its mechanical sibling, the Toyota GR86, offers adaptive cruise control for comfy highway cruising, per TrueCar. 

Not every cutting-edge sports car boasts adaptive cruise control

The Subaru BRZ and Ford Mustang offer adaptive cruise control without breaking the bank. However, not every luxe sports car model prioritizes the feature. 

For instance, the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes without the option, despite being a much pricier option in the performance car market. Of course, not every sports car buyer is overly concerned with the smart cruise control system, instead focusing on razor-sharp driving dynamics.

Source: TrueCar