What are the Most Practical Sports Cars That You Can Drive Daily?

Many car enthusiasts often dream about being able to drive their favorite sports car every day. However, the allure of it diminishes when they realize that a sports car might not fit their everyday life. After all, if kids need to be picked up and groceries need to be purchased, then a two-door coupe definitely wouldn’t be up to the task, right?

Not exactly. With a little outside-of-the-box thinking, there’s a possibility for any sportscar enthusiast to have their cake and eat it too. Here are some prime examples of practical sports cars in the market that can be driven daily in relative comfort.

2021 Toyota Supra

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 near a lake
2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 | Joe Santos

Much to the dismay of many car enthusiasts, the all-new Toyota Supra is basically a BMW in Toyota’s clothing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to drive. We recently had a chance to test out the 2021 Supra 2.0 turbo and came away impressed with its agile handling characteristics and a potent 255-hp engine.

Additionally, the visibility in the Supra is better than you would expect and its ride is firm but surprisingly comfortable. The only downside is that it only has two seats, but it does have a decent-sized trunk that can fit your luggage and possibly even a set of golf clubs.

2021 BMW M2 Competition

2021 BMW M2 Competition in silver
2021 BMW M2 Competition | BMW

With a powerful twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine that produces over 400 hp, the BMW M2 Competition has all of the power that you would need for the daily drive. It’s based on the automaker’s entry-level 2 Series coupe, so it’s small enough to fit in tight spaces when needed.

To top off all of that performance, the M2 Competition also has an adequate amount of seating for up to four adults as well as a large trunk area. Life is too short to drive a boring sedan, buy an M2 Competition instead so you smile every time you drive it.

2021 Mazda MX-5

A 2021 Mazda Miata parked at sunset, the Miata is an affordable new car
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata | Mazda

It’s hard to have a list like this and not include the Mazda MX-5 Miata. After all, there’s a reason that the automaker has sold over a million of them since the early 90s and the nameplate is still running strong. And while you might not think that it’s practical, take into consideration that it has a trunk that’s large enough to fit a carry-on bag and one extra seat for a lucky passenger.

If that doesn’t win you over, then you’ll fall in love with the car’s rear-drive configuration and responsive 181-hp, naturally aspirated engine. Let’s not forget about the slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission, although an automatic transmission is available as well.

2021 Toyota 86

Modded blue Subaru BRZ. Be mindful that car mods can affect your standing with your car insurance provider.
The Subaru BRZ is on view during the Subaru media conference at the 2015 New York Auto Show | DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images

The Toyota 86 and the Subaru BR-Z are two sports cars that are easy to live with every day. They both have four seats and a good amount of usable trunk space. But what’s even better is that they’re both very easy to drive as well.

Both cars are basically identical, so they come with a high-revving, 2.0-liter engine under the hood that pushes out 204 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. That power is transmitted through the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, which makes power sliding around corners a breeze.

2021 Ford Mustang

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt on display
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show. | (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

Practical sports cars don’t always have to come from Japanese manufacturers. The Ford Mustang is one of the longest-running American nameplates and it’s definitely not going away anytime soon. Under the hood of the current Mustang, you can find a potently efficient turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine or a 460-hp, 5.0-liter V8.

Whichever one you choose, you’ll enjoy seating for up to four passengers and a large trunk to hold everyone’s stuff. According to Hot Cars, there are plenty of people that drive a Ford Mustang daily without any issues, so it could probably fit your lifestyle as well.

2021 Nissan GT-R

Nissan GTR is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show.
Nissan GTR is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show. | (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

While the Nissan GT-R isn’t the cheapest exotic car in the market, it’s still one of the most powerful. With over 560 hp and a 0-60 mph time under four seconds, you’ll be able to get the kids to school in no time.

The kids probably won’t complain either, considering the GT-R has enough room for up to four passengers and a usable trunk. That also makes it one of the most practical supercars that money can buy, even if does cost over $100,000.

2021 Porsche Cayman/Boxster

2021 Porsche Cayman in black posing on a cliff
2021 Porsche Cayman | Porsche

The Porsche Cayman is one of the most refined and practical sportscars on the market. You can choose between a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine or a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces up to 420 hp.

Either way, you’ll have a lot of fun driving it every day despite the fact that it only has two seats. Also, if you would rather drive with the top down, then you can choose the nearly identical 718 Boxster.