Driving a car is not something that has only one mode. There are many ways that we can drive any car, no matter how small or how powerful it is. It all depends on how we want to drive them. There are, however, many cars that come with sports mode, which has the capability of turning any car into a sporty one, making the act of driving that machine a fun experience, full of exciting and breathtaking moments. Those who choose to use the sports mode will have a taste of how it's like to drive the types of a Camaro or even of a Ferrari while driving a Corolla or a Cruze.
Here are 10 cars with sports mode that make driving even more fun.
10 Volvo V60 Polestar
This station wagon seems small in the outside, but it sure can deliver sports performance at its finest. The V60 accelerates from zero to 60mph in only 4.7 seconds, and its engine comes with 345 of horsepower that puts 369 lb-ft of torque for the maximum thrill on your ride. In terms of transmission, this Volvo wagon comes with a six-speed automatic with a manual shift mode, that will definitely transform the car into a hot sports model.
9 Dodge Charger
Chosen as a fleet car for police departments and companies, this Dodge sedan definitely makes its mark on making your ride more sporty and more fun. The Charger's 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, giving you plenty of strength to move the full-size sedan off of the line. Standard items include parking assistance and rear-view camera, useful when you back up. Optional items include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path alert, cruise control with stop, and collision warning with active braking.
8 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
Flagship model for Toyota's pickup trucks, the Tacoma has certainly made its mark in this high-demand market. The TRD Off-Road model comes in with all the reliability and style that you got used to in the Tacomas, but with something else: this is a sports truck that is really fun to drive. Which means that, with this pick-up, you can drive to work, fill the bed with any stuff you want, spend your weekends helping your folks with different things, and have lots of fun going off-road. It comes with a tough suspension, which has been modified for better control and more ground clearance, in addition to the Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control, which improves the capabilities. The TRD Off-Road comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is up for the challenge.
7 Cadillac CTS-V
Cadillac is known to be a luxury brand, and most people associate it with large cars that evoke something out of this world. But the CTS-V is a point out of the curve for the brand, as it is a sporty sedan that does not disappoint when compared to true sports cars. This full-size sedan comes with plenty of interior room, and something borrowed from its sports cousin Corvette: a 640-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine, that makes your driving experience more thrilling and comparable to the most powerful of the sports cars available. With the luxury and flair of Cadillac.
6 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
Despite its price tag (over $100,000), this Land Rover luxury SUV has proven to be fun to drive and very sporty in its performance. This top vehicle comes with a 4-wheel drive system that offers driver-configurable modes that take into account the terrain you are traveling over, and it also features a height-adjustable air suspension system that provides ground clearance when you need it most. Not to mention that this Range Rover comes with a 510-horsepower, supercharged V8 engine, that accelerates from zero to 60mph in less than five seconds.
5 Subaru WRX
One day, someone said that looks can be deceiving. And this phrase fits in nicely when describing this four-door Subaru model, which looks like your average sedan, but, in reality, it's a full-blown sports car. Inspired by the Impreza, the WRX comes in with a turbocharged boxer-four engine that can go from zero to 60mph in 4.8 seconds, thanks mostly to the 268 horsepower under the hood, delivering an exceptional performance.
As it's common in the Subaru lineup, the WRX comes with a standard all-wheel drive that delivers the maximum safety and reliability when driving. Transmission comes in two forms: six-speed manual, or automatic CVT.
4 Ford Fiesta ST
The Fiestas are another examples of small-sized cars that could perform big just like a larger model. And that is true with the ST model. This mighty little Ford comes equipped with 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 197 horsepower of force and sports driving capabilities, in addition to a six-speed manual transmission, making the Fiesta a sporty vehicle. It may not be the fastest on the market: it takes about seven seconds to accelerate from zero to 60mph. But it's sure fun to drive, and very good in gas mileage, translating in more bang for your fuel bucks.
3 Volkswagen Golf GTI
The GTI is one of VW's most successful models over the past few decades. Despite its small size, this Golf model has become synonymous with sports driving that adds lots of fun to the ride. With relatively low prices starting at $26,415, this VW hatchback comes with a 220-hp version of VW’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, generating good power to the car. Transmission comes in two options: six-speed manual, and six-speed dual-clutch automatic. No matter what transmission you choose, one thing is sure: your rides will be more sporty and more joyful.
2 Chevrolet SS
With lines that were inspired by the Cruze, this robust Chevy sedan was on the market only for three years. But it's still worthy of being mentioned on this list because it's really a fun car to drive. This model comes in with a LS3 V-8 engine that was borrowed from its muscle cousin Corvette, and fit nicely in a mid-size sedan. Handling is very good and responsive. The SS comes with two options of transmission, which are six-speed manual and six-speed automatic. Both kinds make driving the SS very good and fun. Although there are no new models anymore, you can still get a used SS for over $42,000, which may not be on the cheaper side, but could be a good investment in this GM's hidden gem.
1 Honda Accord 2.0T
The Accord is known for being Honda's full size sedan that comes with flair and elegance. But this version adds muscle and power to make your ride more joyful. This car comes with a Type R 252 horsepower engine, which may not be as powerful as the tuned version of that motor, but it doesn't disappoint in terms of power. Torque is excellent, at 273 pound-feet coming at 1,500 rpm. Fuel economy is not forgotten, with 26 mpg to enjoy more of the drive with less gas use to worry about. Even better is the hybrid version, that can make up to 48 mpg without having to fill up.