We are living in a golden age of vehicle performance. The market is now filled with more high-horsepower, high-tech cars than ever before. And one of the biggest benefits of that tech is that you can have a fast, fun-to-drive car that is also easy on gas. In other words, these days you can have your cake and eat it, too.

In selecting the 10 best fuel-efficient sports cars, we kept in mind the likelihood that if you’re interested in a sports car with good gas mileage, you are also interested in saving money overall. So we stuck to the affordable end of the market, which is where most of the high-mileage sports cars reside anyway — most of which are coupes and convertibles and all of which are highly appealing.