The Car Guide's Best Buys for 2022: Ford Mustang

Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry.

The sports car segment is a pretty unique one with models catering to different types of customers. Some emphasize power and speed, while others are more about a light weight and nimble handling. As you can imagine, this makes it hard to crown a winner. And on top of that, buying a sports car is most often an emotional decision, not a rational one.

The Winner

The legendary Ford Mustang is our Best Buy for 2022 as it offers a wide selection of models and thus is able to meet the needs of more people.

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Reliability is generally good, handling is pleasant, and the Mustang retains much of its value as a used car. Our personal favourite is a V8-powered Mustang GT with a manual gearbox.

Other Finalists

The runner-up for the award is the Mazda MX-5, a little roadster that shines with impeccable driving dynamics. Unlike the Mustang, the MX-5 cares a lot more about weight than power. It’s also available in Retractable Fastback (RF) configuration with a hardtop. Cargo space is extremely limited, however, and the infotainment system needs to be improved.

Photo: Marc-André Gauthier

As for third place, we picked the Toyota GR Supra, which was developed in a partnership with BMW. This coupe features a powerful straight-six engine, ergonomic dashboard and dynamic handling. On the other hand, visibility is poor and the interior lacks comfort.

Photo: Toyota

Note: We did not include the Nissan Z, Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 in our rankings because these models were not yet available for testing at the time of voting.

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