Even though Consumer Reports have the inclination to review mostly if not solely overly practical, family oriented cars.
Rather than the high-end luxury cars or sports ones, this certainly doesn’t mean that they don’t like to have as much fun as we do.

The spacious back-seaters and reliable cars are what the average consumer is looking for, which is why the editors place the focus mainly on them. That’s why most of them don’t cover some of the most interesting cars and believe us - they have the opportunity to test-drive many ridiculously cool sports cars as well, even as absurd models such as Tesla Model S P85D.

Are you curious to find out the best fun to drive cars that the Consumer Reports editors like the most? We’ve complied a list of top 10 vehicles you can’t go wrong with especially if you’re a petolhead like us. And good news for the ones who’d rather keep their left foot awake – the 10 options below are also available with a manual transmission.

10. Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX

While we miss the hatchback version of the Subaru WRX, it’s actually difficult to beat the sedan, which gives you the best of both worlds - exceptional practicality and mind-blowing excitement. The car feels a lot faster than what you’d expect from its 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and all thanks to is performance-focused all-wheel-drive system. If you are a daily driver, the WRX might feel a little bit stiff, but who cares, when the car also comes with such impeccable handling. To get even better handling and more power out of a WRX –treat yourself with the WRX STI, whose performance is undoubtedly superior.

9. Mercedes-Benz SLK

We remember the Mercedes SLK as one of the first cars with a hardtop convertible roof, and here it is - still available with a folding metal top, allowing it to serve both as a coupe and a roadster.

The engine that churns out 201 horsepower produces enough acceleration to have some fun, but for the ones who prioritize performance – you can also find an SLK with a more powerful engine. The crisp and enjoyable handling allows for long and comfortable trips, even thought the drive will be a little on the firmer side. The SLK250’s interior thought simple, courtesy applause for the high quality it offers.

8. Scion FR-S/Subaru BR-Z

Even though the twins Toyobaru don’t offer too much horsepower, their amazing handling is a reason enough to make it to the list and we’re more than glad they did. When it comes to Scion FR-S/Subaru BR-Z - it’s all about the curvy roads where they can show off impeccable handling performance.

The 200 horsepower engine sounds a perfectly reasonable choice for both models, taking into account that their starting price is only $25,000. Interior-wise the facilities are simple, with small backseats and a ride that’s a little bit jittery. But for such a price and excellent handling – we can live with that.

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