9. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
People usually do not associate Corvettes with any kind of efficiency, but the 2014 Stingray actually does not guzzle gas like you might think. The EPA estimates that with the manual transmission the car achieves 17 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined, which isn’t too shabby for a car equipped with a big V-8 engine. On top of that, you get an incredibly well put-together sports car that lately has been winning more awards than James Cameron. While you can shred plenty of rear tires with the latest version of the Corvette, the car comes with an overall refinement that makes it a viable competitor against models like the Porsche 911. Gone is the cheap-feeling interior with the sea of hard plastics, and in its place is an interior you could actually spend quite a bit of time inside. That excellent fuel economy combined with the large cargo area translates into a road-tripping sports car.