Anytime a list like this gets published, lots of opinions are built into the equation.
One person might call the Subaru WRX the year’s best driver’s car, while another would bestow the honor on the BMW M3. How a car drives and reacts to input is an incredibly subjective experience and open to interpretation by many different styles of drivers.
That said, there are some mainstays in the perennial quest to find the best car for drivers. Not just go-to-the-store drivers, but the drivers who understand the value of properly warmed tires, a perfect apex and heel-toe shifting.
Keep reading for Motor Trend‘s surprising list of the year’s best driver’s cars, ranked 9 to 1.