Coupes

There was a time when seemingly every car had a two-door variant, but today's mass-market coupes focus on performance. These cars are mostly rear-wheel-drive and may even offer a manual transmission.
2020 Honda Civic
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Redesigned in 2016

Honda Civic Coupe

MSRP
$20,950 - $27,150
Edmunds Rating
8.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
29 - 35
2020 Subaru BRZ
2
Introduced in 2013

Subaru BRZ

MSRP
$28,845 - $31,495
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 27
2020 Toyota 86
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Introduced in 2013

Toyota 86

MSRP
$27,060 - $30,590
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 27


Muscle cars

As American as triple cheeseburgers, muscle cars are brawny coupes based on the age-old belief that there's no problem a bigger engine can't fix. What's new these days is that impressive handling is now part of the package.
1
Redesigned in 2015

Ford Mustang

MSRP
$26,670 - $46,705
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 24
2
Redesigned in 2008

Dodge Challenger

MSRP
$28,295 - $82,590
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 23
3
Redesigned in 2016

Chevrolet Camaro

MSRP
$25,000 - $62,000
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 23

Super muscle cars

Muscle cars have long been known for spirited performance, but today's top-dollar super muscle cars take it to a new level, pushing the boundaries with ever more tire-melting horsepower.

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1
Redesigned in 2015

Ford Shelby GT500

The Shelby GT500 combines unbelievable straight-line performance with impressive handling, all while managing to be fairly comfortable and as practical as any other Mustang.
MSRP
70300
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
14
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2
Redesigned in 2008

Dodge Challenger

At a whopping 797 horsepower, the Challenger Hellcat Redeye is one of the most powerful cars available, at any price. It remains a true throwback muscle car, with plenty of space for adults, and it's not always easy to live with.
MSRP
70595
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
16
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3
Redesigned in 2016

Chevrolet Camaro

With 650 hp, this top-dog Camaro ZL1 is a monster in a straight line. Its advanced performance-enhancing tech also makes it similarly talented when the road bends. But you'll have to put up with a lot of compromises when you're not trying to set lap time records.
MSRP
$63000 - $69000
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
16

Luxury coupes

Luxury coupes offer some sporting chops, but they also deliver high-class interiors packed with the latest technology features and creature comforts. These are coupes in a classic sense, offering almost everything you expect from a sedan in a sleek body with extra performance.

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Introduced in 2014

BMW 4 Series

The BMW 4 Series offers a satisfying balance of comfort, capability, practicality and technology, along with the rare option of a manual gearbox. But while it's hard to find faults with the 4 Series, it faces serious challenges from newer rivals.
MSRP
$44950 - $53350
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 27
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Introduced in 2015

Lexus RC 300

While the Lexus RC 300 is comfortable and stylish, it can't match the performance of other luxury coupes. You may want to look elsewhere if you're in search of a car that can deliver luxury and thrills in equal measure.
MSRP
$41295 - $48540
Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 24

Luxury sport coupes

Don't let the name fool you. While there's plenty of luxury in this class, it also contains some of the most uncompromising go-fast machines on the market.

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1
Redesigned in 2020

Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette goes mid-engine for 2020 and is the hottest new sports car on the market. Chevrolet has taken its performance icon and improved it in nearly every way. It's bonkers fast, it handles beautifully, manages traffic and daily errands well, and is still (relatively) affordable.
MSRP
$58900 - $70850
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
19
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2
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is the product of relentless evolution. Its rear engine placement is unique in the motoring world, and its instantly recognizable styling is complemented by outstanding driving dynamics. The 911 remains a benchmark among sports cars.
MSRP
$97400 - $120600
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
20
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3
Redesigned in 2019

BMW 8 Series

The BMW 8 Series is remarkable for its ability to deliver performance and comfort in abundance. Its interior is modern, elegant and packed with tech, and there's more trunk space than its sleek exterior suggests. Choosing between this and the venerable Porsche 911 will be a tough decision.
MSRP
$87900 - $111900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 25


Exotic sport coupes

If you absolutely need to be there yesterday, you need an exotic sport coupe. Face-melting performance, eye-popping design and wallet-melting prices come together to make the kind of car that belongs on a poster on a kid's bedroom wall.

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1
Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

The Mercedes-AMG GT is a delightful mash-up of a sports car and a luxury coupe, with raucous power from a twin-turbo V8, striking style and a wide range of luxury appointments.
MSRP
$115900 - $162900
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 18
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2
Introduced in 2015

Lamborghini Huracan

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo combines disorienting levels of acceleration and handling performance with a composed and comfortable ride and a well-finished interior to become a true everyday supercar.
MSRP
261274
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
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3
Redesigned in 2017

Audi R8

The Audi R8 shares DNA with real race cars and sports a gloriously high-revving V10 engine that's mounted amidships for excellent balance. We don't need to tell you it’s fast, but it’s also surprisingly easy and comfortable to drive.
MSRP
$169900 - $195900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
16



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The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette wins the title of Top Rated Sports Car in the Edmunds Top Rated Awards for 2021. Last year, the Corvette won this award due in large part to the new mid-engine layout, which tremendously enhanced the sports car's performance. Not much has changed from last year's model, but the 2021 Corvette is still outpacing the competition, and at a fraction of the price. It boasts impressive power and acceleration on the open road, yet it's able to handle city traffic and daily errands. The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is the best sports car on the road today and our experts' pick for Edmunds Top Rated Sports Car for 2021.

SPEAKER 1: In the past year, new sports cars have emerged, but none have matched the combination of driving fun, comfort, technology, versatility, and value as the Chevrolet Corvette, the Edmunds top-rated sports car for the second year in a row. Indeed, it rated so highly that we went out and bought that very car. SPEAKER 2: And now we have constant staff arguments over who gets to take it home. Running the C8 in our long-term test fleet has only solidified our appreciation for what Chevrolet has done. The Corvette is equally at home on a racetrack, a windy road, the main drag, or in stop-and-go traffic. The Corvette's fabulously responsive and excellent sounding V8 maintains its muscle car credentials, while it's new and much talked about mid-engine layout is super-car stuff. Yet the Corvette goes beyond both muscle and super-car expectations, with advanced suspension technology that offers a plush ride, while features like an expansive exterior camera system and front nose lift make daily use stress-free. SPEAKER 1: With a Corvette, Chevrolet's combined an acute understanding of what makes a sports car exciting with a price tag that's within reach of more shoppers. To find another sports car that says fun, quick, and comfortable, you'd have to spend almost twice as much. And soon, they'll be versions with even more performance. In 2021, the best might get even better. [MUSIC PLAYING]

FAQ

What are the best coupes on the market?

Coupes come in all sorts of flavors for all sorts of shoppers. For an affordable two-door that's fun to drive every day, our top pick is the Honda Civic. If you're looking for an American muscle car with a range of powerful engines including some incredible V8s, we recommend the Ford Mustang. But shoppers after serious performance should check out the Chevrolet Corvette, which delivers breakneck acceleration and handling. Learn more

What is the top-rated coupe for 2019?

Our top-rated affordable coupe for 2019 is the Honda Civic. Available in a variety of trims, the Civic is practical and a good value, while also offering plenty of fun for drivers, especially in its Si trim. 2019 was also the final year of the seventh-generation 911, our top-rated luxury sport coupe at the time. It's impeccable handling, premium interior, and powerful engines made it an easy favorite. Learn more

What is the top-rated coupe for 2018?

For 2018, our top-rated muscle car, the Ford Mustang, received a mild makeover with new styling and updates to the engine options. We like the Mustang for its power and style, along with its civilized ride quality. The Audi TT came in as the top-rated luxury coupe. The TT's turbocharged performance and technology-packed interior helped it claim the top spot. Learn more

What are the best used coupes to buy?

Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for used coupe. With so many coupes to choose from, it's important to know what you're looking for. Many coupes offer a variety of trims with different performance and handling characteristics, with some trading comfort or other features in pursuit of extra speed. Edmunds can help you research used coupes so you can be confident you're getting the right one for you. Learn more

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