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.
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2022 Subaru BRZ
Top Rated vehicle
Redesigned in 2022

Subaru BRZ

MSRP
$27,995 - $32,295
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 25
2022 Toyota GR86
Redesigned in 2022

Toyota GR86

MSRP
$27,700 - $31,800
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 25


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.
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Redesigned in 2015

Ford Mustang Mach 1

MSRP
$51,720
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
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Redesigned in 2015

Ford Mustang

MSRP
$27,155 - $51,720
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 24
3
Redesigned in 2008

Dodge Challenger

MSRP
$30,430 - $84,130
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
15 - 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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Redesigned in 2020

Ford Shelby GT500

MSRP
$76,555
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
14
2
MSRP
$75,130
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
16
3
Redesigned in 2016

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

MSRP
$63,000 - $69,000
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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Redesigned in 2022

BMW 2 Series

MSRP
$36,350 - $48,550
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 29
2
Redesigned in 2021

BMW 4 Series

MSRP
$45,800 - $58,700
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 28
3
Introduced in 2015

Lexus RC 350

MSRP
$45,750 - $51,830
Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23

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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Redesigned in 2020

Chevrolet Corvette

MSRP
$60,900 - $72,850
Edmunds Rating
8.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
19
2
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche 911

MSRP
$101,200 - $207,000
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 20
3
Redesigned in 2017

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

MSRP
$100,200
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
19


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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Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

MSRP
$118,600 - $325,000
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
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MSRP
Not available
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
Not available
3
Introduced in 2020

BMW M8

MSRP
$130,000
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17



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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 Subaru BRZ. 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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