Coupes are all about performance and style. If you wanted a family hauler, you’d look elsewhere. But beyond the common denominators of fun and flair, there’s a lot of variety in coupes. These two-door cruisers can be affordable or extravagant, practical or purely for entertainment. Here’s an overview of three of the most distinct offerings in this category.
When it comes to subcompact cars, the Mini Cooper is in a class of its own. No other car in this size comes close to the style and performance of the legendary Cooper. This little car excels in peppy accelerations and responsive handling, but it’s mainly its iconic looks and personality that set it apart. The Mini Cooper has seemingly endless choices for personalization, so you should be able to build a car that’s tailored to your unique sensibilities. While there’s not a lot room inside a Mini Cooper, the interiors generally have a high-quality feel.
This appealing car is a great choice for those who want the sharp looks and handling of a coupe, but who also need a practical vehicle. While the tC is most definitely a compact car that gets good fuel economy, it also features decent cargo room and a comfortable backseat. Quick accelerations and lots of standard and customizable features set the Scion tC ahead of the competition in compact coupes. The tC has a youthful vibe by virtue of its updated audio system, but drivers of any age will appreciate this stylish and zippy car. While the base model comes with plenty of nice features, if you’re looking for an upgrade in luxury, Scion offers the tC Monogram series that has leather-trimmed seats, BeSpoke audio, and other premium goodies.
The legendary pony car marks its 50th birthday in 2015, and for a middle-aged individual, it’s looking as good as ever. The latest version of the Mustang gets a promotion in the area of fuel efficiency, but it doesn’t sacrifice any of the performance that it’s known and loved for. While the Mustang is a mid-size coupe, you won’t find any extra room or comfort in its backseat. However, the rear seating probably isn’t important for most people who want to saddle up on a Mustang. On the other hand, if you’re a fan this illustrious coupe, you’ll be happy to know that the anniversary addition features better handling, an improved ride, and a more luxurious interior.
Coupes are a great choice when you want a ride that’s stylish and responsive, and even affordable models include high-end features and options.