The American coupe is an endangered species.
What is a coupe, anyway? In strict definition, it used to be a 2-door vehicle with two rows of seating and a trunk. A 2-door with a droptop was a convertible (two rows) or a roadster (one row). Mercedes-Benz introduced some confusion with the CLS-Class, and BMW further muddied the waters by calling its X4 and X6 crossovers “Sport Activity Coupes.” We’ll consider any vehicle with two doors and a trunk to be a coupe, with seating in one or two rows included.
By the way, what is “American,” anyway? Globalization has complicated this answer, too. We’ll accept cars assembled in North America as “American.”
With our terms defined, here’s our list of the 10 best American coupes.