The coupes are popular with consumers who value style over practicality. For them, to have smashing good looks appears to matter more than cargo space or passenger space.
These vehicle also tend to appeal to those looking to get in some seriously fun driving time. Coupes can be small, compact, light in the body, smooth and tight to the ground – making for awesome handling and razor quick cornering. There are only two-doors on a coupe, however, there are so many variations in the coupe class that there is sure to be one to please every consumer.
Obviously cargo area is not a big thing for coupe owners. They have limited cargo space and even though they typically have a back seat, it’s small and cramped. There is a standard trunk offering some relief. Most of the coupes are based on four-door sedans with the bulk of them now being compact or midsize. The economy coupes price out around $10,000 and larger coupes can go over the $60,000 mark. At the low end of the scale, the coupes come in slightly lower than their four-door sedan counterparts. At the higher end, the coupes usually price out slightly higher than their four-door version.
At the high end of the scale, the insurance companies look on coupes as they do sports cars and usually charge high premiums. At the low end of the scale, the vehicles have low initial costs and good fuel economy so the insurance companies smile on them with reasonable premiums. These premiums tend to be close to par with the four-door sedan vehicle. The coupes are small and usually come with a four cylinder engine. This offers sufficient power with the added benefit of great fuel mileage – often returning over 30 miles per gallon. The midsize coupes have a six cylinder engine that promises a more thrilling ride but of course, there is less efficient fuel mileage. The luxury coupes that step up even higher often having an eight cylinder engine. Here is a vehicle that can really move – but you’ll pay for it at the pump every time. Most coupes come with a choice of a manual or an automatic transmission.
Like any small vehicle, safety can be an issue just due to their size. These vehicles usually come well equipped with safety features and the midsize coupes often have the same features that would be found in the traditional family car. Most of the vehicles also offer many of the same convenience and luxury features as standard vehicles.