Top Rated Coupes of 2016

If you are looking for a sporty daily-driver, a coupe may prove to be the perfect vehicle. There are several great options currently on the market. Here are some of today’s top-rated coupes.

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2016 Honda Civic Coupe

The redesigned Honda Civic Coupe has created a great deal of excitement. Automotive journalists from across the country have praised the new model for its increased power and edgier styling. Furthermore, the new Civic Coupe has some of the best features in the class.

With a total output of 158 horsepower, the base four-cylinder is destined to satisfy most drivers. You can choose from either a manual transmission or a fuel-saving CVT. If you crave more performance, upgrade to the new turbocharged engine. Honda tuned it to produce an exciting 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.

This is clearly one of the fastest Civic models to ever hit the market. It recorded a stunning 0-60 time of 6.7 seconds. Amazingly, the speedy coupe can still return up to 42 mpg.

To make the 2016 Civic Coupe an unbeatable bargain, Honda loaded it with a rear-view camera and a 5.0-inch display screen. Some of the exciting upgrades include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 10-speaker sound system.

Because of its superior crash protection, the Civic Coupe earned one of the top safety ratings in the segment. Available as an option, the automatic emergency braking system provides you with an extra sense of security.

2016 Subaru BRZ

Budget-minded drivers will adore the 2016 Subaru BRZ’s world-class handling. It has the best price of any pure sports car on the market. The lightweight coupe can outperform cars that are far more expensive. A fuel economy rating of 34 mpg makes the BRZ even more appealing.

All versions of the BRZ come equipped with a powerful “boxer” engine. The four-cylinder engine produces a competitive 200 horsepower. Have fun shifting your own gears with the manual transmission or allow the automatic transmission to do the work for you. While the BRZ is definitely quick enough for the average driver, its world-class handling has garnered much of the publicity.

From an appearance standpoint, the BRZ’s sleek design makes it look breathtaking from every angle. All trims come standard with HID headlamps and a twin-outlet exhaust system. Some of the eye-catching colors include Pure Red, Ice Silver, and Crystal Black.

On the inside, the BRZ’s roomy driver’s seat enables you to remain comfortable at all times. A race-inspired gauge cluster further enhances your driving experience. Meanwhile, leather upholstery provides the upscale Limited trim with a touch of luxury.

2016 Audi A5

Unlike some high-powered sports cars, the Audi A5 keeps fuel consumption to a minimum. Its best mileage stands at an outstanding 32 mpg on the highway. The A5’s efficiency is especially impressive for an all-wheel-drive coupe.

Under the hood sits a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The popular engine churns out a muscular 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Its quick-revving character gives the A5 an additional fun factor. When traveling in wet weather, Audi’s legendary Quattro AWD system optimizes the coupe’s traction.

The Audi A5’s muscular styling enables it to make a bold statement. Featuring a special body kit, the S Line Competition Plus package gives the A5 an extra layer of sportiness. You can also opt for a stunning set of 19-inch alloy wheels.

Like most Audi vehicles, the 2016 A5 comes loaded with a lot of technology. Audi’s cutting-edge MMI infotainment system is responsive and easy to use. A thunderous Bang & Olufsen audio system and an upgraded gauge cluster are optional.

Among the A5’s best features is its remarkably strong braking system. The Premium trim provides drivers with an additional number of safety innovations, including blind-spot monitoring and a rear-view camera.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Not only does 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offer the best mileage of any muscle car, but it also delivers a mesmerizing performance on the road. While even the base model is fun to drive, the racy SS version is shockingly fast. A five-star safety rating makes the new Camaro harder to beat.

To improve fuel efficiency, Chevy introduced a new four-cylinder engine. You can look forward to getting an economical 31 mpg on the open road. Upgrade to the potent V-6 engine if you desire an even better balance of power and fuel economy. At the top of the lineup sits the mighty V-8 engine. Its 455-horsepower output enables the Camaro SS to hit 60 mph in a jaw-dropping 3.9 seconds.

The new Camaro has a meaner look than the outgoing model. If you want to truly stand out from the crowd, opt for the show-stopping RS appearance package. It features an exclusive set of 20-inch wheels and a special grille.

For the drivers who are seeking the best price, the base 1LT model will not leave them disappointed. A standard Wi-Fi hot spot gives the Camaro a major advantage over its main rivals. Every driver will love GM’s award-winning OnStar system. This advanced communications system provides real-time driving directions and around-the-clock roadside assistance.

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