8 Sedans That Should Be Offered as Coupes

8 Sedans That Should Be Offered as Coupes

The Honda Civic Coupe represents the last of a dying breed: mainstream coupes. For some reason, people either want stylish, practical sedans, or hot performance coupes – but nothing in between.

After our recent review of the new Civic Coupe, it’s clear that two-door, mass-market cars can still look great, be practical, and have a bit of a sporty edge over the sedans on which they’re based. So we put our thinking caps on and decided there are more than a few cars that could look great if we lopped off two doors.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Review

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Cadillac needs a large luxury coupe to compete with its German rivals, and the CTS is the best place to start. Sure, the CTS Coupe used to be offered, back with the second generation of the luxury nameplate. It was cool looking, too, with the Cadillac “Art and Design” language being utilized in full effect. In comparison to the original CTS Coupe, the newer and smaller ATS coupe looks a bit plain, so a new CTS coupe would be a great way to get Cadillac going.



Arguably the prettiest mid-sized sedan on the market, the Mazda6 could look even prettier with two fewer doors. Essentially a modern version of the Mazda MX-6, a Mazda6 coupe would be a showcase of all of Mazda’s best designs, inside and out. The Mazda6 is an obvious candidate for “coupification” because it already has such great driving dynamics. Plus, the Accord Coupe needs some competition now that the Nissan Altima Coupe has been axed.

Ford Fusion


Sure, Ford offers the Mustang as its mainstream coupe, but if buyers want a more efficient and practical front-wheel or all-wheel-drive layout, they’re out of luck. A two-door Fusion could look great, using design elements from the current Fusion and the older Evos concept, while using Ford’s potent EcoBoost engines. It’d be the perfect foil for the V6 Accord Coupe!

Volvo V60, XC90


When Volvo debuted the Estate Concept a few years ago, we were stunned by how pretty a modern two-door wagon could look. Volvo has always had good-looking coupes, so maybe it’s time to take the S60 or V60 and lose two doors. In 2014, the brand even showed us a concept that was essentially a coupe version of the XC90. C’mon now, Volvo, stop teasing.

Audi A3


The Audi A5 is considered one of the prettiest coupes around, so why wouldn’t Audi consider making a bite-sized version of it using the A3 as the starting point? It could compete directly with the BMW 2 Series, but that brings up another good point…

Mercedes-Benz CLA Class


OK Mercedes, stop playing around. If you want to call the CLA a coupe, then it shouldn’t have four doors. Make a two-door version of it already, because those rear seats in the CLA are already nearly useless.

Acura ILX


Now that the Civic Coupe has arrived, could we see the ILX being offered in such a body style? Throw in the ILX’s innovated dual-clutch transmission and the ILX coupe could be quite the hit with young-professional crowd.

Subaru Impreza


We all know the BRZ isn’t quite the perfect two-door Subaru. The design is nothing like any other car in the lineup, it’s not turbocharged, and it isn’t all-wheel drive. So we urge Subaru to take the already awesome WRX and make it a sexy coupe, just like the old 2.5RS days.

  • smartacus

    i totally agree with you about the Mazda6,
    Mazda6 coupe would be the shiznit!

    -here’s my 2 cent suggestion:
    Scion iA. No really.
    the rear door handles are so out of plane from the fronts.

    **oh yeah, and the chitty Chevy Impala

« Back

AutoGuide.com’s Monthly Overlay Newsletter Signup – By subscribing to our email newsletter, Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card (value of $100.00 USD). One (1) winner will be chosen every month at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. *Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.


2. PRIZE: One (1) Winner will be randomly selected every month to each receive: one (1) $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card (the “Prize Supplier”). Total approximate retail value of all prizes is approximately $100.00 USD. Prizes are not transferable and no cash or prize substitution is allowed. Prize package is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

3. ELIGIBILITY: From the time of entry through the final date of prize fulfillment, each contest entrant and selected entrant must be a permanent lawful citizen and resident residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia or in Canada, and be twenty one (21) years of age or older. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, IN ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR CANADA AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives, of the Sponsor and the Prize Supplier and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members (e.g., spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, in-law, daughter and son, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household (whether or not related) of such individuals are not eligible to participate or win. Only one selected entrant per household. All decisions of the Sponsor with respect to this sweepstakes are final. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.

4. ENTER BY INTERNET: You may enter this sweepstakes via the Internet by logging onto AutoGuide.com and subscribing to our email newsletter via the pop-up overlay.

5. SELECTION OF WINNER: One (1) Entrant will be selected by random selection who have subscribed to our email newsletter. The winner may be announced publicly on AutoGuide.com and will be contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. The winner will be required to provide a mailing address (that is not a P.O. box) to receive the prize which will be shipped free of charge.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

7. RESTRICTIONS: The prize package consists of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card with an approximate value of $100.00 USD. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor or Prize Supplier, no substitute prize will be awarded due to the unique nature of the prize. Sponsor and Prize Supplier shall not be liable to the winner or any person claiming through winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, utility failure, internet failure, terrorist acts, threatened terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's or Prize Supplier's control (collectively, "Force Majeure Event"). Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the performers/events, other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.

8. CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and that Sponsor has the irrevocable right to use in perpetuity entrants' names, user names, likenesses, photographs, voices, home mailing address, biographical and prize information, and entry materials, without notice to entrants and without compensation or obligation, in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world, in any manner whatsoever, to advertise and promote Sponsor, its products and services, the Sweepstakes, and for any other purpose except where prohibited by law. Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer viruses, worms or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, any Force Majeure Event or any other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor up until the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that (i) tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operations of this Sweepstakes in any manner, (ii) violates the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions or (iii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any expenses and receipt and use of the prize and federal, state and local taxes and fees applicable in connection with the prize awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the prize received. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws of the United States. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor, Prize Supplier, and their respective officers, directors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (i) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by a prize resulting from acceptance, possession or usage of the prize, or (ii) printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsor or its affiliates may rescind any promotion found to contain such errors without liability at its or their sole discretion.

9. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this contest is VerticalScope Inc. (the owner and operator of AutoGuide.com), 111 Peter Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1.

Subscribe to our email newsletter and automatically be entered to win.
*Restrictions apply. See offer for details

Get Breaking Automotive News, Reviews and Video in your Facebook Feed!

Already Liked