A sporty coupe can be a good way to stand out in traffic and enjoy your drive a little more. You could go with a more practical sedan or crossover, but if you don’t need a back seat too often, why not go for a more stylish 2-door? In fact, there are a lot of coupes that are more practical than you might think.
Here are seven great used coupes you can find an Autotrader for less than $20,000 in 2020.
2014-2017 BMW 4 Series
What used to be the BMW 3 Series coupe turned into its own model in the form of the BMW 4 Series in 2014. Examples from before the 2018 face-lift can be found at under the $20,000 mark, usually as the 428i. The base turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is quite potent and can be enjoyed by enthusiasts looking for an engaging driving experience. The 4 Series is a love letter to BMW fans, who expect excellent handling, a lively engine, a driver-oriented cockpit and a premium interior. Find a BMW 4 Series for sale
2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro
The current-generation Chevrolet Camaro can already be had on the used market for less than $20,000 pretty easily. For this price, you can get either a turbocharged inline four or the underrated V6, which delivers a great balance of performance and efficiency. Handling is more agile than you might expect from a Camaro, and it has styling inside and out that nicely blends retro and modern design. If you want a V8-powered SS model at this price point, you’ll have to go back to the previous generation. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale
2015-2019 Dodge Challenger
For the muscle car faithful, it doesn’t get much cooler than the Dodge Challenger when it comes to modern-day coupes. The Challenger got a major improvement in 2015 with slightly revised exterior styling and a whole new interior, making it feel much more modern on the inside than earlier years. It also got a standard 8-speed automatic transmission that year. At this price point, you can get a V6-powered 2015 or newer Challenger. If you want one of the raucous V8 engines available, you’ll have to go back a few more years. Find a Dodge Challenger for sale
2015-2019 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang has always been a go-to for anyone who wants killer style and exciting performance without spending an arm and a leg. The S550 generation of the Mustang that was introduced in 2015 upholds that tradition beautifully and has become a great value on the used market. Most Mustangs of this generation you’ll find at this price point are powered by the EcoBoost turbocharged inline four, which manages to make 310 horsepower while returning great fuel economy. You may not think it’s enough cylinders, but you may change your mind if you drive one. Find a Ford Mustang for sale
2013-2017 Honda Accord Coupe
When you think of a Honda Accord, you’d be forgiven if your mind doesn’t go straight to a sporty coupe. However, the most recent 2-door version of the Accord can be much more fun than you’d expect, especially when equipped with the optional V6 engine and manual transmission. This mechanical setup turns the humble Accord into an exciting performance car while still retaining the virtues of safety and reliability that you’d want from a Honda. For a practical commuter car that’s also sporty and fun to drive, drive a V6-powered Accord Coupe. Find a Honda Accord for sale
2006-2012 Porsche Cayman
The sweet spot in used Porsche sports cars right now is the third-generation Cayman, also known as the 987. The Cayman is a midengine 2-seater coupe that actually has a measure of practicality to it thanks to a surprisingly roomy cargo hold. The 987 is a true Porsche in every way, with sharp handling, timeless styling, excellent engines and transmissions, and a luxurious interior. It’s a sophisticated German sports car that will make your friends think you spent more than you did on your Porsche. Find a Porsche Cayman for sale
2013-2019 Subaru BRZ
The Subaru BRZ (or one of its rebadged twins, the Scion FR-S and the Toyota 86) offers a driving experience that is just plain fun. The handling is sharp, the engine delivers quick acceleration and the styling turns heads. It also has one of the most satisfying manual transmissions you can find. On top of all of that, the BRZ has some of the lowest ownership costs and strongest safety scores in the compact sports car class. For affordable fun, a BRZ is a tough value to beat in used coupes. Find a Subaru BRZ for sale