Edmund’s Top-Rated Luxury Sports Coupes: Porsche and BMW Beat By American Muscle
Driving a sports car can be a fun and enjoyable experience, but it isn’t always practical for most drivers. On the other hand, many luxury cars offer comfort but aren’t always as exciting to drive. Luckily there is an uncompromising middle ground of luxury sports coupes, which offer comfortable rides with all of the features and tech you want from a modern car without compromising your driving experience. If you’ve taken an interest in one of these high-end sports car options, chances are you’ve seen that there are more than a handful of options on the market today, but what is sitting at the top of the list, according to Edmunds, stands out from the rest of their top five ranked luxury sports coupes.
Ranked #4 and #5 is two very different BMWs coupes
Sitting at the bottom of the top five rated luxury sports coupes rated by Edmunds is two BMWs that are very different from each other. The higher of the two was the BMW 8 Series, one of the brand’s larger coupes, with an overall scoring of 8.1 out of 10. It is especially noted for the performance options and refined interior, but it is far from the most affordable BMW option on the market, with a base model MSRP of $88,995.
Ranking it at #5 is the BMW M2, which is one of the smaller coupe options from the brand, which is very different from the 8 Series in both size and style. The BMW M2 is only ranked below the 8 Series by a small fraction of a point, scoring an overall 8.0 out of 10.
Ranked #2 and #3 are both Porsches
Not so surprisingly, Porsche made the list of the top 5 rated luxury sports coupes, not once but twice. It first made the list at #1 with the Porsche 911, which ranges dramatically in price from a base model MSRP of $119,340 to over $226,260 before additional options and customizations. Because of its high-end luxury features and performance, it receives an overall score of 8.2 out of 10. Like most previous generations of the 911, this year is noted for its exquisite handling and power output.
At #3 is another Porsche, the Porsche 718 Cayman, though it still starts at a relatively high $101,550. Like the 911, the 718 Cayman offers next-level handling and power that makes every road feel like a track, and it’s just as comfortable to enjoy driving in traffic as it is zooming down the highway. It received an overall score of 8.1 out of 10, just ever so slightly below the 911.
#1 is an American muscle car
Coming in at the top of the rankings is the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, which may come as a surprise to some readers. Along with the history of Corvette performance that we’ve come to know and love, the newest generation focuses on becoming a borderline supercar with its mid-engine placement giving the car an upgraded handling experience and more aggressive styling. Compared to previous years, the C8 is also relatively luxurious, with a driver-focused cockpit, soft leather interior, and sportier interior design that is incomparable to previous generations of the car. It received an overall score of 8.5 out of 10.