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10 Coupes with Useful Rear Seats

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/20/2016 Stefan Ogbac

Coupes get a bad reputation for having rear seats that feel like afterthoughts. Sure, they have seat belts and adults can squeeze themselves in, but the back seats on most coupes are pretty much best suited for children or your bags. However, there are stylish coupes that can fit two adults in the back without discomfort. Here are 10 examples that range from affordable to extravagant.


Scion tC: Spacious and Practical

2012-Scion-tC-back-seat© Provided by MotorTrend 2012-Scion-tC-back-seat Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom: 36.4 inches/52.1 inches/34.6 inches

For a coupe, the Scion TC is extremely practical because it offers plenty of cargo space and roomy rear seats. The rear seat backs also recline, so rear passengers can relax on long trips. Should you decide to personalize your TC, Scion offers an extensive range of accessories for you to customize your ride, but if the tC is on your list, be sure to get one before the nameplate is discontinued after the 2016 model year, with Toyota's decision to retire the Scion brand.

Kia Forte Koup: Small Footprint, Big Interior

2016 Kia Forte Koup interior© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Kia Forte Koup interior Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/ legroom : 36.4 inches/53 inches/35.9 inches

Despite its compact exterior dimensions, the Kia Forte Koup offers plenty of interior space for four adults, even for road trips. As one of the roomiest cars in its class, the Forte Koup is a great all-around vehicle that offers plenty of tech and convenience features. In case you need a shot of adrenaline, the Forte Koup SX comes standard with a sport-tuned suspension and 201-hp, 1.6-liter turbo-four that comes paired to a six-speed manual as standard.

Honda Civic Coupe: Well-Packaged

The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe© Provided by MotorTrend The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom (2015 model): 34.3 inches/52.2 inches/30.8 inches

As one of the last remaining affordable compact coupes on the market, the 2015 Honda Civic coupe offers plenty of space for a small two-door. The all-new 2016 model (pictured) promises to be even roomier with 8.4 additional cubic feet of interior space and 5 inches more rear seat legroom. When equipped with the available 174-hp, 1.5-liter turbo-four, the 2016 Civic coupe will offer up to 31/41 mpg city/highway and more interior space than its competition.

Honda Accord Coupe: V-6 Power and Seating for Five

2016-Honda-Accord-Coupe-Touring-front-interior© Provided by MotorTrend 2016-Honda-Accord-Coupe-Touring-front-interior Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom : 37.2 inches/55.1 inches/33.7 inches

The last mainstream midsize coupe currently available is the Honda Accord coupe, which offers a roomy interior that can fit two adults in the rear seats. A third can fit in the center position, but it will be quite intimate for your passengers back there. Need a healthy dose of speed in your Accord Coupe? Consider getting the unicorn of the lineup, the Accord Coupe V-6 with the six-speed manual transmission.

Volkswagen Beetle Coupe: Retro-Chic Funkiness

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune interior 02© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune interior 02 Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom : 37.1 inches/49 inches/31.4 inches

Need a coupe with a nice shot of retro funkiness? Consider the Volkswagen Beetle, which offers room for four and plenty of character to go with it. Should you need a dose of adrenaline, the Beetle R-Line comes with a 210-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four and a six-speed manual as standard. For those of you who like dune buggies, the Beetle Dune should satisfy your nostalgia with plenty of charm to boot.

BMW 4 Series: Stylish and Prestigious

2014 BMW 435i rear seating© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 BMW 435i rear seating Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom : 36.1 inches/51.7 inches/33.7 inches

Essentially a coupe version of the 3 Series sedan, the BMW 4 Series offers ample room for four and two potent engines to choose from. You'll also enjoy driving the 4 Series thanks to its excellent handling and strong acceleration. For those living in places that have four seasons, the 4 Series can be had with all-wheel drive.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe: Posh and Teutonic

2014 Mercedes Benz E Class coupe rear interior© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz E Class coupe rear interior Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom : 35.5 inches/48.9 inches/32.6 inches

With a choice of two twin-turbocharged engines—a V-6 or a V-8—the Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe offers style and space in spades. Featuring a pillar-less design and a standard panoramic sunroof, the E-Class feels airy and spacious even for those seated at the back, making it a perfect road trip car that can double as an Autobahn cruise missile.

Maserati GranTurismo: Italian-Style Grand Tourer

2013-Maserati-Granturismo-Sport-rear-seating© Provided by MotorTrend 2013-Maserati-Granturismo-Sport-rear-seating Rear seat headroom/ shoulder room/legroom: 34.3 inches/52.1 inches/30.1 inches

For a truly Italian grand touring experience, the Maserati GranTurismo offers high levels of opulence and space for up to three friends to indulge in the car's well-appointed interior. Featuring a 454-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 built by Ferrari that comes with an intense soundtrack, the GranTurismo will sing a lovely song for you and your passengers as you devour the road ahead.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: The Pinnacle of Teutonic Two-Door Grand Touring

2015-Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-Coupe-interior-passenger-side© Provided by MotorTrend 2015-Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-Coupe-interior-passenger-side Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom : 39.5 inches/59.1 inches/43 inches

Not many coupes can rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe when it comes to being able to do everything well. However, this massive two-door is at its best devouring long highways while you and your three passengers enjoy the comfortable, well-insulated interior. Should you need to get to places as quickly as possible, the 577-hp S63 AMG and 621-hp S65 AMG are the Autobahn cruise missiles for you.

Rolls-Royce Wraith: Handcrafted Excellence

MotorTend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTend Image Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/legroom : 37 inches/54.7 inches/36.9 inches

If nothing but the most exquisite grand touring car will satisfy you, choose the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Essentially a plush four-seat coupe you can have custom-built to your exact specifications, the Wraith is the One Percent's personal luxury barge. It comes standard with a 624-hp, twin-turbo V-12 with 590 lb-ft of torque for effortless acceleration at any speed.

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