Nissan Altima Coupe
As one of countless entries into the compact sedan market, it can be easy to dismiss the Altima Coupe as just another rehash of the same old thing. But look a little harder and you'll find that this car will replace your clunky regular sedan and not miss a beat. Based on Nissan's(NSANY) long-lived Altima family sedan, the Coupe model is an economical everyday car with a hidden wild side.
When upgraded to the V6 engine, the coupe will put out 270 horsepower while still getting you a respectable 27 miles per gallon on the highway. To save even more at the pump and on the car itself, downgrade to the 4 cylinder, which gets 23/32 fuel economy and also costs only $21,000.
The slight hit in performance is warranted by the money that will stay in your wallet, a fact that leads a Nissan spokesperson to state that the 4-cylinder model will account for over 60% of all Altima Coupe sales.
Since it's based around the regular Altima sedan you're assured of a comfortable ride, too. The coupe feels more spacious than tradition two-door cars, and while the headroom is lessened there's still plenty of space to move around. No wonder Edmunds called it "one of the best options out there for ride comfort, fuel economy and interior space."
What Not to Consider
If you're interested in trading in a vehicle for a less-costly choice, there are just as many models to stay away from as there are to look into.