Looking for the best V6 coupes? You’ve come to the right spot. We’ve got the skinny on the most powerful, best handling and distinctively-designed V6 coupes that are also, incidentally, the best overall value. Be prepared to get excited. Take a look at our selection of the best V6 coupes.
- 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe – An all-new addition to the lineup, the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe is powered by the 3.6-liter gasoline direct injection V6 that delivers 304 horsepower
at 6400 rpm and 273 pound-feet of torque at 5200 rpm. Mated with a six-speed automatic, the rear-wheel drive (and available all-wheel drive) CTS Coupe achieves EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway. Available in base 3.6L, performance, and premium models, the CTS Coupe is loaded with standard and optional equipment. Base model is equipped with power seats, rear park assist, 18-inch wheels, keyless operation and Bose sound system. Performance adds HID headlights, leather seats and upgraded 10-speaker Bose sound system. Top-of-the-line premium model includes navigation system, rearview camera, genuine wood trim, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, and ambient interior lighting. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe range from $38,165 to $48,910. Automobile comments: “The stunning coupe finally gives the CTS the halo it needs to draw attention to what has long been a very worthwhile car and is now a very competitive lineup.”
- 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe – Available in four models – G37 Coupe, G37 Coupe Journey, G37x Coupe AWD, and G37 Coupe Sport 6MT – the 2011 Coupe features potent V6
performance from the 330-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine. Starting MSRPs range from $36,650 (G37 Coupe) to $42,850 (G37 Coupe Sport 6MT). All but Sport 6MT feature a seven-speed automatic transmission – Sport 6MT has a close-ratio six-speed manual. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway (Coupe and Coupe Journey), 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway (Coupe AWD), and 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway (Coupe Sport 6MT). Consumer Guide observes: “G37’s performance, space, and available all-wheel drive make it an excellent alternative to rivals from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. These virtues, teamed with prices that undercut those rivals, make these Infinitis Best Buys in this category.”
- 2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe – With some minor front and rear modifications, the 2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe just keeps getting better. Available in five models (328i Coupe, 328i xDrive Coupe,
335i Coupe, 335i xDrive Coupe, and 335is Coupe), starting MSRPs range from $36,700 to $50,150. All but the 335is Coupe are powered by the 300-horsepower 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway (328i), 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway (335i). AWD models achieve 17/25 mpg (328i xDrive, 335i xDrive automatic) and 16/25 mpg (335i xDrive manual). The rear-wheel drive 335is belts out 320 horsepower from the new 335i 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers while achieving 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway fuel economy. Car and Driver enthuses: “This is a great car. The 335is can effortlessly lead a double life as sports coupe or highway cruiser. That versatility is the primary reason we are so enamored of the 3-series.”
Other contenders for Best V6 Coupes must also include the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (with 3.8-liter V6), Ford Mustang (base with 305-horsepower V6), and Chevrolet Camaro (with 312-horsepower 3.6-liter V6).