Top-Rated 2020 Coupes & Convertibles in Quality According to Consumers

Christian Wardlaw | Jun 24, 2020

When style and performance take precedence over practicality and utility, a coupe or a convertible could be the right car for you. Still, while you might be shopping for a more emotional and whimsical type of vehicle, quality matters. If you’re seeking the most trouble-free models according to the consumers who own them, this list will provide helpful guidance.

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Based on consumer input through surveys of thousands of verified new vehicle owners, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) ranks coupes and convertibles according to quality. Owners tell J.D. Power what has gone right and gone wrong during the first 90 days of ownership, and this data produces a “problems per 100 vehicles” score, or PP100 score. The lower the score, the higher the level of quality.

This list contains the top-rated 2020 coupes and convertibles in quality according to the consumers who own them. They are listed on the pages that follow in descending order by PP100 score. Look for the highest-quality model on the last page of the list.

10. 2020 Honda Civic Coupe - Find the best Honda Civic deals!

A fairly rare car, the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe takes everything that is good about the Civic and wraps it in a stylish, 2-door fastback design. Trim levels include LX, Sport, EX, Touring, and Si. Three engines are available, including a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, a 174-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, and a 205-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder. Manual and continuously variable transmissions are also available. For 2020, the Civic Si is updated with revised styling, more responsive acceleration, and standard safety technologies.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe is 187.

9. 2020 Hyundai Veloster – J.D. Power Award Winner in Initial Quality! - Find the best Hyundai Veloster deals!

Stylish, affordable, and remarkably practical all at the same time, the 2020 Hyundai Veloster is a hidden gem. It has two full size doors, a smaller rear-seat access door, and a shooting brake design with a hatch that opens to reveal decent cargo space. You choose between 2.0, Turbo, and N model series, with power ranging from 147 hp to 275 hp. Tuned on Germany’s Nurburgring, the Veloster N offers more smiles per mile than just about any other car priced less than $30,000.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Hyundai Veloster is 175, in a tie with the Mini Cooper. The Hyundai Veloster receives an award for Initial Quality in the compact sporty car segment.

8. 2020 Mini Cooper Convertible – J.D. Power Award Winner in Initial Quality! - Find the best Mini Cooper Convertible deals!

A 4-seat convertible with a relatively vertical windshield, few cars expose a driver and passengers to fresh air and sunshine quite like a Mini Convertible. Offered in Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works model series, and with Classic, Signature, and Iconic trim, turbocharged 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder engines are standard depending on the series. They range from 134 hp to 228 hp in terms of power output, and for 2020 manual gearboxes are unavailable so they all get 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or 8-speed sport automatic transmissions.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Mini Cooper is 175, in a tie with the Hyundai Veloster. The Mini Cooper receives an award for Initial Quality in the compact sporty car segment.

7. 2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe and Convertible - Find the best BMW 4 Series deals!

Three different BMW 4 Series body styles are available, but here we are focused on the 2-door coupe and convertible, the latter equipped with a power retractable hardtop for foul-weather security. Turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines are available, along with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. You can also get performance-tuned M4 versions of each. In its final year before a complete redesign, the BMW 4 Series coupe and convertible get added standard safety equipment and subtle visual changes.

The PP100 score for the 2020 BMW 4 Series is 163.

6. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Convertible - Find the best Mercedes-Benz C-Class deals!

Choosing a C-Class is the least expensive path to Mercedes 2-door coupe and convertible ownership. You select between turbocharged 4-cylinder, twin-turbocharged V-6, and hand-assembled twin-turbocharged V-8 engines. Rear-drive is standard, with AWD an option. Convertibles feature a fabric roof. For 2020, Mercedes adds a significant number of features as standard equipment.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 161.

5. 2020 BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible - Find the best BMW 2 Series deals!

Slotting in below the 4 Series coupe and convertible, the 2 Series coupe and convertible are smaller but no less fun to drive. A new Gran Coupe version debuts for 2020, but it’s actually a 4-door sedan. Other changes include fresh color, interior, trim, and wheel designs, and rain-sensing wipers are now standard. Turbocharged 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines are available, powering the rear or all four wheels. For the best performance, the M2 Competition is ready to run from the street to the track.

The PP100 score for the 2020 BMW 2 Series is 156.

4. 2020 BMW 8 Series Coupe and Convertible – J.D. Power Award Winner in Initial Quality! - Find the best BMW 8 Series deals!

Introduced for the 2019 model year, the BMW 8 Series lineup expands for 2020 with new, lower-priced 840i variants equipped with a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine and rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. On the other end of the lineup, performance-tuned M8 versions of the car debut, boasting up to 617 hp and standard AWD. A Gran Coupe model also arrives, but it’s actually a 4-door sedan.

The PP100 score for the 2020 BMW 8 Series is 143, and it receives an award for Initial Quality in the large premium car segment.

3. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro - Find the best Chevrolet Camaro deals!

Available in coupe and convertible body styles and based on the same platform found underneath the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sport sedans, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro offers turbocharged 4-cylinder, V-6, V-8, and supercharged V-8 engines paired with manual or automatic transmissions and rear-wheel drive. For 2020, a value-packed, V-8-powered Camaro LT1 model debuts, and Chevy makes a slew of styling and equipment changes to ensure the car’s enduring appeal.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is 140.

2. 2020 Dodge Challenger - Find the best Dodge Challenger deals!

A sizable coupe with decent rear-seat room and a huge trunk, the 2020 Dodge Challenger is available with powertrains ranging from mild to wild. No less than 13 different iterations of the car are available, with engine ratings ranging from 303 hp to 797 hp. Most are rear-wheel drive, but AWD is offered with the standard V-6 engine. For 2020, changes are largely cosmetic or related to special edition versions of the car.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Dodge Challenger is 135.

1. 2020 Ford Mustang – Highest Coupe or Convertible in Quality According to Consumers! - Find the best Ford Mustang deals!

A car that needs no introduction, the 2020 Ford Mustang comes in coupe and convertible body styles. The Shelby GT500 is new for 2020, bringing a supercharged V-8 engine and track-ready tuning to the party. A new High Performance Package is available with the standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, too, and Ford updates the car’s infotainment technology while adding new paint colors.

The PP100 score for the 2020 Ford Mustang is 127, and it receives an Initial Quality award in the midsize sporty car segment.

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