10 fun coupes with enough space for your golf clubs
Finding the right cart to help you tee upby Jonathan Lopez, on
Whether it’s a quick jaunt to the driving range, or an entire Sunday spent on the links with your friends, it’s important to have the right ride to get you and your gear to the golf course without a fuss. As such, the big luxury automakers out there offer a range of two-door coupes with enough space in the rear to transport your clubs, bag, and whatever else you need for a round or two, all without sacrificing comfort in the cabin. But which of these is the best?
To find out, we took a look at all the big names on the market from the perspective of a golfer. First and foremost, the coupe in question has to have enough trunk space to carry at least one golf bag, assuming an average golf bag size of 36 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches, or 3 cubic feet, give or take. What’s more, we’re also considering style and appearance, as well as luxury and equipment features inside the cabin.
So then - arranged in no particular order, here’s our picks for the top 10 luxury coupes to take golfing.
Kicking off this list we have the E-Class Coupe, Mercedes’ mid-size two-door.
Also offered as a four-door sedan, the E-Class Coupe can be had with either RWD or AWD, while a standard turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is mounted up front for motivation.
There’s also an AMG version making as much as 435 horses if you prefer a little extra muscle. Outside, the E-Class looks good thanks to its gently sloping roofline, polished-stud front grille, and LED lighting, while the cabin comes with dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch high-resolution central display, and an optional Burmester stereo. Volume in the trunk is rated at 15 cubic feet, which should be more than enough to ferry a few golf bags to and fro. Pricing starts at $59,800.
Read our full review of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe.
Offered as the sportier version of Audi’s compact A5, the S5 can be had as either a four-door sportback, a two-door cabriolet, or a two-door hardtop coupe. The standard model comes equipped with a turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder making 354 horsepower, but speed lovers can opt into the RS version for a bump up to 444 ponies. Quattro AWD is standard across the line.
Audi’s classically handsome aesthetic is outside, with a broad horizontal grille in the nose, plus sharp LED-ringed headlights in the upper corners of the fascia.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find a large digital gauge cluster, MMI Touch infotainment goodies, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Pop the trunk, and you’ll have access to 11.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, which should be just about enough to fit two bags of clubs. Pricing starts at $54,600.
Read our full review on the 2017 Audi S5.
If you want your coupe’s driving prowess “baked-in,” the BMW 4 Series is a solid choice.
Offered as a successor to the BMW 3 Series two-door, the 4 Series Coupe comes with either a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder, or a turbo 3.0-liter inline ‘six, the latter of which produces 320 horsepower.
Both RWD and AWD are on offer, with extra speed possible with the pumped-up M4 model. BMW’s classic kidney grille and muscular proportions are found outside, while inside you get a cool heads-up display, wireless smartphone charging, and an onboard Wi-Fi Internet hotspot. Cargo volume is quite good as well, with a trunk volume rated at 15.7 cubic feet. Pricing starts at $44,800.
Read our full review on the 2018 BMW 4 Series Coupe.
While the Germans are obviously big in the luxury market, Cadillac is here to represent the U.S. with the ATS Coupe. Standard equipment includes either a turbo 2.0-liter making 272 horsepower, or a 3.6-liter V-6 making 335 horsepower, with the hot-to-trot ATS-V model making upwards of 464 horsepower.
The exterior styling is unique in the segment, with lots of hard lines and a boxy, geometric shape.
Interior gear includes options like 10-way adjustable front seats, the high-tech Driver Awareness Package, and a sunroof. Rear cargo capacity is rated at just 10.4 cubic feet, making for one of the smallest trunks in the segment, but placed diagonally, you should be able to fit a golf bag without too much hassle. The pricing is attractive as well, starting at $38,995.
Read our full review on the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe.
Slotting in as one of the most sporty options on this list, the Lexus LC Coupe definitely has the gear to match the attitude, with a standard 5.0-liter V-8 nestled under the hood producing 471 horsepower at the rear wheels and granting it a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. There’s also a hybrid model on offer, if that’s more your style.
What’s more, the LC is also one of the best-looking models on this list, with sharp features that are sure to turn a head or two on the street.
Inside, things are a bit tight space-wise, but you still get loads of high-end treatment, including Apple CarPlay compatibility, hand-written infotainment inputs, and the Lexus Safety System+ suite of driver assists. As you might expect, cargo room in this agile sports coupe is at a premium, with the trunk space measured between 4.7 and 5.4 cubic feet. However, testers report that a golf bag will fit back there, even with the hybrid model. Pricing starts at $92,000.
Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus LC500.
Here’s another performance piece, this time from the boffins at Jaguar.
Both a coupe and a convertible F-Type is offered, as are both RWD and AWD drivetrain options.
Engine specs are varied, starting with a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 296 horsepower, and ranging up to a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 making 575 horsepower. Outside, you get classic British styling, which earned the F-Type a spot on our recent list of the 10 Most Beautiful Cars Available Today. Meanwhile, the cabin comes equipped with the navigation Pro System, Lane Keep Assist, Emergency Braking, and a Meridian Sound System. Surprisingly, cargo room in the trunk is ample, measuring in at 14.4 cubic feet with the cargo space cover removed. Pricing starts at $60,750.
Read our full review of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe.
Big, bold, and beautiful - those are the words we’d use to describe the S-Class Coupe.
This thing stretches for days, but it’s still got that classic two-door styling to keep it sitting pretty.
Standard spec includes a turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 producing 463 horsepower, while the AMG model can be had with a turbo 6.0-liter V-12 making 621 horsepower. Outside, the S-Class Coupe makes the scene thanks to its long hood line, graceful roof line, LED lighting, and plus-sized aluminum-alloy wheels. The cabin comes decked out in sumptuous luxury, and includes a long horizontal infotainment screen configuration, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, modern driver assists, and loads of top-shelf materials. Space is ample in this full-size flagship, but cargo room is a bit smaller than what you might expect, measuring in at just 10.4 cubic feet. Still, that should be more than enough to get your gear to the golf course. Pricing starts at $125,950.
Read our full review on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
After spending a few decades on the shelf, the 8 Series nameplate is back, and its here to take on the likes of the Mercedes S-Class for über-luxury two-door supremacy. Motivation is derived from a turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, which produces as much as 523 horsepower.
Outside, we find the Bavarian’s latest styling language, with a low-slung, wide stance that’ll have you looking back after parking it.
Sporty seating can be found inside, as can a 10.25-inch infotainment screen and 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. To top it all off, the trunk volume is rated at a very healthy 14.8 cubic feet. Pricing starts at $111,900.
Read our full review of the 2019 BMW 8 Series.
The second Lexus on this list is the LC’s sibling, otherwise known as the RC F. As the faster option of the RC line, this model variant offers upwards of 467 horsepower thanks to its 5.0-liter V-8.
The exterior styling takes cues from the LC, and comes with a massive front grille, pointed headlight housings, and multi-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels.
Highly bolstered sport seats keep passengers in one spot, while a 10.3-inch screen keeps them entertained and a dynamic LCD gauge cluster keeps them informed. Trunk space is on the small side, but should be more than ample to carry your bag, with a volume rated at 10.1 cubic feet. Pricing starts at $41,145.
Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus RC F.
The final entry on this list is Audi’s sporty little coupe bubble, otherwise known as the TT.
Offered as both a hardtop coupe and a drop-top roadster, the TT comes in two flavors of sportiness, including the 220-horsepower base model and the 292-horsepower S model.
Both get quattro AWD as standard. In terms of aesthetics, the TT takes Audi’s styling language and chisels it down to a sport-compact look that definitely helps it stand out quite a bit more than the S5. Moving to the cabin, passengers will once again enjoy a large digital gauge cluster, a parking assist system, and a Bang & Olufsen stereo. Trunk volume is measured at 12 cubic, which is pretty decent for a two-door of this size.
Read our full review on the 2019 Audi TT.