If you’re considering buying a two-door sports car, March is the perfect time to do so. With Old Man Winter moving out and lease deals available, you can start adding precious break-in miles to your new coupe before warmer temperatures arrive. Whether you’re looking for an old or new model, manual or automatic transmission, rear- or all-wheel drive, or turbo-four or turbo-six engines, there’s something for everyone among these eight coupes.
Before making a decision, it’s important to read a leasing guide that covers everything that may get glossed over in the showroom, including advertising fees, money factors, residuals, legal implications, and all the other fine print that could cost you thousands more than you’d expect. When comparing similar cars, be aware that a lower monthly price often demands more money up front. Enter your ZIP code on an automaker’s website to check if these deals apply to your area. Prices do not include taxes or fees and may be higher or lower depending on your location.
Ford Motor is offering a Mustang EcoBoost fastback for $400 per month with $3317 at signing for 48 months/42,000 miles. While four years is a long time to live with a Mustang, especially a model that will be replaced by an all-new generation in a few months, whenever dealers need to clear out old stock, there’s a deal to be had. There are no deals on the GT or Mach 1, but if there were, they’d be double the price.
The Subaru BRZ is available for $419 per month with $1469 at signing for 36 months/30,000 miles. While the lease is pricey next to an all-wheel-drive turbo WRX, it’s still a solid value (a Miata RF costs over $500 per month). The 2.4-liter flat-four provides just the right amount of kick in the pants, enough that you probably won’t mind the instrument panel that seems inspired by a TI-83 graphing calculator. Tip: Don’t buy this car at lease end, since adding the $18,361 residual price on top of your lease payments will cost you thousands more than just buying it at the start.
Driving a base Challenger SXT from Dodge is like driving any number of large American two-doors from the 1970s and 1980s. The SXT is just as much a throwback to ordinary Detroit iron as the Hellcats and Redeyes are to Superbirds and the original Viper GTS. This trim is the least fun and has the tiniest touchscreen, but there’s still plenty of enjoyment to be had. Get a loud color and some 20-inch aftermarket wheels so you can look like an R/T for a lot less. It’s available for $429 per month with $4035 at signing for 36 months/30,000 miles.
Audi is offering an actual deal on this base A5 for $499 per month with $3575 at signing for 36 months/30,000 miles. The signing payment is lower than the Challenger’s, while the slightly higher monthly payment nets a quicker and more modern coupe with a 10-inch touchscreen and all-wheel drive. Designer Walter de Silva says the A5 is the most beautiful car he designed, high praise considering he oversaw Alfa Romeo design and that of the Audi R8. An A5 won’t go out of style in 36 months.
BMW’s two-door 2-series coupe looks nothing at all like the 2-series Gran Coupe. The lease includes the Parking Assistance Package and remote start, though for the price it’s considerably more snug inside than the A5. It’s available for $529 per month with $3875 at signing for 36 months/30,000 miles.
Infiniti’s Q60 is available for $539 per month with $5685 at signing for 36 months/30,000 miles. Infiniti is in a rough patch for many reasons, and its older stable definitely plays a part in that, with models like the Q50 and Q60 soldiering on for years without significant interior or tech updates. Thankfully, the Q60’s exterior needs no refresh—it’s as hot as the A5. That said, even with its bodacious twin-turbo V-6, the Infiniti doesn’t drive better than the Audi. The price is also very questionable next to other luxury brands that outsell Infiniti by wide margins.
While there isn’t yet a fixed lease special for the Supra from Toyota (pictured at top), this deal is based off Toyota’s financial calculator and represents what a typical transaction would look like at the dealer. The six-speed manual answered our prayers for a twin-turbo two-seater that feels like an older BMW. This stick won’t stick around for long. It’s available for $808 per month with $6458 at signing for 36 months/30,000 miles.
Mercedes-AMG’s latest and final C-class coupe continues into the 2023 model year with the C43 as its halo trim. Consider the C43 a grown-up Supra with the convenience of a luxury sedan (a real trunk and semi-usable back seat) and the rich sound of a six-cylinder engine (as opposed to the turbo-four launching in the new C43 sedan). The price is quite high given the car’s age, and the performance can’t beat an M240i, so this deal may appeal to Benz enthusiasts alone. It’s available for $999 per month with $6323 at signing for 36 months/30,000 miles.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a two-door sports car this March, there are plenty of options available across various price points and features. Make sure to do your research and read a leasing guide before making any decisions to ensure you get the best deal possible.