Seattle Auto Show Official Guide
he 2013 coupes are much
more than downsized
sedans and sports car
wannabes. Today’s models are fun
to drive and have lots of features
packed into a compact footprint
with (usually) moderate pricing.
The new breed of coupes delivers
solid driving dynamics. The all-
too-common industry practice of
dressing up standard models with
cosmetics has been replaced with
bold exterior styling, quality mate-
rials and the latest gadgets. Engines
have more zip and less sip, with
mileage numbers in the mid-30s
and even higher for the hybrids.
Standouts for 2013 include the
Honda Accord Coupe, Fiat 500
Abarth, Hyundai Genesis Coupe,
Volvo C30, Volkswagen Eos, Scion
tC and MINI Coupe.
There are even four-door ver-
sions with smaller wheelbases
defined as coupes, such as the
Suzuki Kisashi and BMW Gran
For serious budgets, take a look
at the Mercedes Benz E-class
Coupe, Cadillac CTS, BMW 1
Series and Audi 5 Series.
For drivers who love cars that
are fuel-efficient and fun and
aren’t so interested in expansive
backseat roominess, coupes and
sport coupes may be the vehicles of
Above: Audi 5 Series. Below left: Suzuki Kisashi. Below right: Volkswagen Eos.
Today’s coupes range from classic to sporty
Your visit to the Auto Show defi-
nitely should include stops at both
locations hosted by State Farm.
On the concourse level, you can
Race to a Better State” with a
high-intensity, head-to-head racing
experience through the hands-free
Xbox Kinect system. There’s also an
electronic “spin to win” for some cool
You can create your own free flip-
book — an energetic and fun video
clip using Auto Show-themed props.
Once complete, the video is quickly
turned into a printed and bound flip-
On the main floor, experience the
always-popular State Farm “driving
challenge,” featuring racing and skills-
oriented driving simulators.
STATE FARM BOOTHS HAVE DRIVER CHALLENGES, PRIZES