Coupe vs. Sedan: What’s the Difference Between Coupe and Sedan?

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At first, this question may seem to have a simple answer: sedans have four doors and coupes have two. Although this distinction can generally be made, some automakers have been putting “four-door coupes” on the Turlock area market. After that, how do you tell the difference between coupe and sedan vehicles? Compare sedans vs. coupes below, or contact us with questions.

Coupe vs. Sedan: A Difference in Size

Despite characteristics like the number of doors no longer defining these types of cars, there is one rule that always differentiates sedan vs. coupe models: size. A coupe is often more intimate and private, perhaps better suited to driving alone or with a significant other around Modesto. A sedan on the other hand can usually fit a bigger party, such as a family. Here’s a closer look:

  • Passenger Space: Typically, sedans offer seating for five with plenty of head and legroom. Coupes have shorter bodies, and often only seat two.
  • Interior Volume: There is an official cutoff at 33 cubic feet of interior volume between sedans and coupes.
  • Cargo Area: By design, sedans are longer. This creates more cargo space. Coupe models don’t prioritize cargo room.

Other Differences Between Coupes and Sedans

There are other common differences between coupes vs. sedans that you can also notice:

  • Exterior Style: A coupe often looks sportier than other cars because of its shorter stature, longer doors, and longer rear windows. A sedan prioritizes luxury styling, and the shorter doors provide a balanced profile.
  • Performance: Since a coupe is smaller and lighter, it often has a sportier performance. Sedans are larger and heavier, so they compensate with additional engine options and suspension upgrades.

Sedan vs. Coupe: Which Should I Choose?

Choosing between a sedan vs. coupe largely depends on how you will use your vehicle. If you have a larger family, more frequent passengers, or often need cargo space, a sedan is probably a better option. If you prefer sportier vehicles and space isn’t a concern, then you might have fun driving a coupe around Atwater. Check features across both models to make sure you’re getting what you need.

Compare Coupe vs. Sedan Models at Western Motors Merced

Come to our dealership in Merced and compare sedan vs. coupe models in person! Learn more about the Honda Civic Coupe vs. Sedan and hatchback! Browse our inventory online first if you’d like, and be sure to check our specials for great deals!

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