Coupe vs. Sedan: What’s the Difference?

Long Row of CarsIt might seem really easy to tell a coupe and a sedan apart. Most Spokane and Spokane Valley drivers know that a coupe has two doors and a sedan has four doors. But is it really that simple? Not always. There are even more things to consider about the difference between a coupe and a sedan. Learn more with ClickIt Auto and RV Wandermere.

Difference Between Coupe and Sedan Body Styles

Here are some of the things to consider between sedan vs. coupe:

  • Number of Doors: Coupes come with two doors and sedans come with four doors. That’s the most immediate difference between a coupe vs. sedan.
  • Appearance: There are other style points that differentiate a sedan vs. coupe. Coupes tend to be shorter, resulting in styling adjustments that include longer doors and longer rear windows, which tend to make them look sportier. Sedans, on the other hand, tend to emphasize luxury styling, and the shorter doors provide a balanced side profile.
  • Performance: Since coupes are smaller with lower weights, they lend themselves to a sportier performance. Sedans often have additional engine options and suspension upgrades to compensate for their size.
  • Passenger Space: Sedans typically offer seating for five, ample head and leg room, and more space for rear passengers than coupes. The space available for rear passengers is typically smaller for a coupe and can usually only seat two. Backseat passengers in a coupe will likely need to contort a bit more to enter and exit the car.
  • Cargo Space: Sedans are longer by design so they naturally offer more cargo space. Coupes have less trunk and backseat space.

Coupe vs. Sedan: Which One is Right for You?

Do you have more than four passengers on a regular basis, or do you need a lot of cargo space? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you should test drive a sedan. If you want a car that’s sportier, check out a coupe.

Test Drive a Sedan or Coupe Today!

The best way to decide if you prefer a sedan or a coupe is to take a test drive. Stop by ClickIt Auto and RV Wandermere. We’re just a short drive from Coeur d'Alene, ID and we’d love to help you decide which car is best for you. Once you decide which body type is right for you, our finance department can help you find the perfect car for your budget.

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