Coupe vs. Sedan: What's the Difference?

Coupe vs. Sedan (Audi)


Whether looking at new vehicles or used vehicles, drivers who compare coupe vs. sedan body styles will often tell you the only real difference between coupe and sedan models is that coupes have two doors and sedans have four. While this used to be true, some automakers have taken the old characteristics and created ‘four-door coupes’, and there’s always more to think about when you’re choosing between styles than how many doors each one has.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to the difference between coupe and sedan models when it comes to:

  • Dimensions
  • Style
  • Performance

Sedan vs. Coupe: Dimensions

Probably the main thing Bellaire drivers need to consider is passenger space. A sedan is almost always going to offer considerably more room. Let’s take a closer look:

  • Passenger Space: A sedan should provide seating for five, with ample space in both rows. Since a coupe usually has a shorter body, they can usually seat only two, sometimes four.
  • Cargo Area: Since sedans are longer than coupes, they generally offer a lot more cargo space. If you expect to regularly carry plenty of cargo between Kalkaska and Lake City, a sedan is probably your best bet.

Sedan vs. Coupe: Style

Most drivers will be able to tell the difference between coupe and sedan models with nothing more than a glance, and that’s down to styling.

A coupe will usually look sportier thanks to longer doors, longer rear windows, and a more streamlined profile. In contrast, sedans tend to prioritize a sense of luxury with shorter doors and a more balanced, commanding profile.

Sedan vs. Coupe: Performance

Since coupes are smaller and lighter, their performance should be sharper and more agile. You’ll usually find that coupes are marketed as performance variants.

Sedans can still provide plenty of power, but they’ll also offer a more well-rounded approach to efficiency and comfort that suits most drivers more than a coupe.

Experience the Coupe vs. Sedan Difference for Yourself by Visiting Our Showroom in Traverse City

Still need help choosing between sedans and coupes? The team here at Serra Traverse City can guide you in the right direction, so feel free to contact us today for any further assistance.


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