Coupé or Sedan: When someone asks you to choose between a fluffy chocolate cake and a fruity baked apple pie, the decision is always difficult and annoying. However, in order to choose between the two one should know what a cake and pie is. Same goes with the vehicles. Whether one is shopping for a new vehicle or a used one, it is important to have information regarding the vehicle that one is purchasing.
One of the top questions to consider while purchasing a car is to decide on the body type of the vehicle. The most popular body type of car among customers is a sedan and coupé. Since ages there has been a debate over the difference between the two. According to many definitions, sedans are four-door vehicles, and coupés are two-door model. However, there is more to it. So, let’s look at the differences between a coupé and a sedan that draw a line between them.
Four door or two door:-
By definition, the sedan is a car that comes with two full rows of seats and four doors. It is roomy, comfortable car with ample room for five adult passengers including a driver. Whereas on the other hand, coupés are the vehicles that don’t come with a rear seat. These are closed-body style, two-door cars with the seating capacity of generally two or four seats placed in 2+2 configuration.
In comparison to sedans, coupés are more beautiful. However, they compromise seating for the beauty. The legroom in the second row in sedans are generally more in comparison to coupés, thus makes seating comfortable for passengers riding in the back seat. It’s not that there aren’t any four-door coupés or two-door sedans, but still in comparison to three seats, a coupé with a four-door limits the back seat to two passengers only.
The distinction between a coupé and a sedan can be done on the basis of door, but for real division, difference between the measurements is considered. On technicality basis, coupé is a fixed-top car that comes with a rear interior volume of less than 33 cubic feet. While sedan has an interior that is equal to or greater than 33 cubic feet.
Even with the technical difference of interior volume between the two body types, many automobile manufacturers the words ‘sedans’ and ‘coupés’ as a marketing term to advertise their product.
Coupés are generally closed-body style, and commonly described as sporty. While sedans are closed-roof style cars that are often described as spacious, family cars. They generally have fixed B-pillar between the front windows and rear windows. Both sedans and coupé come with the almost same set of standard features. Like most sedans, coupé have a standard trunk, however unlike their sedan counterparts, they provide less cargo space. Though difficult to believe, but it is occasionally cheaper to buy a sedan than a coupé.
Buying a vehicle is an important decision and one should go with the vehicle that completely solves the purpose of buying it. During buying, don’t go only for the looks; consider your driving habits also such as why you’re buying it, number of members in a family. We hope the above given differences will help you to choose your car. To decide between the two, consider a coupé if you’re into sports cars, however, if a family guy then buying a spacious sedan is a good decision.
Coupés are generally closed-body style, and commonly described as sporty. While sedans are closed-roof style cars that are often described as spacious, family cars. They generally have fixed B-pillar between the front windows and rear windows. In comparison to sedans, coupés are more beautiful. However, they do compromise seating for the beauty.