Coupe vs. Sedan: What’s the Difference?


Many Buffalo drivers looking for a new vehicle confuse coupes and sedans, while some drivers know it has to do with the number of doors–the sedan having four doors and the coupe having two doors. Deep dive into the coupe vs. sedan differences at Towne Mazda today to learn more about what sets these two car types apart, then test drive your favorite at our dealership near Hamburg.

Difference Between Coupe and Sedan

While door count is a main difference between a coupe and sedan, there are a few other differences that will help you decipher which is which as well as which is best for you and your driving needs. Here are a few more:

  • Door Count: The most immediate difference between the coupe vs. sedan is the door count. Coupes come with two doors and sedans come with four doors.
  • Exterior Style: Door count aside, there are other style cues that signify a sedan vs. coupe, such as the shorter stature of the coupe. This results in styling adjustments that include longer doors and longer rear windows, which provides an overall sportier look. Sedans tend to emphasize luxury styling, and the shorter doors provide a balanced side profile.
  • Performance: The smaller size of a coupe lends itself to a sportier performance thanks to the decreased size and weight. Sedans often compensate for their larger weight and size with additional engine options and suspension upgrades.
  • Interior Size: 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 couple and can usually only seat two.
  • Cargo Space: Sedans are longer by design so they naturally offer more cargo space. If cargo space is a priority, a coupe may not be the way to go.

Sedan vs. Coupe: Which is for Me?

If you have a larger family, more frequent passengers, or need additional cargo space, a sedan is your best option. For sportier handling, and a little less space, then the coupe might be the right vehicle for you. Make sure you look at the features across both models so you know you are getting what you need.

See the Coupe vs. Sedan Difference at Towne Mazda

Now that you can spot the differences between the two vehicle types, get behind the wheel of your favorite at Towne Mazda. Here, you can save more with our rotating new vehicle specials and even compare other models like the Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot or Mazda3 vs. Mazda6. Learn more about our models, the Mazda maintenance schedules, check out our used Mazda3 inventory, find out how to jump start a car, take a test drive, or contact us in the meantime.

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