Coupe vs. Sedan: What’s the Difference?

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Shopping for a new car? Are you wondering about what sets a coupe apart from a sedan? It’s more than you may think. On the surface, it seems like the answer to this question is a simple one: coupes have two doors, while sedans have four doors. This may be the main difference between the two models, however, it is not the only difference between a coupe and sedan. Volkswagen of Salem County takes a closer look at the coupe vs. sedan differences, so Millville car shoppers can decide which option is best.

Difference Between Coupe and Sedan

Here are a few other distinctions you will notice between a coupe and a sedan:

  • Door Count: The biggest between the coupe vs. sedan at first glance is the number of doors each style of vehicle has. Coupes feature two doors and sedans are designed to have four doors.
  • Exterior Style: Besides the door counts, there are other style cues that signify a sedan vs. coupe. A coupe has a shorter stature, which in turn, leads to longer doors and longer rear windows. Because of this, a coupe has a sportier, more streamlined appearance. Sedans typically have a more luxurious look and one that is more balanced because of the shorter doors.
  • Performance: Coupes are usually smaller and lighter, so they often deliver a more athletic performance. Sedans typically make up for their bigger size with additional engine options and suspension upgrades.
  • Interior Size: Most sedans seat five passengers and deliver ample head and legroom. Rear seat passengers usually have significantly more space in a sedan. If you look at the interior of a coupe, the space available for rear passengers is usually a bit more cramped. Because of this, some coupes only seat four passengers.
  • Cargo Space: If you are concerned about cargo space, a sedan is likely your best bet.

Sedan vs. Coupe: Which One Should I Choose?

If you need more room for passengers and cargo, a sedan is a smart choice. If performance is at the top of your list, you will probably want to go with a coupe. Now that you know more about the difference between these two popular vehicle styles, you can get a better sense of what you prefer by setting up a test drive at Volkswagen of Salem County. Contact us today with any questions. You can also take a look at our new vehicle specials in the meantime, or find the answer to questions like, “Who owns Volkswagen?

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