Sedan vs Coupe: How Different Are They?
Drivers who are new to the luxury car market may not be familiar with the different types of cars that are available. Because luxury cars are built differently, you may have a hard time differentiating between a sedan or a coupe. It can be difficult to tell, especially in current low-slung luxury cars, as automakers continue to make the lines between coupe and sedan harder to distinguish. Here are some pointers so that you’ll be able to tell the difference.
Coupe vs. Sedan
There are a couple of areas where it may be easy to tell the difference between a coupe and a sedan. First, you can look at the doors on the vehicle. If there are two doors, you are most likely looking at a coupe model. Most sedans have four doors, rather than two. However, some coupes have a roomy backseat–so roomy that they may be considered sedans in some markets.
Second, you might want to look at the cargo space in the trunk. In general, coupes are lacking in the cargo space area. That’s because the consensus from automakers is that coupes need to be as aerodynamic as possible in order to bump up the speed and handling. If the car you are looking at has a generous amount of trunk space, you are most likely looking at a sedan.
You can also take a look at the roof. In most coupe models, the roof is angled, and shorter than the roof on a sedan. Again, this is to give the coupe more aerodynamics, rather than the interior space that sedans find desirable. In general, sedans carry more passengers as well.