Coupe vs. Sedan: What’s the Difference?

2021 Kia Forte

Auffenberg Dealer Group offers a huge selection of vehicle types. When O'Fallon drivers narrow their choice down to a car, then they have to decide between a coupe vs. sedan. What’s the difference between a coupe and sedan? The answer should be simple: a coupe has two doors while a sedan has four doors. Trouble is, some automotive designers have also started selling “four-door coupes,” so it makes sense that a lot of car shoppers might be confused. Take a look at the sedan vs. coupe difference. 

Coupe vs. Sedan: Size 

Even with the advent of the “four-door coupe” in sedan vs. coupe, Caseyville drivers will generally find that a coupe is smaller than a sedan. This is easy to remember because more doors means more space. Let’s take a closer look at how the interior sizes compare in sedan vs. coupe: 

  • Exterior Style: This is usually the first and fastest way to tell the difference between a coupe and a sedan: the shorter stature of the coupe results in styling adjustments that include longer doors and longer rear windows, which provide an overall sportier look. Sedans tend to emphasize luxury styling, and the shorter doors provide a balanced side profile. 
  • Passenger Space: While some coupes offer seating for four, they lack the degree of legroom you’ll find in a sedan that seats five. Some sport coupes only offer seating for two passengers. 
  • Interior Volume: Thirty-three cubic feet of interior volume is the magic number: more than that is a sedan. Less is a coupe. 
  • Cargo Area: Sedans have longer bodies to accommodate the back doors, which allows for more cargo space. 
  • Performance: The smaller size of a coupe is a great fit for performance engines, while sedans often offer additional engine options and suspension upgrades.

Sedans like the Volkswagen Passat are great for families, drivers who frequently have more than one passenger in East St. Louis, or who need additional cargo space. For sporty drivers who don’t place a priority on space, a coupe like the Kia Stinger is a great fit.

Compare the Differences Between a Coupe and Sedan at Auffenberg Dealer Group

The best way to experience the difference between a coupe and sedan is to see them in person. Contact Auffenberg Dealer Group to arrange test drives of your favorites, or stop by to browse our lot and see the differences between a coupe and sedan in person. 

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