Coupe vs. Sedan: What’s the Difference?

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Though the most apparent difference between a coupe and sedan is the number of doors, it is not the only difference. The coupe vs. sedan overall design differs from each other, making each desirable to different groups of Minneapolis drivers. Our inventory offers both coupe and sedan options, and depending on what you want from your next vehicle, one may be a better option for you than the other. Take a more in-depth look at the difference between a coupe and sedan at Cornerstone Plymouth!

Difference Between Coupe and Sedan

The difference between a coupe and a sedan exceeds the door count– their overall design and functionality distinguish them from each other. Drivers from Maple Grove to Brooklyn Park can see the virtues of both models, however, only one is right for you. Explore a few of their main differences:

  • Door Count: Their main difference is their door count. A coupe has two doors, whereas the sedan has four.
  • Exterior Style: Besides the number of doors, coupes are lower to the ground, with wider doors and longer windows. The coupe’s design is sleek and sporty, whereas the sedan is built for easy access, space, and luxury.
  • Performance: The coupe is smaller and has sportier performance due to its decreased size and weight. Sedans weigh more due to their larger size, but typically come with more engine options and suspension upgrades than coupes.
  • Interior Size: Sedans typically offer seating for five, ample headroom and legroom, and more space for rear passengers than coupes. The space available for rear passengers is normally smaller in a coupe- which can usually only seat two. Sedans are the better option for families, but if your single or an empty nester, enjoy the sportiness and speed of a coupe!
  • 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?

Sedans like the Nissan Sentra SV are a better fit if you have a larger family, more frequent passengers, or need additional cargo space. If you prefer sportier handling and space isn’t as much of a concern, then a Dodge Challenger coupe may be the vehicle for you. Make sure you look at the features across both models, so you know you are getting what you need.

See the Sedan vs. Coupe Difference at Cornerstone Plymouth!

Now that you better understand the main differences between a sedan and coupe, weigh your needs and decide which configuration is right for you! Contact us for more information on our available inventory and visit our finance department for advice on financing a car with a bad credit score or any insurance or finance questions you may have.

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