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Coupe vs Sedan | Which is the difference?

Coupe vs Sedan | Which is the difference?

 

Before making the decision on a coupe or sedan you need to know the difference between the two. Coupe vs Sedan, which is a better fit for you?

 
What is a coupe? A coupe is generally thought of as a 2-door car offering a more sporty design. A coupe generally has either 2 seats, or 4 seats placed in a 2+2 configuration, meaning that there are only 2 seats in the rear (as opposed to the standard 3) and those seats are smaller than average. Technically, the Society of Automotive Engineers defines a coupe as a fixed-top car with less than 33 cubic feet of rear interior volume. Typically a car with less than 33 cubic feet of rear interior volume has only two doors, hence the common practice of associating two doors with the term “coupe.” However, there are plenty of vehicles out there which have only two doors but more than 33 cubic feet in the rear. These cars, while their manufacturers may call them coupes, are technically two-door sedans.

 
What is a sedan? A sedan is technically defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers as any closed-roof car with greater than or equal to 33 cubic feet of rear interior volume. Offering more room in the back seat and generally 4 doors allowing easier access to the rear seats.

 
Is a coupe more powerful than a sedan? Generally speaking coupes and sedans offer the same power train options but a coupe will be lighter and offer a shorter wheelbase offering a different feel and a smaller turning radius resulting in sportier and more responsive handling.

 
Which one is right for me? This depends on who will be in the back seat if anybody and your personal preference on style.