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The first thing that comes to many Connellsville drivers’ minds when asked this question is probably the number of doors. While coupes do have two doors and sedans have four, these two types of cars are more different beyond that. Telling a coupe and a sedan apart has become more difficult as more automakers are blurring the lines in these “four-door coupes” as the industry calls them. So what’s the difference between a coupe and sedan then? Luckily, the experts at Tri-Star Nissan have your back, so let’s explore these coupe vs. sedan differences below! 


Coupe vs. Sedan: Interior Size 

Aside from the number of doors, Pittsburgh drivers can easily distinguish between a coupe and a sedan by its size. Think of the number of doors as a preview of what you can expect on the inside. With only two doors, you can imagine that the passenger space of a coupe is limited and it can usually seat two people inside its shorter body. On the other hand, a sedan has more doors, so it makes sense that sedans would offer more seating such as five with plenty of head and legroom. Take a more detailed look at the size comparison: 

  • Do you need more specific numbers to get a better understanding of the size differences? 33 is the golden number you need to know. You can expect sedans to have at least 33 cubic feet of interior volume while coupes have less than that.
  • Sedans offer a bigger cargo area than coupe because of their elongated body shape. 

Coupe vs. Sedan: Other Differences

Now that you know the main differences between a coupe and sedan, let’s view these common differences though they are not tell-tale signs: 

  • Since the coupe tends to be shorter, you will notice that its exterior style will have longer doors and rear windows. However, sedans will have shorter doors, giving a balanced side profile. 
  • A coupe might be smaller, but don’t underestimate its performance since its lower weight allows it to be sportier on the Greensburg streets. You can choose from more engine options and suspension upgrades in various trim levels when it comes to a sedan to make up for its heavier weight. 

Sedan vs. Coupe: Which One Should I Get?

After learning about what the differences are between a sedan and a coupe beyond the door count, it is time to choose which one is more suitable for your lifestyle. If you have a larger family or want to drive to places with friends, a sedan will be a better choice with its larger passenger size and cargo space. However, if you love to drive solo or go on intimate rides with only one other person and want a sportier performance, then a coupe will be ideal for you. Once you decide if you want a sedan or a coupe, be sure to check out our new inventory.

Explore Sedans and Coupes at Tri-Star Nissan Today

Come down to Uniontown and see the difference between these two types of cars in person now at Tri-Star Nissan. Contact us if you have any questions about the model you are interested in or about our financing options.

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