Considering a coupe but wondering if it'll offer the space you really need? Thinking about a sedan but dreaming of the sleek exterior and performance a coupe could bring to your %%di_city%% life? Drivers in %%target_city_2%% and nearby often wonder about the differences between coupes and sedans other than the obvious -- that is, the fact that coupes have two doors and sedans have four doors. Explore all the differences of the coupe vs. sedan car body styles with our expert Garavel Subaru staff.

 What Are the Differences Between Coupes vs. Sedans?

When comparing sedans vs. coupes, you'll want to consider a variety of things, including but of course not limited to:

  • Number of Doors: Coupes come with two doors and sedans come with four doors. That's the most obvious difference between these two body styles. 
  • Exterior Styling: Door count isn't the only difference between the exterior of coupes and sedans. There are other styling cues that delineate sedans vs. coupes. Coupes are often shorter overall with longer doors and longer rear windows, which provide a more aggressive look. Sedans, meanwhile, tend to emphasize luxury styling, with shorter doors emphasizing a more balanced, stately silhouette. 
  • Performance: The smaller size of a coupe often shows up in performance capability, thanks to the decreased size and weight. Sedans often compensate for their larger weight and size with additional larger engine choices and suspension upgrades.
  • Interior Size: Sedans usually provide seating for five passengers, ample head and legroom, and more space for rear passengers than coupes do. The space available for rear passengers is typically smaller for a couple and can usually only seat two. 
  • Cargo Space: Sedans are longer by design so they naturally offer more cargo space. If cargo space is a top priority, a coupe may not be as good a choice for your needs. 

Sedan vs. Coupe: Which is for Me?

Sedans like the Subaru Legacy are a better fit if you have a large family to accommodate or tend to be the carpool drive more often. If you prefer enhanced performance with sporty exterior styling and space isn't as big a priority, then a new coupe may be the vehicle for you. Alternately, on the other end of the spectrum, if you need a large SUV, a vehicle like the Subaru Ascent could make a better choice. Learn more about all the new Subaru models we sell here at %%di_name%% when you contact us!