The Difference between a Coupe and a Sedan

Posted: Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Drivers in the market for a new car have a lot to think about, and as finance experts, we’ve found that we get quite a few questions from our drivers about cars and types of cars. We want to help with one of the most common questions: what’s the difference between a coupe and a sedan?

After you get the rundown, fill out our secure finance application and let Green Light Auto Credit help you toward your next sedan or coupe.

Sedans vs Coupes

While there’s more than just one difference between a coupe and a sedan, there’s one very clear feature that most drivers use to tell them apart: the doors. A coupe is a two-door car that features longer front doors with no doors for the back seats while a sedan is the typical four-door car most people are familiar with.

Some automakers offer their cars in both coupe and sedan builds, but you should keep an eye out for one other key difference, as it can practically make the decision of coupe or sedan for you: space. While you might have guessed that a two-door car can be a little tough to get in and out of for any rear passengers, coupes also tend to have less interior space. In exchange, many coupes feature a fastback design that gives the car a sportier feeling.

Hot Sedans and Coupes this Year

To give you an idea of some of the differences, between the two body styles, we encourage you to check out these popular cars.


  • 2017 Honda Accord Sedan
  • 2017 Ford Fusion
  • 2017 Toyota Camry
  • 2016 Honda Civic Sedan


  • 2017 Honda Accord Coupe
  • 2017 Ford Mustang
  • 2017 Chevy Camaro
  • 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

It’s especially helpful to see cars like the Accord and Civic to really see the differences.

Let Green Light Auto Credit Help You

Now that you know the difference between a coupe and sedan, let us help you pay for your next one. Green Light Auto Credit works with drivers of all backgrounds, giving you the one-on-one attention you deserve as we figure out the best financing option for your needs. Bad credit? Not a problem. No credit? We’ll help you build it. Good credit? Great. Click that link at the top of this blog to be directed to our finance application and get started.

Contact Us for More Information About the Difference Between a Coupe and a Sedan

If you’re still unclear about the difference between a coupe and a sedan, don’t hesitate to contact us online or by phone at (800) 200-5551 with any questions. At Green Light Auto Credit, we can also help you finance a vehicle once you’ve decided which type you prefer.

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