4 Door Sedan at Pfaff BMW in Mississauga

4 Door Sedan at Pfaff BMW in Mississauga

When shopping different cars, especially BMW vehicles, you may have run across vehicles advertising themselves as “coupes” or “sedans”. What’s the difference between these, though? After all, they usually look almost the same. It’s important to know when car shopping that there is in fact a difference between the two. If you are looking for a 4 door sedan in the Mississauga area, then our Pfaff BMWdealership is the place for you. In this article, we will be talking about some of the differences between a coupe and a 4 door sedan.


Number of Doors

To most people, the defining difference between a coupe and a sedan is the number of doors that the car has. A coupe traditionally has two doors, while a sedan has four doors. This difference has become somewhat harder to follow in recent years, as many automakers have added a third door to the standard coupe or modeled the bodies of four-door sedans after coupes. Coupes tend to have longer doors, which can make getting in and out of the car difficult when parked in a tight space. Having only two doors can make getting into the backseat or cargo area of a coupe more of an ordeal, especially for older drivers and passengers. The standard size doors of a sedan, especially the two doors for the backseat, make the sedan easier to get into and provide better access to passenger seating. This is a feature that is usually important to parents with young children, whom they have to help in and out of the car.


Passenger Seating

Traditional coupes have only a driver’s seat and front passenger seat, with no passenger seating in the back. Over the years, some coupes have evolved into four-passenger cars with the addition of very small back seats. Coupes that do have back seats typically have two bucket-style seats located behind the two front seats, instead of a three-person bench, which is found in most sedans. Sedans have always had seating capacity for four to five people (back in the 70’s and 80’s, many had bench seats in the front, allowing for a total of six passengers.) Sedans allow for five passengers to travel safely and legally; squeezing a fifth person into a four-seater coupe is neither safe nor legal.


Cargo Space

A traditional coupe has no more than 33 cubic feet of interior space. By definition, anything over 33 cubic feet of interior space qualifies as a sedan. Cargo (or storage) space is usually measured as the interior space behind the front seats. Sedans have the practical advantage of having a rear seat plus a trunk, and many have fold-down seats that make for one large, seamless cargo area. There is also floor space behind the two front seats (two-seater coupes don’t have this).


Finding a 4 door sedan in the MIssissauga area is easy when you choose our Pfaff BMW dealership. We have a very large selection of new and pre-owned 4 door sedans, and we are confident that you will be able to find the sedan of your dreams. For more information about our vehicles or our services, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click hereto find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.