Coupe vs. Sedan: What’s the Difference?

2020 E-Class Coupe

Common knowledge says sedans have four doors, and coupes have two, but the difference between coupe and sedan vehicles does not end there. Learn the different ways that performance, style, and space set sedans and coupes apart with this quick guide from Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati, your trusted Montgomery-area Mercedes-Benz dealership.

What Is the Difference Between Coupe and Sedan Vehicles?

When comparing the coupe versus sedan, there are a few ways in which these two vehicle types set themselves apart from one another, including:

  • Doors: Perhaps the most immediate difference between the coupe vs. sedan are the doors. A sedan refers to a car with four doors, and a coupe is a vehicle with two doors.
  • Styling: Sedans are longer in size and emphasize luxury features, whereas the shorter body of the coup offers longer doors and windows.
  • Interior Size: Sedans like the A-ClassE-Class, and C-Class typically provides more space for rear passengers than coupes, with seating for five and plenty of room in the rear seats. With coupes, you can only seat two in the back since they are smaller than sedans.
  • Cargo Space: Sedans are longer by design, so they naturally offer more cargo space. If cargo space is a priority, a coupe may not be the way to go.
  • Performance: The decreased weight and size of the coupe lends itself to a sportier and more agile performance. Meanwhile, sedans come with more powerful engine options and suspension upgrades to compensate for their larger size.

Compare Mercedes-Benz Coupe vs. Sedan Modes

Mercedes-Benz has four sedan models, the A-Class, E-Class, C-Class, and S-Class; and five coupe models, the C-Class, CLA, E-Class, S-Class, and CLS. However, a big standout in the lineup is the E-Class. So, does the E-Class coupe vs. sedan compare?

2022 E-Class Sedan

  • Starting Price: $54,950 MSRP*
  • Seating: 5
  • Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed
  • Standard Features: Premium touchscreen display, advanced navigation system, heated power front seats with memory, and much more!

2021 E-Class Coupe

  • Starting Price: $64,950 MSRP*
  • Seating: 4
  • Engine:3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed
  • Standard Features: ECO-START®, Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist, Dual-zone automatic climate control, and more!

Both are excellent vehicles, but it’ll come down to whether you would prefer a spacious sedan or a coupe as your next ride.

Difference Between Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Coupe?

Drivers looking to upgrade their rides on a budget will enjoy the Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe’s lower starting price. Let’s further explore and compare both models below:

2021 C-Class Coupe

  • Starting Price: $47,200 MSRP*
  • Seating: 4
  • Engine:3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed
  • Standard Features: ECO-START®, DYNAMIC SELECT, PRESAFE®, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, and much more!

2021 E-Class Coupe

  • Starting Price: $64,950 MSRP*
  • Seating: 4
  • Engine:3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed
  • Standard Features: ECO-START®, Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist, Dual-zone automatic climate control, and more!

Deciding Between a Sedan vs. Coupe

Families, those who frequently carry passengers, and those in need of more cargo space will appreciate the spaciousness that the sedan offers. If you want sportier handling, and a spacious interior is not a huge concern, then a coupe may be the right car for you. Browse the features that come with both models to ensure you’re getting what you have in mind for your drives around Blue Ash.

Compare the Coupe Versus Sedan With Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati!

You know more about the difference between coupe and sedan vehicles, and now it’s time to explore our virtual inventory to find the vehicle that ticks all the boxes. Feel free to contact us with any questions or schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati.

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages, and accessories. Options, model availability, and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs, and terms.

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