Sedans tend to be a popular vehicle choice in the United States, but hatchbacks are quickly gaining more popularity. Here, we compare and contrast the sedan and hatchback body styles to try and make your next car-buying decision easier.
One of the biggest differences between sedans and hatchbacks is their maximum cargo space. For instance, in the Civic sedan model, you will get 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Civic hatchback expands this number to 25.7 cubic feet when the rear seats are up. If you fold the rear seats down in the hatchback, the number will expand to 46.2 cubic feet. So, if you’re shopping for a vehicle that has more cargo space, then a hatchback is likely a better option for you.
When it comes to offering different seat configurations to make hauling your gear easier, a hatchback is probably a good choice for you. For hauling people, though, either body style is a solid one. Both the Civic sedan and hatchback offer similar passenger volumes with a maximum cargo space of 97.8 cubic feet and 97.2 cubic feet respectively. That means your passengers can stretch out their legs on long drives in either of these options.
You can fold down the rear seats in both models as well, since they both have 60/40-split rear seats, though this feature comes standard in the hatchback and is only available on the sedan. The hatchback also has a wider hatch opening, which means you can easily load more cargo than its sedan sibling.
The car style you like can also be a contributing factor as to whether you would prefer a hatchback or a sedan. Typically, hatchbacks have a sleek, athletic silhouette that is highlighted by their rounded back end. Sedans are stylish as well, but they tend to appeal to those that prefer a traditional style over a sporty one.
You’ll find sedans and hatchbacks to fit your driving style when you visit Russell Honda.