What is the difference between a hatchback and a sedan?

The main difference between a hatchback and a sedan is distinguished by looking at the trunk of a vehicle. If you are looking for a small car, one of these two options is a good choice. Read on to learn more about all the differences between sedan and hatchback model cars.

The Hatchback 

Hatchback vehicles have a trunk compartment that resembles a mid-sized SUV. In most cases, the back windshield of a hatchback is connected to the liftgate of the vehicle. A hatchback will usually have a wiper blade on the back windshield, unlike many Sedan models. The trunk of a hatchback is also accessible through the back passenger compartment of the car, over the back seat.

The Sedan

Sedans usually have small trunk space that is accessed externally from a small liftgate that reveals a low-profile storage compartment. The trunk of a sedan may be accessible from the back seat of a sedan through a small connecting compartment. When the back seat of the vehicle is down you are able to reach through to the trunk of the vehicle. You cannot access the trunk of the vehicle any way other than externally and through this small connecting passage in the back seat of the vehicle.

Hatchback vs Sedan

Storage space: The main difference between a hatchback and a sedan is the size of the storage space provided by the hatchback. A hatchback has much more storage space in the trunk of the vehicle than a sedan. Along with horizontal storage space, a hatchback has more vertical storage as well.

Appearance: You are able to distinguish a hatchback apart from a sedan by looking at the external profile of the entire vehicle. You will notice that a hatchback has a much taller back end that resembles more of a midsize SUV.

Seating: The seating in both Sedans and hatchbacks is usually the same. Both vehicle models have a front driver and passenger seat with a bench seat in the back that includes three seatbelts. 

If you are looking for a small car with a little extra storage space in the trunk, you may want to go with a hatchback. If you are going for a sportier ride with your small car, you will want to look at sedan models.

Dorazio Ford Sedan and Hatchback models

If you are in the market for a sedan or hatchback, browse our selection of new and pre-owned models. A hatchback may be right for you if you are looking for a little bit more storage in the trunk of your vehicle. If you just want a car to have the same passenger capacity but you don’t need any extra storage, a sedan may be the right choice for you. There are many other pros and cons to each model car. We can help you pick the right one at Dorazio Ford.