Sedan Body Style Options
A sedan is a type of car with four doors and a traditional trunk space design, although hatchback vehicles are sometimes considered sedans as well. Sedans come in four basic size variations: subcompact, compact, midsize, and full-size although some modern sedans blur the lines between these categories.
A subcompact sedan will generally come in at the lowest price when buying a new car and that low price shows in the small footprint of these vehicles. Cars like the text:(Hyundai Accent)href:(/inventory?model=Accent), Kia Rio, or Chevrolet Sonic can be purchased new from the dealership at a great value with MSRP under $20,000. A compact sedan like the text:(Hyundai Elantra)href:(/inventory?model=Elantra) or the Kia Forte strikes a nice balance between value, fuel economy, and comfort as these vehicles are a bit roomier, but far from bulky. The most popular model is the midsize sedan. This includes popular choices like the Toyota Camry, text:(Hyundai Sonata)href:(/inventory?model=Sonata), and the Tesla Model 3. Full-size sedans have the largest overall size, most cargo space, and often a luxury driving experience.
Price of a sedan
If you're looking for a great deal, buying a car is often the way to go. Whether you choose a coupe or a sedan, car prices are often much lower than prices on a truck or SUV. Sedan prices, however, can vary greatly. While many used sedan models can be purchased for under $10,000 there plenty of sports sedan and luxury sedan models that go for more than six figures. Vehicle text:(inventory)href:(/inventory) is currently very low across the U.S. meaning the price of sedans has been on the rise.
Sedans have a large range of estimated miles per gallon. That's because sedans can have anywhere from three to 12-cylinder engines, as well as hybrid and electric vehicles. In general, the smaller the car, the better the fuel economy, however, hybrid powertrain options are beginning to shake up this rule and actual mileage may vary based on driving style and terrain.
Features like antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and stability control should be found standard on every model. Items such as rearview cameras and blind-spot indicators which were once only found in luxury sedan models are now becoming more common across all trim packages. Car shoppers concerned with safety should check out the crash test scores provided by the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Most sedans can transport four adults in reasonable comfort. Larger people may want to consider full-size, and especially luxury sedan models, as they tend to have a roomier cabin with additional space in the rear seat.
Subcompacts offer 10-12 cubic feet of trunk space, compacts offer 12-13, midsize sedans offer 14-16 and large sedans offer 17-21. If you'll be hauling anything bulky, get a sedan with folding rear seats or a ski pass-through, at the very least. Four-door vehicles with hatchbacks are the best choice for those who prioritize cargo space and versatility.
More than 95% of Americans drive a car with an automatic transmission and according to Edmunds, standard transmission vehicles made up just 2% of the vehicle inventory sold in 2018. That's not to say all sedans feature the same type of transmission. Options range from conventional automatic which features a torque converter and sometimes can be shifted manually with either a lever on the center console or paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
Automated manual transmissions have found their way from high-end luxury sedans and into economy cars for their ability to maximize the power and fuel efficiency of low-powered engines. More recently, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) has been introduced, which automatically selects from an infinite ratio to keep the engine in a sweet spot of power and/or fuel economy.
Lease or Buy a Sedan
If you've decided a sedan is the right option for you, the next question is whether to lease or purchase. If you're interested in a brand new sedan model, then both options are often available, however, purchasing is often the only option when looking for a used sedan. The benefits of a vehicle lease include the ability to easily change up your vehicle at lease end, avoiding depreciation, and often a lower monthly car payment. On the other hand, many drivers choose to purchase their car to build equity or to get the exact vehicle make and model they're looking for.
Where to buy a sedan
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