If you're looking for seating up to five people, easy drivability, and the typical car experience, the sedan is the right choice for you. Four doors is the typical calling card of a sedan, but an external, roomy trunk also characterizes the sedan and offers better visibility and smaller blind spots to drivers. If you're not planning on transporting a large crew frequently, a sedan is a good choice. If you already have a family of four or five, you might want to look for something a little bigger.
Used Sedan Buying Guide
Sedans typically come in four different sizes and give drivers a wealth of options.
- Subcompact sedans, like the Nissan Versa or the Toyota Yaris
- Compact sedans, like the Honda Civic or the Ford Focus
- Mid-size sedans like the Nissan Altima or the Hyundai Sonata
- Full-size sedans like the Chevrolet Impala or Buick LaCrosse
One of the big reasons that sedans are so popular is the price. The smaller size, especially in the subcompact category, translates to a smaller purchase price. The smaller body also means a smaller engine and better standard gas mileage. A smaller engine also means, at times, less power so if you're looking for a get-up-and-go vehicle, make sure you pay attention to engine size. Most sedans in recent years, however, have impressive performance in addition to their budget-friendly fuel economy.