How do sedans and hatchbacks compare to one another?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Tips on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 3:07 pm

When shopping for a new vehicle, some decisions are easier than others. For instance, it’s pretty easy to decide between a truck and a sports car. Because they’re so different, you likely prefer (or need) one over the other. But what about vehicle types that are more similar to one another? Below, we will walk through some of the key distinctions between sedans and hatchbacks.

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cargo area behind back row in 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

Cargo Space

Perhaps the biggest difference between sedans and hatchbacks is how much cargo space they offer. Because hatchbacks have the cargo area connected to the passenger cabin, they provide a lot more cargo space than sedans, which have a separate trunk.

side view of back seats folded flat in 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback


In conjunction with more cargo space, hatchbacks also have the option to fold down the second-row seat in order to open up additional space that is, might we add, virtually flat. Most sedans also have this capability, but that space is somewhat obstructed by the area between the seats and the trunk.


When it comes to passenger space, performance capabilities, efficiency, and features, sedans and hatchbacks have multiple variations. Think midsize vs compact, turbocharged engines, and hybrid powertrains. With so many different models to choose from, you’ll surely be able to find one that offers the space, capability, and features that you want and need.

In fact, we have multiple sedans and hatchbacks right here at Matt Castrucci Honda, whether you’re looking for a new Honda model or a pre-owned vehicle. Feel free to check out our current inventory and schedule a time to test drive one that piques your interest.

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