A simple way of describing the sedan is to call it the regular passenger car, I would sometimes refer to
it as the default vehicle bodystyle and the one which most other bodystyles will be compared to. Sedans are also
This is the average vehicle you would see driving down the street as most of the automobile manufacturers
offer a variety of sedans in their line up. The Toyota Corolla is the number one selling car in the world which helps
the sedan to be the number one selling bodystyle in the world.
Sedans are also often used to design other bodystyles as their platforms
are used to build other types of vehicles.
Sedans consists of three main compartments:-
In my view the sedan has earned its right as the preferred body style because it can accommodate most of the
luxuries and engineering involved in the automotive industry, sedans are the perfect compromise. Following my research
I have discovered that sedans can accommodate some of everything that can be installed in a vehicle, its like a jack of all
- The front of the car with the bonnet or hood and the engine compartment.
- The passenger area with four doors and two rows of seats which accommodates five(5) adults including the driver.
- The rear compartment with the trunk or boot allowing the driver to carry cargo.
There are sedans with all wheel drive, some offer increased cargo space by folding down the
back seat in a similar manner to wagons and SUVs. There
are sedans with high performance engines to match those found in supercars and handling that comes
close to that. With proper engineering you will now find sedans with above average center of gravity
just to name some of the engineering benefits.
Mercedes Benz S Class, a high end luxury sedan
Lexus IS, this is the entry level sedan from Lexus
Through research I've realized that good ergonomics and
aerodynamics can be implemented in most if not all body types but the sedan perfectly mixes practicality as well. All of these benefits
is why most flagships are sedans.|
Sedans are further classified into small, mid-size and full-size with the flagships being the full-size
This is the 556 horsepower Cadillac CTS-V, one of the ultimate performance sedans.