Which is better : A Sedan or Hatchback?

Have you heard the story of Lion and Mouse? An Admirable story in which in return of life of Mouse by the Lion, the Mouse saves Lion’s life from a Hunter. It tells us that never underestimate anyone.

I have used this story as a reference to express my opinion that “if Hatchbacks are smaller cars than Sedans then it doesn’t mean that they are less capable”. Often it has been said that Hatchbacks are not as stylish, reliable as Sedans but it is not true. Before making a comparison let us witness that what are Hatchbacks and Sedans.

Hatchbacks

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno

A hatchback is a car body configuration with a rear door that swings upward to provide access to a cargo area. Hatchbacks may feature fold-down second row seating, where the interior can be flexibly reconfigured to prioritize passenger vs. cargo volume.

Some famous Hatchbacks worldwide are Kia Forte, Volkswagen GTI, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Bolt and many more.

Sedans

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Jaguar XF

A Sedan is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A, B & C-pillars and principal volumes articulated in separate compartments for engine, passenger and cargo. The passenger compartment features two rows of seats and adequate passenger space in the rear compartment for adult passengers.

Some popular Sedans worldwide are Acura RLX Hybrid, Audi S8 4.0T Quattro Tiptronic, Alfa Romeo Giulia and many more.

So without further I do lets have a battle of the Best between Hatchbacks and Sedans.

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  1. PRACTICALITY

Hatchback is a clear winner in this category as Hatchbacks provide lots of        practicality in the form of Large Storage Areas, more of Technical features, compact but nicely built Body and chassis, easy drivability in cities etc. as compared to Sedans.

  2. HIGHWAY STABILITY

Sedans are clear winners in this category as they are more bulkier than Hatchbacks and have a longer wheelbase as compared to Hatchbacks.

 3. GOOD FOR LEARNERS

Hatchbacks are clear winners here as they have short bonnet size because of which learners can see the front end and avoid frontal crashes . also compared to Sedans, Hatchbacks have smaller engines which have less power and hence they will not too quickly and can be easily controlled by the beginners as compared to Sedans.

4. FUEL EFFICIENCY

Again Hatchbacks are clear winners here as because of their smaller engines which produce low power and also because of their light weight as compared to Sedans.

5. SOCIAL STATUS

Here Sedans have a clear advantage as they are more premium looking and have premium built and have high quality materials and also they look more uptown, upscale and classy as compared to Hatchbacks.

6. BETTER INSULATED

Sedans are a clear winner here as they are more refined in both petrol and diesel variants (especially in case of luxury sedans),  hence they are better insulated and also while driving less noise intrudes into a Sedan’s cabin as compared to a Hatchback’s.

7. RESALE VALUE

It is a clear fact that Hatchbacks have a better Resale Value because of its price, practicality and various other reasons as compared to Sedans.

NOTE : THIS PARTICULAR ASPECT CAN BE DIFFERENT IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES.

8. PRICE

Price is a very important factor in which Hatchback’s have an upper hand as they focus more on practicality than luxury because of which their cost is less as compared to Sedans.

In the end i would like to conclude that from the above comparison it can be determined that Hatchbacks are clear winners because they score well in some important aspects which are Practicality, Price,  Resale value, Fuel Efficiency despite losing to Sedans in Insulation, social status etc. as these are secondary concerns for most of the people.

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