What Is a Sedan Car?

A sedan car is a four-door vehicle that often seats four to five people and has characteristics such as a closed roof and a fixed B-pillar between the front and rear windows. The sedan is one of the most common body types on the road, with variations that include two-door and fastback.

Sedans have two seats in the front of the car and either two or a row of three seats in the back for passengers. In most instances, the cargo compartment is in the back of the vehicle. Typical four-door sedans often have two or three windows on the sides and a rear window at a slanted angle in the back. Not much difference in power can be noted between a sedan and coupe version of a car, but this depends on the trim level and specifications.