Wagon and sedan are two of the most common body layouts we often see on the road. They both have sophisticated designs and built which makes them unique from each other and more likable to the buyers. Due to their uniqueness, we can see the differences between the wagon and sedan easily. And because of that, choosing between the two body styles is also easy to do. You just have to think about your preferences, lifestyle, needs, and budget before you start picking the model you like.
Now, let us get to know more about the wagon and sedan. And choose which is right for you.
The Differences Between Wagon vs Sedan
The differences between the wagon and sedan are easy to see for they are not just different in shape but also in design, number of doors, cabin, and cargo space. A wagon has a two-box design with a cabin as well as a cargo area as one compartment and engine area. It has five doors including a hatch, can accommodate five passengers with decent legroom, and has three sets of windows. In terms of cargo space, the wagon is more versatile with its extended boot space due to the rear seats that can be folded resulting in an almost van-like look.
While the sedan has a four-door layout with a three-box design: cabin, engine area, and trunk area. The sedan can also accommodate five passengers with enough legroom due to its spacious cabin but in regards to boot space, the wagon can easily top the sedan because of its limited space. The Sedan is much quieter due to its good insulation between the rear wheels and the cabin, it is also much lighter and shorter than the wagon which is good when driving on narrow roads or urban areas.
Top 3 Wagons in BE FORWARD
Toyota Corolla Fielder (Wagon)
Toyota Corolla Fielder is the five-door station wagon version of the Toyota Corolla with 4,400 mm length, 1,695 mm width, and 1,475–1,500 mm height that was first produced in 2001. The Fielder is powered by a 1.5L 1NZ-FE straight 4 engine generating power 110 PS at 6000 rpm with fuel economy of 17.6 km/L and a 1.8L 2ZR-FE straight 4 engine generating power 140 PS at 6200 rpm with a fuel economy of 16.6 km/L. The engines are mated either to a five-speed manual or Super CVT-i with 7-speed sports sequential shiftmatic transmission.
Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon (Wagon)
Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon is the five-door station wagon of the Subaru Legacy which was first released in 1989. The Legacy Touring Wagon has an exterior dimension of 2751 mm wheelbase, 4775 mm length, 1535 mm height, and 1780 mm width. It is presently equipped with a 2.0L FA20 DOHC AVCS H4 turbocharged petrol engine producing 300 PS (221kW) at 5600 rpm with a fuel economy of 12.4 k/L and a 2.5L FB25 DOHC DAVCS H4 petrol engine producing 173 PS (127 kW) at 5600 rpm with fuel economy of 14.4 km/L. These engines are powered by a five-speed automatic, six-speed manual, or Lineartronic CVT.
Nissan Wingroad (Wagon)
Nissan Wingroad wagon is also known as the Nissan AD and was first introduced in 1996 with a five-door wagon body style. It currently offers an exterior dimension of a 2600 mm wheelbase, 4415 – 4475 mm length, 1485 – 1510 mm height, and 1695 mm width. The Wingroad offers a maximum boot space of 412 liters and features several engine options. The 1.5L HR15DE straight 4 engine producing 109 PS (80 kW) at 6000 rpm with fuel economy of 17.2 km/L and 1.8L MR18DE straight 4 engine producing 128 PS (94 kW) at 5200rpm with fuel economy of 14.0 km/L attached to a four-speed automatic or XTRONIC CVT.
Top 3 Sedans in BE FORWARD
Toyota Prius (Sedan)
Toyota Prius sedan is the first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle that was first introduced in 1997 until 2003. It has a four-door layout with a front-engine, front-wheel drivetrain with a 2550 mm wheelbase and has two available models namely the NHW10 and the NHW11. The Prius sedan comes with a 1.5L 1NZ-FXE DOHC straight-4 petrol engine with a 288V Electric motor for the NHW10 and a 1.5L 1NZ-FXE DOHC straight-4 VVT-i petrol engine with 273.6V Electric motor for the NHW11.
Toyota Allion (Sedan)
Toyota Allion is a four-door sedan with a front-wheel / four-wheel layout. It was
released alongside the Toyota Premio in 2001 and equipped four-speed automatic or CVT with three engine choices: 1.5L 1NZ-FE straight-4 producing 109 PS at 6000 rpm consuming 19.2 km/L, 1.8L 2ZR-FE straight-4 producing 143 PS at 6000 rpm consuming 15 km/L, and 2.0L 3ZR-FAE straight-4 producing 152 PS at 6200 rpm consuming 14.4 km/L.
Mercedes Benz C-Class (Sedan)
Mercedes Benz C-Class sedan model is a four-door luxury car that was first released in 1993. It comes with a 2840 mm wheelbase, 4690 mm length, 1810 width, and 1425mm height. The C-Class sedan is fitted with petrol and diesel engines: 2.0L M274 straight-4 turbo-petrol, 3.0L M276 DELA 30 V6 bi-turbo petrol, and 2.1L OM651 straight-4 turbo-diesel mated to a six-speed manual, seven-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic, or nine-speed 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. The average fuel economy is between 13.6 km/L – 18.9 km/L.
Wagon and sedan both offer great qualities, built, and good features which makes it more popular in the market. Though they lacked certain attributes that we see to each body style, this makes them more distinct from each other. So if you have a large family and want more room in your car then the wagon is for you, but if you want a more sophisticated car and don’t need much space then try the sedan.
Written by: Esther Abranilla