Are sedan cars fast?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Mazda 3, Mazda 6, Performance & Efficiency on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 7:37 pm
Blue 2019 Mazda3 drives down a dark street.

Sedan Speed and Performance

Though other body types have enjoyed more recent burgeoning popularity, the sedan is still the most successful type of car in automotive history. Dating back to the invention of the automobile, the sedan body type has simply made sense. And having now had over a hundred years to be refined and optimized, modern sedans are better, and more reliable, than ever.

But the average American still holds a mix of conflicting perceptions about the sedan. What can it do, and what can it not? What is it good for, and what’s better left unspoken? One of the most pertinent of these questions is: are sedan cars fast?

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Some sedans are fast, and some are not. The list of cars with a sedan body type is huge, so the capability of these vehicles spans the gamut of possibility. Whatever you’re looking for in a car, it’s likely you can find a sedan that fits the bill.

Fastest Sedans

If you are looking for speed in your sedan, there are certain models to look into. These include:

  • 2019 Mazda3
  • 2019 Mazda6

2019 Mazda3

Silver 2019 Mazda3 sedan parked in front of an old building. Side-view.

In the words of Car and Driver, “It’s rare when a car is excellent enough to transcend its segment but the all-new 2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback manage to do just that.” Since you seem like a sedan type, mister reader, we’ll look at the sedan iteration here and leave the hatchback for another day.

The 2019 Mazda3 sedan zips up to sixty miles-per-hour in just 7.2 seconds. This vehicle is just a blast to drive- it has tight handling, satisfying steering, and a solid ride that stays comfortable. The newly standard 2.5-liter engine will give you plenty of spunk, while available all-wheel drive provides even more power.

2019 Mazda6

Head-on view of a red 2019 Mazda6 parked in a city as a woman emerges from the driver's seat.

Oozing with lively performance and pep, the 2019 Mazda6 is another excellent choice for a fast sedan. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine pumps out 187 horsepower, while the optional turbocharged iteration makes up to 250 hp. Acceleration is brisk and performance is energetic.

Along with the speed, the 2019 Mazda6 boasts excellent handling and nimble agility, making the whole driving experience a total blast. Both this and the 2019 Mazda3 above serve as reminders as to why sedans are still hold a vaunted place as the definitive automotive incarnation.



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