Well, concerning the golf clubs, you can't fit them sideways in the back of the hatch. I don't think you could with the sedan either. Concerning cargo space, mathmatically, the sedan may have more cargo room, but the opening of the sedan's trunk greatly affects what you can put in it. I can fit all sorts of stuff in my Fiesta hatch that won't fit in either my brother's Focus sedan or my dad's Fusion. Both have way more cargo area on paper, but have no way to actually get stuff into it. The last trip my wife and I went on we fit all of our luggage (2 very large suitcases, 2 roller small/medium carry-on suitcases, 3 duffle bags, and 2 backpacks) for two weeks in the back of the Fiesta hatch and only had a backpack and small duffle on the rear seat. When we got to Florida and picked up our Focus rental car, we could only fit 2 suitcases in the trunk. The duffle bags, carry on bags, and backpacks all had to sit on the back seat. Way more room in the Fiesta than in the Focus.