Compact cars are a vehicle class sized between smaller subcompact cars and larger mid-size cars. Equivalent to European C-Segment cars, British small family cars, and Japanese small size passenger vehicles, the North American compact car favors efficient commuting over comfort and performance. The compact car’s smaller size makes them ideal for cities, but they may have difficulty getting up to upper highway speeds. Compact cars have wheelbases in the range of 8’4” | 2.54 m and 9’1” | 2.77 m and interior volumes between 100 ft3 | 2.8 m3 and 109 ft3 | 3.1 m3.

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Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is a globally best-selling car line of subcompact and compact sedans produced by Toyota since 1966. Named corolla after the Latin term for ‘small crown’ the Toyota Corolla is known for being efficient and comfortable.

The Toyota Corolla (2014) measures 15’3” (4.65 m) in length, 5’10” (1.78 m) in width, and has a height of 4’9” (1.45 m).

Dimensioned drawings of a Toyota Corolla measuring the size from the side, front, back, and plan
The Toyota Corolla is a globally best-selling car line of compact sedans produced by since 1966. Named after the Latin for ‘small crown’ the Corolla is known for being comfort and efficiency.

The Toyota Corolla (2014) measures 15’3” (4.65 m) in length, 5’10” (1.78 m) in width, and has a height of 4’9” (1.45 m).

Dimensioned drawings of a Toyota Corolla measuring the size from the side, front, back, and plan
Toyota Corolla
Height:
4’9” | 1.45 m
Width:
5’10” | 1.78 m
Length:
15’3” | 4.65 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Wheelbase: 8’10” | 2.7 m

Model
Corolla
Automaker
Toyota
Year
2014

Drawings include:
Toyota Corolla side elevation, front, back, plan

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Volkswagen New Beetle

The Volkswagen New Beetle is a two-door compact car introduced in 1997 as an update to the original iconic Volkswagen Beetle Type 1. With a form emphasizing the rounded curves of the classic Beetle, the New Beetle design modernized the look of the Beetle while also reconfiguring the engine and drive layout to the front.

The Volkswagen New Beetle is 13’7” (4.13 m) in length, has a wheelbase of 8’3” (2.52 m), a width of 5’8” (1.72 m), and height of 5’2” (1.57 m).

Dimensions of Volkswagen New Beetle documented from side, front, back, and plan drawings
The Volkswagen New Beetle is a two-door compact car introduced in 1997 as an update to the original Beetle Type 1. With a form emphasizing the rounded curves of the classic, the New Beetle design modernized the look of the Beetle while also reconfiguring the engine and drive layout to the front.

The Volkswagen New Beetle is 13’7” (4.13 m) in length, has a wheelbase of 8’3” (2.52 m), a width of 5’8” (1.72 m), and height of 5’2” (1.57 m).

Dimensions of Volkswagen New Beetle documented from side, front, back, and plan drawings
Volkswagen New Beetle
Height:
5’2” | 1.57 m
Width:
5’8” | 1.72 m
Length:
13’7” | 4.13 m
Depth:
Weight:
2,712 lb | 1230 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 8’3” | 2.52 m

Model
New Beetle
Automaker
Volkswagen
Year
1997-2011

Drawings include:
Volkswagen New Beetle side elevation, front elevation, back elevation, plan

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Honda Civic (2014)

The Honda Civic (2014) is the ninth generation of the Civic sporting a premium interior, zippy engines, and refined handling and high ratings for crash safety. It is compact, stylish with roomy interiors and available either as a coupe or sedan body style. Other features in the Honda Civic include a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, passenger-side mirror having camera mount LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring, Honda-link connected car technology, and a “Smart Entry” push-start button.

The Honda Civic (2014) has an overall length of 14’11” (4.55 m), wheelbase of 8’9” (2.67 m), a width of 5’9” (1.75 m), and height of 4’8” (1.42 m).

Dimensioned drawings of the Honda Civic (2014) measuring length, wheelbase, height and width
The Honda Civic (2014) is the ninth generation of the Civic sporting a premium interior, zippy engines, and refined handling and high ratings for crash safety. It is compact, stylish with roomy interiors and available either as a coupe or sedan body style.

The Honda Civic (2014) has an overall length of 14’11” (4.55 m), wheelbase of 8’9” (2.67 m), a width of 5’9” (1.75 m), and height of 4’8” (1.42 m).

Dimensioned drawings of the Honda Civic (2014) measuring length, wheelbase, height and width
Honda Civic (2014)
Height:
4’8” | 1.42 m
Width:
5’9” | 1.75 m
Length:
14’11” | 4.55 m
Depth:
Weight:
2,873 lb | 1,303 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 8’9” | 2.67 m

Model
Civic (4 Door)
Automaker
Honda
Year
2014

Drawings include:
Honda Civic Scoside elevation, front, back, plan

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Toyota Prius (2016)

The Toyota Prius (2016) boasts of being a fuel economy car with roomy seating, ample cargo space, and a hushed cabin. It also spots an elegantly designed interior with a cushioned ride that shrugs off bumps nicely and a comfortable driving position, which makes it a great family car. Unlike the previous generations of the Prius which were compact or subcompact cars, the 2016 model is a full hybrid electric mid-size car available either in 4-door sedan or a 5-door liftback body style.

The Toyota Prius (2016) has an overall length of 14’11” (4.55 m), wheelbase of 8’10” | 2.69 m), a width of 5’9” (1.75 m), and height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

Collection of measured drawings of the Toyota Prius (2016) with dimensions for length, wheelbase, height, and width
The Toyota Prius (2016) boasts of being a fuel economy car with roomy seating, ample cargo space, and a hushed cabin. It also spots an elegantly designed interior with a cushioned ride that shrugs off bumps nicely and a comfortable driving position, which makes it a great family car.

The Toyota Prius (2016) has an overall length of 14’11” (4.55 m), wheelbase of 8’10” | 2.69 m), a width of 5’9” (1.75 m), and height of 4’10” (1.47 m).

Collection of measured drawings of the Toyota Prius (2016) with dimensions for length, wheelbase, height, and width
Toyota Prius (2016)
Height:
4’10” | 1.47 m
Width:
5’9” | 1.75 m
Length:
14’11” | 4.55 m
Depth:
Weight:
3,075 lb | 1,395 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 8’10” | 2.69 m

Model
Prius
Automaker
Toyota
Year
2016

Drawings include:
Toyota Prius side elevation, front, back, plan

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BMW 4 Series (2014)

The BMW 4 Series (2014) was spun off the 3 series 2 door models into a separate series of 2 door coupe, 2-door convertible, and 4-door fastback coupe powered by an S55 turbocharged straight-six engine. The BMW 4 series has an upscale cabin design and boasts high performance, though it has a small passenger room. The car is low, compact, and sporty and available in all-wheel drive, either having a manual or automatic transmission.

The BMW 4 Series (2014) has an overall length of 15’3” (4.65 m), wheelbase of 9’3” (2.82 m), a width of 6’ (1.83 m), and height of 4’6” (1.37 m).

Elevation and plan drawings of the BMW 4 Series (2014) with dimensions for length, width, and height
The BMW 4 Series (2014) was spun off the 3 series 2 door models into a separate series of 2 door coupe, 2-door convertible, and 4-door fastback coupe powered by an S55 turbocharged straight-six engine. The BMW 4 series has an upscale cabin design and boasts high performance in a small form.

The BMW 4 Series (2014) has an overall length of 15’3” (4.65 m), wheelbase of 9’3” (2.82 m), a width of 6’ (1.83 m), and height of 4’6” (1.37 m).

Elevation and plan drawings of the BMW 4 Series (2014) with dimensions for length, width, and height
BMW 4 Series (2014)
Height:
4’6” | 1.37 m
Width:
6’ | 1.83 m
Length:
15’3” | 4.65 m
Depth:
Weight:
3,470 lb | 1,574 kg
Area:

Wheelbase: 9’3” | 2.82 m

Model
4 Series (2 Door Coupe)
Automaker
BMW
Year
2014

Drawings include:
BMW 4 Series side elevation, front, back, plan

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