What Are Some Common Wheelbase Specifications?


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Common wheelbase specifications for cars and small SUVs are between approximately 100 and 112 inches, while larger SUV wheelbase specifications are usually from 115 and 130 inches, and truck wheelbase specifications are about 140 to 172 inches. There is a large range of sizes for common wheelbase specifications, as the variance in them can be as small as one-tenth of an inch or as large as several feet. They also vary between the make, model and year of vehicle.

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The length of the space between the center of the front wheel and the center of the back wheel of a vehicle is its wheelbase. Its approximate measurement is comparable to the size of the vehicle's passenger compartment. Specifications of wheelbases are posted on car manufacturer websites as well as on Autotrader.com and KBB.com. The Ford Fusion, the Honda Civic, the Nissan Altima, the Toyata Corolla and the Honda Accord were five of the best-selling cars in 2014. The Fusion's wheelbase is 112.2 inches; the Civic's ranges from 103.2 to 105.1 inches; the Altima's is 109.3 inches; the Corolla's is 106.3 inches; and the Accord's wheelbase specification ranges from 107.3 to 109.3 inches.

The Honda CR-V was one the best-selling SUV's in 2014, and has a wheelbase of 103.1 inches. The Dodge Ram and the Ford F-Series were two of the best selling trucks of 2014. The 2014 model of the smallest Dodge Ram, which is the 1500 model, has options with wheelbase specifications ranging from 120 to 149 inches. The smallest vehicle in the 2014 Ford F-Series, the F-150, has options with wheelbase specifications ranging from 126 to 163 inches. Larger trucks, such as the F-250 or F-350, have wheelbase specifications that can be much higher than those of the smaller trucks.

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