What Is the Width and Length of the Average Car?

What Is the Width and Length of the Average Car?

What Is the Width and Length of the Average Car?

In 2007, the average mid-size sedan was 190 inches long and 71.4 inches wide. A large 2007 sports utility vehicle averaged 208.0 inches long and 78.2 inches wide. A 2007 compact car averaged 177.2 inches long and 68.8 inches wide.

Cars were once an inch or two narrower. In 1990, an average mid-size sedan was only 70.5 inches wide. A large 1999 SUV was 76.7 inches wide. A 1990 compact car averaged 66.4 inches wide. Cars seem to be getting shorter as they get wider. An average 1990 mid-size sedan was almost two inches longer than a 2007 sedan. A large 1999 SUV averaged 219 inches long, almost 10 inches longer than a 2007 large SUV.