What Is the Length of a Standard Car?

A standard car is approximately 180 inches long. Standard vehicles may be considered compact, such as the Chevrolet Cruze, or mid-sized in design. Larger-sized vehicles comfortably seat five passengers or more and feature larger trunks.

Cars are categorized as sub-compact, compact, mid-size or full size. Small cars, such as a hatchback, typically feature a 2-liter engine. Examples of compacts include the Ford Focus and Mitsubishi Lancer.

Mid-size vehicles are typically more ruggedly built and include cars such as the Toyota Camry. The Lincoln Town Car is an example of a full-size luxury auto that is often used for limousine and other hired-car transport.