If you spend anywhere near the amount of time we do Googling the interior and exterior dimensions of new vehicles, you’ve probably realized that there isn’t a great solution for comparing two models side-by-side. There’s good news, though, because Carsized.com exists.
Carsized lets users choose two late model (very late – most cars only have a few model years available) vehicles and compare their exterior dimensions. The setup is super useful for people like us, but for normal people, the tool can help inform buying decisions and gives a visual representation of the changes between two generations of the same vehicle.
There are plenty of ads and you’ll need to do the metric to imperial measurements, but those tasks are a small hassle compared to flipping between two browser tabs to see two cars. It’s also a great way to view the way cars have grown over the years, but again, there aren’t huge numbers of model years available.
Notable comparisons include the 2008-2012 Honda Accord and the 2013-2017 Honda Accord (the site lists different model years). The older car is shorter than its successor, but the new car is wider and almost nine centimeters longer. The tool offers several generations of the Volkswagen Golf, so we can compare a model from the early 1980s to today’s Mark 8. Surprisingly, the old car is nearly as tall as the new model, but the latest variant is longer and more spacious inside.
[Image: Screenshot via Carsized.com]
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