The compact car, identified as a small car in Europe, falls between the mid-size and the sub-compact vehicles.
Typically a Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Audi A3 fall into the compact category.
The compact can be a hatchback, two- and four-door model and a sports compact.
What is the difference between compact and standard cars?
Compact cars typically have 4 doors. Sometimes available as a compact hatchback or wagon. Economy will seat up to 4 occupants, comfortable for 1-2 adults & small children. Compact will seat up to 5 occupants, comfortable for 1-5 adults or adults with adolescent children.
What’s a compact car size?
The Unites States EPA defines a small, or compact, car as having between 100-109 cubic feet of combined passenger and cargo volume. According to them a compact car also needs to be between 161 and 187 inches long.
What’s the difference between compact and subcompact cars?
The primary difference between a subcompact car and a compact car is cargo space and passenger room: Subcompact cars don’t have much of either, and compacts have a little more. One thing to consider is that if you carry passengers or cargo very often, you may not want a compact or subcompact at all.
Which compact car is best?
- Mazda Mazda3.
- Kia Soul.
- Chevrolet Cruze.
- Ford Focus.
- Toyota Corolla.
- Nissan Sentra.
- Honda Civic. Much like the Ford Focus, the Honda Civic has a long-standing reputation for being a top-selling small car.
- Hyundai Elantra. Looking for a compact car that’s as sleek and stylish as it is functional?
Are compact cars safe?
New small cars are safer than they’ve ever been, but new larger, heavier vehicles are still safer than small ones. As a result, there is less force on the occupants of the heavier vehicle and more on those in the lighter vehicle, according to IIHS. The organization’s fatality data bears this out.
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