How Long and Wide is a Car? (10 Top Models)

car length and width
Nick Spieth

The average car length and width has been increasing in recent years, and it’s something that many people don’t consider when purchasing a new vehicle.

In this article, we’ll show you the dimensions of some of the most common vehicles in each class sold today.

Car Dimensions are Important to Know

Your choice when deciding the make and model of your vehicle, especially the class type, such as a compact car vs a full-size SUV can impact things like whether you’ll be able to use your single-car garage for storing your vehicle or for extra storage.

This might not apply to multi-vehicle garages, but a one-car garage built 20+ years ago will likely be a concern for many owners with newer model cars.

When I purchased my vehicle, I knew it wouldn’t fit in my garage. I was ok with that at the time. There are definitely times I think my next vehicle should be one that will. Here’s why…

Parking garages and even fast food drive-throughs almost always have height restrictions. That big brightly painted metal bar warns you that your vehicle will sustain damage if you try and squeeze somewhere you won’t fit.

Common Parking Spot Size

average parking space size

The United States has a requirement for parking spaces to have minimum dimensions of 9 feet wide and 18 feet long. Taking into account that a vehicle 6 feet wide would only leave 18 inches on each side, that could be a tight squeeze when parking next to a wall or pillar.

When parking next to another vehicle, considering everyone parked correctly, that leaves 3 full feet when exiting and entering their vehicles.

Average Car Width, Length and Height by Class

We’ll use the Kelley Blue Book guide of the best vehicles in each class for 2022 and 2023. Below you’ll see the two highest-rated vehicles in each class according to KBB, and at the end of the list, we’ll show you a chart of the widths and lengths of each vehicle.

Compact Car Types

2022 Honda Civic

2023 Hyundai Elantra

Midsize Car Types

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Toyota Camry

Full-Size Car Types

2022 Toyota Avalon

2023 Kia Stinger

SUV Types

There are a few subclasses of SUVs, so here we’ll use one compact and one full-size SUV.

2022 Toyota RAV4

2022 Ford Expedition

Truck Types

2022 Ford F150 Regular Cab

2022 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab

Car Length and Width Chart

2022 Honda Civic179″ – 184″71″56″
2023 Hyundai Elantra184″72″56″
2022 Honda Accord196″73″57″
2022 Toyota Camry192″ – 193″72″56″ – 57″
2022 Toyota Avalon196″73″57″
2023 Kia Stinger190″74″55″
2022 Toyota RAV4181″ – 182″73″67″-69″
2022 Ford Expedition210″80″76″ – 77″
2022 Ford F150 Regular Cab209.1″95.7″75.6″
2022 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab231.7″95.7″77.2″
Ford F150 Widths are including side mirrors

The car length and width difference between a Civic and F150 is going to be drastic, but even a more subtle increase of a few inches could play a role in how you store your car or if you’ll be able to comfortably park in your specific garage.

If you found this interesting, or if it helped answer any questions you had, please check out two other articles on similar subjects:

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