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Understanding Car Size and Dimensions

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23rd August 2022

New cars have gotten bigger over the past few years, making it increasingly difficult to determine whether your new lease vehicle will fit into your garage or usual parking spot. Before purchasing a car, it is important to consider its dimensions to ensure the size conveniently suits your needs and day-to-day lifestyle.

David Johnson
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

What is standard size car in the UK?

What are the different types of car sizes?

City Cars

Toyota Aygo city car


Vauxhall Corsa supermini


Ford Focus hatchback

Large Cars (e.g. Saloons and Estate Cars)

BMW 5 series saloon


Ford s max MPV


Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV

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