Subcompact Cars

Subcompact cars are the smallest vehicle class sized below compact cars. Equivalent to European B-Segment cars and British superminis, North American subcompact cars are the smallest and least expensive consumer vehicles. Pairing great fuel economy with tight handling and maneuverability, subcompact cars make great city cars. Subcompact cars have wheelbases under 8’4” | 2.54 m and interior volumes from 85 ft3 | 2.4 m3 and 99 ft3 | 2.8 m3.

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Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is an iconic Italian subcompact car known for its personality and easy urban driving.

Illustrated side, front, back, and plan views of a Fiat 500 with dimensions
The Fiat 500 is an iconic Italian subcompact car known for its personality and easy urban driving.
Illustrated side, front, back, and plan views of a Fiat 500 with dimensions
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Length: 11’4” | 3.57 m
Width: 5’4” | 1.63 m
Height: 4’11”-5’ | 1.49-1.52 m
Weight:
2,366 - 2,512 lbs
MPG:
28 city | 33 highway
Weight: 2,366 - 2,512 lbs
Horsepower: 135-160 hp

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Fiat 500 side elevation, front, back, plan

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Volkswagen Beetle Type 1

The Volkswagen Beetle, the Type 1, is a two-door, rear-engine subcompact economy car for up to five people produced from 1938 to 2003. One of the most influential and iconic car designs in history, the Volkswagen Beetle provided an economical and simple car that could be mass-produced. The Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 concept would be updated for later generations in 1997 with the introduction of the Volkswagen New Beetle which draws heavily on the forms of the Type 1. The Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 has a length of 13’ 4.5” | 4.08 m, wheelbase of 7’ 10.5” | 2.4 m, width of 5’ .5” | 1.54 m, and a height of 5’1” | 1.55 m.

Drawings of the Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 dimensioned in side profile, plan, front, and back
The Volkswagen Beetle, the Type 1, is a two-door, rear-engine subcompact economy car for up to five people produced from 1938 to 2003. One of the most influential and iconic car designs in history, the Volkswagen Beetle provided an economical and simple car that could be mass-produced.
Drawings of the Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 dimensioned in side profile, plan, front, and back
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Automaker: Volkswagen
Class: Subcompact car
Year: 1938-2003
Length: 13’4.5” | 4.08 m
Width: 5’.5” | 1.54 m
Height: 5’1” | 1.55 m
Wheelbase: 7’10.5” | 2.4 m
Weight: 1,760-1,850 lb | 800-840 kg

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Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 side elevation, front elevation, back elevation, plan

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Toyota Prius C

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Automaker: Toyota
Model: Prius C
Year: 2012

Length: 13’1” (157”) | 3.99 m
Width: 5’8” (68”) | 1.73 m
Height: 4’9” (57”) | 1.45 m
Wheelbase: 8’4” (100”) | 2.54 m
Weight: 2,500 lb | 1,134 kg

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Toyota Prius C side elevation, front, back, plan

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Mini Cooper

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Automaker: Mini (BMW)
Model: Cooper
Year: 2014

Length: 12’4”-12’9” | 3.73-3.86 m
Width: 5’8” (68”) | 1.73 m
Height: 4’8” (56”) | 1.42 m
Wheelbase: 8’2” (98”) | 2.49 m
Weight: 2,605 lb | 1,182 kg

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Mini Cooper side elevation, front, back, plan

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Audi TT

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Automaker: Audi
Model: TT - Two Door
Year: 2009

Length: 13’9” (165”) | 4.19 m
Width: 6’1” (73”) | 1.85 m
Height: 4’6” (54”) | 1.37 m
Wheelbase: 8’1” (97”) | 2.46 m
Weight: 2,965 lb | 1,345 kg

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Audi TT side elevation, front, back, plan

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