Subcompact Cars

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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.

Volkswagen Beetle Type 1

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

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.
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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.
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Fiat 500

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

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