Types Of Cars
Please note: a vehicle may fit into multiple categories and images are only examples. Small cars Smaller cars tend to have lower Advance Payments , lower running costs and lower CO2 emissions than larger vehicles. 2-3 door cars generally have wider doors with larger opening angles. This may make access easier, however be aware that closing the door and fitting in narrow parking spaces may be more difficult. 4-5 door cars benefit from back seat passenger doors, which can be useful if you often have more than one passenger in the car. See our small cars on the Car Search Medium cars Medium-sized cars are often available in hatchback and will have a slightly bigger boot than a standard small car. The 2-3 door model will have a wider door opening angle and the seatbelts will be set further back. The 4-5 door version is useful if you often have passengers in the car as they will have their own doors to exit. See our medium cars on the Car Search Family cars Family cars are large 4-door saloons or 5-door hatchbacks and are considerably larger than medium sized cars. A hatchback car usually has a raise-open door at the back where the boot is integrated with a rear window, which can mean more storage space. Saloons have a more traditional boot, which opens independently of the rear window. See our family cars on the Car Search Estate cars This is a longer version of a standard saloon or hatchback with useful space for mobility aids in the boot. If you are considering an estate but haven’t driven one before it is important to take a test drive as they are longer than standard vehicles, which may affect how you get around in your local area. See our estate cars on the Car Search Multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) Ranging from small to large, MPVs can seat up to nine people. The seats are higher, with more headroom, legroom and width. Some have large sliding side doors. See our MPVs on the Car Search 4×4 and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) The term ‘4×4’ is usually used to describe vehicles designed for off-road use which generally have higher ground clearance. Until recently, all 4x4s had 4-wheel drive, however, nowadays, people sometimes choose 4×4 vehicles because of their design rather than off-road use. In response to this trend, 4x4s are not always 4-wheel drive; manufacturers now offer vehicles with 4×4 design (larger, higher ground clearance) but with only 2-wheel drive. SUV is the US term for a 4×4 vehicle with off-road styling. See our 4x4s on the Car Search Coupes, roadsters and cabriolets Coupes are small and sporty-looking, seating either two or four people. Usually 2-door with a small boot. A cabriolet is a convertible where the roof can come off or alternatively, retract. A roadster is a hard-top convertible (rather than a soft-top). See our coupes, cabriolets and roadsters on the Car Search Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) WAVs are cars that have been converted to carry passengers travelling in their wheelchair or for those who wish to drive from a wheelchair. WAVs may offer a better solution if you have trouble getting in and out of the car from your wheelchair and would prefer to remain in it when travelling as a passenger. WAVs come in different sizes and have many standard features . Use our WAV Search to find the best WAV for you. See our WAVs on the WAV Search Download our WAV guide from the Useful Downloads page Other things to consider Your fuel cost – the type of fuel your car will use (petrol or diesel) is important to think about as part of your running costs. Makes and models – we offer a range of cars from different manufacturers. Use our Car Search to find the right one for you. Download our Car Price Guide from the Useful Downloads page
Types Of Cars
In 2012, Japan’s Transport and Tourism Ministry allowed local government to use ultracompact cars as transport for residents and tourists in their limiting areas. The size of ultracompact cars will be less than minicars, but have engine greater than 50cc displacement and able to transport 1 or 2 persons. Ultracompact cars cannot use minicars standard, because of strict safety standards for minicars. The regulation about running capacity and safety performance of ultracompact cars will be published in early autumn. Today, there are cars smaller than ultracompact cars, called category-1 motorized vehicles which it has 50cc displacement or less and only one seat for the driver.
Types Of Cars
A city car is a small automobile intended for use in urban areas. Unlike microcars, a city car’s greater speed, capacity and (in perception at least) occupant protection are safer in mixed traffic environments and weather conditions. While city cars can reach highway speeds, that is not their intended use. In Japan, city cars are called kei cars. Kei cars have to meet strict size and engine requirements: engines have a maximum displacement of 660 cc and the car’s length must be under 3400 mm.
Types Of Cars
Small family/compact cars refer to the hatchbacks and shortest saloons and estate cars with similar size. They are approximately 4,250 mm (167 in) long in case of hatchbacks and 4,500 mm (177 in) in the case of saloons and estate cars. Compact cars have room for five adults and usually have engines between 1.4 and 2.2 litres, but some have engines of up to 2.5 litres. Some early “muscle” compacts had optional V8 engines of up to 6.6 liters. These are the most popular vehicles in most developed countries.
Types Of Cars
A class described as “large family” in Europe and “mid-size” in the USA, these cars have room for five adults and a large trunk (boot). Engines are more powerful than small family/compact cars and six-cylinder engines are more common than in smaller cars. Car sizes vary from region to region; in Europe, large family cars are rarely over 4,700 mm (15.4 ft) long, while in North America, Middle East and Australasia they may be well over 4,800 mm (15.7 ft).
Types Of Cars
Smaller cars tend to have lower Advance Payments , lower running costs and lower CO2 emissions than larger vehicles. 2-3 door cars generally have wider doors with larger opening angles. This may make access easier, however be aware that closing the door and fitting in narrow parking spaces may be more difficult. 4-5 door cars benefit from back seat passenger doors, which can be useful if you often have more than one passenger in the car.
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The muscle car term generally refers to rear wheel drive mid-size cars with powerful V8 engines, manufactured in the U.S. Some definitions limit it to two-door vehicles; however, others include four-door body style versions. Although opinions vary, it is generally accepted that classic muscle cars were produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Muscle cars were also produced in Australia and other nations.
Family cars are large 4-door saloons or 5-door hatchbacks and are considerably larger than medium sized cars. A hatchback car usually has a raise-open door at the back where the boot is integrated with a rear window, which can mean more storage space. Saloons have a more traditional boot, which opens independently of the rear window.
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Also known as “people carriers”, this class of cars resembles tall estate cars. Larger MPVs may have seating for up to eight passengers. (Beyond that size, similar vehicles tend to be derived from vans (see below) and in Europe are called minibuses.)
Also known as full-size luxury cars, grand saloons, or premium large cars, while “Oberklasse” is used in Germany. Typically a four-door saloon (sedan). These are the most powerful saloons, with six, eight and twelve-cylinder engines and have more equipment than smaller models. Vehicles in this category include some of the models from the flagship lines of luxury car brands, such as Cadillac CT6, Lincoln Town Car and Maserati Quattroporte.