Neat Tool Gives Side-By-Side Dimension Comparison for Almost Any New Car

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

If you spend anywhere near the amount of time we do Googling the interior and exterior dimensions of new vehicles, you’ve probably realized that there isn’t a great solution for comparing two models side-by-side. There’s good news, though, because exists. 

Carsized lets users choose two late model (very late – most cars only have a few model years available) vehicles and compare their exterior dimensions. The setup is super useful for people like us, but for normal people, the tool can help inform buying decisions and gives a visual representation of the changes between two generations of the same vehicle.

There are plenty of ads and you’ll need to do the metric to imperial measurements, but those tasks are a small hassle compared to flipping between two browser tabs to see two cars. It’s also a great way to view the way cars have grown over the years, but again, there aren’t huge numbers of model years available. 

Notable comparisons include the 2008-2012  Honda Accord and the 2013-2017 Honda Accord (the site lists different model years). The older car is shorter than its successor, but the new car is wider and almost nine centimeters longer. The tool offers several generations of the Volkswagen Golf, so we can compare a model from the early 1980s to today’s Mark 8. Surprisingly, the old car is nearly as tall as the new model, but the latest variant is longer and more spacious inside. 

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Spookiness Spookiness on Nov 23, 2022

    Cool. I found a tool like this back when I was shopping for a new phone since I didn't want one significantly larger than what I was replacing.

  • Sayahh Sayahh on Nov 24, 2022

    Finally! Been wanting this for years! Can I look up old Venza vs new Venza, though? Or Avalon vs Crown?

  • Randy in rocklin Randy in rocklin on Nov 24, 2022

    Nice to see my 87 Supra Turbo and my 04 Spyder in the lineup.

  • Stuki Moi Stuki Moi on Nov 27, 2022

    Excessive width is the ultimate destroyer of "drivers-car-ness" for all road bound vehicles. At least anywhere outside of Gulf countries and German Autobahns. Heck, excessive with is even the destroyer of enthusiast interest in F1.