How Long Is A Car? (Average Length by Car Type)

Modern cars become larger and longer every day. How long is the average car nowadays? Read on to find out!!

How Long Is A Car

As you may know, cars come in all different shapes and sizes. But how long is actually the average car?

To get a better perspective, we have to check out some basic knowledge before answering it correctly.

First, we will go through the average car length and how it differs between different car models. Further down in the article, you will find how you can find your car model’s exact length.

What is the Average Car Length?

Average Car Length

The average length of a car is around 14,7 feet or 4600 mm. This is the length of a car in the mid-size class like the Audi A4. This should give you a perspective of any car model’s length. Of course, some vehicles are much longer, and some are much shorter.

We have included a small list of different car lengths by different size classes and car models down below. You probably already know how large different car models are so that this list will give you a hint of the various car lengths.

If we are looking at small cars lengths, they are often 3000-4300mm/10-14 ft while big trucks are 5000-6000mm/18-19 ft, so there are certainly big differences in the lengths of different cars.

Average Car Model Size Length

Size ClassModel examplesLength (Feet)Length (mm)
Mini CarsSuzuki Alto10.53195
Small CarKia Rio13.84215
Mid-SizedAudi A414.84620
Full-SizedAudi A615.74800
Small SUVFord Escape14.44400
Large SUVCadillac Escalade16.75110
Small PickupNissan Navara16.34981
Large PickupChevrolet Silverado18.45614

Now when you got some basics of the length of a car by different car models, you may ask – How can I get the exact length of my car?

How to Find the Exact Car Length for My Car Model?

There are a few different ways to get the exact length of your car model. Some methods are more reliable than others, so read through all the steps and build your opinion and choose the method that sounds the most comfortable for you. Here are a few ideas:

1. VIN Decoder

Vin Decoder

This is probably the easiest and most secure way to get the exact car length of your car. There are plenty of free VIN decoders out there on the web. To use a VIN decoder, you have to find the VIN of your car.

You can find the VIN at a few different locations in your car. If you have any documentation after purchasing the car, you will most likely see the VIN there. The VIN is also stamped on your car in some different locations. One of the most common areas is on the body when you open the driver’s door.

Open the driver’s door and see if you can find a label. The VIN is made up of 17 characters, a mixture of numbers and characters. When you have found the VIN, you can use any free VIN decoder on the web. One of these is the AutoZone VIN Decoder.

2. Auto Online Shop

If you go into any auto online shop website, you have the ability to enter your license plate number or VIN. When you are doing so, you will get a lot of information about your car model.

Within this information, you can usually find different measurements like the length and the car’s weight. Remember that this information could be false in rare cases, and a VIN decoder is usually more effective. One example of an auto shop with knowledge is the CarID Automotive Store.

3. Ask Your Local Dealer

Your local dealer should definitely be able to find out the car length for your car with either the license number or the VIN number.

Just make a call to your authorized dealer and be ready with both the license and VIN and ask them if they can tell you the length. This is a cheap and reliable way to find out the length.

4. Measure the Length

You never know if your car is equipped with any aftermarket parts like a front or rear bumper that changed your car’s exact length.

So the best way is, of course, to manually measure the length of your vehicle. Just use a yardstick from the rear to the front bumper and put it underneath the car to measure the length.

What About the Weight of a Car?

As you could imagine, the same thing applies to the weights as the length. There is a big difference in the weight between all different car models. We have made a big list of different car models by weight in feet and mm, so I will not go through all these different car weights in this article. The same thing applies here, though. If you want to find the exact car weight, you can use the various methods mentioned above using the VIN or license number to get this information.

If you want to learn more about different car weights, you can find it here in our other article: How much does a car weigh?


Magnus Sellén
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Magnus is the owner and main author of Mechanicbase. He has been working as a car mechanic for over 10 years, and the majority of them specialized in advanced car diagnostics and troubleshooting. Certified Automotive Diagnostic Technician.