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Current compact car sizes, defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and global models individually, is roughly 161 in and 175 in long for hatchbacks, and 173 in 187 in for convertibles, cars or station wagons. Multi-purpose vehicles and sport utility vehicles based upon small family autos (typically called compact MPVs and compactr SUVs) have comparable sizes, going from 165 in to 177 in in the U.S., and from 173 in to 185 in on global based models.

A compact auto is a to a great extent North American term signifying a car smaller than a mid-size auto, however larger than a subcompact auto.

Compact autos typically have wheelbases between 100 inches and 109 inches. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) characterizes a "compact" auto as measuring between 100 cubic feet and 109 cubic feet of combined passenger and cargo volume. Vehicle class size is characterized in the U.S. by environmental laws. Classes of similar automobiles. Passenger auto classes are characterized based upon interior volume or seating capacity, except vehicles classified as a special vehicles, for example, those with just two assigned seating positions.

Compact

Corvair - 1960-1969

The compact Chevrolet Corvair was produced and sold during model years 1960–1969 over two generations.

It is the only mass produced American-designed passenger car to utilize an air-cooled, rear engine, the Corvair array included a two-door coupe, convertible, four-door sedan, four-door station wagon, passenger van, commercial van, and pickup truck variations.

The Corvair was designed to compete with imported autos, like the first Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Falcon, Plymouth Valiant, Rambler American and Studebaker Lark.

1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1969 Corvair Monza
1969 Corvair Monza

Chevy II / Nova - 1961-1988

The Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova was manufactured over five generations from model years 1962 through 1979, and 1985 through 1988. Nova was the top nameplate in the Chevy II lineup through 1968 when Chevy II badge was dropped and Nova became into the nameplate for the 1969 through 1979 models. Based on the X-body platform, the Nova was supplanted by the 1980 Chevrolet Citation in 1979. The Nova badge returned in 1985, delivered through 1988 as a New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc ( NUMMI) built, subcompact based upon the front wheel drive, Toyota Sprinter.

1961 Chevy II
1961 Chevy II
1968 Nova
1968 Nova
1988 Nova
1988 Nova

Monza - 1974-1980 - H-Body

1974 Monza Spyder
1974 Monza Spyder

Citation - 1980-1985

1980 Citation X 11 Club Coupe
1980 Citation X 11 Club Coupe

Cavalier - 1981-2005

1981 Cavalier Wagon
1981 Cavalier Wagon

Corsica - 1987-1996

1987 Chevrolet Corsica
1987 Chevrolet Corsica

Vega - 19711977

The subcompact Chevrolet Vega was sold from 1970 to 1977. Manufactured in two-door hatchback, notchback, wagon, and board conveyance body styles, all models featured an inline four-cylinder engine made of lightweight, aluminum alloy cylinder block. Variations incorporated the Cosworth Vega, a brief limited production, performance version presented in March 1975.

The Vega got acclaim and honors at its presentation, including 1971 Motor Trend Car of the Year award. Subsequently the auto turned out to be generally known for a scope of issues related to its engineering, reliability, safety, affinity to rust, and engine durability. Although there were a series recalls and configuration upgrades, the Vega's issues tarnished both its own along with General Motors' reputation. 1977 was the final model year.

1971 Chevrolet Vega
1971 Chevrolet Vega

Volt - 2011-present

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Cruze - 2008-present

2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback


Trax - 2013-2017

HHR - 2006-2011

Sports Cars

Corvette

See corvettes on the Corvette page
SUVs
See Chevrolet SUV Page
Pickups and Trumps
See Chevrolet Trucks page

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