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Fun with Numbers

Let’s take a break from the hard and fast comparisons for a minute and have some fun.

One of the things we can do with the database that powers the Automobl Comparison Tool is look for extremes.  We have more than 1,400 trim levels from 180 vehicles for the 2019 model year and, with a little math involved, we can look at the highest, the lowest, the least and the most of the features we record.  

This isn’t a list compiled from every vehicle sold. It’s taken from the list of vehicles found on the What We Cover page, which has many of the most popular vehicles on the market.

What do you shop for in a new vehicle?  You probably ask yourself questions like: How much power does the vehicle have?  Will it fit all my stuff?  Is the interior roomy?  Will my head hit the roof?  Let’s look at the highs and lows on our database. Here we go!

Longest wheelbase
1) 2019 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR (4,180 mm), 2) Ford Super Duty F-250 Crew Cab (4,059 mm)

Shortest wheelbase
1) 2019 Chevrolet Spark (2,385 mm), 2) Porsche 911 Turbo (2,450 mm), 3) Jeep Wrangler Sport S (2,459 mm)

Longest vehicle (length)
1) Ford Super Duty F-250 Crew Cab (6,3500 mm),  2) 2019 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR (6,295 mm), 3) Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab

Shortest vehicle (length)
1) 2019 Chevrolet Spark (3,635 mm), 2) Mini 3-Door Cooper (3,837 mm), 3) Toyota Yaris Hatchback (3,945 mm)

Tallest vehicle (height)
Ford Super Duty F-250 4×4 Crew Cab Lariat with FX4 Off-Road Package (2,070 mm), 2) Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab Diesel High Country 4×4 (1,987 mm), 3) Ram 1500 Quad Cab Sport 4×4 (1,971 mm)

Lowest vehicle (height)
Acura NSX (1,214 mm), 2) Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe (1,234 mm), 3) Toyota 86 (1,285 mm)

Most passenger volume
1) Cadillac Escalade Luxury (4,871L), 2) Lincoln Navigator Select (4,869L) and Ford Expedition XLT (4,868L), 3) Kia Sedona LX (4,695L)

Least passenger volume
1) Acura NSX (1,246L), 2) Toyota 86 (2,166L), 3) Ford Mustang Convertible (2,242L)

Most front headroom
1) GMC Yukon XL 4WD Denali (1,087 mm), 2) Jeep Wrangler Sport (1,082 mm), 3) Audi Q7 55 quattro Komfort (1,071 mm)

Least front headroom
1) Lexus UX 300h (908 mm), 2) Chrysler 300 Touring (937 mm), 3) Toyota 86 (944 mm)

Largest cargo space, trunk and/or rear seats up
1) Honda Passport (1,430L), 2) Toyota 4Runner (1,337L), 3) GMC Yukon XL 4WD Denali (1,113L)

Smallest cargo space, trunk and/or rear seats up
1) Acura NSX 110L, 2) Porsche 911 Turbo 115L, 3) Porsche 718 Boxster 125L

Most horsepower
1) Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1 and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (tie, 650), 2) Porsche 911 Turbo S (580), 3) Acura NSX (573)

Least horsepower
1) 2019 Chevrolet Spark (98), 2) 2019 Toyota Prius c (99), 3) Toyota Yaris Hatchback (106)

Most torque
1) Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat Crew Cab Diesel (935 ft-lbs), 2) Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab Diesel (910 ft-lbs), 3) Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1 and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (tie, 650 ft-lbs)

Least torque
1) 2019 Chevrolet Spark (94 ft-lbs), 2) Toyota Yaris Hatchback (103 ft-lbs), 3) Ford Fiesta Hatchback (112 ft-lbs)

Not surprisingly, the trucks dominate categories such as wheelbase, length and height.  But there are a few surprises.  The third place Ford Mustang has just under double the interior space of the Acura NSX.  Kia’s Sedona minivan has passenger volume rivalling much larger full-size sport utility vehicles.  And who’d have ranked the Chevrolet Spark next to a Porsche in any category, even if it’s wheelbase.

You can answer questions like this for yourself using the Automobl Comparison Tool.  Experiment with comparisons you wouldn’t ordinarily make, such as comparing sedans with sport utilities.  Have some fun with the comparisons. Mix up the vehicle categories when you compare.  You might find that an unexpected gem is just a few clicks away.