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Old 03-11-2021, 11:12 AM   #699 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
There were times when compact cars were really compact. Nowadays a car which would cater to the same segment of this one has now roughly the same size of cars which 20 years ago were slotted 2 classes above it.
A 1984 Honda Accord was a subcompact car with 97 cu ft of of internal volume. That 1.8L 100 hp engine managed to get 25 mpg.

A 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid is a large car with 123 cu ft of internal volume. The 2.0L 210 hp engine manages to get 48 mpg

The Accord has grown 3 class sizes in 30 years.
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