Nov
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Which is the longest car?

Can you tell which of these vehicles is longer? 

No less a luminary than Mark Twain once noted, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Yet, despite Mr. Clemens’ call for deeper consideration of the things we appreciate, Americans have always put a premium on size. We like our TVs, BBQ grilles, and fountain beverages extra large, and, based on the popularity of Kim Kardashian, we tend to prefer select elements of our popular icons on the generous side as well.

In the car world, size generally manifested itself as length. In the late Fifties, long cars were made to look longer with tailfins and sweeping bodyside sculpting. In the Sixties, length was exaggerated by taking bodies lower and wider.

Given stylist’s ability to enhance and exaggerate the dimensions of a given vehicle, the question becomes, which cars are really long, and which just appear long?

Here’s your chance to test your ability to judge a vehicle’s length. We’ve selected 5 pairs of vehicles, 4 of long vehicles, 1 of a couple of stubbier rides. Can you pick the longest vehicle in each group? Be sure and tell us how you do.

The “Which Car is Longer?” Quiz (Part 2)

 

Pair One: Which is longer?

1969 Pontiac Grand Prix

1969 Pontiac Grand Prix

2007 Hummer H2 SUT

2007 Hummer H2 SUT

 

Pair Two: Which is longer?

1956 Continental Mark II

1956 Continental Mark II

2015 Lincoln Navigator L

2015 Lincoln Navigator L

 

Pair Three: Which is longer?

1974 Buick Estate Wagon

1974 Buick Estate Wagon

2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

 

Pair Four: Which is longer?

1984 Chrysler Executive Limousine

1984 Chrysler Executive Limousine

2014 Chrysler 300

2014 Chrysler 300

 

Pair Five: Which is longer?

1956 Nash Metropolitan

1956 Nash Metropolitan

1996 Suzuki X-90

1996 Suzuki X-90

 

 

 

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Pair One:

1969 Pontiac Grand Prix: 210.2 inches

2007 Hummer H2 SUT: 203.5 inches

 

Pair Two:

1956 Continental Mark II: 218.4 inches

2015 Lincoln Navigator L: 222.3 inches

 

Pair Three:

1974 Buick Estate Wagon: 231.1

2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV: 224.3

 

Pair Four:

1984 Chrysler Executive Limousine: 210.4

2014 Chrysler 300: 198.8

 

Pair Five:

1956 Nash Metropolitan: 149.5

1996 Suzuki X-90: 146.1

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