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Carsized Is a Useful Tool to Help You Visually Compare Car Dimensions

Meet Carsized, a tool car enthusiasts must have asked for, especially those who love – or need – to compare vehicle dimensions in a more visual way. In other words, it can definitely come in handy.
Carsized allows you to compare car dimensions as if you parked the vehicles side by side 7 photos
Carsized allows you to compare car dimensions as if you parked the vehicles side by sideCarsized allows you to compare car dimensions as if you parked the vehicles side by sideCarsized allows you to compare car dimensions as if you parked the vehicles side by sideCarsized allows you to compare car dimensions as if you parked the vehicles side by sideCarsized allows you to compare car dimensions as if you parked the vehicles side by sideCarsized allows you to compare car dimensions as if you parked the vehicles side by side
How does it work? Well, this online tool mixed and matched a large number of pictures from several car models, allowing them to be juxtaposed so that visitors could have a visual representation of how different these vehicles are in terms of size. There are three angles available: front, rear, and side. Car 1 is always in front of car 2, but you can swap their positions whenever you want. It is advisable to keep the smaller car always as number 1 – otherwise, the larger vehicle will naturally eclipse it.

You can also select how to align those images. There are five options: the middle of their wheelbase, the front axle, the rear axle, the front edge, or the rear edge. Front and rear pictures are not juxtaposed: the vehicles are presented as if they were really parked next to each other.

Below each car description, Carsized states where it photographed the vehicles. Switzerland is where most of the pictures were taken, but we can also see cars photographed in the UAE, such as the Cadillac Escalade. Curiously, there's only the side view of the American behemoth.

Several websites are already writing stories based on what this tool allows them to compare. As there are classic vehicles in the database, we have already read comparisons of the Escalade with small British sports cars and Japanese kei cars – if they were also sold in Europe. It is incredible how small the Daihatsu Trevis (Mira Gino) looks tiny close to a modern Ford F-150. A 1962 Triumph Spitfire is just slightly taller than the wheels of a GMC Yukon – thank the windscreen of the classic car for that.

The answer to the question of why no one came up with the idea before is simple: that’s because it is complicated to get something like this right. Just having the pictures in the exact perspective needed is tricky. It would be cheaper to find them among images released by the manufacturers. However, when those aren't enough, the only thing left to do is to photograph the actual cars from the right angles.

After that, the online tool had to scale the pictures so that they could be compared appropriately. Furthermore, the windows have to be transparent, and the image in the back has to be a little translucid so the pictures do not compete for the viewer's attention.

Whether you are looking for a used or new vehicle or just trying to remember how two cars visually compare, this website promises to be useful. Meanwhile, car enthusiasts might even start using it simply to entertain themselves.

 
 
 
 
 

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