mid-size car

mid-size car
At one time (during the 1960s) a mid-size car was between the large full-size car (like Cadillac, Lincoln, and Imperial) and the compact cars (like Nova, Falcon, and Valiant). They included the Chevelle, Torino, and Coronet. However, with the fuel shortage of the mid-1970s, many models shrunk. For example, the full-size Mercury and Ford became about the size of the previous Torino. The Nova, et al, were called mid-sized in the '80s, especially with the introduction of the Chevelle, Escort, and Colt. By the close of the '80s, even Cadillac DeVille was smaller than the 1969 Chevelle.

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