Cars with Maximum Wheelbase Benefit in Pakistan

Automobile development is a constant process of evolution. Since their introduction, cars have changed significantly in terms of looks and performance.

Over the years, technological improvements— such as smaller & fuel-efficient engines— have allowed designers to maximize the interior space by enhancing the wheelbase since a longer hood is no longer needed to accommodate a large engine. Stretching the distance between front and rear wheels not only allows for a larger footprint, resulting in enhanced ride comfort and better road stability but also increased interior space for the occupants with generous headroom & legroom as well as more luggage space.

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Keep in mind wheelbase is simply the distance between a car’s front and rear axles. Length, on the other hand, is calculated from the foremost point to the rearmost point of the car. The wheelbase is measured from the center of the wheels and serves as an indication of the level of cabin space for the given external size.

It is interesting to note that small hatchbacks of the modern era have a larger wheelbase than expensive luxury sedans of the past. This is exactly why if you get in an old car from the past, you will feel cramped inside despite the vehicle having significantly large outer dimensions. Compared to this, newer cars despite their smaller size are much more spacious from the inside. This is simply achieved through an increased wheelbase which then allows for a more raking windshield angle and thus a generous interior space.

For example, the second-generation Honda Accord (1982-86) had a wheelbase of 2,450 mm whereas the current 8th-generation Suzuki Alto that we have here offers a 2,460 mm wheelbase. This is why the 660cc Alto feels so spacious inside compared to any other car in the market. Let us now have a look at the passenger cars available here and compare their wheelbase to see which one technically offers the best interior space.


Suzuki Alto2,460 mm
Suzuki Swift2,450 mm
Suzuki Cultus2,425 mm
Suzuki Wagon R2,400 mm
Kia Picanto2,385 mm
Prince Pearl2,345 mm
United Alpha2,340 mm
United Bravo2,175 mm

As you can see from the table above, United Bravo has the smallest wheelbase whereas, Prince Pearl has comparatively better which is why its interior feels relatively spacious. Similarly, the Kia Picanto and Suzuki Cultus are considered rivals but you might have seen many people complaining about the cramped interior of the Picanto which has a smaller wheelbase than the Cultus. Lastly, the Suzuki Alto boasts the most generous wheelbase which is even more than that of the new Swift.

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Hyundai Sonata2,840 mm
Honda Accord2,830 mm
Toyota Camry2,,825 mm
Honda Civic2,735 mm
Toyota Corolla2,700 mm
Hyundai Elantra2,700 mm
Honda City2,600 mm
Toyota Yaris2,550 mm
Changan Alsvin2,535 mm
Proton Saga2,465 mm

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In sedans, the Proton Saga has the least significant wheelbase which is almost as same as that of the Suzuki Alto. Moving up in the B-segment offerings, Changan Alsvin and Toyota Yaris are out shadowed by the 6th gen Honda City with its 2,600 mm wheelbase. In C-segment sedans, the 11th-generation Honda Civic wins whereas both Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra (as well as the old 10th gen Civic) all have the 2,700 mm long wheelbase. In the D-segment sedans, the Hyundai Sonata has the most generous wheelbase compared to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

Hyundai Sonata B

So if interior space is your priority, then Suzuki Alto is the perfect choice among hatchbacks. Despite its smaller dimensions & 660cc engine, it offers the best interior space. Among B-sedans, the Honda City wins big whereas the 11th Gen Honda Civic has the largest wheelbase among the C-segment sedan offerings. Lastly, the Hyundai Sonata is the ideal choice among D-sedans as it’s not only the least expensive of the lot, it has all the bells & whistles and boasts the most generous wheelbase too.

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