We’d be quick to say that today’s automobiles are safer, faster and more comfortable than ever, so it should be no surprise that they’re bigger, but we would have never thought they’d be this much bigger. Draw a before-and-after comparison, and the last several decades reveal quite the spurt of growth in our favorite automobiles.
In fact, that’s what we’ve done here, literally. From the Honda Civic to the Ford Explorer, and some of our other favorite cars in between, check out this infographic we’ve put together to how much car sizes have changed over the years. Feel free to geek out over all the changes and similarities in the design language for each car—there’s a bunch—and try to imagine yourself sitting in and driving one of these older (or newer) models.