Modern compact SUVs are the same size as cars were 80 years ago. Is this progress?


For decades, car designers followed the maxim of Harley Earl, making our cars longer, lower and wider. But as utility vehicles conquer the hearts of American consumers and cars get taller and wider, you have to wonder if the old maxim is dead.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/04/modern-compact-suvs-are-the-same-size-as-cars-were-80-years-ago