Definition of wheelbase
: the distance between the front and rear axles of an automotive vehicle
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In practical terms, that means the new car weighs less, has a slightly longer wheelbase, slightly wider body and lower seating position than its predecessor.
The wheelbase on those first cars (the measurement between front and rear wheel centerlines) was 80 inches.
With a wheelbase almost identical to the Explorer’s, however, and with no third row to eat room, the Edge has more space for each passenger, offering more people-room inside than either the Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Nissan Murano.
Front head/leg room: 38.2*/40.9/ in. *40 inches w/o sunroof Rear head/leg room: 36.9*/39.7 in. *38.5 w/o sunroof Length/wheelbase: 183.1/107.3 in.
The Stelvio’s 111-inch wheelbase is identical to the Giulia sedan.
Highlander rides on a 109.8-inch wheelbase, and the independent front McPherson struts and rear double wishbone suspension eat up highway imperfections.
Thanks to a wheelbase stretch, the XC60’s previously wanting rear seat legroom proved quite ample.
The Sportage is also 1.6 inches longer, with a wheelbase 1.2 inches longer, resulting in a little more interior room (more than a half-inch of additional rear headroom, and more useful cargo space).
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