Full-size vehicle

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2014 Ford Transit full-size van

A full-size car is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car. Traditional U.S. full-size passenger cars were designed to be comfortable for six occupants and their luggage for long-distance driving. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently uses the term "large car" to mean full-size cars based on their combined interior passenger and luggage volume. A full-size SUV (or CUV), is a utility vehicle that has over 100 cubic feet (2.8 m3) of cargo volume.[1] This is measured when the rear seats are folded or removed for more cargo capacity.[1] Both full-size and mid-size SUVs and CUVs have three rows of seating (8 or 9 passengers).[2] A full size van is a marketing term used for a van larger than a minivan. Seating is one difference. A full-size van may be equipped to seat up to 15 passengers.[3] A minivan often seats up to 8.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "What You Should Know Before Buying a SUV". Edmunds.com, Inc. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  2. "Which Is Right for You: Midsize SUV or Full-Size SUV?". AutoTrader.com, Inc. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "What You Should Know Before Buying a Minivan/Van". Edmunds.com, Inc. Retrieved 30 January 2015.