- n. A small, unassuming automobile.
This word also means an economy-sized box of something.
“Also, car makers have come a long way in combating the bare-bones 'econobox' image that long clung to compact cars.”
“The wide swath of beige plastic running to the bottom of the doors is better suited for an econobox rather than a $50,000 vehicle.”
“Every so often, we find ourselves caught up in the new-car crush of Bigger! Faster! Fancier! and find ourselves neglecting the noble econobox.”