Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a car (road vehicle) or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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car +‎ -like

Examples

  • I will continue to maintain this vehicle, but we are looking for a similar small, carlike vehicle that has that much cargo space, that can tow 2,500 pounds and has good gas mileage.

    Matching the 1996 Honda Odyssey

  • Honda introducing a more trucklike Pilot when consumers were flocking to more carlike crossovers, or the Kia Borrego designed like a Chevrolet Trailblazer clone as GM was fleeing from the dwindling market are a couple of memorable examples.

    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Fewer stunts, more sensibility

  • This more carlike approach also offers better handling than the more trucklike body-on-frame process.

    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit: Off the canvas and off the road, in style

  • Then I discovered that if I kept "skitching it forward" over and over again, very quickly, I could move at carlike speeds!

    Making Light: Open thread 136

  • So now, Ford's biggest, toughest safari vehicle has a tight, carlike frame and an optional deflator that lowers the vehicle when you pull up to the curb.

    Comfort For Codgers

  • Now the domestic automakers are playing catch-up on their own turf and plan to launch their own carlike SUVs next year.

    Speed Bumps Ahead For Suvs

  • Coming next year from Honda and Toyota are bigger SUVs, but with the carlike ride that boomers now demand.

    Speed Bumps Ahead For Suvs

  • On the road, the Murano feels substantial, with nicely weighted steering and a comfortable, carlike ride, yet it offers the elevated view of the highway enjoyed by SUV drivers.

    New Murano: Better, but Is It Enough?

  • As for handling, the Tribeca's low center of gravity and somewhat taut suspension allowed for a confident carlike ride, assisted by all-wheel-drive traction.

    Road Test: Subaru Tribeca

  • The original MDX combined carlike handling, a silky V6 engine, a flexible seating arrangement for seven, and all the creature comforts one could ask for.

    Personal picks: Luxury SUVs, part 3

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