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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The distance from the center of the front wheel to that of the rear wheel in a motor vehicle, usually expressed in inches.

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  • n. the horizontal distance between the front and rear axles of a road or rail vehicle.

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  • n. the distance from the center of a car's front wheel to the rear axle

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Examples

  • The additional size outside and the 1. 5-inch longer wheelbase translates into more roominess inside, with anywhere from 1.75 inches to 2.7 inches more elbow, shoulder and knee room.

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  • The wheelbase is shorter than the Prius and the roof is lower, meaning less interior space particularly in the back, where lack of headroom will be a real problem for adult passengers.

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  • The wheelbase will be a little over 93 inches and the car measures 143 inches in length, making it notably smaller than the Honda Fit (with its 98-inch wheelbase and 162-inch length).

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  • The wheelbase will be a little over 93 inches and the car measures 143 inches in length, making it notably smaller than the Honda Fit with its 98-inch wheelbase and 162-inch length.

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  • The 2011 revamp of the Elantra added 1 inch in overall length and 2 inches to the car's wheelbase, which is the distance from the middle of one wheel to the middle of the other wheel on the same side of the car.

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  • They still have the all wheel drive capability and Boxer engine, but now, just this year, Subaru has the double-wishbone rear suspension that will also make room for the added wheelbase, which is better for road handling.

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  • It was believed that the team's problems centred around their car's wheelbase, which is notably shorter than their competitors but Brawn has confirmed that the issue lies with W01's weight distribution on the new, thinner Bridgestone front tyres.

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  • The car rides on a 113-inch wheelbase, which is supported by radial tires that have replaced the original 6. 40x15-inch bias-ply tires.

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  • The wheelbase is a stately 3.01 meters (9.88 feet) - an equally important element of elegant vehicle architecture.

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  • The Avante rides on a 2,700mm wheelbase which is just 50mm longer than the previous iteration.

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