Ask anyone older than 55 how cars have changes since the ’70s and they’ll probably mention, among many other things, that they’ve shrunk considerably.
In those days, cars like the Chevrolet Impala with its massive hood and trunk seemed normal. While there’s an undeniable romanticism associated with those cars, even today, the fact remains that driving one is impractical in most places.
With 39 years come and gone since the days of four-seat convertibles and gurgling V8s enjoyed their peak of popularity, Chevrolet is taking a glance back at what it used to build and how it compares to products rolling off the line today.
The company could have chosen an easy apples-to-apples comparison between its full-size sedan then and the newly refreshed 2013 Impala, but that wouldn’t be any fun. Instead, the automaker stacked the Spark, it’s smallest car to date, against the dimensions of a 1973 full-size sedan.
How did it stack up? The Spark is about half as big as a 1973 Chevrolet full-size sedan, it has more headroom and roughly the same size wheels: 15 inches. Take a guess at how interior space stacked up, or just scroll down to see the full graphic.