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  Mid-size car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is the North American term for an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size car.
In Europe, cars of a similar size are often referred to as large family cars or executive cars, depending on whether they are luxury cars.
Cars in Europe's equivalent category to North America's mid-size are generally known as large family cars or executive cars (small family cars are North American compacts), whereas Australia and New Zealand also use the mid-size label.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Midsize_car   (1059 words)

 USATODAY.com - SUVs bear down on car sales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Midsize cars continue to be the top-selling segment in the U.S. automotive market.
In fact, midsize SUVs are expected to outsell midsize cars sometime in the next five to 10 years, depending on who's doing the forecasting.
The premium midsize car segment, which includes Toyota (TM) Camry, Honda (HMC) Accord and Ford (F) Taurus, has 16.6% of the market this year, according to the Power Information Network, an affiliate of J.D. Power and Associates.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/2003-12-15-midsize_x.htm   (733 words)

 cars.com: Buying Guides | 2002 Midsize Car Prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A redesign of Mazda’s midsize, front-drive, four-door sedan could arrive for the 2003 model year — possibly as a larger model and accompanied by a wagon.
Saab says the 2002 version of its midsize four-door sedan and its sport wagon companion promise to be “more contemporary, more appealing and more sporting to drive.” Changes are subtle, but front and rear styling has been updated to enhance the 9-5’s sporty character.
A modest face-lift for 2002 is evident on Toyota’s Camry-derived midsize two-door coupe and convertible.
research.cars.com /go/crp/buyingGuides/Story.jsp?year=2002§ion=Passenger&subject=Passenger&story=midsize&aff=national   (2752 words)

 Midsize Car Crash Test Results, bumper test results for midsize sedans - Feb 2004 - 2004 Mitsubishi Galant, '04 Suzuki ...
Midsize Car Crash Test Results, bumper test results for midsize sedans - Feb 2004 - 2004 Mitsubishi Galant, '04 Suzuki Verona, 04 Nissan Maxima, 2004 Acura TL, '04 Chevrolet Malibu, 04 Acura TSX, Vehicle Safety Ratings, Crast Test Ratings, SUV crash test ratings, vehicle safety, choosing a safe vehicle -- American Woman Road and Travel
Acura TSX and Chevrolet Malibu are worst: The TSX sustained the heaviest damage in the rear-into-pole test because the bumper was too weak to protect the car body.
Bumpers themselves sustain big damage: For some of the cars, the high repair costs reflect the expense of replacing bumper components that should be able to resist major damage in a low-speed impact.
www.roadandtravel.com /crashratings/0311midsizecarcrashtests.html   (839 words)

 Crash tests of 2006 midsize cars
Winners of the gold award have good ratings in the Institute's frontal offset and side impact tests, and their seat/head restraints are rated good for protection from neck injuries in rear impacts.
This car is rated acceptable for side impact protection, but only when equipped with optional side curtain airbags designed to protect occupants' heads.
The Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan is among only two current midsize car designs (the other is the Dodge Stratus/Chrysler Sebring) that don't earn the highest rating of good in the Institute's frontal offset crash test.
www.cartest.ca /crash_tests_of_2006_midsize_.htm   (1770 words)

 J.D. Power and Associates Reports:Upper-Midsize Car Becoming More of an Alternative For Luxury Car and SUV Shoppers
"The study found that certain upper-midsize cars, such as the Volkswagen Passat, are not only competing with other midsize cars, but with luxury and SUV models as well," said Chuck Gripton, automotive analyst at J.D. Power and Associates.
Upper midsize car shoppers are not looking for comfort and convenience attributes as much as luxury car shoppers.
Car shoppers are more likely to be lured away from their current vehicle by upper-midsize cars than by any other segment examined in the study.
www.jdpa.com /news/releases/pressrelease.asp?ID=2002   (649 words)

 Chevrolet Malibu; History, Basic Information.
The Malibu name was first employed by Chevrolet in 1964 for the top series models in the Chevelle lineup, and the Malibu line was sustained until the 1983 model year.
The recent Malibu was launched as an all-new, front-wheel-drive midsize sedan for the 1997 model year.
The Malibu took the place of the discontinued Corsica and falls between the Cavalier and the Lumina in the Chevrolet lineup.
www.drivemidsizecar.com   (257 words)

 Indiacar News-IIHS: New crash tests of midsize cars: BMW 3 series & Lexus IS earn
New crash tests of midsize cars: BMW 3 series & Lexus IS earn 'Top Safety Pick,' but new Ford Fusion disappointsARLINGTON, VA March 5, 2006; Crashworthiness evaluations for seven new or redesigned midsize car models reflect performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's front, side, and rear impact tests.
Post-crash inspection showed the lap portion of the driver's safety belt was partially caught beneath the seatback adjustment lever and had likely activated the lever during the crash.Hyundai engineers redesigned this lever for all cars manufactured starting on August 1, 2005 and recalled the cars made earlier.
This car earns the second lowest rating of marginal for rear crash protection.New Fusion isn't up to par with midsize competitors: The Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan is among only two current midsize car designs (the other is the Dodge Stratus/Chrysler Sebring) that don't earn the highest rating of good in the Institute's frontal offset crash test.
www.indiacar.com /xnewdet.asp?id=n25196   (1413 words)

 Midsize Car at Hertz - FlyerTalk Forums
I rented two cars for a month each at SEA in Apr and May of 2004 and both were Cavaliers, one time they said that's the only car they had.
Hertz Rents Newer models cars and the car you reserved could have been a 2005 model which i believe is slightly bigger than the older model which other car companys rent.
Cars are there for reservations if you walk up on a busy day then your in that smoked in car (maybe) If your a hertz gold member it's just a profile in the system folks.
www.flyertalk.com /forum/showthread.php?t=386349   (1462 words)

 Midsize Passenger Cars - MSN Autos
For decades, the midsize car segment in the U.S. has been known as the "bread-and-butter" segment for carmakers because of its large size and plentiful buyers.
Most cars in the midsize segment are sedans, but there are a few hatchback models, such as the Prius and Chevrolet Malibu Maxx.
A few midsize cars, such as the Volkswagen Passat, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Subaru Legacy, are available as both sedan and station wagon.
autos.msn.com /advice/article.aspx?contentid=2895   (1521 words)

 Midsize cars fare well in crash test - May. 28, 2002
Each car -- which crashed into a deformable barrier at about 40 mph -- was rated on how well its structure protects occupants, the risk of injury for an average-size male and how well the restraint system controls the movements of the car's occupants.
The barrier is made of aluminum honeycomb, which makes the forces in the test similar to those involved in a crash between two vehicles of the same weight, each going the same speed.
Under the institute vehicle categories, the inexpensive, midsize four-door models have base prices under $21,000, the moderately priced cars range in price from $21,000 to less than $30,000, and the luxury cars have baseline prices of more than $30,000.
money.cnn.com /2002/05/28/pf/autos/car_test   (411 words)

 Europe By Car - Midsize
Known as the Ford Contour in the United States, the Mondeo is one of the first American cars to have success both stateside and in Europe.
One of the most comfortable cars in the category, and regrettably, one of the most rare.
The sleek and immutable 407 put a new body around an updated version of the breakthrough 405 chassis, the latter 1987's European Car of the Year.
www.europebycar.com /cars5.html   (427 words)

 Midsize car crash tests - Consumer Alert - MSNBC.com
They've been crashing cars for 12 years, but this test left even the experts at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shaking their heads.
It buys cars  right off dealers’ lots and crashes them - simulating what would happen if two cars of the same weight hit each other at 40 miles an hour.
O’Neill: “You're much safer in today's midsize car than you would've been in the '95 midsize cars that we first tested.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4548111   (815 words)

 TCC Message Boards - A fresh model lineup?
The Entry level car would a version of the midsize car platform and be FWD.
These cars would be at the heart of the global market- around the size of a Corolla or Civic.
Although these cars would be capable for blistering performance, the ultimate emphasis is on a luxurious ride, and an interior ambience that guarantees the utmost isolation from the outside world.
forum.thecarconnection.com /showthread.php?t=2526   (4179 words)

 NASCAR.com - Chevy goes to the Maxx with bonus features - Aug 10, 2004
It's not the type of feature that could make or break a car purchase, but when traveling through a big city or even the mountains, it is a plus that the rear-seat occupants get a stellar view of all that is happening outside the car.
With the car parked nearby and its XM radio filling the neighborhood with the neo-classic sounds of Peter Murphy and The Call, we used the shelf to hold unused paint brushes, drinks, masking tape, an Exacto knife and a bowl full of Cheez-Its.
The car's electric steering seemed particularly troublesome and pulled to the left in almost all driving conditions.
www.nascar.com /2004/auto/08/06/chevy_maxx   (1615 words)

 Suzuki's first shot at midsize car shines Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Now along comes the Verona, Suzuki's first attempt at a midsize car, and I was surprised to find a Toyota Camry clone.
Inside, the fl test car, the upscale EX model, had fl leather seats and a fl over gray leather interior with moderate amounts of fake wood trim on the doors and console.
Coupled with seat warmers, this was a nice car to have in winter.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20040214/ai_n10934959   (900 words)

 "G6" Chosen As Name For Pontiac's New Midsize Car
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8, 2003 - Pontiac's all-new entry in the midsize car segment for 2005 will be called G6, Pontiac told its dealers here today in a meeting.
G6 is named for Pontiac's midsize concept car that was unveiled at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and that inspired the production car's design and intent.
The "6" refers to the high performance V6 engine that was featured in the concept car.
www.new-cars.com /news/030908-pontiac-g6.htm   (402 words)

 Midsize Car Rental - E-Z Rent-A-Car - Best Rental Value And Discount Rates
When you are looking for a Midsize Car Rental company, choose E-Z Rent-A-Car.
E-Z Rent-A-Car's Midsize Car Rental rates are up to 30% lower than the other Midsize Car Rental companies.
E-Z Rent-A-Car continues to purchase the newest models of cars - from Economy, Mid-Size, and Full-Size to Minivans, Convertibles, and SUVs.
www.e-zrentacar.com /midsize_car_rental.html   (293 words)

 Hyundai is poised to challenge Japan's midsize car crown - 8/23/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the exception of full-size pickups, perhaps no segment is tougher to crack than the U.S. midsize car market.
It is also the first midsize car sold in the United States equipped with electronic stability control -- a sophisticated anti-skid technology developed in the 1990s for German luxury cars.
With the two midsize cars coming out within months of each other, auto market experts will be watching to see the effect on consumers.
www.detnews.com /2005/insiders/0508/23/C01-289592.htm   (514 words)

 New and Used Car Ratings, Reviews and Prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Be prepared when selling or trading in your used car.
Determine your car's real-world value before you go to the dealership.
There are things you should know before entering a long-term relationship...especially, your new relationship with your used car.
auto.consumerguide.com /Search/index.cfm/type/new/.../name/MidsizeCar   (166 words)

 Midsize car work goes to Opel plant - 03/04/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
General Motors Corp. announced today it will build its next generation of midsize cars for Europe at its Opel plant in Russelsheim, Germany, rather than a Saab factory in Trollhaettan, Sweden.
The BLS will be built on the same basic architecture as the vehicles built in Russelsheim.
The automaker plans to build midsize vehicles at just one European plant, but not all of the new models will be launched at the same time, meaning it could be some time before production of the Cadillac BLS shifts from Sweden to Germany.
www.detnews.com /2005/autosinsider/0503/04/C01-107395.htm   (471 words)

 CNN.com - Kia cars score high in owner survey - Sep 21, 2005
The Honda Ridgeline was the most-liked midsized pickup and the Ford Mustang was the most-liked sporty car in the survey, which asked owners of brand-new cars to rate eight different aspects of their vehicle's appearance, design and performance.
The Kia Amanti was the top-ranked "Premium midsize car" in the survey and the Kia Sportage was the top-ranked "Entry SUV." (The discontinued Pontiac Aztek placed third, after the Nissan Xterra, in the "Entry SUV" category.)
They were asked about their satisfaction with aspects of their vehicles including the engine and transmission, ride and handling, comfort and convenience and styling.
www.cnn.com /2005/AUTOS/09/21/jdpowers_apeal/index.html   (426 words)

 Suzuki Motor says to launch new midsize car in North America - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
'We will sell cars with an engine displacement of around 2 liters in North America, which we will produce in Japan,' a company spokesman said, declining to provide details on sales targets or when the launch will be.
Earlier, the Nihon Keizai Shinbun reported, without citing sources, that it intends to launch the new car in 2009, and targets sales of over 100,000 units a year.
The move is aimed at taking advantage of an ongoing shift from larger cars to more fuel-efficient models, the business daily said.
www.forbes.com /markets/feeds/afx/2006/06/01/afx2788559.html   (388 words)

 Car-based Midsize SUVs - CarSpace Automotive Forums
We'll definitely be doing the test drives, but we were trying to narrow things down a bit.
The Pilot is a little larger if you need the space, but IMO didn't handle as well and was not as quiet as the Highlander.
Definitely time to give these few a couple of test drives and go from there.
townhall-talk.edmunds.com /direct/view/.efeb86b   (1123 words)

 Midsize Car Reviews & Midsize Car Road Tests – Motor Trend Magazine
Read the latest Midsize car reviews from the auto experts at Motor Trend magazine.
Whether it's multi-vehicle comparisons, long-term tests, first rides, or detailed Midsize car road tests you’ll find it here.
This is Saturn's most important new car, ever.
www.motortrend.com /roadtests/27/midsize/index.html   (444 words)

 Sunshine Rent A Car - Midsize Car
This car has the the power options and keyless entry and gets great gas mileage.
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www.sunshinerentacar.com /rent_a_midsize_car.html   (123 words)

 Suzuki Motor to launch new midsize car in NAmerica in 2009 - report - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TOKYO (XFN-ASIA) - Suzuki Motor Corp plans to develop a new midsize passenger car for the North American market to take advantage of an ongoing shift from larger cars to more fuel-efficient models, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported without citing sources.
The automaker intends to launch the new car, which will have an engine displacement of around 2 liters, in 2009, and targets sales of over 100,000 units a year, the business daily said.
The car will be manufactured in Japan and priced at approximately 15,000 usd, it said.
www.forbes.com /home/feeds/afx/2006/06/01/afx2788420.html   (354 words)

 Car hire Upington, Midsize, Car Rental Upington
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 Pontiac | GM: G6 Sedan, GT, GTP, 4 Door Sports Sedan Midsize Car
With available Remote Start you don't have to be in your car to actually start it.
So when it's cold you can get into a nice warm car, and when it's warm your car is cool.
Pontiac Accessories not requiring installation or purchased over counter carry a 12-month warranty on parts only.
www.pontiac.com /g6sedan/index.jsp   (793 words)

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