A compact vehicle is an automobile that straddles the line between multi-purpose city cars and family cars. The size of this model is generally between 4.20 meters and 4.50 meters. It is the perfect compromise to keep a very good maneuverability in big cities while keeping a correct space inside, larger than the space of a simple city car. Given their size, most compact vehicles have a rear hatch as a trunk would take up much more space. Some examples of compact cars : Citroën C4, Audi A3, BMW 1 series or the Ford Focus.
This vehicle is very practical for trips of a few tens or hundreds of kilometers and does not consume a lot of fuel.