Front angle view of Ford F-150 Raptor, highlighting reasons why American cars are so big compared to other countries

Why Are American Cars so Big?

It’s no secret that many Americans love big cars. When you drive on streets or highways in the United States, you’ll likely find a collection of beefy pickup trucks and massive SUVs. But why are American cars so big compared to other countries around the world? Let’s take a closer look and explore the various reasons. 

Many things are bigger in America compared to other counties, including cars

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck | Ford

The hugeness factor in the U.S. isn’t only cars. Many things are bigger in America compared to other countries. This includes portion sizes of food, houses, and supermarkets and superstores. For international visitors to the U.S., a common reaction is surprise and shock upon seeing the enormous size of many things. In America, it’s “go big or go home.”