I’ve read thousands of car reviews over the years and one thing in particular has always baffled me.

When comparing vehicles or highlighting differences between a new and old model, the subject of dimensions almost always comes up. The writer will mention that, for example, a new model has a 0.4" longer wheelbase, or 0.3" more rear leg room.

What is the point of this? Can anyone without a tape measure actually tell the difference when the change is such a tiny amount?