It's easy to confuse the terms 'design' and 'style,' but Jim Hall attempts to explain the difference between the two in his latest Design Handbook
video column for Autoline
. Before relating the terms to cars, Hall first uses other, non-automotive-related examples to prove his point, such as a well-designed glass versus a well-styled glass. Both do their job well as a result of good designs, he claims, but one stands out more because it also was styled.
When he relates his lesson to cars, he uses the 2013 Honda Accord
and the new Chevrolet Impala
as examples, but you'll have to watch the video below
to find out which car he thinks is merely designed and which one has been styled.
We've also included a gallery
of the Honda
and a gallery
of the Chevrolet
so you can decide for yourself which one of these vehicles has been designed, and which one has been styled.