Last post on Jan 26, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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#1870 of 1874 Cargo space and door measurements
Jan 05, 2012 (10:55 pm)
I'd like to start a thread to report measurements (in inches) for SUVs and minivans because the real cargo space dimensions is a consideration in purchasing an SUV for me and for friends whom I asked.
Manufacturers usually report cargo space cubic footage, but when transporting large household items like a sofa or a painting or a dryer what really matters is how wide the cargo door opening is and how deep is the space.
My SUV experience was that Rendezvous had much better cargo capacity than RX350. Things still fit in the RX but fewer do and much tighter, requiring multiple trips at times.
From memory the Rendezvous had a 48-inch wide opening, and fairly tall too. It never got to carry 4x8's in it, but it was big enough and did carry a plasma TV.
If you feel like measuring your cargo space and sharing the four measurements please post the following:
• SUV or van model name
• width at bottom (watch for wheel wells)
• width at top (e.g. at ceiling or at side-folded third row seats)
• height (watch for ceiling-mounted seatbelt spools and DVD players)
• floor depth with second row seats folded down
LexusRX350 44 42 30 72
Jan 06, 2012 (9:46 am)
I don't have all the measures but a sheet of plywood fits easily inside on the flat floor, hatch closed. There's actually a little room to spare.
So the floor is bigger than 48"x96".
#1874 of 1874 dumped your beater?
by steve_ HOST
Jan 26, 2012 (8:39 am)
If you finally replaced an old car, please email predmunds.com to share your story with a reporter.