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Can you fit a full-size mattress in an SUV?

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If planning your next road trip in Quebec or purchasing your next mattress makes you wonder if you can fit a full-size mattress in your SUV, you are not alone.

Transporting a mattress for whatever reason can be daunting, but not impossible. Continue your lecture to learn if your mattress can fit in your SUV.

Can I fit a mattress in an SUV?

It depends on whether the mattress dimensions match the vehicle's cargo capacity.

Mattress dimensions

The dimensions of the memory foam mattresses made in Canada by Polysleep are given below.

Mattress Sizes Mattress Dimensions WxL (inches) Targeted sleeper
Twin 38” x 75” Mostly kids and adults living in small spaces like student apartments.
Twin XL 38” x 80” Taller students and teens
Full or double 54” x 75” Single adults with or without pets, teens who sleep diagonally.
Queen 60” x 80” Tall adults, couples who want more space, single adults sleeping diagonally or with pets.
Olympic Queen 66” x 80” Couples who need more space to accommodate pets, people who want more space without getting king-size mattresses.
King 76” x 80” Couple with a large family pet, suitable for master bedrooms (12’x10’)
California King 72” x 84” Couple with long legs, couples who need extra space for multiple pets.
Short Queen (for RV) 60” x 75” x 10” For standard-size RV, trailers, and motorhomes.
Woman sitting on the Polysleep mattress.

Standard SUV cargo space

Now that you have a fair idea about the mattress dimensions, you need to see whether the area inside a standard SUV can be appropriate to fit a mattress of a standard size.

While SUVs come in different sizes, the standard dimensions of SUVs are as under.

SUV type Dimension WxL (Inches)
Compact Crossover 66.93” x 151.18”
Mid-size 73.62” x 185.04”
Full-size 80.2“ x 208.9”

Note that these are the dimension of the vehicle, not the cargo space. If you want to lay a mattress flat in your SUV, we recommend you to:

  • Leave a margin between the width of the SUV and your mattress
  • Lower the second row of seats
  • Always double check by measuring your cargo space length and width.

Can a full-size mattress fit in an SUV?

If you wonder if a full-size mattress fit in an SUV, then the answer is likely yes. As we see above, a standard full-size mattress is 54” x 75”, so it is highly possible to be able to lay it flat inside a SUV (if the 2nd and 3rd row of seats are lowered). However, we recommend to double check by measuring your SUV’s cargo space.

Can a twin mattress fit in an SUV?

A twin mattress is slightly smaller than a full or double mattress and can easily be accommodated in a standard SUV.

Can a double mattress fit in an SUV?

Double mattresses are full mattresses with 54" x 75" dimensions and can fit inside a standard SUV.

How to fit a mattress in an SUV?

Although a standard SUV is typically larger than a car, it has seats, whether collapsible or not, with a divider between the back seat and the trunk that can hinder packing in a mattress.

Although not as flexible as a blanket or comforter, mattresses can have some flex and can be folded to fit inside the SUV. To keep your mattress folded, you can use a ratchet straps.

You can also place the mattress flat on the SUV floor if space permits.

Woman lifting the corner of a mattress.

Does a queen mattress fit in a minivan?

Minivans are compact vans with a high roof and a flexible interior layout with sliding doors for cargoes or the passenger area.

The average dimensions of a minivan cargo area are:

Minivan Type Average dimension WxLxH (Inches)
Compact van 59” x 87” x 49”
Combi and double cab-in van 57” x 71” x 49”
Combi and double cab-in van extra long 57” x 85” x 49”

As a standard queen mattress has a dimension of 60" W x 80" L, it can’t fit flat into a minivan. A double or full-size mattress would be more appropriate for a minivan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a full mattress fit in a Ford Edge?

The cargo area dimension in a Ford Edge from the back of the vehicle to the first-row seats is 63.3” x 74.8”.

As the average sizes of a full mattress are 54” x 75”, you should be able to fit a full-sized mattress inside a Ford Edge with a bit of finagling.

Can a queen mattress fit in a Mazda CX- 5?

2020 Mazda CX5 has a cargo length of 71 inches with seats down and a width of 54 inches at its widest point, the dimensions being 54” x 71”.

As a standard queen mattress has a dimension of 60” x 80”, it cannot fit into a Mazda CX-5 vehicle.

Can a queen mattress fit in a RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4 has a cargo length behind rear seats of 40 inches and cargo width of 59 inches, the dimensions being 40”x 59”, with the back seats folded.

As a standard queen mattress has a dimension of 60”x80”, it will not fit within the cargo space of the car.

Will a queen mattress fit in a Hyundai Santa Fe?

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has a cargo space of 71.3 inches in length, with the rear seats folded and a width of 78 inches at the back of the console.

A standard queen mattress with a dimension of 60” x 80” may fit when suitably maneuvered.

Will a queen-size mattress fit in a Dodge Caravan?

A Dodge Caravan has a cargo length of 90 inches and a width of 63.6 inches with the second and third-row seats folded.

A standard queen-sized mattress of 60” x 80” may fit in the vehicle.

Can a queen mattress fit in a Honda Pilot?

A Honda Pilot has a storage space width of 50 inches with a length of 77 inches from the back door to the end of the front seat. A standard queen mattress with 60 x 80 inches dimension will not fit inside the vehicle.

Will a king-size mattress fit in a Honda Odyssey?

With its seats flipped down, Honda Odyssey has 96 inches long and 49 inches wide cargo area. A standard king-size mattress of dimensions 76” x 80” will not fit in the cargo area unless folded.

The best mattresses for SUV camping

If you are planning an SUV camping trip and looking for a suitable RV mattress, you can invest in a camp-appropriate mattress or get a high-quality memory foam mattress like the Origin mattress from Polysleep. It is designed with anti-microbial hybrid foam that provides comfort and support with anti-allergy properties, keeping you comfortable and safe while camping.

Takeaway

Whether a mattress will fit in your SUV depends on the mattress's dimension and flexibility, the vehicle's size and dimension, and your ability to maneuver the mattress to fit the limited cargo space.

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