Most cargo capacity for cross country move: minivan vs. SUV?
September 22, 2012 1:00 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend is moving from New York City to Miami for a yearlong clerkship. A one-way rental of an SUV or minivan seems to be our best option to move her stuff. What would have the most available cargo space?
posted by theory to travel & transportation (10 answers total)
We don't own a car. A U-Haul truck would be overkill since she's not bringing any large items. It'll be the two of us, a cocker spaniel and whatever stuff my girlfriend wants to move.
Since this would be a one-way rental it wouldn't be possible to remove any of the rear seats. Searching online, I find many different figures given for maximum cargo capacities, but they either assume the seats are removed or it's not indicated one way or another. I know there is a lot of variability, but let's assume our choices are a late model Dodge Caravan (or similar) vs. a midsize SUV or large SUV with all rear seats intact and folded down.