Last updated on March 20th, 2023 at 12:50 pm
You have just purchased a washer and are wondering how you will get it home. Delivery can become expensive. Will your new washer fit in the back of your SUV?
This question is one of the most commonly asked when people buy a new washer. Continue reading to learn the answer.
While SUVs are common these days and often used to transport some appliances, not all fit, and some SUVs have less cargo room than others. Before you can determine if the washer will fit, you need to measure the washer and the interior of your SUV.
Will A Washing machine Fit In An SUV?
Yes, a washing machine will fit in most SUV’s providing the seats are folded down or removed and the washer is placed on it’s side. Over sized washing machines may not fit in SUV’s with smaller cargo space but a standard sized washer will most likely fit.
How to Measure a Washer
Measuring a washing machine is not overly difficult. Although most washing machines come in standard sizes, this is not guaranteed. Knowing the exact measurements will help you discover if your washing machine will fit inside your SUV. Take the following steps to measure your new machine.
- Measure the height of the washing machine.
- Measure the width of the washing machine.
- Measure the depth of the washing machine.
A standard washing machine is between 27 to 28 inches wide and 30 to 35 inches deep. Front load washers are around 39 inches tall. It is important to note that washing machine height varies, which is why it is so critical you measure.
Will a Washing Machine Fit Inside an SUV?
Some washing machines will fit inside an SUV, especially those that are compact. Large capacity washers are less likely to fit, which is why measuring is essential.
If you have a standard top loader, your washing machine is more likely to fit inside the SUV, but you are going to have to lay it on its side. Front loaders are taller than standards because they frequently feature a pedestal that makes reaching the interior easier. Some top load washing machines can be as tall as 43 inches.
How Much Space Does an SUV Have?
Once you have measured the dimensions of your new washing machine, it is time to determine the amount of space you have in your SUV. No matter your SUV, you are likely going to need to fold the seats down to have enough room. With the seats in the upright position, trunk space will be too limited to fit most washing machines.
The average dimensions of an SUV are 48 inches wide X 34 inches long X 33 inches tall. This is the amount of cargo space an average SUV has with the rear seats in their upright positions. If you fold them down, you will gain 28 inches. With the seats down, most SUVs have around 62 inches of length in the cargo area.
Will a Washer Fit in a Nissan Rogue?
If you have a 2021 Nissan Rogue, it has 61.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in the down position. With the seats down, the dimensions of the cargo space are 54.2 inches wide X 62.3 inches long X 33.3 inches tall. You should be able to fit a washing machine inside the back of a Nissan Rogue as long as you lay it on its side.
Will a Washer Fit in a Ford Escape?
If you own a 2021 Ford Escape, you have 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down. The 2021 Ford Escape gives you a few more inches than the Nissan Rogue, so you should have no problem fitting a standard washer in the back as long it lays on its side.
Are There Other SUVs That Will Hold a Washer?
Many SUV makes and models will hold a washing machine but not all. The following are some that will fit, but you should always measure first to be sure. Some SUVs measurements are different between gas-powered and hybrid models.
- Honda CRV
- Honda Pilot
- Jeep Cherokee
- Subaru Outback
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Chevrolet Equinox
Will a Washer Fit Inside the Back of My Car?
While sedan makers are developing cars with more cargo room than ever, standard washing machines will not always fit. If you have a hatchback, you may be able to fit a washing machine on its side, especially if it is a compact model.
Be careful when determining if a washer will fit inside the back of your car. If you try to force the fit, even without the packaging, you could cause damage to your car and washer. Sometimes it is best to have the store deliver.
How to Move a Washer on Its Side
As mentioned above, you will not be able to fit a washing machine upright in the back of your SUV or car. Transporting the machine on its side may work, depending on your cargo space. Take the following steps.
- Get help from a friend.
- Tape the electric cord to the back of the machine.
- Wrap the washer in blankets.
- Use a dolly to move the washer to your vehicle.
- Slide the washer as close to the front seats as possible, and secure it in place with straps to avoid damage while driving.
Once you measure your washer and SUV cargo space, you can easily determine if it will fit. Be careful when loading the washer because it can weigh up to 180 pounds.