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How to Fit a Mattress in a Car: The Definitive Guide

How to Fit a Mattress in a Car: The Definitive Guide

Let's face it: moving a mattress is a monumental task that almost always brings up the question, "Will it even fit in my car?" The struggle is real, and the stakes are high. After all, nobody wants to be the person stranded on the side of the road with a mattress halfway out of their trunk.

But fret not, we've got you covered. Whether you're a new grad moving cross-country for that dream job, a family constantly on the go, or someone just looking to make the most out of their car space, this definitive guide is for you.

We'll unpack the intricate art of fitting various types of mattresses into different types of cars - so you can move that essential piece of comfort from point A to point B with confidence.

Table of Contents

Will Mattress Fit in Car?

First things first: will the mattress even fit in your car? The answer isn't a simple yes or no. Various factors like the size of the mattress, the dimensions of your car, and how much room you have for other items all play a part.

How to Fit Mattress in Car

Can I Fit a Queen Mattress in My Car?

You'd be surprised. A queen mattress could potentially fit in an SUV or a van. Cars like a Subaru Forester or Honda Odyssey are popular choices for such tasks.

How to Fit a Queen Mattress in a Car

  1. Fold down the back seats
  2. Use the diagonal method, pushing the mattress from the trunk to the front passenger's corner.

When considering how to transport a mattress, it’s worth noting that Puffy mattresses come compressed in a box, significantly simplifying the process.

What Car Can Fit a Queen Size Mattress?

Can a Twin Mattress Fit in a Car?

Most of the time, yes. The typical twin mattress is around 39 x 75 inches, and it can usually fit in medium-sized sedans when the back seats are folded.

How to Fit a Twin Mattress in a Car

  1. Fold the back seats
  2. Slide the mattress flat or at a slight angle

Can a Full Mattress Fit in a Car?

This one's trickier. Some SUVs can handle it, but you'll likely struggle with smaller vehicles.

How to Fit a Full Size Mattress in a Car

  1. Fold the back seats
  2. Use the diagonal method

What Car Can Fit a Full Size Mattress?

Can You Fit a King Size Mattress in a Car?

Unless you're driving a cargo van, this is probably a no-go. A king-size mattress is usually 76 x 80 inches, so it's unlikely to fit in most consumer vehicles.

Can I Fit a Single Mattress in My Car?

A single mattress can fit in most medium to large cars. Folding the back seats down usually provides enough room.

Can You Fit a Double Mattress in a Car?

This is comparable to the full mattress scenario. A double mattress can usually fit in larger SUVs and minivans.

How to Fit a Double Mattress in a Car

  1. Fold down the back seats
  2. Slide in the mattress, pushing it toward the trunk

When transporting a mattress in your car, ensuring it remains clean and protected is crucial. Using a Puffy Mattress Protector can offer an added layer of security against dirt, spills, and wear.

Will a Crib Mattress Fit in My Car?

Most crib mattresses will fit comfortably in all but the smallest cars, as they typically measure about 28 x 52 inches.

How to Fit an Air Mattress in a Car

The beauty of an air mattress is that you can deflate it, making it the easiest type of mattress to fit in any car.

Can a Mattress in a Box Fit in a Car?

Absolutely. These mattresses come compressed and rolled up, so you can easily fit one in the trunk or back seat of almost any car.


Getting a mattress into a car isn't always easy, but with the right vehicle and a few clever techniques, it's entirely doable. Whether you're moving, going on a trip, or making a new purchase, you can save yourself a lot of trouble by knowing which types of mattresses will fit in which types of cars. After all, a good night's sleep might just be a car ride away.

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