- North of Toronto
- 2019 CX-9 Sig
The CRV floor has the option of moving up or down. Pull the cargo floor panel out and it can sit on ridges so it becomes flat with seats folded down. Less vertical space though, maybe couple inches? If you want the small bit of vertical back, u drop the floor.Thx all!
Tell me more abou cargo space usability - do the R. seats fold flat?
is the cargo space longer?
One nice thing is the CRV tailgate isn't raked nearly as much as others. More a square butt. Less sporty, more usable. So how long it is or isn't tailgate to seat back in an SUV is deceptive. So much of my cx9 cargo length isnt usable above the bottom of the rear windshield. Carrying a flat box a few inches high, or 2x4s, or a keyboard, you can use all the length. Carrying an assembled dresser, you end up not being able to close tailgate as the windshield hits the top edge of the dresser. cx5 seems pretty angled to me in pics. I know in cx9 that windshield starts to angle down from roof a good ft and a half from the back of the tailgate, so you lose a good amount of airspace at rear.
Shape of opening is another thing, I'd need to measure but seems like CRV opening is wider at top compared to my cx9 (which i assume is itself wider than cx5 but I'm assuming). I can check for sure, but cx9 is out right now.
But what's imp for me is height of cargo area UNDER the cargo cover. I don't like prying eyes. Again, seems insane, but the itty bitty CRV has about 22 in of vertical height under the cargo cover. My cx9 has about 15 in. There was a thread on that this winter, a member Martino was looking at cargo specifics. Again,the cx5 I'm not sure, maybe someone can run and measure. Cx9 has the folded 3rd row which works against it's vertical space and cx5 doesn't have, but cx9 is a bigger vehicle than the cx5 overall. Even if cx5 equaled cx9 vertical, that a good 7 inches more height under the cargo cover of the CRV.