Car Storage Wars: Inventive Places to Stash Your Stuff

Posted on 06. Jun, 2012 by in Auto News

Granted you have a problem is the first step toward recovery: Hi, my name is Jennifer and I have a lot of stuff. Fortunately, so does much of the car-buying public, forcing carmakers to creative storage to car. A few years ago we saw a console bin that could fit a laptop, which is now almost commonplace.

But car manufacturers continue to be smart with storage, thoughtful carving areas, both small and large to hold – and even better to hide – our ever-growing amount of stuff.

Nothing can touch reputable Storage kings like minivans with 140.6 cubic feet of cargo volume when the Stow 'n Go can be folded down. That's why I wanted to look for vehicles with storage bins, of the invention (hidden in the seat cubbies) to excessive (10-plus cup holders).

Honda CR-V:
The 2011 Honda CR-V had a huge center console, but only on the higher trim levels. Honda has. It standard in the CR-V lineup for 2012 The enormous 10.8-liter console'm just holding my large purse. It can hold a laptop, a sliding cover keeps them hidden. Smaller cubbies on the side of the console are an added bonus and good to hold smaller items.

Dodge Dart:
In most small cars small items is usually limited in the glove compartment and center console. The Dodge Dart offers a bonus cubby on the passenger seat. The bottom cushion folds one plastic-lined, 203-cubic-inch am to reveal perfect for cards and CDs, if you use either of yet. There are also small pockets in the center console for small items such as mobile phones and pens.

Dodge Journey:
The midsize crossover has driven the market in terms of hidden compartments in a corner. As the Dart, the passenger seat cushion flips a hidden storage hold, reveal the measures 10.75 inches by 8.75 inches. To Dodge, the'm big enough to store a purse, umbrella, camera, planner or headphones. Also hidden are two underfloor storage compartments in the second row. They have locking lids and removable, washable liner for easy emptying and cleaning. Dodge says that combined, they can hold 12 cans. Finally, the biggest hidden storage compartment behind the last row of seats. In five-passenger models, the standard is am huge, includes most of the available load area. Seven-passenger models have a smaller bin behind the third row. Bonus: The load floor is reversible with one side carpeting and a hard plastic side, handy if Kart charge chaotic.

Nissan Quest:
Nissan minivan has a solid floor good memory that. Behind the third row seat Since the seats fold forward and flat rather than falling into the ground, as they do in most minivans, the storage space is available, even if the third line in the folded position.

Toyota Highlander:
The midsize crossover is the king of the cup holder for his class. Toyota boasts that its Highlander 10 bottle holder has peppered throughout its interior and four bottle holders in the door panels. That's great for the family, which is hydrogenated to a well or who forget to throw only the empties wants.

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