Will a 55, 65, 85-inch TV fit in an SUV? (Hauling a Giant TV)

When it comes time to get a new TV, you don’t want to wait for it to be delivered! That takes too long! You want to pick it up as soon as possible and start watching it right when you get home.

So, will a 55″ LED TV fit in an SUV?

You will want to make sure you bring the right car to have the room to transport whatever flat screens you buy. I have found that most sedans and SUVs on the market can easily have 43″ TVs across the back seat without a problem. But, TVs that are in the 50″ to 55″ range will likely not fit across the rear seats and probably won’t even fit in the back of smaller SUVs, at least standing upright.

55 inches LED TV in the SUV Cargo Space
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Before you go to your local electronics store and buy a giant-sized TV, it’s usually a pretty good idea to consider how you will transport it to your home, whether you will use a delivery service or transport it yourself with your vehicle.

If you decide on the second option, it is a good idea to check to make sure the cargo capacity of your vehicle to see whether it is spacious enough for the TV that you are looking to buy later.

This is especially important if you are looking at a big TV, such as a 55-inch or larger TV, as you will need to have a lot of cargo room to transport it yourself.

It is also very important that you transport your new 4K TV in an upright position. If you lay a large TV down to fit it into your SUV, you greatly risk damaging it, and the retailer may not exchange it.

How Big is the TV?

When a TV is measured, it is often measured diagonally in inches. So, when a TV is said to be 55 inches, that means the TV has a 55-inch diagonal. This is undoubtedly a bit less clear when used to measure the interior cargo space of a car. What we need to know is the width and height of the TV.

Luckily, the width and height of TVs are relatively standard among other TVs with the same diagonal length. You can see this below in the helpful table.

TV SizeWidthHeightFit or Not
32″27.9″ (70.9 cm)15.7″ (39.9 cm)Fit
40″34.9″ (88.6 cm)19.6″ (49.8 cm)Fit
43″37.5″ (95.3 cm)21.1″ (53.6 cm)Fit
50″43.6″ (110.7 cm)24.5″ (62.2 cm)Fit
55″47.9″ (121.7 cm)27″ (68.6 cm)Fit
60″52.3″ (132.8 cm)29.4″ (74.7 cm)Fit (special treatment needed)
65″56.7″ (144 cm)31.9″ (81 cm)Fit (special treatment needed)
70″61″ (154.9 cm)34.3″ (87.1 cm)Fit (special treatment needed)
75″65.4″ (166.1 cm)36.8 (93.5 cm)Fit (Large SUV Only)
80″69.7″ (177 cm)39.2″ (99.6 cm)Fit (Large SUV Only)
85″74.1″ (188.2 cm)41.7″ (105.9 cm)Fit (Large SUV Only)

Which SUV Can Fit a 55″ TV?

By looking at the table above, you can determine whether the SUV you have will be able to fit a 55-inch TV, or whatever size TV you want, inside the cargo space.

For example, if you buy a 55-inch TV, you will need an SUV with a cargo height of at least 27″, the higher, the better, and cargo length of at least 48″, the longer, the better.

Almost all full-size SUVs on the market, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, can easily fit a 55-inch TV in the cargo space without any significant problems. Meanwhile, most mid-size SUVs, such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer, can also fit TVs up to 55″ inside the cargo space, though it will require a slight adjustment.

Below is a chart that shows the cargo space measurements of various popular SUVs:

SUV ModelWidthDepthHeight
Honda CR-V54.0″40.0″39″
Honda Pilot46.5″19.7″31″
Chevrolet Traverse48.5″24.0″33″
Chevrolet Tahoe49.5″16.5″35.5″
Chevrolet Suburban49.5″37.0″35.5″
Toyota Highlander46.5″20.8″30″
Jeep Grand Cherokee45.0″37.0″29″
Subaru Forester51.0″34.0″35″
Honda Element45.3″66.5″42″

will a 65-inch tv fit in an SUV?

The 65-inch tv will fit easily into a full-size SUV. If your SUV is midsize or compact, you can still try to get a 65-inch tv to fit into it. It’s just that you need to do some special treatment that will be different for each car. The important thing to remember is that you must keep the TV upright to avoid damage.


Buying a brand-new large TV can be a lot of fun. It’s just the process of getting it home that can be rather frustrating. A TV that is 55 inches or bigger is relatively tricky for just one person to carry alone and will require a lot of space in the car. You will need a vehicle with adequate cargo space and a friend to help carry the TV, or you will be in a lot of trouble.

If you do not have access to a vehicle with the required cargo space, I don’t recommend you try to force yourself to carry the TV or force it into your car. I would highly recommend you use a delivery service, you will have to spend a little more money, but you will be free from problems and the risk of damage.