Will Stove (or Oven) Fit in an SUV? (Ft. 9 Popular SUVs)

Moving a stove in a car may be highly painful, regardless of having a vehicle with plenty of luggage space, such as an SUV. It is never as easy as it appears. But, before you do anything, you need to know if your SUV has enough room for it.

So, Will a Stove Fit in an SUV?

In general, almost all types of stoves fit in a Full SUV and Midsize SUV. Small SUVs can do that with some adjustments. Of course, it all depends on the dimensions of the stove itself. In this article, I will cover any stove that fits in an SUV.

know how big a stove you have

The most “standard” size range is around 30 inches broad, 27–29 inches deep, and 36 inches tall. Remember that these dimensions do not include the back guard, handles, knobs, or grates. If you need an extra burner or element, the second most “typical” stove size is 36 inches wide.

Stove Dimensions Measurement Pictures

Stove sizes run from compact, standard and extra-wide sizes. They come in different sizes, which you can see in the table below:

Stove ModelWidthDepthHeight
Compact20–24 inches25–27 inches36–41 inches (With Backguard)
Standard30–36 inches27–29 inches36–46 inches (With Backguard)
Extra-Wide Sizes48–60 inches27–29inches36 inches

What SUVs can a stove Fit in?

Based on the chart above, you should get an idea of what SUVs will move a stove. For example, an SUV such as the Subaru Forester, with cargo dimensions of 51 inches x 34 inches x 35 inches, can carry any stove without any problems.

However, an SUV like the Toyota Highlander, 46 inches x 20.8 inches x 30 inches, would not move any stoves because it lacks the proper space. However, if you fold down the rear seats, you may be able to fit them.

Honda Pilot Cargo Dimensions Pictures
courtesy of autoknowledge.com

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

SUV ModelWidthDepthHeight
Honda CR-V54″40″39″
Honda Pilot46.5″19.7″31″
Chevrolet Traverse48.5″24″33″
Chevrolet Tahoe49.5″16.5″35.5″
Chevrolet Suburban49.5″37″35.5″
Toyota Highlander46.5″20.8″30″
Jeep Grand Cherokee45″37″29″
Subaru Forester51″34″35″
Honda Element45.3″66.5″42″

Can you lay a stove down to transport it?

GE Appliances says that it’s okay if your stove or oven lays down when transported in a vehicle on their support website.

When moving a range or wall oven, it can be placed on either side during transporting without doing any harm to the appliance. “Sides” refers to the left or the right, not the rear.  Glass top (radiant) cooking products should be moved in an upright position, carefully protected, to prevent possible damage to the glass cooking surface.

GE Appliances


A stove can fit in an SUV, but that also depends on the type of SUV you have access to. Most SUVs, both mid-size and full-size, will be able to fit a stove inside. Any smaller SUV models like the Small SUVs and X-Small SUVs will give you a lot of difficulties trying to do the job. So, make sure you measure the SUVs’ cargo space before trying to load in a stove.