2015 Kia K900: Trunk Space
September 10, 2014
Last week I got tasked with returning a large folding dog crate we'd borrowed from a friend, and the wheels I had at my disposal belonged to our new 2015 Kia K900 sedan. That seemed appropriate. The car was initially going to be sold as the K9 until wiser heads prevailed.
Whatever it's called, the K900 is a big car with what I presumed to be a massive trunk. The spec sheet credits it with 15.9 cubic feet, which wasn't as big a number as I'd expected. And the rear seatbacks can't be folded down because our Kia K900 has power-adjustable rear seats.
Meanwhile, the crate in question was a size Large meant for 71-90 pound dogs. The Web site listed its long dimension at 42 inches (aka 3.5 feet). But I didn't need to know that to realize it was too big to go in crossways. Lengthwise was my only choice.
Success! It just barely fit, though, snugged in between the trunk sill and the backseat.
The trunk floor measures 43 inches long, but there was less to work with because of the way the thickness of the crate interacted with the sloping seatback. And 42 inches was either the inside dimension or the result of rounding. In actual fact the crate was half an inch longer where it mattered.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 1,680 miles