Does the Extra Large 29er Mountain Bike Fit? - 2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test
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2016 Toyota Prius: Does the Extra Large 29er Mountain Bike Fit?

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on July 11, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

Luggage and suitcases are all well and good. What I want to know about the 2016 Toyota Prius is this, can it haul my Giant extra-large mountain bike with big 29-inch wheels or not?

It's got a hatch, which is a strong start, but its roofline has been drastically lowered for 2016. And it's not a particularly large car to begin with. This was no slam-dunk.

2016 Toyota Prius

In hindsight, it was. The big bike fit in easily. All I had to do was flop down the rear seatbacks, remove the cargo cover and lift the bike in tail first. That part was easy thanks to a wide hatch opening and a low liftover height. And the cargo area is long enough that I didn't have to compromise the position of either of the front seats.

I had to remove the front wheel, of course, but I expected that going in. The important thing is I didn't have to drop my bike's seat post from its normal riding position.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 3,356 miles

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