2016 Toyota Prius: Will the Luggage Fit?
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on July 1, 2016
Will the luggage fit? To answer this question we loaded our 2016 Toyota Prius with bags in different configurations and took photos. What constitutes carry-on luggage varies depending upon who you ask. So for the sake of standardization we used the same blue carry-on bag — size (21 x15x10 inches) and red checked bag — size (30x20x13 inches).
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Access to the cargo area
The rear door opens wide to simplify the cargo loading process. This is the real benefit of the hatchback design. The load floor is about 28 inches from the ground. When opened, the hatch handle is 75 inches from the ground. The load floor width is 37 inches taken at the wheel wells.
Behind the first row
The load floor length behind the first row is 59 inches, give or take, depending upon the rake of the front seatbacks. The big point to make here is that while the second-row seats do fold flat, there is a 3-inch rise in the load floor to accommodate them.
Behind the second row
The load floor length behind the second row is 30 inches. As such it easily holds four carry-on bags side-by-side with a little room to spare.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 3,200 miles