Will A Snowboard Fit In My Car? | Factors And Solutions


It’s a common and yet overlooked question as to whether or not your snowboard will fit inside your car. It’s a significant hurdle that many people need help trying to overcome.

Whether your snowboard will fit inside your car depends on an array of factors, including whether you have roof racks, if you have any passengers, and how large your vehicle is. Larger vehicles will have little issue, but smaller vehicles may struggle with fitting your board.

Below, we go into detail as to whether or not your snowboard will fit snugly into your car.

How Can I Fit a Snowboard in My Car?

Your snowboard should be able to fit in your car depending on whether or not you have roof racks and you have the trunk space. The bigger type of car you have, the better chance you’ll have at fitting your snowboard. If you have roof racks, you’ll have no issues fitting your board at all!

1. On The Roof

One way to bring your snowboard to the mountain is to strap it onto the roof of your car.

The safest and easiest way to do this is to use roof racks so that you’ll have something to strap the snowboard onto.

To do this, you’ll need to tightly tie the board down onto your car’s roof with cinching straps or bungee cords.

Just make sure that whatever you’re using can tightly and securely hold it in place so you’re not picking your snowboard up from the side of the highway.

If you don’t have permanently fitted roof racks, you could purchase soft racks, which work similar to rook racks but are removable and cost much less.

Car - On The Roof

2. Trunk Space

Another potential method to getting your board up on the hill via car is to check if you have enough trunk space.

If you’re using a typical four-door sedan, then most likely, you won’t have the space to fit your snowboard inside the trunk.

However, if your car is of above-average size, you could potentially see whether or not it’ll fit within the confines of the trunk.

We cover specific vehicles and their ability to fit snowboards inside their trunks below.

3. Cars With Foldable Backseats

If your car’s backseats fold down to reveal your trunk, you may be able to fit your snowboard inside your car.

However, it depends heavily on your car’s specific make and model, as cars have vastly different dimensions.

4. Inside The Car Itself

Whether or not your snowboard will fit inside your car’s interior depends on how many passengers you have and whether or not you’re willing to move your seats around to fit the snowboard inside.

It also depends on the specific type of car that you have.

If you have no passengers and are only trying to fit yourself in the car, then you may be able to fit the snowboard diagonally from your passenger seat to your left rear backseat or horizontally across the back seats.

If there are other passengers in your car, it will be a tight squeeze to fit everyone and all their gear in the car.

If you’re willing to put your passenger seat down so that it’s reclined against the back seat, you should be able to fit your snowboard in your car.

You may have to roll down your passenger side window to try to fit your snowboard inside, and by doing so, you’ll have a decent shot at transporting your snowboard.

However, it’s worth checking local traffic laws to see if it’s legal, as having objects sticking out your window when driving may not be universally allowed.

How Can I Fit a Snowboard in My Truck?

You may be able to fit a snowboard in your truck depending on factors such as the size of your truck bed and whether or not you have roof racks. Provided that either your truck bed is big enough or you have roof racks, you should be able to fit your snowboard inside.

1. On The Roof

If you have roof racks, you should be able to fit your snowboard on the roof of your vehicle.

Just as you would for a car, you’ll want to strap your snowboard down using whatever you may have available, which can include bungee cords if you don’t have any other options.

2. In The Bed

Depending on the size of your bed, you may be able to lay your snowboard in your truck bed.

Make sure you do this securely, so it doesn’t fly out the back. If your snowboard is too large to fit snugly in your truck bed, you may be forced to use straps to hold it down.

Alternatively, if your truck bed has a cover, you could try to use that to hold your snowboard in, provided you don’t mind if it bounces around.

Truck - In The Bed

How Can I Fit a Snowboard in My SUV?

You should be able to fit your snowboard into your SUV, provided that your vehicle is large enough to accommodate different board sizes and how many passengers you have. If you have roof racks, you should have no issues fitting your snowboard onto your vehicle’s roof.

1. On The Roof

Depending on whether or not you have roof racks, you should be able to fit your snowboard onto the roof of your SUV.

As with a car or a truck, if you have roof racks and straps, you should be able to safely hold down the snowboard to the roof of your SUV. 

2. Inside The SUV

Fitting a snowboard inside your SUV might be tricky, depending on how large your SUV is and how large your snowboard is.

While you could put down various seats to fit your snowboard inside your SUV if you have other passengers, this could be an issue for fitting the board.

Alternatively, you could try to put it down in the center of the car to see if it’ll balance and stay put within, and this could work with other passengers as well.

However, if your vehicle is on the small side, it likely won’t be able to fit.

If you had to, you could roll down one of your windows to have the board sticking out slightly, although you should check if this will violate any local traffic laws before considering it.

Specific Car Models

Below, we’ll cover the top 10 car models of 2022 in the United States, to see whether or not your snowboard will be able to fit inside your car.

We won’t be covering roof racks or straps, as these are universal and are not likely to have specific caveats based on which vehicle you’ll be driving.

Summary Table – Car Dimensions For Fitting A Snowboard

Car Make/Model/YearCar Internal DimensionsCar Trunk/Bed DimensionsSnowboard Dimensions
2022 Toyota Corolla88.6 cubic feet13.1 cubic feet134 cm
2022 Toyota RAV498.9 cubic feet37.5 cubic feet143 cm
2022 Honda CR-V105.9 cubic feet37.6-39.2 cubic feet149 cm
2022 Nissan Sentra96 cubic feet14.3 cubic feet155 cm
2022 Toyota Camry100.4 cubic feet15.1 cubic feet158 cm
2022 Ford F-1508.8-50.9 cubic feet52.8-77.4 cubic feet160 cm
2022 Honda Civic97.8 cubic feet15.1 cubic feet161 cm
2022 Honda HR-V100.1 cubic feet23.2-24.3 cubic feet164 cm
2022 Chevrolet Silverado24.3 cubic feet62.9 cubic feet167 cm
2022 Honda Accord105.6 cubic feet16.7 cubic feet170 cm

1. 2022 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla, being a sedan, is unlikely to have your snowboard fit inside of it.

Provided you have an exceptionally small board, you may be able to get away with fitting the board inside the car. However, it isn’t a guarantee.

Provided you move the rear seats down in your car, have no other passengers, and can put your passenger seat down, you should be able to fit your snowboard inside your vehicle.

It’ll be a tight fit, and you’ll have to ensure it isn’t blocking your rear windows, but you may be able to fit the snowboard inside of your car, depending on the size of your snowboard.

2. 2022 Toyota RAV-4

The Toyota RAV-4 is a decently sized SUV, and you should have minimal problems fitting your snowboard inside it.

It will certainly be easier with a smaller-sized board. However, if you have a decently large board, you should still be able to fit your board inside.

The best way to fit your snowboard inside a Toyota RAV-4 is by putting the rear seats down.

This increases the cargo space to 69.8 cubic feet and should offer you minimal problems with fitting your snowboard inside.

You could also put down your passenger side seat to better fit your snowboard inside.

However, if you have other passengers, there might be an issue fitting them inside the car, depending on where they’re seated.

3. 2022 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a moderately sized SUV and should give little fight in fitting your snowboard inside.

It’s relatively spacious and clocks in at 75.8 cubic feet with the rear seats down.

You should be able to fit your snowboard inside of a Honda CR-V with minimal issue.

However, it depends on the size of your snowboard and the number of passengers, as you’ll need to put the rear seats down to fit your snowboard in the car.

4. 2022 Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra is a decently sized sedan, clocking in at several dozen cubic feet of interior size.

It should be able to fit a smaller-sized snowboard without much issue. However, it may have some problems fitting in larger boards.

The rear seats fold down on the Sentra, meaning that you should have better luck fitting your snowboard inside the sedan by properly folding down the seats.

However, it isn’t a guarantee, and if you have an especially large snowboard, you might have issues fitting it inside of the car.

2022 Nissan Sentra
Picture Credit: Nissan Sentra on nissanusa.com

5. 2022 Toyota Camry

The 2022 Toyota Camry is a relatively large sedan featuring a good deal of passenger and cargo space.

Provided you have a relatively small snowboard, you should have no problem fitting it inside this car.

If you need additional storage space to fit your snowboard, you could always fold down your rear seats to reveal extra cargo space to fit your snowboard inside.

If you need even more space, you should be able to push down the passenger seat to fit the snowboard inside.

However, if you have passengers inside your car, then you will be unlikely to be able to fit your snowboard inside.

6. 2022 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 provides a spacious truck bed that should have no problem fitting a snowboard of any size.

While you may need to strap the snowboard down to keep it steady and prevent it from flying off, you should not have any issues fitting your snowboard inside the truck.

Even at the smaller truck bed sizes, there’s still a generous amount of space to allow your board to fit snugly inside, no matter its size.

7. 2022 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a moderately sized sedan that should be able to fit your snowboard inside, depending on how many passengers you have and the size of your board.

If you have a larger board and a few passengers, you’ll be unlikely to fit your board inside the car.

However, if you’re able to fold the rear seats down and have a minimal number of passengers, you shouldn’t have any issue fitting your snowboard inside the car.

8. 2022 Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is a relatively smaller-sized SUV, meaning that whether your snowboard will fit inside depends on how large your board is.

If you have a reasonably large board, you might have issues fitting it inside the SUV.

However, if you have a smaller board, you should be able to fit it inside the vehicle with minimal problems.

You could also fold the rear seats down in the car for additional space.

Provided that you can do this when accounting for passengers, you shouldn’t have any issue fitting a snowboard inside of the SUV.

9. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado is a moderately sized truck with a large amount of space in its truck bed.

While you may need to strap the board down to keep it steady, you shouldn’t have any issues fitting the board inside of the vehicle’s truck bed.

No matter the size of your board, you should be able to fit it within your Silverado’s truck bed with ease, although larger ones are likely to need to be strapped down.

10. 2022 Honda Accord

The 2022 Honda Accord is a large-sized sedan that should be able to accommodate most sizes of snowboards, provided that you pull down the rear seats to enhance the space of the car.

In doing this, you should be able to improve the trunk space to fit your snowboard inside the vehicle.

However, if you have any passengers, this may cause an issue, as you’ll likely need the additional trunk space to fit your board within the car.

If you do have passengers, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to fit the board inside of the car.

If you don’t have any passengers, you shouldn’t have any issue fitting the board inside the car.

2022 Honda Accord
Picture Credit: Honda Accord on automobiles.honda.com

Final Thoughts

Whether or not you’ll be able to fit your board inside of your car depends on the specific car size, if the rear seats fold down, and how many passengers you have.

If you have roof racks, you shouldn’t have an issue fitting your snowboard on most cars.

If you don’t have roof racks, you’ll need a decently sized vehicle to fit your snowboard inside.

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