I’m an artist, and often have to transport my art work by car. My current car is a PT Cruiser and, with the back seat down I can fit a 56” x 40” painting lying flat, without having to move the front seat, and still able to close the hatch.
It’s getting to be time to trade in the PT Cruiser, and I’m hoping to find another car with a similar interior area, less than $25K . . . preferably a hatchback, for ease of loading/unloading the art work. All the car sites give the “cargo volume,” but none give the actual horizontal area that’s not taken up by wheel wells, etc. I’m planning to go to the Auto Show at the end of the month, to actually measure the cars.