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I won't buy an SUV that won't let me roll in a bicycle and lay it down on its side, with the rear seat down. And without having to remove any wheels. (Front end in first, wheels along right panels, drivetrain side up.) 6 feet along the floor is a good yardstick, and would also let me sleep in the car in a pinch...

I keep a moving quilt over the floor to contain any dirt or grease. I've been doing this since I had a '79 SAAB 900 back in 1983 (full 6' floor) and have had two Subaru Foresters before the Murano.

When car shopping, I have brought a moving quilt and a bicycle...

ps I do NOT want less back seat space. If I carried 3-4 people all the time with vacation gear, I'd get a bigger SUV. Actually, I have a minivan for that :)
 
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Surprisingly.... my friends Honda CRV seems to have more room. I've even heard the Rogue is more "cargo friendly" than the Murano... Not to be a bummer, just on the topic..
The CRV, and our own '17 Forester, do have more cubic feet of cargo space (70-75) than the Murano (67). In particular, they both have taller and squarer cargo areas but the Murano has more width at the floor and similar length. The winner in terms of cargo space with the Murano's footprint is the Honda Passport which has over 80 cubic feet. But the lift height is a bit higher.

The Murano has compromises due to its swoopy roof, slanted rear window, and the coke bottle waist destroys any hope for useful door pockets. But I had a '76 Corvette, speaking of coke bottle waists, and that was even worse in terms of its concessions to styling.

Our Dodge Grand Caravan has 150 cubic feet and our old full size vans (which I drove for 30 years) had 250 cubic feet of cargo room and could hold a 12 foot ladder or queen size box spring inside.:)
 
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Remember, as new tvs become thinner, the large screen tvs are no longer permitted to be transported horizontally due to added flex. You risk cracking the screen. Makes more sense to pay $60 for a delivery or sweet talk the sales into a free delivery.
Exactly who are the TV police enforcing this nonsense? 🤣
 

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I believe the major risk of transporting a TV laying flat is bending and breaking the case/frame. In the factory box, I have to believe that it's very well supported but would be subject to harm if you put a piano on top of the box :)

Out of the box, it would be a different story and I would probably put the TV face down on some thick cardboard or a piece of plywood (covered with a blanket) to keep the screen flat if I needed to have it horizontal. The screen is the same LCD technology as in a laptop computer or cell phone, and there is nothing about being horizontal that would hurt the LCD unless there was an impact to the screen or the frame was broken.

I never had a plasma TV, but per my recall, those were somewhat more fragile, but those are fairly extinct these days.
 
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