Munich (ots) - If there is a baby coming up, not only is the question of the right stroller, but also in which car a stroller fits. Small prams, such as buggies, can usually find space in the trunk of a small hatchback. But larger and more stable cars and additional bulk purchases or holiday luggage - many cars get tight. An evaluation by the ADAC shows that there are stroller-friendly cars in all classes. Vehicles that the ADAC had measured itself in the past five years as part of the ADAC Autotest and that are available on the market as new vehicles were evaluated.
Not surprisingly, there are many minibuses and high-roof station wagons in the ADAC list, since both types of vehicle usually have a very large trunk. The trolleys can usually be put in here without any problems, even when they are not folded up. With vans and the classic station wagons there are also many models with large luggage compartments in which there is space for a stroller - even in the small car segment with a corresponding price level. SUVs are less represented in the ADAC evaluation: The trunk of the currently popular models are usually smaller than, for example, in comparable station wagons. In addition, the high loading edge, over which the stroller has to be lifted, often bothers.
The ADAC experts recommend the following criteria for a car in which there is space for a common or even a larger stroller in the trunk:
- Interior width in the trunk at least 95 cm
- Height of the trunk opening at least 62 cm
- Roof-height trunk volume at least 600 l
- Height of loading edge at most 70 cm
For car buyers or owners, however, it is not that easy to find out the actual dimensions of the trunk and the height of the loading sill. These data are not noted in the vehicle documents and the manufacturers often only specify the stowage volume. The ADAC therefore calls on manufacturers to provide realistic information on the size of the trunk - and, in addition to the storage volume, also specify dimensions such as length, height and width.
A list of all sufficiently large car models measured by ADAC is available at www.adac.de (http://www.adac.de).
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