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Will My Mattress Fit in My Car?

Updated: Sep 17

You bought a new mattress. Now, how do you plan to get it home?

How will you get your new mattress home? Some mattress stores may have dedicated delivery teams at an extra cost, but take the time to consider all of your options.

Get this: depending on the size of your new mattress or how it is packaged, you may not need anything larger than a four door sedan to take it home.

How Big Is a King Sized Mattress?

Planning to take home the mattress yourself? If it is a traditional mattress, the mattress dimensions will determine what size of vehicle you need. If you don’t have access to a pickup truck or cargo van, a Full size mattress will likely be the largest size you can haul.

  • King. 76 inches x 80 inches. A king-sized mattress is typically the largest size most people opt to buy. You will need a pickup truck or cargo van for a traditional King mattress.

  • Queen. 60 inches x 80 inches. Like the King size, you will need a pickup truck or cargo van for a Queen mattress.

  • Full. 54 inches x 75 inches. A Full mattress may fit in a large SUV. Bring bungee cords just in case. You may need to use the roof rack.

  • Twin. 38 inches x 75 inches. It is possible to fit a Twin mattress in a variety of car sizes. If you are able to bend the mattress without damaging it, even better.


All Bed Boss Mattresses Are Rolled & Compressed

Compressed & Rolled AKA Bed in a Box

Does your mattress manufacturer or retailer offer compressed memory foam or hybrid mattresses? If you choose to purchase a compressed mattress, you are going to have an incredibly easy time transporting it. A compressed and rolled mattress is economical and user friendly because it is convenient to store and transport. The manufacturer simply removes the “air” to shrink the profile to a manageable size. The process does not harm the contents.


A large sedan can fit a compressed king-sized mattress with some clever maneuvering. A mid to large size SUV can haul one with relative ease. Did you know that it is even possible to haul a compressed Twin mattress on a bicycle


Mattresses sold and shipped by The Bed Boss always come compressed. Keep in mind the compression process does not damage the mattress. In fact, the process demands a superior construction in order for the mattress to fully inflate after months of compression. By compressing our mattresses to save on shipping and storage costs, we can pass the savings on to our valued customers at The Bed Boss.


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