cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load
from your trailer will be transferred to your ve‐
hicle. Consult this manual to determine how
this reduces the available cargo and luggage
load capacity of your vehicle.
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
Stowing and securing cargo
▷ Cover sharp edges and corners on the cargo.
▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward as possible,
directly behind and at the bottom of the rear
passenger seat backrests.
▷ Very heavy cargo: stow as far forward as pos‐
sible, directly behind and at the bottom of the
rear passenger seat backrests. When the rear
seat is not occupied, secure each of the outer
safety belts in the opposite buckle.
▷ If necessary, fold down the rear backrests to
stow large cargo.
▷ Do not stack cargo above the top edge of the
▷ Use the cargo area partition net, refer to
page 266, to protect occupants. Make sure
that objects cannot penetrate the cargo area
▷ Smaller and lighter cargo: secure with ratchet
straps or with a cargo net or draw straps.
▷ Larger and heavy cargo: secure with cargo
Lashing eyes in the cargo
Attach load securing aids, such as lashing straps,
tensioning straps, draw straps or cargo nets, to
the lashing eyes in the cargo area.
Fixed lashing eyes
There are four lashing eyes in the cargo area for
The front lashing eyes are located under covers.
Movable lashing eyes
To secure the cargo there are additional movable
lashing eyes in the cargo area.
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