The 10 Best Trunk Organizers of 2023

The Drive Auto Trunk Organizer is our top pick for road trips and errands, too.

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Best Trunk Organizers

Travel + Leisure / David Hattan

Trunk organizers: genius inventions made to keep the contents of your car, well, organized. They keep items from rolling around while you’re driving, plus leave everything easily accessible once you stop. And, while they’re great for everyday commutes and errands, they’re also perfect for traveling so your road trip accessories and other gear stay sorted, too.

We especially love the Drive Auto Trunk Organizer because it comes with a waterproof lining, tie-down straps, and extra mesh pockets on the side to keep everything within reach. But if this one doesn’t quite work for your space or needs, we’ve selected plenty of useful trunk organizers sure to impress any driver.

Best Overall

Drive Auto Car Trunk Organizer

Car Trunk Organizer


Why We Love It
  • It’s sturdy, versatile, and packed with pockets.

What to Consider
  • It has a bit of a chemical smell.

Easily store all of your gear, snacks, and other travel items with a Drive organizer that collapses and folds down when you’re not using it. The organizer has a tie-down strap system with steel-tipped latches to help you keep it in place while on the road. Just strap it to the backseat or anchor points in a trunk.

We love that this organizer also has a waterproof lining and stiff plates in each panel, so your things stay dry and properly separated. Four mesh pockets on the side hold smaller items, and anchors on the sides allow you to connect this organizer to a second one for even more space.

Price at time of publish: $29

The Details: 17 x 23 x 11 inches | 3 compartments | Adjustable

Best Budget

Honey-can-do Folding Car Trunk Organizer

Honey-Can-Do Folding Car Trunk Organizer


Why We Love It
  • The Velcro strips on the bottom are an easy way to keep the organizer in place.

What to Consider
  • There is no sturdy bottom piece, which makes carrying heavy items troublesome.

Two compartments and three mesh side pockets make keeping everything organized a breeze. Velcro strips on the bottom grip your car's carpeted interior to keep this product from tumbling over while in transit and, when you aren’t using it, it easily folds up to be tucked away. Of course, looped side handles make the organizer easy to grab and take with you if needed, too.

Price at time of publish: $22

The Details: 25 x 13 x 13 inches | Polyester | 2 compartments | Not adjustable

Best Hanging

Snuopfy Backseat Hanging Organizer

Snuopfy Backseat Hanging Organizer


Why We Love It
  • Eight compartments give you enough space for all of your belongings.

What to Consider
  • The headrest straps are flimsy.

Eight large storage compartments give you enough space for groceries, sports equipment, hiking gear, tools, car accessories, and more with this Snuopfy organizer (also available in other sizes with 6-9 total compartments). Sturdy side walls keep things from getting smashed, and non-slip strips on the bottom help prevent sliding as you drive. To use this organizer, simply hang it from the headrest and use the three adjustable buckle straps to your liking. When not in use, the organizer folds up so you can store it. There are also storage pockets on the side so you can easily access important items.

Price at time of publish: $17

The Details: 35.04 x 17.72  x 0.39 inches | Oxford cloth | 8 compartments | Adjustable

Best Cooler

K Knodel Sturdy Car Trunk Organizer with Premium Insulation Cooler Bag

K KNODEL Sturdy Car Trunk Organizer with Premium Insulation Cooler Bag


Why We Love It
  • A waterproof cooler section makes it easy to keep your groceries cold while on the road.

What to Consider
  • The only compartment with a lid is the cooler.

If you’re looking for an organizer that will keep groceries cold while you’re road tripping, this one from K Knodel is a winner. It has a foldable cooler section that not only keeps things cold, but can keep things warm as well. The cooler portion is made of waterproof material, so you can put ice inside it if needed. The organizer features three base plates, one removable divider, and three divided sections. Place the removable divider where you’d like for optimal organization, and take advantage of the six mesh pockets and a side pocket for extra space. When you’re not using the organizer, collapse it for easy storage. 

Price at time of publish: $50

The Details: 13 x 11 x 36.2 inches | Polyester | 3 compartments | Not adjustable

Best With Lid

Fortem Car Trunk Organizer

FORTEM Car Trunk Organizer


Why We Love It
  • Sturdy side walls and adjustable straps keep your items safe and secure.

What to Consider
  • The lid is secured only by Velcro.

If you need to keep your belongings discrete, an organizer with a lid is crucial, and this one from Fortem gets the job done well. The lid is foldable and detachable in case you want to remove it, but it’s also great for that added security when needed. The organizer is reinforced with sturdy base plates that support each side panel, and it comes with multiple side pockets and up to six compartments. The bottom half is also waterproof, so it’s great for storing wet bathing suits and beach accessories. The organizer also has a non-slip grip to prevent sliding, and adjustable straps with metal hooks help keep things secure. If you need, you can connect two or more organizers with interlocking buckles.

Price at time of publish: $48

The Details: 14.5 x 29.25 x 12.5 inches | Nylon | 3 compartments | Adjustable

Best Shallow

Rola 59001 Rigid-base Trunk Organizer

Rola 59001 Rigid-base Trunk Organizer


Why We Love It
  • Although it’s shallow, it will still fit items up to 3 feet long. 

What to Consider
  • The external pockets can only fit small, slim items.

If you have a vehicle with a hatchback or a smaller car such as a convertible, you’ll likely need a shallower trunk organizer. This one from Rola is a great buy, as it comes with four adjustable compartments that can fit items up to 3 feet long. There are also two external mesh pockets for smaller items, and a no-slip base to help keep the organizer in place during hard brakes or quick turns. The organizer is spring loaded and also comes with handles for easy carrying. As a bonus, it folds flat when not in use to save space in the trunk. 

Price at time of publish: $74

The Details: 38 x 15 x 7 inches | Polyester, nylon | 4 compartments | Adjustable

Best Style

Owleys Foldable Car Trunk Organizer 2-piece Set

Owleys Foldable Car Trunk Organizer 2-piece Set


Why We Love It
  • Its elevated look would pair well with any vehicle. 

What to Consider
  • The organizers are not meant to be stacked on top of each other.

Made from sleek, eco-friendly vegan leather and Oxford cloth, these organizers make a fashionable addition to your trunk. Keep road trip essentials (along with groceries, tools, cleaning supplies, and other goods) sorted thanks to an adjustable and removable Velcro divider. There’s no need to worry about the organizers sliding around as there’s non-slip rubber feet on the bottom to keep it in place. A magnetic lid also helps keep your belongings stored safely out of view, and the entire thing is water-resistant and easy to clean with a damp cloth. When not in use, the organizer folds flat for extra trunk space. 

Price at time of publish: $70

The Details: 21.6 x 12 x 12 inches | Oxford fabric, vegan leather | 2 compartments | Adjustable

Best With Removable Cooler

Orionstar Foldable Car Storage Bag

Orionstar Foldable Car Storage Bag


Why We Love It
  • The cooler compartment works for both hot and cold items. 

What to Consider
  • There’s no sturdy bottom piece for support. 

With three compartments and a removable cooler bag, this organizer from Orionstar is a win for anyone needing to transport drinks, snacks, or hot or cold foods on any trip. The entire organizer collapses and zips up for easy storage, and it has two side pockets plus two mesh front pockets for extra space. The cooler bag is made from thick foam and can keep your items hot or cold for hours. You can put ice directly into the cooler if you wish, as it’s water resistant and easy to clean. The carrying handles are a plus as well, making it easy to carry groceries or other items to a rental home or special event. 

Price at time of publish: $30

The Details: 24.8 x 11.4 x 9.8 inches | Polyester, plastic | 3 compartments | Not adjustable

Best Net

VaygWay Three Pocket Trunk Organizer

VaygWay Three Pocket Trunk Organizer


Why We Love It
  • Installation is a breeze on any car with embedded trunk hooks. 

What to Consider
  • Hooks are not included if your vehicle doesn't have them already. 

For an easy solution to car organization, a mesh trunk organizer is simple and effective for groceries, kids’ toys, travel essentials, spare clothing, and more. This one from VaygWay has three storage compartments and can be mounted on any solid surface. Many automobiles already have hooks in the trunk or vehicle bed so it can simply be looped there, or it’s possible to purchase modified hooks separately. To help it fit perfectly, this organizer is also adjustable from 44 to 56 inches wide. 

Price at time of publish: $16

The Details: 12 x 12 x 44-56 inches | Mesh | 3 compartments | Adjustable

Best Organizer Bins

Oscenlife Trunk Organizer

Oscenlife Trunk Organizer


Why We Love It
  • You can use it in half mode or full mode, depending on how much you need to store. 

What to Consider
  • The external pockets are really small. 

If you’re looking for something that can be kept in the trunk or used in the backseat for kids on road trips, this organizer from Oscenlife is a no brainer. It features two main compartments, plus eight extra pockets for quick access and a non-slip bottom with Velcro strips to keep it in place while in transit. It also has handles to make it easy to carry, along with dividers, reinforced walls, and a sturdy base plate. The entire organizer is waterproof, and it collapses when not in use for easy storage. Use it for toys, groceries, and more in the trunk or use it in the compressed “half mode” for backseat goodies during a road trip. Two colors are available. 

Price at time of publish: $21

The Details: 22.5 x 15 x 13.4 inches | Polyester, plastic | 3 compartments | Adjustable

Tips for Buying Trunk Organizers

Be sure to buy a size that fits your trunk

It’s important to make sure that your trunk organizer will actually fit inside your trunk or backseat, so be sure to read the dimensions before purchasing. Many options also come with adjustable straps and hooks to help secure the organizer, but they may cause the unit to take up even more space. Always double check the unit actually fits in your desired space before filling it up with your belongings. 

Look for features that make transport easy

You don’t want your organizer slipping and sliding all over the place while you’re driving, so prioritize features like Velcro, straps, and non-slip bases that will help keep the organizer in place. Also, look for options with pockets, dividers, and removable coolers to make organization even better. 

Prioritize durability

It’s important that your organizer is able to collapse when not in use, but make sure that you’re choosing one that’s still durable when in use so your items don’t fall through the bottom or rip the organizer. Sturdy bottoms, thick walls, tough fabrics, and strong handles are all features you should prioritize when buying trunk organizers. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I measure for a trunk organizer?

    Think about where your organizer is going to go (trunk, backseat, etc.) and measure that space for height, width, and length before you purchase an organizer. Make sure it isn’t too small or too large before you need to use it, and consider a trial run to make sure everything — including the organizer itself — fits.

  • What should I put in a trunk organizer?

    You can use a trunk organizer for anything that you’d like to keep easily accessible in a vehicle. You can fill it with travel gear, road maps, groceries, sports equipment, tools, car accessories, and more.

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For this article, Travel + Leisure contributor Amanda Ogle used research and her personal expertise as a travel writer to craft the perfect list of trunk organizers for your next adventure.

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