Let’s face it, no one really enjoys paying for parking. And once you pay for your gas and bridge or tunnel tolls, actually find a parking garage, and come to grips with the price of parking, the last thing you want to get hit with is an additional $10 charge because you drive an SUV or Oversize vehicle. We’ve compiled some information on oversize vehicle parking in NYC to help broaden your knowledge and awareness about oversize vehicles and how to avoid the extra charge.
What is considered an Oversize Vehicle? The standard definition is:
SUVs and other Oversize vehicles which are 181″ or longer or 70″ or higher (or 75″ regardless of length).
Oversize Vehicle Parking in NYC – From 2006 – 2008, about 90% of all garages and lots charged between $5 – 10 extra, but rarely went over $10. When Park It! NYC surveyed all 1,093 garages in May 2008, we found that 88% of facilities continue to have an SUV/Oversize surcharge, but now the rate has increased to an average of $10. For the first time, we are seeing a number of garages charging $11 and a few locations are charging up to $20!
AVOID THE SURCHARGE FOR OVERSIZE VEHICLE PARKING IN NYC
Use a Self-Park Garage where you parking your own car will save you this surcharge.
Find the 130 garages that don’t have this surcharge:
- Above 110th Street – of the nearly 100 garages above 110th St, only half charge an average surcharge of $7. That means that 50 garages don’t charge at all!
- E 86th to E 110th St – 15%, or 10 garages, don’t have a surcharge
- 23rd St to Chambers between Park Ave S and Bowery – 27%, or 15 garages, don’t have a surcharge
- Avoid 42nd to 23rd St – 40 garages tack on $11-$20 extra
Below we’ve listed the vehicles that typically incur the surcharge. Note, the list changes as vehicle models change.
Buick Enclave, Rainier, Rendezvous
Cadillac Escalade, SRX
Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe,
TrailBlazer SUV LT & SUV EXT
Ford Excursion, Expedition,
Explorer XLT V6 & Eddie Bauer V8
GMC Acadia, Envoy SUV LT & EXT LT, Yukon
Hummer H1, H2, H3
Land Rover LR3, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport
Lexus GX, LX
Lincoln Aviator, MKX, Navigator
Mercedes-Benz G-Class, GL-Class, R-Class
Mitsubishi Endeavor, Montero, Outlander
Nissan Armada, Pathfinder
Pontiac Aztek, Torrent
Subaru B9 Tribeca
Toyota 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Highlander SUV,
Land Cruiser, Sequoia
Volvo V70/XC70, XC90
Chevrolet Astro, Express, Uplander, Venture
Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan, Sprinter
Ford Econoline, Freestar,
|Buick LaCrosse, LeSabre, Lucerne, Park Avenue
Cadillac DTS, STS
Ford Crown Victoria, Five Hundred
Lexus LS 460
Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis