A two car driveway is typically between 20-24 feet wide. This allows space for two cars to park in the driveway without opening their doors. If you need to be able to open your car doors, then add another 2 feet of width, bringing the total to 22-26 feet wide.
The dimensions of your car will also play a part in how wide a two car driveway should be. A more compact car will require less room than an SUV or truck. If you have a large vehicle, then a standard 20 foot driveway may not work for you.
Another factor is if there are any obstructions in the way like trees or power lines. You will need additional room for these items if they are present on your property
It’s about 20 feet wide by 40 feet long.
A two-car driveway should be at least 12 feet wide and 20 feet long. If you want to open both car doors, add eight to 10 feet on each side of your driveway.
If you want space to open both car doors, add 8-10 feet.
When measuring your driveway for two cars, you’ll want to make sure that you give yourself enough space to open both car doors. Remember: if you don’t allow room to open both doors, you’ll have to open one door at a time—this may be annoying for your neighbors and could even block traffic!
Therefore, when discussing width with your contractor, add 8-10 feet in addition to the length of each car. This will ensure that there’s enough space for both doors to open freely without hitting a wall or each other.
If you live in a snowy area, be sure to clear the snow before adding it to your garage.
If you live in a snowy area, be sure to clear the snow before adding it to your garage. You don’t want all that snow melting and filling your garage, do you?
In the city, you may have more room than in the country.
As is the case with just about everything, if you live in an urban area, space is at a premium. It’s likely that your two-car driveway will be shorter and narrower than one in a residential neighborhood. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing—you could always get a smaller car! Or better yet, use public transportation more often. The city may have more parking garages than the country does anyway, as well as more parking meters.
Your driveway will fill up quickly.
When deciding on the width of your driveway, it’s important to take into account how much space there should be between vehicles. A good rule of thumb is that you need a minimum of 8 feet (2.4 m) to open the car door and allow enough room for someone to exit. This adds up quickly, so keep in mind that when you have 2 cars parked in your driveway, you’ll actually only have about 4 feet (1.2 m) of space between each vehicle.
In some states/provinces, there are no laws restricting how wide a driveway can be, but in others there are limitations. For example, in Ontario a residential driveway cannot be more than 9 feet (2.7 m) wide unless you obtain permission from the town or city through which your driveway passes which may involve a municipal fee or application process.