MIM Variogate - Crash Tested Gate for Cars

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MIM Safe Variogate - Car Crash Tested Dog Cargo Barrier Gate for SUVs

The MIM Safe Variogate transforms your cargo area into a safe, secure and spacious environment for transporting pets and maximizing the space in your vehicle.  When used with our Universal Cargo Barrier (sold separately) the Variogate will create a safe and secure containment area for your pets, while protecting you and your loved ones. Available in 3 sizes, see our Sizing tab to find the right size for you.

Add the optional VarioGate Center Divider (sold separately) to keep two dogs separated from each other or other items in your cargo area. The VarioGate Center Divider is available in Short or Long adjustable sizes to accommodate a wide variety of vehicles.

How Safe is it?

The Variocage provides comfort and proven safety for your dog as well as the human occupants in your vehicle. This is a fact that is overlooked by other manufacturers of dog transport cages. The Variocage has been tested for front, rear and rollover accidents using SPCT and ISO testing and safety standards as well as ECE Government Automotive Industry Crash Test Standards. It has received a Perfect Track Record of Safety for over a decade.

CERTIFIED - ISO 27955 | ECE R-17 | ECE R-44

MIM Varigate Features

  • Safely Secures Animals and Cargo
  • 3 Fully Adjustable Sizes to Fit Most Station Wagons and SUV’s
  • Allows Maximum Use of Cargo Area
  • Offers Ventilation When Vehicle is Stationary & Cargo Hatch is Open
  • Adjustable in Height, Width and Length as well as the Slope of Rear Door
  • Locking Doors with Gas Hydraulic Motion Springs
  • Built-In Key Lock for Security
  • High-Quality Powder Coated Steel Construction
  • Installs Easily in Car with Load Tested Straps to Anchor Points
  • Short and Long Dividers are Available as an Accessory
  • Leash Hooks Included
  • No Modification to Vehicle Required
  • 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty

  • Installation - No Modification Required

    Installing the Variogate is easy and does NOT require modification to your vehicle.  Straps are used to secure the gate to the very back of your vehicle's cargo area, as well as to the deepest part of your cargo area. These can be attached to cargo hooks (if your vehicle has them), seat belt attachments, or other attach points.  Further, the Variogat has adjustable, extending polls that extend from the gate back to the seat behind it adding additional stability.

    MIM Variogate Dimensions

    Size Variable Height Variable Width Variable Length Weight
    Small (2 Bar) 24.40 – 37.79 in 37.59 – 44.09 in 32.28 – 51.18 in 57.3 lbs
    Medium (3 Bar) 24.40 – 37.79 in
    44.09 – 49.84 in
    32.28 – 51.18 in
    59.3 lbs
    Large (4 Bar) 24.40 – 37.79 in 49.84 – 57.59 in 32.28 – 51.18 in 60.3 lbs

    MIM Variogate Dog Cargo Barrier for SUVs and Cars Sizing and Measuring Guide

    Model Comparison Chart

    Variocage Single  Variocage Double Variocage MinMax Variocage Compact Variogate
    MIM Safe Variocage Single Crash Tested Car Travel Crate for Dogs MIM Variocage Double Crash Tested two Dog Car Travel Crate MIM Variocage Minimax Crash Test Travel Crate for Small dogs or cats MIM Variocage Compact Crash Test Travel Crate for hatchbacks MIM Variogate Crash Tested Dog Travel Gate for SUVs
    For Single Dogs For Two Dogs or Very Large Pets For Small Dogs or Cats For Station Wagons, Hatchbacks or similar Universal Gate for use with Most SUVs and Wagons
    The MIM Variocage Single is designed for one dog and is proven to provide protection to you and your pet while still leaving sufficient space for other cargo in your vehicle.  Available in 6 adjustable si

    The MIM Safe Variocage Double is the largest Variocage offered and is built for two dogs, and the movable center divider is easily adjustable if one dog needs more space. This divider can be removed and the crate used for one dog. Available in 8 adjustable sizes.

     Variocage MiniMax is designed with all of the safety features of the larger models, scaled down to protect smaller pets. Its bars are closer together to prevent smaller dogs and cats from escaping or poking their heads out between bars during transit. The smaller footprint also leaves considerable space for additional cargo.
    The Variocage Compact is designed for use in vehicles that have a threshold (or sill) at the rear cargo door, such as hatchbacks, station wagons, minivans or similar. The Variocage Compact features a raised front door which is designed to clear the vehicle’s threshold without requiring special mounting or a platform. Its small footprint leaves considerable space for additional cargo.
    The Variogate Transforms your cargo area into a safe and very practical environment for transporting pets and maximizing the space in your vehicle.  When used with our Universal Cargo Barrier the Variogate will create a safe and secure containment area for your pets.
    View Single Crate View Double Crate View MinMax Crate View Compact Crate View Variogate

    Fit Guarantee

    Call today and speak to one of our Experts! When you contact us directly with accurate measurements to verify the correct size Variocage for your pets and vehicle, you will receive a Fit Guarantee. With this guarantee, Adeo Pets will accept full responsibility for exchanges and/or returns for any Variocage that does not fit properly.  For all other returns, please see our Return Policy

    Three (3) Year Manufacturer Warranty

    4×4 North America, Inc. warranties all MIM Construction and Variocage Products for Three (3) years from date of purchase. To be covered by the warranty, the defect must be an original manufacturing defect. The warranty does not cover any damage, mis-use or modifications by consumers nor does it cover damage from animals, drops, falls or impacts.

    MIM Variogate Measuring & Sizing Instructions 

    Use the detailed image and sizing chart to find the correct Variogate for your vehicle.  Please contact us BEFORE ordering, our experts will help ensure proper fit and provide you a Fit Guarantee

    MIM Variogate Measuring Guide

    MIM Variogate Dog Cargo Barrier for SUVs and Cars Sizing and Measuring Guide

    MIM Variogate Sizing Chart

    Size Variable Height Variable Width Variable Length


    Small (2 Bar) 24.40 – 37.79 in 37.59 – 44.09 in 32.28 – 51.18 in 57.3 lbs
    Medium (3 Bar) 24.40 – 37.79 in
    44.09 – 49.84 in
    32.28 – 51.18 in
    59.3 lbs
    Large (4 Bar) 24.40 – 37.79 in 49.84 – 57.59 in 32.28 – 51.18 in 60.3 lbs

    MIM Variogate Assembly Guide

    Please download and follow your assembly guide to properly install your Variocage

    MIM Variogate Assembly Guide

    MIM Products Ship via FedEx Ground  from Missouri - *Signature Required*

    • Items normally ship within 1-2 business days after order is placed.
    • If your item is delayed or not in stock, we will contact you directly.
    • See map below to estimate transit time to your location
    • *All Variogates ship FedEx Direct Signature Required

    MIM Variocage US Shipping transit time

    Fast Shipping

    We do our best to ship FAST and make it easy for you.  At the top of this page, we have noted how long it normally takes to process and ship your order.  You can then use the map above to estimate delivery times.  We will send you an email confirmation with the tracking number as soon as your order ships

    Please see our Shipping Policy for full details.

    Easy Returns

    Things don't always work out, we get it.  We'll do our very best to make your return simple and easy.  Please email us and we'll provide all the return instructions for your specific item. Please call us before ordering and we will guarantee fit to your vehicle.  Without calling before purchase, we cannot accept returns due to sizing.

    Please see our Return Policy for full details.

    My vehicle does not have cargo hooks, can I still use this gate?

    Most vehicles have hooks or attach points in the cargo area, sometimes these can be hard to find as they are hidden behind seats or under small latch covers. If you cannot find any cargo hooks look for other areas to attach your gate like seatbelt hooks.  If you are looking for a stronger fitment, consider adding the Variobarrier, this unit is specifically designed to allow the Variogate to attach into it's base making it a stronger more complete unit together.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Very well built

    Gate shipped and arrived quickly. The Adeo Pet customer support is amazing, they helped me figure out the right size. When it arrived I was very impressed, this thing is solid!!! Was not to hard to install (the husband did it in 20 min) and now we LOVE it. Thanks for the support and answering our quick quesitons, we are so happy with this gate, safe travels for us now.

    Very Happy!

    So happy to get this gate installed in the car, it's what we have been searching for (we got the Variogate + Variobarrier). It arrived fast, in just a couple days. Install was not as hard as I expected, it adjusted to fit perfectly in our 4Runner, but MAKE SURE to tighten the adjustable bars...each has to be tightened individually or they will rattle. Now that it's installed it takes up so little room so our GSD loves all the space and best of all he's safe and does NOT get out of the cargo area until we let him. The Adeo pets customer service was amazing too, helped get the correct size and shipped it fast, thanks so much!!

    Delivery failure.

    Product was delivered to wrong address. When I called to have them correct the delivery address with FedEx they instead had FedEx hold the delivery at one of their facilities for me to pick up... A $999.00 item I have to pick up... very disappointed.


    Very well made, I was having trouble with the installation so I emailed them, they responded promptly even going so far as to call me on New Year’s eve to answer my questions!!

    Lets my big dogs have as much space as possible

    I have two Newfoundlands and it is impossible to find a vehicle that can fit two crates and our family (without an extended van). We just purchased a Kia Telluride and are now able to fit both of our girls behind the 2nd row seats with plenty of room to turn around and sleep. It's wonderful to be able to utilize the space around the wheel well without being constrained by the size of the back door. Adeo pets was fantastic at answering my questions as I sized my vehicle to make sure I picked the right sizes after originally purchasing the wrong size. Pro tip: reach out to them before you order...it's way easier than picking the wrong thing the first time and they really know what they are doing!