Uhm, Home Depot has trucks for rent. I don't have a picture of it, but the best (or worst) example of the above I have is the woman stacking sod into the front seat of her Honda Civic. I was walking by and said to the Lowes guy "She should put that in the trunk". he says straight faced "the trunk and back seat are already full".
Most places deliver these days. Just budget $100 a year for deliveries and you don't have to destroy your sedan or live with a pickup truck 365 days a year. Oh, and "lane splitting" is not legal in Texas (re the theoretical motorcycle rider between the lanes.) OTOH, I've carried a lot of stuff in my 2000 Subaru Outback, including an 8 ft wide roll of seamless photo background paper, but never with the hatch open.
Years ago, when I had much less money, and apparently less brains as well, I had bought my first house and did almost of of the renovations myself.
I had a 4 speed Toyota Tercel EZ hatchback at the time. I needed a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood and some 4' x 8' sheetrock. Back then having something small like that delivered was not an option, and I was not renting a truck just to get that home (remember, dumb and poor).
I bought two 8' 2x4 studs and put them in the back, with about 4'6" in the car, and 3'6" sticking out, and then loaded the sheet goods in on top. I was fine for about 6 miles, and then I got to the section of the highway that is a pretty decent uphill area. As I am driving along, with every pothole and bump I hit, the steering got squirrelyer and squirrelyer - the load was slowing sliding out of the back of the car, and the shift in weight was taking the weight off of the front wheels.
I checked my rearview mirror and nobody was behind me, so I hit the brakes hard. The entire load shifted back into the car with a satisfying "thunk" into the back of the drivers seat, and then I made it the other mile or so home. Never tried to do that again.
Now if it does not fit in the Explorer, then my utility trailer makes the trip - much less nerve wracking.