It's about one-and-three-fifths times as big as a Bathtub.
In other words, the size of a Bathtub is 0.63 times 273.4 quarts.(a.k.a. bath, a.k.a. tub) (for Bootz Industries Aloha 5 ft. Left Hand Drain Soaking Tub)
The capacity of a typical bathtub is 170 quarts. Historically, bathtubs have been made of various materials including marble, terracotta, silver, gold, and iron but the size and shape of the tubs has changed little in their 7,000 year history.
It's about one-third as big as a Hot Tub.
In other words, the size of a Hot Tub is 2.78 times 273.4 quarts.(for Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Spa With 12 Jets) (a.k.a. Spa, a.k.a. Jacuzzi, a.k.a. Whirlpool) (Advertised Capacity)
An average, four-person hot tub holds 760 quarts of water. Modern hot tubs became popular outside of Japan starting in about 1940.
It's about three-and-a-half times as big as a Car Gas Tank.
In other words, 273.4 quarts is 3.42 times the size of a Car Gas Tank, and the size of a Car Gas Tank is 0.292 times that amount.(for 2009 Ford Taurus)
A car gas tank (for example, that of a 2009 Ford Taurus) holds 80 quarts of gas. In contrast, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — the first mass-produced car — had a fuel capacity of just 21.1 quarts.
It's about four-and-a-half times as big as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 273.4 quarts is 4.41 times the size of a Beer Keg, and the size of a Beer Keg is 0.227 times that amount.(Half barrel; maximum capacity)
The most common keg size sold by US beer sellers is a half-barrel type with a volume of 62 quarts. This type of keg contains the equivalent of 165 0.375 quarts cans of beer.
It's about twenty times as big as a Basketball (packed).
In other words, 273.4 quarts is 23.308558761 times the size of a Basketball (packed), and the size of a Basketball (packed) is 0.04290269554 times that amount.(64% packing density) (NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball measures about 7.5069420545 quarts. These balls have 4,118 pebbles each with a diameter of 2.5 mm
It's about thirty times as big as a Bowling Ball (packed).
In other words, 273.4 quarts is 31.424984585 times the size of a Bowling Ball (packed), and the size of a Bowling Ball (packed) is 0.031821813541 times that amount.(64% packing density) (USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling ball should measure at least 10.795 cm (4.25 in) in radius for a total volume of about 5.5680536461 quarts. Because regulation balls measure the same diameter irrespective of their weight, ball density varies by size and balls weighing less than about 5 kg (11 lbs) will float in water.
It's about forty times as big as a Basketball.
In other words, 273.4 quarts is 36.419623066 times the size of a Basketball, and the size of a Basketball is 0.027457725144 times that amount.(NBA official ball standards, Size 7)
A NBA official ball, manufactured by Spalding, is a Size 7 ball and measures about 7.5069420545 quarts. The surface of these balls have 4,118 pebbles with a diameter of 2.5 mm each.