Truck Bed Sizes

Truck Bed Size Chart: Comparing Sizes, Lengths, And Dimensions

Whether you’re using your truck for hauling large furniture, or if you intend on using it as a work truck, it’s vital to know the size of your pickup bed. This lets you figure out whether or not your pickup truck will meet your needs (or not). Thankfully, rather than needing to whip out the tape measure, a truck bed size chart like this ought to make things easier for you.

With that in mind, we’ll be referencing the truck bed sizes for some of the most popular pickups sold here in the States:

1. Dodge And RAM Trucks

RAM has been Dodge’s pickup trucks division since its founding in 1981. However, they split up in 2009 and RAM became its own brand, although they are still under the same Stellantis ownership (previously Fiat-Chrysler). Dodge (or RAM to be exact) no longer makes any more mid-size trucks and only full-size ones. But, this might change in the future.

With the rising popularity of mid-size trucks, they might introduce a new Dakota mid-size pickup truck in the future (this is purely speculative, of course). Anyway, here’s the truck bed size chart for RAM (and old Dodge) trucks:

Model Model Year Bed Trim Model Length (Inches) Width (Inches)
Dodge Dakota 2008 – 2011 5’ Bed 63 57.5
2008 – 2011 6’ Bed 76.75 57.5
Ram 1500/2500/3500 1994 – 2011 Standard 76.5 65.5
1994 – 2011 Long 96.5 65.5
2002 – 2008 Standard 74.5 65.5
2002 – 2008 Long 96.5 65.5
2009 – 2018 Standard 74.3 65.5
2009 – 2018 Long 96.4 65.5
2019 – Current Short (1500 only) 67.4 66.4
2019 – Current Standard 76.3 66.4
2019 – Current Long 98.4 66.4

NOTE: You’ll notice that the measurements for the RAM and Dodge trucks have been mostly the same over the years. So, if the bed size of the truck is of utmost importance, you could still consider getting older versions of RAM and Dodge trucks since they’re about the same size anyway.

2. Ford Trucks

If you’re a Ford fan instead, then here’s the Ford truck bed size chart you might be interested in. Unlike Dodge and RAM, Ford makes and sells a wide range of pickup trucks, including small trucks like the new Maverick. Then, there’s the mid-size Ranger, full-size F-150, as well as Ford’s range of heavy-duty trucks for commercial work.

So, here’s a truck bed size chart for some of Ford’s most popular trucks:

Model Model Year Bed Trim Model Length (Inches) Width (Inches)
Ranger 1993 – 2011 Short 75.5 61.5
1993 – 2011 Long 87.25 61.5
2019 – current Short (SuperCrew) 61.0 44.8
2019 – current Standard (SuperCab) 72.8 44.8
Maverick 2022 Extra Short 54.4 53.3
F-150 1997 – 2003 Standard 77.5 62.3
1997 – 2003 Long 96.2 62.3
2004 – 2008 Short 65.9 62.5
2004 – 2008 Standard 77.8 62.5
2004 – 2008 Long 96.0 62.5
2009 – 2014 Short 65.6 62.4
2009 – 2014 Standard 77.5 65.6
2009 – 2014 Long 95.8 65.6
2015 – 2020 Short 67.1 65.2
2015 – 2020 Standard 78.9 65.2
2015 – 2020 Long 97.6 65.2
2021 – current Short 65.4 65.2
2021 – current Standard 77.2 65.2
2021 – current Long 95.9 65.2
F-250/F-350 1997 – 2007 Standard 80.8 64.8
1997 – 2007 Long 97.0 64.8
2008 – 2016 Standard 80.2 64.8
2008 – 2016 Long 96.4 64.8
2017 – current Standard 81.9 66.9
2017 – current Long 98.1 66.9

NOTE: Again, you might notice that, unlike the RAM trucks, Ford has different bed sizes for their full-size truck. Their light-duty truck (F-150) typically has smaller beds and is available with a short bed, while their heavy-duty trucks (F-250 and F-350) come with bigger beds and are only available with either a standard or long bed.

3. Chevy And GMC Trucks

Both Chevy (or Chevrolet) and GMC are under General Motors, therefore their trucks share the same platform. They share the same chassis, and the same bed size, and are different in the interior, engine options, and exterior design. It’d be unfair to call it badge-swapping since there are big differences between Chevy’s and GMC’s pickup trucks.

Much like Ford, their truck lineup consists of mid-size trucks, which are the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. And full-size trucks; the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, which are both available in either light-duty or heavy-duty configuration. This makes Dodge/RAM stand out even more as a producer of mainly heavy-duty, full-size trucks only.

So, here is the truck bed size dimensions chart, which also includes the old S-10 and Sonoma trucks which are predecessors of the Colorado and Canyon:

Model Model Year Bed Trim Model Length (Inches) Width (Inches)
S-10/Sonoma 1994 – 2003 Standard 72.4 56.6
1994 – 2003 Long 88.3 56.6
2001 – 2004 Short 54.6 56.3
Colorado/Canyon 2004 – 2012 Short 60.0 57.0
2004 – 2012 Standard 71.5 57.0
2015 – current Short 61.7 57.8
2015 – current Standard 74.0 57.8
Silverado/Sierra 1999 – 2006 Standard (Stepside) 77.6 49.0
1999 – 2006 Standard 77.5 63.7
1999 – 2006 Long 96.6 63.6
2007 – 2013 Short 68.0 63.6
2007 – 2013 Standard 77.5 62.3
2007 – 2013 Long 96.6 62.3
2014 – 2018 Short 69.3 62.3
2014 – 2018 Standard 78.9 62.3
2014 – 2018 Long 97.8 62.3
2019 – current Short 69.9 63.3
2019 – current Standard 79.4 63.3
2019 – current Long 98.2 63.3

NOTE: Chevy and GMC full-size trucks are available with short, standard, and long beds. This depends on their cab configuration and trim level, and the wide range of options means there’s something for everyone. Want a heavy-duty truck with lots of cabin space and don’t need a big bed? You got it. Or is a light-duty truck enough for you but do you need a long bed for your business? You got it as well, GM will provide you with whatever you need.

4. Toyota Trucks

Trucks are as American as the bald eagle. But that won’t stop foreign manufacturers from trying to enter this lucrative market and make their own unique spin on pickup trucks. Many manufacturers have tried, and while their trucks are decent, Toyota seems to be the only one that truly succeeded. The only other real Japanese competitor in this space is Nissan.

Nonetheless, unlike Nissan, Toyota’s trucks are far more well-known and popular here in the US. Both the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra are loved by critics and enthusiasts alike. They’ve managed to capture the essence of American trucks, with a touch of that famous Japanese reliability and dependability that we all love. Here are the bed dimensions of their trucks:

Model Model Year Bed Trim Model Length (Inches) Width (Inches)
Tacoma 2001 – 2004 Short 60.3 57.1
2001 – 2004 Standard 73.4 57.1
2005 – 2015 Short 61.0 56.8
2005 – 2015 Standard 73.9 56.8
2016 – current Short 60.5 55.0
2016 – current Standard 73.7 55.0
Tundra 2000 – 2006 Standard 74.4 61.4
2000 – 2006 Long 96.3 61.5
2007 – 2020 Short 64.8 62.6
2007 – 2020 Standard 77.0 62.6
2007 – 2020 Long 95.9 62.6
2021 – current Short 66.7 66.4
2021 – current Standard 78.7 66.4
2021 – current Long 97.2 66.4

NOTE: One downside with Toyota’s pickup truck range is that they don’t offer heavy-duty trucks; the Tundra is a light-duty truck comparable to the Ford F-150 and RAM 1500. So, if you’re looking for heavy-duty trucks, you’re going to have to look elsewhere. Nevertheless, the long bed on the Tundra is still plenty large. I personally love Toyota trucks; they’re powerful, great to drive, and look great, especially in recent years. If you don’t need the huge bed size and heavy payload capacity, they’re definitely worth a look.

5. Other Trucks

Truck Bed Sizes

Ford, RAM, Chevy, GMC, and Toyota make the best-selling trucks in the US. Others are not quite as popular, although some have found a decent level of success such as the Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline. Here is the truck bed size chart for other popular trucks that we haven’t mentioned thus far:

Make & Model Model Year Bed Trim Model Length (Inches) Width (Inches)
Nissan Frontier 2001 -2004 Extra Short 54.9 54.7
2001 -2004 Standard 73.4 54.7
2005 -2020 Extra Short 58.5 58.7
2005 -2020 Standard 72.5 58.7
2021 – present Extra Short 59.5 61.4
2021 – present Standard 73.3 61.4
Nissan Titan 2004 – 2015 Short 65.4 61.3
2004 – 2015 Standard 77.3 61.3
2008 – 2015 Standard 84.9 61.3
2008 – 2015 Long 96.8 61.3
2016 – present Short 67.0 63.8
2016 – present Standard 78.7 63.8
2016 – present Long 97.2 63.8
Honda Ridgeline 2006 – 2014 Short 60.0 55.2
2017 – present Short 64.0 60.0
Hyundai Santa Cruz 2021 – present Extra Short 41.0 42.75
Jeep Gladiator 2020 – present Short 60.3 56.8

NOTE: One thing you might notice is the lack of bed size choices for the Honda Ridgeline, Hyundai Santa Cruz, and Jeep Gladiator. This is because all three of them (and the Ford Maverick, to an extent) are unibody or monocoque chassis trucks.

We won’t get into the details of how this affects it. But in a nutshell, a unibody vehicle means that the body itself is the chassis. Meanwhile, a traditional body-on-frame truck means that the body and the chassis are separate parts.

This makes body-on-frame trucks more modular, hence the ability to fit them with different cab and bed sizes. But with a unibody truck, you’re sort of stuck with the design that you have. If you were to change the cab and bed size, you’re essentially redesigning the whole chassis.

Pickup Truck Classifications

There are two measurements used for truck bed sizes: cubic inches (volume) and length and width. It’s a lot easier to measure the length of a truck bed since it’s simpler to visualize than cubic inches. Length is determined by measuring the back of the cab to the inner side of the tailgate as this is the effective usable space, not the outer dimensions of the bed.

You can further break down our truck bed size chart, based on their length, into 4 categories. Here are some of the general truck bed classifications that you’ll come across:

1. Extra Short Bed

An extra short bed measures just under 5 feet (60 inches) long. This is the smallest truck bed size that you can get, and they’re not a very popular option. Particularly so, among truck enthusiasts. Not a lot of trucks on sale in the US use this bed size. The only truck currently on sale that has this bed size is the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Both are classed as compact trucks. You won’t be able to load a lot of things onto the back of a truck that has an extra short bed. You might get a couple of bicycles, and a few boxes of items, and that’s about it. When it comes to extra short beds, it’s really about the lifestyle and not about the practicality of owning a truck. So, are they not much use then?

Well, it would still be enough for hauling certain items, as mentioned. And, it’ll still be more practical than most crossover SUVs, especially if you don’t mind the items you’re carrying to be exposed to the weather. Moreover, trucks of this size usually have a monocoque chassis. This means they’re more comfortable on the road than traditional body-on-frame trucks.

2. Short Bed

A short bed is usually between 5 to 6 feet (60 to 72 inches) long. You’ll find this bed in midsize trucks. This includes the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, and the ever-so-popular Toyota Tacoma. A short bed is usually used for midsize trucks that emphasize interior size and comfort. This is further subdivided by cab sizes.

Mid-size trucks with a short bed are perfect for outdoor types who don’t need a lot of space in their truck bed. You can fit in snowboards, camping gear, and recovery gear for offroading. The cab size is the cabin size of the truck, and you can break it down into four classes:

  • Regular cabtwo doors, no room at the back.
  • Extended cabtwo regular doors, and two small scissor doors. There’s usually a second row of seats, albeit with limited room.
  • Crew cabfour doors and full-size second-row seats.
  • Extended crew cabfour doors, full-size second-row seats with extra legroom and storage space.

Anyway, most midsize trucks come with a crew cab. Since the cab is quite big and the chassis isn’t very long, a short bed is necessary to accommodate the cab size. But, some midsize trucks do come with a regular or extended cab. For example, the Toyota Tacoma, which comes as either an Access Cab (extended cab) or DoubleCab (crew cab).

3. Standard Bed

A standard bed is anywhere between 6 feet to 6 feet 5 inches long. However, in some cases, it may be as long as 6 feet 8 inches long. Anyway, this is the bed size you’ll find in light-duty pickup trucks, often referred to as full-size trucks. Trucks in this class include the Ford F-150, RAM 1500, Toyota Tundra, and the Chevy Silverado.

They have a longer chassis. This means they can accommodate large cab sizes while still having a large bed. However, some full-size trucks may come with a short bed rather than a standard bed. The latter are usually versions of pickup trucks that have an extended crew cab. This means they need to use a short bed to accommodate the large cab size.

Manufacturers offer this to meet the demands of customers who want a full-size truck but prioritize cabin size rather than the bed. Trucks with this bed size are ideal for those who need to haul lumber and provide moving services. Or, do other work that requires you to carry heavy equipment. But it’s also still versatile and good for recreational purposes.

So, you could easily use them to go camping with the entire family. Additionally, they often come with a powerful V8. Or, at least, a powerful turbocharged V6. This way, you can haul or tow whatever you need without worrying the truck will bog down while climbing a hill… Within the tow rating of course. Make sure you bear that in mind.

4. Long Bed

Truck Bed Sizes

A long bed is usually around 8 feet (96 inches) long. You’ll find this in heavy-duty variants of full-size pickup trucks. This includes Ford’s F-Series trucks (including the F-150 long bed), Chevy Silverado HD, and Ram 2500 to 3500 series. Think of them as light-duty trucks on steroids, if you will. These are considered the trucks for the “real working man”.

That’s because you need a bed of this size to haul items usually associated with being a contractor. Things you can haul with this bed size include piping, plywood, windows, and glass. Or, a bit of drywall, among many others. Accompanying a larger physical bed size would also be a higher payload capacity. And, a higher towing capacity, to cope with what work you might have.

These trucks mostly come with either a powerful, high-torque V8 usually found in high-end muscle cars. Or a big diesel (or turbo-diesel) V8 with equally high torque output. As you might expect, big powerful engines are necessary since they’re heavy and are expected to haul or tow heavy equipment. You’d be hard-pressed to find them with V6s.

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