Truck Bed Size Chart: Comparing Sizes, Lengths, And Dimensions (2024)

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:

ModelModel YearBed Trim ModelLength (Inches)Width (Inches)
Dodge Dakota2008 – 20115’ Bed6357.5
2008 – 20116’ Bed76.7557.5
Ram 1500/2500/35001994 – 2011Standard76.565.5
1994 – 2011Long96.565.5
2002 – 2008Standard74.565.5
2002 – 2008Long96.565.5
2009 – 2018Standard74.365.5
2009 – 2018Long96.465.5
2019 – CurrentShort (1500 only)67.466.4
2019 – CurrentStandard76.366.4
2019 – CurrentLong98.466.4

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:

ModelModel YearBed Trim ModelLength (Inches)Width (Inches)
Ranger1993 – 2011Short75.561.5
1993 – 2011Long87.2561.5
2019 – currentShort (SuperCrew)61.044.8
2019 – currentStandard (SuperCab)72.844.8
Maverick2022Extra Short54.453.3
F-1501997 – 2003Standard77.562.3
1997 – 2003Long96.262.3
2004 – 2008Short65.962.5
2004 – 2008Standard77.862.5
2004 – 2008Long96.062.5
2009 – 2014Short65.662.4
2009 – 2014Standard77.565.6
2009 – 2014Long95.865.6
2015 – 2020Short67.165.2
2015 – 2020Standard78.965.2
2015 – 2020Long97.665.2
2021 – currentShort65.465.2
2021 – currentStandard77.265.2
2021 – currentLong95.965.2
F-250/F-3501997 – 2007Standard80.864.8
1997 – 2007Long97.064.8
2008 – 2016Standard80.264.8
2008 – 2016Long96.464.8
2017 – currentStandard81.966.9
2017 – currentLong98.166.9

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:

ModelModel YearBed Trim ModelLength (Inches)Width (Inches)
S-10/Sonoma1994 – 2003Standard72.456.6
1994 – 2003Long88.356.6
2001 – 2004Short54.656.3
Colorado/Canyon2004 – 2012Short60.057.0
2004 – 2012Standard71.557.0
2015 – currentShort61.757.8
2015 – currentStandard74.057.8
Silverado/Sierra1999 – 2006Standard (Stepside)77.649.0
1999 – 2006Standard77.563.7
1999 – 2006Long96.663.6
2007 – 2013Short68.063.6
2007 – 2013Standard77.562.3
2007 – 2013Long96.662.3
2014 – 2018Short69.362.3
2014 – 2018Standard78.962.3
2014 – 2018Long97.862.3
2019 – currentShort69.963.3
2019 – currentStandard79.463.3
2019 – currentLong98.263.3

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:

ModelModel YearBed Trim ModelLength (Inches)Width (Inches)
Tacoma2001 – 2004Short60.357.1
2001 – 2004Standard73.457.1
2005 – 2015Short61.056.8
2005 – 2015Standard73.956.8
2016 – currentShort60.555.0
2016 – currentStandard73.755.0
Tundra2000 – 2006Standard74.461.4
2000 – 2006Long96.361.5
2007 – 2020Short64.862.6
2007 – 2020Standard77.062.6
2007 – 2020Long95.962.6
2021 – currentShort66.766.4
2021 – currentStandard78.766.4
2021 – currentLong97.266.4

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

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 & ModelModel YearBed Trim ModelLength (Inches)Width (Inches)
Nissan Frontier2001 -2004Extra Short54.954.7
2001 -2004Standard73.454.7
2005 -2020Extra Short58.558.7
2005 -2020Standard72.558.7
2021 – presentExtra Short59.561.4
2021 – presentStandard73.361.4
Nissan Titan2004 – 2015Short65.461.3
2004 – 2015Standard77.361.3
2008 – 2015Standard84.961.3
2008 – 2015Long96.861.3
2016 – presentShort67.063.8
2016 – presentStandard78.763.8
2016 – presentLong97.263.8
Honda Ridgeline2006 – 2014Short60.055.2
2017 – presentShort64.060.0
Hyundai Santa Cruz2021 – presentExtra Short41.042.75
Jeep Gladiator2020 – presentShort60.356.8

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

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.

Truck Bed Size Chart: Comparing Sizes, Lengths, And Dimensions (2024)


What are the lengths of truck beds? ›

The two major truck bed sizes are standard short bed and standard long bed. Standard short beds refer to truck beds that are six feet five inches. Meanwhile, standard long beds are approximately seven feet long. The width of your truck bed will greatly depend on your ride's year, make, and model.

What size bed fits in a truck bed? ›

In most cases, a 42” x 80” mattress will fit the space. However, you should always measure your area's exact size and shape by hand. And if you can, purchase a custom-sized truck mattress built specifically for your space. That extra tailoring can make all the difference.

What trucks have a 6.5 ft bed? ›

Ford F-150 Bed Sizes:

6.5-foot bed.

What is the average truck bed length and width? ›

The average “full size” pickup bed is designed to fit a 4 foot wide sheet of material between the wheel wells. A full-length bed allows for 8 foot sheet goods with the tailgate closed; a “short box” is typically only 6 feet long. The actual dimensions are usually around 1–2 inches larger.

What is the length and width of a truck bed? ›

The smallest option features a bed-floor that measures at 67.1 inches long, and 50.6-inches wide. Providing a bed height of 21.4-inches, the smallest bed size provides 52.8-cubic feet of cargo space. Move up to the 6.5-foot Styleside and you'll enjoy a truck bed that measures 78.9-inches long and 50.6-inches wide.

Are truck beds measured inside or outside? ›

Measuring the Length of the Truck Bed

You'll want to measure from the inside of the front bulkhead to the inside of the tailgate, keeping the tape straight and level to maintain accuracy.

Does VIN number tell bed length? ›

By entering the VIN, a dealer can get a build sheet, which is a printout of how the car is equipped. That includes engine size, transmission, bed size, interior specifications and even factory options.

What is the most popular truck bed size? ›

The standard beds are typically those with a length between 6 and 6.5 feet (72 – 78 inches). In some cases, however, it might refer to beds even a few inches longer. With this size, you get the best of both worlds, and it is ideal for most people.

What trucks have a 5.5 foot bed? ›

2023 F-150 Bed Sizes & Cab Styles

The Ford F-150 offers three bed sizes: a 5.5-foot bed, a 6.5-foot bed, and an 8-foot bed. The three cab styles you can choose from include Regular Cab (3-passenger capacity), SuperCab (5- to 6-passenger capacity), and SuperCrew Cab (5- to 6-passenger capacity).

What size mattress fits in a Silverado truck bed? ›

Common Air Mattress Sizes for Truck Beds

Here's a quick breakdown: Compact Trucks (e.g., Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger): Typically fit a Full or Double-sized mattress. Full-sized Trucks (e.g., Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado): A Queen-sized mattress is a comfortable choice.

How long is a 6.5 ft truck bed? ›

F-150 Truck Bed SuperCab Dimensions 6.5 ft.

Interior length: 78.9 inches. Inside height: 21.4 inches. Interior width: 50.6 inches.

What truck has a 6 foot bed? ›

2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The longest Silverado 1500 you can get is a crew cab with the standard 6-foot, 7-inch box, which boasts a turbo 2.7-liter four-cylinder making 310 horsepower with rear-wheel drive. (Chevrolet offers a longer bed on its full-sizer but only with a regular cab.)

What truck has a 5 7 bed? ›

The length of a 2023 Ram 1500 crew cab depends on the bed configuration. With a 5-foot 7-inch bed, the Ram 1500 crew cab measures 232.9 inches long; subtracting the 67.4-inch bed reveals a body size of 165.5 inches.

What trucks have an 8-foot bed? ›

Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500 Long Bed Trucks

No other half-ton Ram 1500 pickups come with this option. Most of the Ram 2500 lineup can be optioned with an 8-foot bed except the Power Wagon and the Rebel (both get bed lengths of 6 feet, 4 inches). Every Ram 3500 pickup truck enjoys an 8-foot bed as an option.

What is the average length of a sleeper truck? ›

Day cabs, or cabs without bed space, can be around 20 feet long. Long days on the road can sometimes warrant naps and resting space, so sleeper cabs can be closer to 30 feet long to accommodate a bed and some more square footage dedicated toward living and storage. A standard semi with a day cab is around 72 feet long…

How long is a 8-foot truck bed? ›

8-foot Box:

97.6” long. 21.4” high. 50.6” wide. 77.4 cubic feet of cargo volume.


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