Older homes may not have planned for the increasing size of the American pickup truck when they designed and constructed the attached garage some 50-plus years ago. Even a two-stall garage may not be able to fit two modern vehicles inside, and for pickup trucks, it is not only a question of width, but it is a question of length and height clearance as well. 

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How wide are most pickup trucks?

When it comes to half-ton pickup trucks like the Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, and the Nissan Titan, the average width is approximately 80.7 inches. The width does not include side mirrors or any specialized tow mirrors. 

As 80.7 inches is the average width of a half-ton pickup truck, how wide are dually, three-quarter, full-ton pickup trucks? And if you are trying to see if you have enough space in your garage for a brand new pickup truck, it is not only the width you should be concerned about. What about the length? Height clearance? Do you have a second vehicle that you would like to park in the garage as well? Let us take a look at the dimensions of some of the top-selling pickup trucks available on the market.

To get all the dimensions we need, let us take a look at the vehicle manufacturers’ websites for all the top-selling truck brands in North America as well as Edmunds. It is these sites that can provide the proper width, length, and height of these pickup trucks to give you an idea of which trucks may likely fit in your garage.

Pickup truck dimensions by brand

The dimensions of a truck may be pretty similar across brands when it comes to the width of a half-ton truck but the difference in size between a mid-size truck and a full-ton truck can be quite significant. Each of the following brands has pickup trucks available in almost every truck classification. 

From the smaller mid-size pickup trucks to the larger ¾-ton and full-ton trucks, let us break down all of the different dimensions and weights of the most popular truck brands sold in North America. A good resource for finding this type of information is the Edmunds vehicle comparison site. 

Chevrolet

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Chevrolet has been a top-selling American truck brand for over a century.

Chevrolet Colorado

When it comes to midsized pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Colorado has one of the highest conventional tow capacities compared to other trucks in the same class. 

  • Dimensions: L: 212.7 inches – W: 74.3 inches without mirrors – H: 70.4 inches
  • MPG: 22 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 7,000 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,435 pounds

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited

  • Dimensions: L: 231.7 inches – W: 81.2 inches without mirrors – H: 75.5 inches
  • MPG: 20 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 9,700 pounds
  • Max payload: 2,060 pounds

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

  • Dimensions: L: 235.5 inches – W: 81.8 inches without mirrors – H: 79.9 inches
  • MPG: 12.35 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 14,500 pounds
  • Max payload: 3,794 pounds

Ford

Ford is one of the largest vehicle producers in the United States.

Ford Ranger

  • Dimensions: L: 210.8 inches – W: 73.3 inches without mirrors – H: 70.7 inches
  • MPG: 23 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 7,500 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,860 pounds

Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 has been the top-selling full-size pickup truck for many years.

  • Dimensions: L: 209.1 inches – W: 79.9 inches without mirrors – H: 75.6 inches
  • MPG: 21 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 9,100 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,985 pounds

Ford F- 250

  • Dimensions: L: 238.2 inches – W: 80.0 inches without mirrors – H: 81.4 inches
  • MPG: 13.37 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 15,000 pounds
  • Max payload: 3,450 pounds

GMC

GMC is known for its luxury style and comfort when it comes to its line of pickup trucks.

GMC Canyon

  • Dimensions: L: 224.6 inches – W: 74.3 inches without mirrors – H: 70.5 inches
  • MPG: 19 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 7,550 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,475 pounds

GMC Sierra 1500

  • Dimensions: L: 231.8 inches – W: 81.2 inches without mirrors – H: 75.6 inches
  • MPG: 18 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 10,900 pounds
  • Max payload: 2,050 pounds

GMC Sierra 2500HD

  • Dimensions: L: 250.1 inches – W: 81.9 inches without mirrors – H: 79.8 inches
  • MPG: 13.50 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 18,500 pounds
  • Max payload: 3,589 pounds

Nissan

Nissan creates highly dependable and sought-after pickup trucks that are available for purchase in North America.

Nissan Frontier

  • Dimensions: L: 210.2 inches – W: 73.0 inches without mirrors – H: 71.7 inches
  • MPG: 20 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 6,720 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,600 pounds

Nissan Titan

  • Dimensions: L: 228.2 inches – W: 79.5 inches without mirrors – H: 76.0 inches
  • MPG: 18 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 9,210 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,650 pounds

Nissan Titan XD

  • Dimensions: L: 243.4 inches – W: 79.5 inches without mirrors – H: 78.0 inches
  • MPG: 18 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 10,880 pounds
  • Max payload: 2,240 pounds

Ram

Ram trucks are known for their sporty looks and powerful engines.

Ram 1500

  • Dimensions: L: 23209 inches – W: 82.1 inches without mirrors – H: 77.6 inches
  • MPG: 21 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: Up to 12,750 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,550 pounds

Ram 2500

  • Dimensions: L: 238.8 inches – W: 83.4 inches without mirrors – H: 80.9 inches
  • MPG: 15 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 10,590 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,560 pounds

Ram 3500

  • Dimensions: L: 237.4 inches – W: 79.4inches without mirrors – H: 78.4 inches
  • MPG: 13.6 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 18,210 pounds
  • Max payload: 3,830 pounds

Toyota

Toyota has become a really popular truck brand worldwide known for its longevity and durability. 

Toyota Tacoma

  • Dimensions: L: 212.3 inches – W: 74.4inches without mirrors – H: 70.6 inches
  • MPG: 21 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,685 pounds

Toyota Tundra

  • Dimensions: L: 233.6 inches – W: 80.2 inches without mirrors – H: 78.0 inches
  • MPG: 20 MPG combined
  • Max towing capacity: 12,000 pounds
  • Max payload: 1,940 pounds

Truck bed dimensions

As mentioned earlier, it is important to know the dimensions of a truck before you purchase it so that you can determine whether or not the vehicle will be able to fit into your garage. The next important set of dimensions to understand is the dimensions of the truck bed.

Whether you are trying to figure out if a certain piece of furniture or cargo will fit in your truck bed or you are looking to outfit your truck with some bed accessories like a toolbox, liner, or cover, then you should always measure the dimensions yourself. 

The first step is to measure the width of the truck bed. To make this measurement you will need to position your measuring tape against the inside edge of the bulkhead. Expand the measuring tape straight across to the opposite inside edge and write down the results. 

If the wheel wells poke up into the bed of the truck, you should also measure the width between those wheel wells as well as make a special note of where the wheel wells begin and where they end when measuring the length. 

Next, to measure the length of the truck bed, simply take a measuring tape and measure the distance from the very front of the truck bed to the inside edge of the tailgate. 

With these measurements, you will be able to measure your cargo before picking it up to make sure it will fit in the truck bed. Remember to use proper safety straps, bungee chords, and rope to safely secure your cargo. If any cargo extends from your truck beyond the length of an open tailgate, make sure to fasten a bright fluorescent marker on the end of the cargo to warn other drivers. 

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