How Long is the Bed of a Toyota Tacoma?

How Long is the Bed of a Toyota Tacoma?

If you have a truck, you probably have it for the huge, open bed perfect for carrying everything you need. But, when carrying supplies, it’s important to know just how much can fit, especially length-wise in order for that tailgate to shut. We’ve found all the information you need on Toyota Tacoma bed length, so you can put your mind at ease.

A 2020 Toyota Tacoma has a bed length of 60.5 inches if the model is  SR, TRD Off-Road or Limited. If the model of Tacoma is the SR5, a long bed model, the bed length is 73.7 inches. Older models of Tacomas have varied slightly from these measurements.

Okay, so know you have a better idea of how long your bed is if you have a 2020 Tacoma. What does that mean compared to other trucks? What does this really mean for? What if you don’t have the newest model of Tacoma? Continue reading to find the answers to all of these questions.

Tacoma Bed Length

Depending on the exact model or edition of the Tacoma you have, the length will be different. This may seem obvious, but it has fooled a few people. The newer Tacomas that are short beds will be 60.5 inches in length while long beds will be 73.7 inches. This is straight from the manufacturer’s website, which you can view here.

This is the interior measurements. This means if you have something that is 60.49 inches long in the bed of a short bed model, then you would be able to shut the tailgate all the way. Good to know right?
Now, at the risk of getting a little bit more complicated, we will get into the exceptions and differences among Tacomas. There are models of the Tacoma that come in either a short bed or long bed option. These are the TRD editions as well as the SR and SR5. So you can really pick what suits you best.

Note: Toyota, along with some other sellers, sometimes titles the different models/bed lengths 5-foot short bed or 6-foot long bed. So, keep that in mind if you’re browsing through some options online. Don’t let it confuse you.

Older Model Tacomas

So, what if you don’t have the newest model of Tacoma, or if you are looking into buying an older Tacoma used? These dimensions may not be the same. Confused? Well, this is another one of those exceptions we talked about earlier. Not all Tacomas will have a bed measurement of 60.5 inches because the designs have changed over time.
Here are some are the bed lengths of the older Tacomas out there, so you can get a great understanding of what you are getting:

2001-2004

  • Short bed – 60.25 inches
  • Long bed – 73.49 inches

2005-2015

  • Short bed – 61 inches
  • Long bed – 73.88 inches

2016-2020

  • Short bed – 60.5 inches
  • Long bed – 73.7 inches

The difference between a 2001 model and a 2020 is quite different, so double-check the model you have.

Tacoma Bed Length Compared with Others

Pretty simple, right? Just so you can really understand what this bed length is like, we’ve compared the length of the Tacoma’s bed with that of other midsize trucks. To keep it simple, we’ve selected the most recent model year to compare with. That way you have a pretty darn good idea of how the Tacoma matches up to other trucks in its class.
Let’s jump into it.

 Ford Ranger: 

  • Short bed – 60 inches
  • Long bed – 72 inches

Chevrolet Colorado:

  • Short bed – 61.7 inches
  • Long bed – 74 inches

Toyota Tacoma:

  • Short bed – 60.5 inches
  • Long bed – 73.7 inches

Nissan Frontier:

  • Long bed – 73.3 inches

GMC Canyon:

  • Short bed – 61.7 inches
  • Long bed – 74 inches

Honda Ridgeline:

  • Short bed – 64 inches

Jeep Gladiator:

  • Short bed – 60 inches

You may have discovered from this list that there might be a better option for you. We don’t want to discourage you, but being informed when picking out a truck is the most important thing. Toyota is an awesome company that manufacturers quality, long-lasting vehicles. Tacomas are no exception but, don’t be afraid to take a good look at other mid-sized trucks.

The lengths are really pretty similar to each other. It’s not a foot-length difference. But it can really come in handy if you are in the market for a truck, and length really matters to you to know what your choices are.

One thing we will say about the Tacoma is that you have 2 length options to choose from, so you can choose what suits your needs.

How Wide is a Tacoma Truck Bed?

We all know how important the length of a bed is when it comes to hauling things with a truck, but almost as important is the width of the bed. It’s helpful to have more than one dimension when it comes down to it.

Width is a little bit more universal on these Tacomas. 2020 Tacomas, no matter what edition, are 41.5 inches wide. This is just shy of 3 1/2 feet.

Additionally, this is measurement is the inside of the bed, not the total width of the truck. So, don’t take this measurement as how wide your parking spot inside of your garage needs to be. That definitely will NOT work.

How Long is a Toyota Tacoma in Total?

You know now a lot of variables, so your bed length questions are put to rest, hopefully. But, you’ve probably had the thought of how long is a Tacoma in total? While you are here, let us help answer your other dimension questions.
In total, a 2020 Toyota Tacoma is 212.3 inches long. This is true unless the model is a Double Cab long bed, then the total length is 225.5 inches. Translated to feet, a Tacoma is a little over 17 1/2 feet or 18 3/4 feet. That’s a pretty decent size for a mid-sized truck.
This measurement will be the same for the Tacomas model year 2016 – 2020. If you have an older Tacoma or are looking into getting one, the length is slightly different.

2005-2015

Tacomas will have a length of either 208.1 inches (short bed) or 221.3 inches (long bed).

2003-2004

Tacomas have a length of either 184.4 inches or 202.9 inches depending on if the model is a long bed or short bed.

1998 – 2002

Tacomas will be from 184.5 inches for a regular cab, 203.1 inches for the Xtracab model.
This information comes from the Toyota website as well as Wikipedia. If you have any more questions about the Tacoma, especially older models, check out the Wikipedia page as another source.
Though the difference between the lengths is not significantly different, it can really impact whether if fits in your garage or any of your other needs. It’s also good to see that Toyota has slowly increased the length of these trucks to add more truck bed room as well as cab room over time.

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