If you’ve been thinking about buying a Chevy Silverado truck, you have probably asked yourself how long the Silverado is, and you have been thinking with both the cab and the bed in that calculation. We want to help you with that.
The Chevy Silverado’s overall length ranges from 229.5 inches to 241.2 inches, depending on the configuration of the truck. This means the trim, the type of cab you choose, and the length of the bed.
We will break down what the main differences in the cab size are, and why that might be important in making a decision as to which Silverado model is going to be best for you. You want to make sure you get the right truck for your needs. So be sure to keep reading.
What Are The Main Differences In Cab Size?
There are three main sizes of the cab when it comes to your truck choices, and it pays to know something about them: they are regular, double, and crew, but what does that mean?
Regular comes with 2 doors and a single row of seats, with little or no space behind the seat, and they come in a bench or bucket configuration. Double cab means that you have a 4 door cab with 4 front-hinged doors, and a back seat for an adult with limited legroom. A crew cab is designed, as you might have guessed, to carry the crew. It has 4 full-size forward-hinged doors and a full rear seat.
You are going to have to first know what the main purpose of having the truck is - work or leisure. Then you have to decide if it is primarily for transporting people, equipment, or both.
Regular Cab Option 1500
If you opt for this cab size, the Silverado’s overall length is 229.5 inches.
Double Cab Option 1500
This option will get you an overall length of 231.7 inches.
Crew Cab Option 1500
The crew cab configuration with the 1500 gets you either a 231.7-inch overall length or a 241.2-inch overall length.
Crew Cab Option 2500
The overall length of the crew cab option for the 2500 clocks in at 249.95 inches to 266 inches.
Crew Cab Option 3500
If you go for the crew cab option within the 3500 line, you are also looking at an overall length of 249.95 inches to 266 inches.
|Silverado 1500||Regular Cab||Long Bed|
|1500 LT, WT, Custom||Double Cab||Standard Bed|
|1500 LT, WT, Custom, RST, and LTZ||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Short Bed|
|2021 High Country full-size pickup||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Short Bed|
|2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LTZ||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Long Bed|
|2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 4WD||Double Cab||Long Bed|
|2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 4WD||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Long Bed|
|2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 4WD WT and LT||Double Cab||Standard Bed, Long Bed|
|2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD with 4WD WT and LT||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Long Bed|
|The 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD 2WD WT, LT, LTZ||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Long Bed|
|The 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD 4WD WT, LT, LTZ||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Long Bed|
|The 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD High Country||Crew Cab||Standard Bed, Long Bed|
|The 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD High Country Double Rear Wheels||Crew Cab||Long Bed|
What Are The Different Bed Options Available?
Depending on what it is that you are going to be using your truck for, you are going to need to consider the length of the bed that you pick. There is only one of the cab options that Chevy provides you within the 1500 series that comes with a singular option in regards to the bed. It is the regular cab, which comes with the long bed (or long box).
Move up to the 2500 range, and the different models are pretty versatile, but some trims and cab sizes are only going to come with certain options on the bed size. The same applies to the 3500 range, where the customizations of the cab and the trim have an effect on what bed size you can choose.
If you are moving a lot around, you are going to want the long box, so that may affect which truck is going to work best for you.
If you need slightly less room, a standard box might be for you. Again, you have to balance the needs of transporting people versus whatever it is that you are hauling in the back, and also what look you want for the truck, because trim, as mentioned, also affects the choice of bed available.
The short box may be best for people who don’t need to move so much around. It is more for personal use, or perhaps primarily just for moving your equipment around, and not that of the others you're with.
Read more: What's The Average Length Of A Pickup Truck's Bed?
The overall length that you are looking for in your Silverado is going to break down into two very important lengths - the cab size and the bed size. A lot of this is going to be determined by what you are using the truck for. Do you need to transport a lot of crew in one truck, or are you looking to transport mainly equipment and materials?
If your truck isn’t for work, are you going to need as big of a bed, and might you not be better opting for one of the more comfortable cabs? Do you need 4 wheel drive? If so, that drops the options on what size bed you can have.
Working out what you want to carry is also going to be important here. What are the dimensions of your equipment? There is no point in getting a truck that is too small. Hopefully, the data we have given you will help you answer the questions you had and find the best Silverado for you.
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