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Being aware of the dimensions of a pickup truck you own or one that you are considering purchasing is important for many reasons. These measurements can help determine whether or not you can safely fit the vehicle into your home's garage or work parking space or if it has enough bed space to carry the cargo you need it to.
If you are considering a Chevy Silverado and need to know how wide it is, we can help you. We researched this popular pickup truck from multiple professional sources so that you'll know for sure how it measures.
The width of a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 bed is 71.4 inches, and the width is 81.2 inches. These measurements for the bed and cab widths will vary by model year and class of pickup truck.
Now that we know the range of widths for the Chevy Silverado, we'll take a look at how different styles and model years measure up. You might also be wondering if the Chevy Silverado can fit into your garage or what are the various truck bed sizes available. For the answers to these questions and more, read ahead in this post to see what we've uncovered in our research.
The widths of various model years and styles of the Chevy Silverado
The Chevy Silverado comes in several classes of the truck. The half-ton 1500 is the most widely sold, but heavier-duty ones are available. The 2500 is Chevy's three-quarter-ton pickup truck. Chevy also makes a full-ton pickup truck called the 3500.
Not surprisingly, these different classes of pickup trucks have different dimensional measurements. But unlike the length, the width doesn't vary much from class to class.
Going back and looking at older models of the Silverado sees some variations in the dimensions as well. But as you will see below, there isn't too much of a difference comparing the widths in this manner, either.
Current year Chevy Silverado 2500
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 has a width that is slightly larger than the 1500 class. The 2500 measures 81.8 inches for the bed and 71.4 inches across the interior of the bed.
Current year Chevy Silverado 3500 Dually
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 has the same overall width as its 2500 counterpart. It measures 81.8 inches across, with a bed that is 71.4 inches across.
Previous year measurements
The widths of the Silverado have been the same for the past several years. Going back to 2018, the Silverado was a bit narrower at an even 80 inches across. Before that, there would be no changes looking backward until 2013, when the trucks were 79.9 inches wide. The model year 2006 was a bit narrower, at 78.5 inches wide.
No matter what year or class of Chevy Silverado you are considering, the exact amount of cubic space you'll have for the bed can be found in your owner's manual. This measurement will differ significantly, but that will be based on the bed length that you select rather than the class of truck or cab configuration you choose. Ahead in this post, we'll discuss the various bed sizes available for most model pickup trucks.
What is the width of a pickup truck bed?
The width of a pickup truck bed will be measured from one inside wall of the bed to the point directly across from it. But while this measurement is the advertised width, one factor will impact whether or not measuring the length by the width by the height [LxWxH] to get the cargo volume.
Many model pickup trucks will have the wheels on the inside of the truck bed. You'll see these protrude from the bottom of the bed upward. This will take up room on either side of the bed and limit the truck's width if it is measured in between these two points.
The overall cargo volume of a pickup truck is calculated with this in mind. Your owner's manual will give you the exact figure you need for the model truck you are driving. The bed length you choose will be the largest factor in the range of cubic feet available for cargo.
What are truck bed sizes?
Pickup trucks will come in assorted sizes. Different sizes are meant for different jobs. And there is a direct correlation between the length of the bed and what cab configuration you can select with most model trucks.
Truck beds are separated into three sizes. Truck manufacturers produce vehicles with long beds, mid-sized/standard beds, and short beds. The long bed is eight feet long, the mid-sized bed will be six-and-a-half feet long, and the short bed will have a range of five feet to six-and-a-half feet.
Not all models will have all three bed options, so it's important to research which ones have the bed size available that fit your needs. Not all cab configurations will be available for each bed size as well.
How wide is the widest truck?
The dimension that has the widest range among pickup trucks is the length. We looked at the lengths of the ten most popular pickup trucks. With three different cab configurations and multiple bed lengths to choose from, the resulting range will be anywhere from 209.1 inches to 252.2 inches.
The width of the ten most popular pickup trucks has a much tighter range. The widths will range from 73 inches [Nissan Frontier] to 81.2 inches [Chevy Silverado 1500]. This makes the Silverado the widest of the ten most popular trucks produced and sold.
Remember that this width doesn't include the side mirrors, which can add quite a bit to this measurement. Many models can fold these mirrors in (whether manually or electronically), thus minimizing any additional depth. The owner's manual will give full instructions on how/if this can be done.
Will a Chevy Silverado fit into my garage?
Knowing whether or not your prospective vehicle will be able to be parked safely at your home is something you should always have figured out before you settle on a particular model. This will involve knowing the dimensions of the vehicle itself, as well as those of your garage.
The standard home single-car garage is built to be 20 feet deep. The width will be 18 feet, with the garage door opening at 16 feet. Ideally, you want to have at least two-and-a-half feet on either side of your vehicle so that occupants can enter and exit it without any problem.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is 229.5 inches long, the 2500 and 3500 are 235.5 inches long. The widths for all three classes are 81.2 inches for the 1500 and 81.8 inches for the 2500 and 3500. There will be plenty of room on either side of any of these trucks when parked in the garage, and they will fit into the depth of the garage with inches to spare.
While the dimensions of the Chevy Silverado pickup truck has changed a bit over the years, the overall measurements have stayed pretty much the same, even across a class of truck. This truck has been a popular one among consumers, proving itself to be one of the more dependable vehicles in its class. Though bigger than a mid-sized pickup, you should have no problem parking the Silverado 1500, 2500, or 3500 in a standard home garage. Drive safe!
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