The specific dimensions of a car are important, since they decide how much passenger space, cargo capacity, and ground clearance the vehicle has, and different models can have different dimensions. For example, it can be difficult to know what the overall length, width, and height of a Ford F-150 are.
The baseline Ford F-150, without modifications, has a width of 8 feet with mirrors extended, a length of 17 feet, and a height of six and a half feet. The total volume of the F-150’s truck bed is a combined five cubic feet between the length, width, and depth of the truck.
The specifics of these numbers, as well as how they change based on cab type, are listed in much more detail below.
What is the Width, Length, and Height of the Ford F-150
There are many different dimensions to a Ford F-150 from width, to length, to height, to truck bed space, which change between different Ford models.
What is the F-150’s Width?
The baseline Ford F-150 has a fairly standard cab width for a pickup truck, and special truck cabs do not increase the width of the main truck cab. The truck bed width isn’t affected by the size of the cab since it is naturally slightly wider than the cab.
Regular Cab: The standard F-150 cab is 79.9 inches wide without the mirrors, and 95.7 inches wide with the standard mirror set. This means the standard truck cab with the mirrors at full extension is almost eight feet wide.
Super Cab: The super cab is the next size up from the standard cab and offers more space for passengers. However, all of these extensions are in length and height, not width, so the width of the cab remains the same.
Crew Cab: The crew cab, or super crew, is the largest cab size available for the Ford F-150 and as such offers the most space for passengers. Just like the super cab, all of these extensions are in length and height so the width is still 8 feet with mirrors extended.
What is the F-150’s Length?
Length is where variations in cab style start to make the most difference, since larger cabs tend to add length before width or height. As such length is what changes most radically between the different optional cab upgrades.
Regular Cab: The baseline F-150 is 209 inches long, or a little over 17 feet in length from front grill to tailgate. A little over half of that space is taken up by the front truck cab, which will only increase as the cab is upgraded
Super Cab: The next size up from the regular cab increases the length of the truck to 231 inches, or 19 feet in total. All of this increase in length comes from the cab being expanded, with none coming from the truck bed.
Crew Cab: The final, largest size of truck cab increases the F-150’s length to 243 inches or just over 20 feet in total. Like before with the super cab, all of this expansion comes from lengthening the cab, not the bed.
What is the F-150’s Height?
Like the width of the cab, any changes to the height of the F-150 based on cab type are minor at best. This is likely because trucks have to worry about height clearance for structures like bridges, as well as being easy to climb into for the driver and passengers.
Regular Cab: The regular height of the Ford F-150 is 77 inches, or almost six and a half feet of total clearance. Almost all of this is cab height, since the ground clearance of the vehicle is only around 9 inches.
Super Cab: While the super cab is slightly larger than the standard cab, it is only 77.2 inches, making it the same 6 and a half feet in total height. This trend of very small height changes is carried over into the crew cab.
Crew Cab: The final, largest cab size increases the height from 77 to 77.6, with no real, visible difference in height. As such, cab size does almost nothing to increase the height of a Ford F-150.
What are the F-150’s Bed Dimensions?
Despite being part of the cab’s length, different cab alterations do not increase the size of the F-150’s truck bed. As such, the overall carrying capacity of the truck tends to stay the same no matter what cab size the truck has.
Length: The total length of the truck bed is 78.9 inches, or 6 and a half feet from the back of the cab to the tailgate.
Width: The width of the F-150’s truck bed is 50.6 inches, or just over four feet across both sides of the bed.
Height: The sides of the truck bed are fairly deep at 21.4 inches, or 1.7 feet from the floor to the top edge of the bed. This does not take into account what you can safely stack above the edge of the truck bed.
Cubic Space: Given these dimensions, the overall volume of the truck bed without stacking above its height is 62.3 inches, or five cubic feet of space.
The baseline Ford F-150 is a large vehicle with a lot of external and internal space for passengers, cargo, and equipment, even before you take cab styles into account.
What are the Other Dimensions of an F-150?
Besides the external dimensions, there are a variety of measurements that can determine the size and space of a Ford F-150, as well as certain features. These dimensions range from internal measurements, to wheel space, to cargo capacity.
Cab Measurements: The standard F-150 cab is 121 inches, or ten feet, long and offers one row of three seats for passengers to use. The super cab offers 144 inches, or 12 feet, while the crew cab offers 155.8 inches, or almost 13 feet. Both extended cabs offer a rear seating row with space for two more passengers.
Tire Measurements: The Ford F-150 comes standard with a set of 245 mm tires, or 9 and a half inches, but it can be fitted up to 275 mm or 10.8 inches without modifying the wheel wells. It should be noted that larger tires not only increase traction and off-roading power, but also ground clearance and overall vehicle height.
Cargo Space: The combined total cargo space in the cab of the F-150, not taking into account extra seating or potential space in the front row, is 62.3 cubic feet. Keep in mind this will block out the rear cab window and require the rear seats to be lifted on the super and crew cab models.
How to Increase the Ground Clearance of an F-150
The stock Ford F-150 comes with around 9 inches of ground clearance which, depending on how much off-roading you do, may not be enough. Ground clearance is essential for getting over obstacles and protecting your vehicle’s undercarriage from damage, and there are a few ways to do this.
- Larger tires will increase ground clearance, so long as they fit into the car’s wheel wells.
- Coil assisters prevent your suspension from pressing down as far, making the springs firmer and helping them hold up your cab.
- Leveling kits balance out and reinforce the suspension on your vehicle, making it sit higher off the ground.
- A stronger suspension kit will also raise the cab of your truck off the ground more.
- A professional body lift procedure will increase the ground clearance of your cab without tampering with the suspension system.
You can also combine some of these methods to get better results, for example raising the body of your car with a suspension kit then adding larger tires, since the wheel wells will also be raised. Any one of these methods will give you more ground clearance for better off-road performance, and combining compatible mods will only increase the total ground clearance you’ll get.
The dimensions of a vehicle are important for knowing how much it can carry or how easy it will be to maneuver while driving. Depending on cab size and other modifications, the Ford F-150’s overall dimensions can change dramatically. If you have any questions about the F-150, comment with them below.
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