Over the years, the pickup truck has transformed from a low-frills, work-first vehicle to a full-fledged luxury family hauler. With this new expectation of not only being a work truck but also a family vehicle, most pickup trucks have ditched the standard long bed body style for a short bed, four-door, crew cab style. While it is nice to have seating for five with a full-size backseat, it leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to cargo space, with some trucks losing as much as half of their possible bed space, making it impossible to haul loads over 6 feet long in the bed of the truck.
If you are in the market for a pickup truck but don’t want to sacrifice space, we have you covered. Here are four full-size pickup trucks with bed options of 8 feet long or more.
2022 Chevy Silverado
The Chevy Silverado is often praised for offering a good line of configurations for owners to choose from. For the 2022 model year, the Silverado retains its long list of possible configurations. In this list of configurations, you have the double cab with a standard bed, a crew cab with a short bed, a crew cab with a standard bed, but most importantly for our list, a regular cab with a long bed. This configuration is the cheapest option, starting at just $32,195 MSRP, but coming with an impressive 98.18” by 71.4” bed, giving you the possibility of hauling loads a little over 8 feet in length.
The Silverado comes in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive, as well as with a 2.7L turbo four-cylinder engine and an available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2023 GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra with a regular cab and a long box is a great option if you want a full-size pickup truck with impressive styling and luxury not typically found on pickup trucks. The 2023 GMC Sierra is essentially the same truck as a Chevy Silverado with some extra luxury flair and badging. The Sierra’s interior has higher quality materials in the cabin than the Silverado. According to J.D. Power, the Sierra also has a dependability score slightly better than the Silverado.
The regular cab, long box variant of the GMC Sierra comes with an impressive 98.2” by 71.4” bed, giving this truck enough bed space for items over 8 feet in length, perfect for just about any job you throw at it. The GMC Sierra also comes in two engine options: a 2.7L turbo four-cylinder engine and an optional 5.3 EcoTec3 V8 engine, as well as both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options available.
2022 Ford F-150
If you prefer Ford trucks, you are in luck; Ford offers a long list of trucks with a bed of at least 8 feet in length. The Ford F-150 comes in three different body styles. There’s Regular, which is a standard single cab with a front seat, Super Cab, which is a front and back seat configuration with a small half-size back door, and Supercrew, which offers a full front and rear seat.
For the Ford F-150, an 8-foot bed is offered on the regular cab XL and XLT trim. The XL trim level is the base model and comes standard with a 2.7L V6 engine. Additionally, a 5.0L V8 engine and a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine are offered as options. The XLT trim adds chrome accents, upgraded lighting, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Where the Ford F-150 gets ahead of the competition is in the Super Cab category. Where GM’s options only had a single cab with an extended bed configuration, the F-150 comes with a back seat. Both the XL and XLT offer a long bed Super Cab configuration, but a new trim is added to the list. The F-150 Lariat trim adds leather trimming, a 12-inch touch screen, and Zone Lighting, which illuminates the area around your truck for working at night. The Lariat also comes with 20-inch carbonized gray wheels.
2023 Toyota Tundra
The dependable line of Toyota Tundra trucks offers a few options for a truck with a full-size bed. The Tundra has a long list of possible configurations, but both the SR base model and the SR5 trim levels come with an 8.1-foot-long bed. The SR is a well-equipped base model truck that comes standard with a Smart Key System with Push Button Start and remote keyless entry. Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto are both standard features as well. The SR5 takes the base model trim and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, towing and hauling driving modes, and a power rear window.
Both Tundra trim levels come with a standard 3.4L twin-turbo V6 engine, with no V8 options available. The Tundra aligns with the Ford F-150 lineup in the cab configuration. However, the Toyota Tundra offers a long bed in both standard single-cab and double-cab configurations, which can seat five passengers.
With all of these companies offering solid long-bed pickup options, it is hard to go wrong with any of these trucks!