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Americans love pickup trucks. Even if someone has zero interest in 4×4, hauling, towing, or even dropping giant loads of rocks into the back of it in slow motion, they still might want a big pickup truck. There is something about trucks that make us feel cool or powerful. However, even if you don’t plan to use your truck for truck stuff, you probably aren’t going for the long bed. Pickup trucks with 8-ft beds are often only owned by folks who need that much bed space. Here is every 2023 pickup truck that has an extended bed. 

A dealership with multiple pickup trucks for sale.
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How long are most truck beds?

Pickup truck beds come in three main categories; short, standard, and long. These three versions are what every truck has, except the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. Granted, some micro trucks and Kei trucks will add some further variation. 

Short bed trucks typically measure 5.5-ft long. Standard-bed trucks measure around 6.5 ft. Lastly, the extended bed trucks typically measure around 8 feet long. However, there are some other options. 

What trucks have a long bed? 

Trucks come in many configurations and price points. From bed and cab sizes to engine types and tow ratings, pickup trucks are the most varied car segment. The trucks that can get a long bed are the Chevy Silverado, Ram, Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra, and Ford F-series.

The Chevrolet Silverado has a long bed

Black 2023 Chevy Silverado HD, most reliable heavy duty truck, not Ford or Ram, says J.D. Power
2023 Chevy Silverado HD | Chevrolet

The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3,500 can get extended beds. Regarding the HD trucks (2,500 and 3,500), the 98.3-inch bed (just over 8 feet long) can be fitted with any cab configuration. However, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can only get a long bed with the two-door regular cab. 

Given the wide range of models that can get the extended bed, there are many optional setups for the long boys. MotorTrend Reports that Silverado long-bed trucks can cost anywhere from $36,500-$70,900. The wide price range is due to the fact that you can also get the long bed with these engine options; ​​2.7-liter turbo I4, 5.3-liter V8, 6.2-liter V8, 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8. If you go for the biggest of the big boys, the Silverados with the long bed have a max towing capacity of 36,000 lbs. 

Ram pickup trucks offer a long bed

The Ram trucks offer everything from Bubba’s work truck to a luxurious mall crawler. A trend you’ll see often is that the half-ton trucks will have fewer options for the long bed. For Dodge, only the two- and four-wheel-drive Ram 1500 Tradesman trucks can get the 8-ft bed in this category. More Ram 2500 models get the long bed except for the Power Wagon and the Rebel. These more performance-heavy trucks only come with the 6.5-ft bed.

As with the others, the price range extends from $40,055 all the way up to $84,595. Long-bed models can get the 3.6-liter V6, 5.7-liter V8, 6.4-liter V8, and 6.7-liter turbodiesel I6 engine options. The max towing capacity for the 8-footer is 37,090 lbs. 

The Ford F-Series loves a long bed

2023 Ford F-250 on a dirt road
2023 Ford F-250 | Ford

Ford seems to love a long truck bed. The extended cab is offered across the board in Ford pickup trucks. For the F-150, the long bed is available on the XL and XLT trims with either a two-door regular cab or the larger Super Cab. The F-250, F-350, and F-450 all stay flushed with long beds. 

The price range for long-bed Fords is wide. Prices start at $34,885 and climb to a lofty $103,030. The engine options are as numerous and varied as grains on the sand on the beach. 3.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, 5.0-liter V8, and 6.7-liter are all engine options you can have with a Ford long bed. Maxing towing with an 8-ft bed from Ford is 40,000 lbs. 

Does the Toyota Tundra have an 8-ft bed? 

The only Toyota truck that comes with an 8-ft bed is the Toyota Tundra. Even more restrictive, Toyota only offers an 8-ft bed on the base SR and the SR5 trims. 

The Toyota Tundras with the long bed range from $38,195-$49,730. The only motor that comes in this configuration is the turbocharged 3.4-liter V6. The Tundra’s max towing capacity with the 8-ft bed is 8,400 lbs. 

GMC Sierra long-bed trucks

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 only pairs with the long bed on the two-door regular cab version. However, the bigger 2500 and 3500 can have an extended bed on any cab option. 

Similar to some of the others on this list, the Sierra lineup with an extended bed can run anywhere from $37,300-$74,500. The available engines for the big boys are the 2.7-liter turbo I4, 5.3-liter V8, 6.6-liter V8, and 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8. In its toughest form, the Sierra can tow up to 36,000 lbs.