The newest generation of Chevy Silverados come with the most striking features ever, but how big is it? Will the newest full-size Silverado fit easily in a garage? Here’s everything you need to know about the Chevy Silverado’s size and how to ensure it will fit safely in your garage.
Will it fit in the garage? Dimensions of the Chevrolet Silverado
The 2019 Chevy Silverado was “completely redesigned to battle its crosstown rivals,” according to Consumer Reports. The exterior design, interior features, and overall performance have all been improved. Though both the 2019 and 2020 Chevy Silverados are part of the same generation, the dimensions vary greatly. And you might want a Silverado in the garage, but only one that fits.
2019 Chevy Silverado dimensions
According to Chevrolet’s specification sheet, the 2019 Chevy Silverado comes in a variety of configurations and a variety of sizes. One thing all variants do share, however, is overall width, which totals 81.2 inches total. For regular cab Silverados, overall length measures at 210.7 inches with the standard bed and 229.5 inches with the long bed. Every regular cab varies between 75.6 and 75.8 inches high dependent on bed-length and drivetrain.
2019 Double cabs stand at either 75.6 or 78.5 inches high and 231.8 inches long. Crew cab Silverados have an even wider variation in dimensions. Short box options are 231.7 inches long, while standard beds are 241.2 inches. Overall height reaches a minimum of 75.4 inches tall but can be as tall as 78.4 inches with the Trail Boss variant.
2020 Chevy Silverado dimensions
According to Chevrolet, the good news is that both model years share the same overall width, at 81.2 inches. Regular cab Silverados for the 2020 model year have decreased variation in size.
Now only available with the long bed, 2020 regular cabs are simply 229.5 inches long and either 75.6 or 75.7 inches tall, depending on drivetrain. But that seems to be the only major difference, with no variant growing (or shrinking) in size. Double cab and crew cab Silverados share the same dimensions as their predecessors of the previous year.
Tips for finding a perfect fit for your garage
Now that you know how big the Chevy Silverado is, how do you know if it’ll fit in your garage? Here are a few tips on choosing the right truck for your garage and finding a way to make that new Chevy Silverado fit.
Know your garage and plan ahead: You may want a full-size truck, but realistically, will your garage accommodate it? The first step in knowing your garage’s capacity is understanding its size and function. Determine whether your garage is a one, two, three, or four-car garage. Is your garage empty or do you use it for storage/work?
Measure first: Before you even head to the dealership, you should take a variety of measurements to ensure your new truck will fit properly. Not only should you measure total length, width, and height, but there are other things to take into consideration as well. Ensure that your truck will fit easily into the garage and not snug, so there is plenty of room on all sides of the truck. Also, take into consideration measurements when the garage door is open and when it is closed, as well as tight areas like hinges on the door.
Lower the truck: According to Popular Mechanics, if you just need that big truck, you can gain a few inches in height by lowering your truck. This can be done by removing roof racks or auxiliary lighting. You can also lower the suspension and swap tires to help save height-space.
Expand: When all else fails, maybe you just need a bigger garage. Though you should be cautious and proactive about your location’s permit requirements, you can easily add some inches to your garage to accommodate a new, big Chevy Silverado.