Bigger Bed is Worth the Hassle - 2015 Ford F-150 Long-Term Road Test
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2015 Ford F-150: Bigger Bed is Worth the Hassle

July 3, 2015

2015 Ford F-150

When you opt for the popular crew cab version of the 2015 Ford F-150 there are two available bed sizes: 5.5 feet and 6.5 feet. We got the shorter of the two to keep overall length down to a more manageable size. Most buyers do the same, as these "shorty" beds have become the defacto standard for crew cab trucks.

It's not a bad way go, but as you can see here, sometimes that extra foot of length would be nice to have. This box I loaded into our F-150 would only fit diagonally. Not a huge deal, but given that it had a mirror inside, I would have felt better if I could have laid it flat on some moving blankets.

It's a similar issue when you're hauling a motorcycle. It can be done with the short bed, but it would be much less nerve-wracking with the slightly longer version. If I were buying a truck like this, I would opt for the 6.5-foot bed and deal with the parking issues.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 11,720 miles

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