There are a growing number of pickup trucks to choose from on the market, but practicality is often limited due to the smaller load bed. In this article, we compare each of the double cab models currently on the market to determine which pickup truck has the longest load length.
9 – SsangYong Musso (1,275mm)
Trailing the back by some distance is the SsangYong Musso. As the Musso is the only SUV-derived pickup, the chassis length is a major limiting factor and this is reflected in the short load bed length of 1,275mm. The next generation Musso will come with a choice of two wheelbases, with the longer version reportedly having a 1,700mm long load bed.
8 – Isuzu D-Max (1,485mm)
Despite priding itself as a true workhorse, the load area of the Isuzu D-Max is noticeably shorter than its biggest rivals. At 1,485mm long, the Isuzu D-Max has the shortest load bed of all the purpose-built pickup trucks.
6 – Mitsubishi L200/Fiat Fullback (1,520mm)
The Mitsubishi L200 and Fiat Fullback are, besides a couple of cosmetic features and a difference in trim, the same vehicle. At 1,520mm long (reducing to 1,470mm at the top), the vehicle is below average for the segment, although towing capacities for certain L200 models recently increased to 3.5 tonnes.
5 – Toyota Hilux (1,525mm)
Just making the Top 5 cut is the Toyota Hilux at 1,525mm. Combined with the respectable 1,575mm width, one tonne payload and 3.5t towing capacity, the Toyota Hilux provides great all-round productivity.
4 – Ford Ranger (1,549mm)
Coming in in third is the Ford Ranger, which is the best-selling pickup in the UK and seen as a good all-rounder. The load area is another area where the Ranger performs well, having a decent load length of 1,549mm.
3 – Volkswagen Amarok (1,555mm)
As well as having one of the longest load lengths, the Volkswagen Amarok has by far the widest load bed and one of the best payloads too at 1,112kg. The only thing letting the Amarok down, from a practicality perspective, is the dismal 3.1 tonne towing capacity.
1 – Nissan Navara/Mercedes-Benz X-Class (1,578mm)
Measuring an incredible 1,578mm, the Nissan Navara and Mercedes-Benz X-Class share the longest load beds in the double-cab segment by some margin. The Navara and X-Class share the same chassis and are built at the same factory in Barcelona, and their practicality extends beyond the long load beds; both are capable of carrying more than one tonne and towing 3.5 tonnes.