Will ATV Fit In Tacoma Bed? | Hunt or Shred

One popular pickup truck for off-road activities is the Toyota Tacoma. But is it big enough to fit an ATV in the truck bed?

Yes, an ATV can fit in a Tacoma bed. Any youth ATV will fit in every Tacoma trim model. Once we reach small and midsize ATVs, we need to start taking measurements. The average 200cc ATV is 66-76” long and 40-42” wide, which fits in a 73.7” long and 56.7” wide bed.

Are you looking for a way to get your ATV from point A to point B? If you've got a Toyota Tacoma, there's no need to worry - it's possible to transport this type of vehicle in the bed of your truck. In this blog post, we'll explore what it takes to transport an ATV in your Tacoma and answer the ultimate question. Read on for all the details.

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Will ATV Fit in Tacoma Bed?

An ATV will fit in a Tacoma bed. But there are numerous factors to consider, like the ATV size, truck bed size, weight, etc. Tacoma's are the perfect mid-size truck for those needing heavy lifting without needing a huge, full-sized pickup.

With their compact size, there are limitations regarding what can fit inside the bed. Based on current Tacoma designs, the standard model can fit an ATV up to 250cc in size.

The Double Cab Tacoma has a compact bed size with much less space for an ATV. We were only able to fit a 90cc in this model. If the plan is to transport a larger ATV, avoid the Double Cab Tacoma.

Weight is usually not the issue. An average 250cc ATV weighs around 450 pounds and these truck beds have a capacity between 1,500 and 1,600 pounds. The concern is the ATV's length and width and whether it can fit in this compact truck bed.

The average 250cc is 66 to 76 inches long and 40-42 inches wide. The length is the concern, so drivers with a 5-foot Tacoma bed must put the tailgate down to fit the ATV comfortably.

How Big Is A Tacoma Truck Bed?

There are seven trim levels for the Toyota Tacoma. These options include the TRD Pro, Trail Special Edition, Limited, TRD Off-Road, TRD Sport, SR5, and SR.

What Tacoma does is unique in the industry. Each trim level can be modified with a 5-foot or 6-foot truck bed. But what size ATV can fit in these two bed sizes?

Toyota Tacoma 5-Foot Bed

The standard short bed model is 60.5 inches long and 56.7 inches wide. It also offers a maximum payload capacity of 1,560 pounds when properly equipped.

This truck bed is also 41.5 inches wide between wheel wells and 19.1 inches deep. Fitting a smaller 50cc or 90cc ATV in this Tacoma truck bed shouldn't be a major concern.  

The tailgate hatch is about 19 inches long. With the tailgate down, the truck bed length is roughly 84 inches long. This extends our truck’s capacity to haul a bigger ATV.

Toyota Tacoma 6-Foot Bed

If you need more room, a 6-foot truck bed option is also available. This model is also available on each trim level and measures 73.7 inches long and 56.7 inches wide.

Inside the bed, you get 41.5 inches between wheel wells and 19.1 inches of depth. The payload capacity of this truck bed is roughly 1,685 pounds.

The beauty of this truck bed is how much more space there is with the tailgate down. The tailgate measures around 20 inches, giving us a total of 93.7 inches in length to haul a bigger ATV.

What Size ATVs Will Fit In A Tacoma Bed?

Do you own a Tacoma? Are you thinking about buying an ATV but worried it won’t fit in the bed of your truck?

Don't worry – plenty of ATVs will easily fit within the confines of your beloved vehicle. The key to getting the right size for your Tacoma is to measure the length, width, and height of its cargo area.

Youth Size ATVs

Youth ATVs are the smallest and easiest models to transport in a Tacoma bed. Nearly every youth model will fit in this truck, including 50cc, 70cc, and 90cc ATV sizes.

Small & Mid Size ATVs

Small and midsize ATV models can fit in a Tacoma bed depending on the ATV’s size and the bed length. Typically, these ATVs include engine sizes of 200cc, 250cc, 300cc, 350cc, and 400cc. Below is a chart with the average size for each.

ATV Size Average Width Average Length
200cc 40-42 inches 65-71 inches
250cc 40-42 inches 66-76 inches
300cc 40-42 inches 70-76 inches
350cc 40-45 inches 70-79 inches
400cc 41-48 inches 72-80 inches

Key Takeaways

  • Yes, an ATV will fit in a Tacoma bed. You can expect to fit youth ATVs in all Tacoma beds and small to midsize ATVs between 200cc and 400cc in size.
  • The Toyota Tacoma is available in seven trim levels with two truck bed sizes. You can mix and match each trim level with a 5-foot or 6-foot truck bed.
  • The Tacoma bed also has a payload capacity between 1,560 and 1,685 pounds. This is plenty of capacity for youth, small, and midsize ATVs.

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