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For many of us, our garage is our man cave where dreams are made but seldom come true. It’s our sanctuary for finding peace and quiet and the odd moment of self-reflection.
With a body size measuring 20′ in length, 6.5′ wide, and 6.5′ tall, it’s in with a wide range of full-size ‘big boy’ competitors, like a Ford F-250. It will take up a similar footprint to a large pick-up truck, so your garage would need to be bigger if it’s already a tight squeeze with a large family car.
However, to fully understand if a Cybertruck will fit into a typical home garage, we need to know more about the Cybertruck, how it stacks up against its competitors, and how it relates to fitting into the average domestic garage.
What Do We Know About The CyberTruck?
We know that the Cybertruck was first unveiled by Tesla in 2019, and as a result of its unique design and overall quirky appearance, it sent the car industry into overdrive.
Besides this and the fact that for some of us, it looks like a giant Meccano toy, thanks largely to its unfinished stainless steel body, we also know that the Cybertruck will feature an exterior shell that has been made for ultimate durability and passenger protection.
Plus, it will be available in four different trim levels, each featuring a different powertrain;
The base model will be rear-wheel drive only and will feature a single motor with a range of approximately 250 miles and a towing capacity of around 7,500 pounds.
Then there is the dual-motor trim, which will probably be the version most people choose, according to the motoring press experts.
It will be capable of 0 to 60 in around 4.5 seconds; this version features an all-wheel-drive and should have the ability to be able to achieve a range of 300 miles and tow around 10,000 pounds.
Finally (as of now anyway), there is scheduled to be the tri-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain that will include a larger battery pack adjusted from the Model X SUV.
Capable of 0 to 60 in around 2.9 seconds; it will have a range of approximately 500 miles and an advertised towing capacity of 14,000 pounds – which puts it firmly in the small truck market.
How Does The CyberTruck Stack Up In Size Against The Competition?
With a body size measuring 20′ in length, 6.5′ wide, and 6.5′ tall, it’s in with a wide range of full-size ‘big boy’ competitors, including everything from the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, Honda Ridgeline AWD, Ford F-250 and the Nissan Titan X.D.
However, its closest competitor in overall body size and weight is probably going to be the electric-powered Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck.
How Much Will The CyberTruck Weigh?
Tesla hasn’t said precisely how much the Cybertruck would weigh at this stage. However, as we know, all Tesla’s are notoriously heavy.
The Model S weighs around 4647 lbs, the X Model has an average weight of 5,421 lbs, and with the Model 3 tipping the scales at about 3,552 lbs, we can’t imagine the Cybertruck will be any different.
But it seems likely that because of its payload that Tesla announced at the time of the introduction of approximately 3,500 lbs, the Cybertruck is clearly expected to have a GVWR of more than 8,501 pounds.
This suggests it will be classified in the U.S. as a Class 2B medium-duty vehicle and could weigh anywhere between 5000 and 8000lbs, making it in line with the Ford F-150 Lightning that ways in at 6,500 lbs.
What Size Garage Do I Need For A CyberTruck?
When it comes to deciding what size garage is required to house the Cybertruck, you have to understand that typical domestic garages are constructed in four standard sizes, as we’ve outlined below for you (sizes shown are in feet).
|Number of cars||Width||Depth||Height Door||Width|
|Three Cars||30-34||20 -30||7-12||8-16|
And so, while it looks at first glance that it would just about be possible to fit a Cybertruck into a standard one-car garage with a squeeze, it would certainly not be recommended.
Why with a standard one-car garage, not only would the space be extremely tight, you would be highly restricted on what else you could store in the garage, and that may well include the required charging station.
Another reason you should think about having at least a standard two-car sized garage to store your Cybertruck in is that without it, you would be extremely limited on what is termed the ‘safe working area’, which many experts suggest should be approximately 36″.
In other words, you should be able to maneuver around the vehicle safely with all the doors open and be able to get out of the garage in the case of an emergency without being obstructed.
One Other Thing To Consider
One other thing you need to consider when thinking about the size and type of garage you need to house your Cybertruck is the condition of the garage flooring, particularly if you’re moving up from an average-sized family car to a Cybertruck.
We will explain why – you see that according to the U.S. Environmental Environmental Protection Agency, the average car say, something like an Audi A8, weighs 4,094lbs.
So even if the Cybertuck comes in at the absolute minimum weight of 5000lbs, the additional constant load weight on the floor will increase by around 1000lbs, which is equivalent to having the car plus ten average size men frequently marching across the garage floor.
Therefore before you consider investing in a Cybertruck. It might make financial to have your existing garage inspected by a structural engineer to double-check that your garage floor and the rest of the garage, for that matter, can safely accommodate the increase in weight without causing you any problems in the future.
Don’t Start Building Your Dream CyberTruck Garage Just Yet
Hopefully, this article has given you an insight into the Tesla Cybertruck and everything you need to know about its size and whether or not it will fit into your existing garage.
Or whether you need to think about increasing your budget and having a custom garage built to any size or shape that suits your needs and fits your Cybertruck perfectly. However, as a note of caution. Unless you already have a garage that’s more than capable of housing a Cybertruck. You probably shouldn’t start building one just yet.
You see back, in January of this year, Tesla boss Elon Musk confirmed that not only was the Cybertruck going to blow your mind; but he also announced that despite previous statements to the contrary – Tesla would not be launching any new cars in 2022, and that includes the production of the much-anticipated Cybertruck.
At the time of the introduction, it was expected to be built at the new Tesla factory in Austin, Texas, but it has now been delayed until sometime in 2023 at the very earliest.
So Will It Fit?
So when we get asked will a Cybertruck fit into our garage, it can be tricky; indeed, it all comes down to common sense. For example, if your garage was built to house a Mini Cooper, there’s little chance of it fitting. But, if it fits two or three family-sized cars, then yes, a Cybertruck will fit.