The Tesla Cybertruck, one of the latest entries in the pickup truck market, was recently spotted alongside a well-known competitor: the Ford F-250. This chance sighting has reignited conversations about size comparisons among the industry’s big players.
Back in 2019, Tesla had piqued everyone’s interest with a Tug-of-War video showcasing the Cybertruck pulling its weight against the Ford F-150. However, since that time, few have had the chance to compare the Cybertruck’s dimensions with other market favorites. A recent photo, courtesy of Arthur Nuzzi from the Tesla CyberTruck Facebook Group, finally presents an opportunity.
For some context, Matthew Donegan-Ryan provides unofficial measurements for the Cybertruck: a 145-inch wheelbase, a total length of 231 inches, and a width of 84 inches. He reportedly used the iPhone Measure app to derive these figures, which he claims are “relatively accurate within 2 inches.”
On the other hand, the F-250 seen beside the Cybertruck appears to be the Crew Cab variant. Its stats? A wheelbase measuring 159.7 inches, an overall length of 250 inches, and a width of 80 inches.
Interestingly, the Cybertruck was initially designed to be even larger. However, as CEO Elon Musk revealed in 2021, some adjustments were made.
“That’s pretty much what it [the Cybertruck] will look like, with very small differences,” Musk stated, adding that the truck was “adjusted the size a few percent. Like around 3% or smaller.”
One of the primary reasons for this size tweak? Ensuring the Cybertruck can comfortably navigate through the Boring Company tunnels. This decision also seems practical for those concerned about driveway and parking space constraints.
In essence, while the Tesla Cybertruck and Ford F-250 showcase different design philosophies, this side-by-side comparison highlights the evolving landscape of the truck market.