Will a Ram 1500 Fit in a Standard Sized Garage?

The Ram 1500 truck is a popular pickup in America. It’s imposing, with tons of power under the hood. However, this beast of a truck might have difficulty squeezing into a garage at an apartment or condo. 

The Ram 1500 will fit in a standard-sized garage. If you have an older-style garage or a small one, the Ram 1500 will be able to squeeze through, but there won’t be much space left. You might have to park your car at an angle to avoid hitting anything else as you exit.

So, let’s talk more about the size of a Ram 1500 and compare that to the dimensions of most garages. I’ll tell you everything you need to know so that you know what to expect when you park your Ram 1500. 

the ram 1500 will fit in the standard size garage

How Big Is a Ram 1500 Truck?

The Ram 1500 truck is an incredible vehicle with a long-standing tradition. However, what about its size? How big is a Ram 1500? 

To get a true sense of how big the Ram 1500 is, we need to look at its length, height, and width. These factors determine how well the truck will fit in your garage.

A Ram 1500 truck is 77 inches (195.6 cm) tall, 230 inches (584.2 cm) long, and 82 inches 208.28 cm) wide. However, this size will vary depending on your cab size and special features like extended beds or trailer hitches.

The Ram 1500 is available in two cab options: a Quad Cab and a Crew Cab. In addition, you get different features depending on the trim level. Consequently, the truck’s overall length will slightly change depending on its bed size.

Since our primary interest is the overall size of the cars, let’s take a comparative look at the dimensions of both car options.

DimensionQuad CabCrew Cab
Overall Height77.6 inches (197.104 cm)77.5 inches (196.85 cm)
Overall Length 228.9 inches (581.406 cm)232.9 inches (591.55 cm)
Overall Width 82.1 inches (208.534 cm)82.1 inches (208.534 cm)

Now that you know the size of a Ram 1500, I’ll be looking at standard car garages in the next section. 

Standard Garage Sizes

Garage dimensions can be more complicated than you think. When it comes to the size of your garage, it’s not as simple as just measuring the length and width. Apart from space for your car or cars, consider storage needs too.

Garage sizes vary depending on several factors. One of the most important is what kind of car you have and how much room it takes. A truck or SUV will take up more space than a sedan or hatchback.

Then, there’s storage. Garages can quickly fill up with boxes, tools, bikes, and other things you don’t know where else to put. If you want to get the most use out of your garage, you’ll probably want to leave room for these items while still leaving a spot for your vehicle. 

In addition to these factors, there are some standards to follow. For example, some cities require that garages be built with higher ceilings to meet fire code regulations. 

Single Car Garage

A single-car garage is relatively simple. Usually, it can fit one car plus additional storage space.

To get a better visual understanding of the standard dimensions, look at the table below.

Garage width12-16 feet (3.65-4.87 meters)
Garage length20-24 feet (6.09-7.31 meters)
Garage door height7-8 feet (2.13-2.43 meters)
Garage door width8-10 feet (2.43-3.04 meters)

Two Car Garage

According to the National Association of Home Builders, 65% of American homes have two-car garages. A two-car garage is generally slightly wider, ranging from 22 to 26 feet (6.7 to 7.92 meters) and 20 to 24 feet (6.09 to 7.31 meters) deep.

With this, you’ll have some variation in garage door size. You can have two independent garage doors between 8 to 10 feet (2.43 to 3.04 meters) wide or a double door that’s 12 to 16 feet (3.65 to 4.87 meters) wide. The door is typically 7 to 8 feet (2.13 to 2.43 meters) tall in both cases.

Three Car Garage

As the number of cars increases so does the space. To comfortably fit three cars, you need space between 31 and 34 feet (9.44 and 10.36 meters). Still, similar to the previous sizes, the length will still be between 20 to 24 feet (6.09 to 7.31 meters).

Why a Ram 1500 Will Fit in a Standard Sized Garage

Are you planning to buy a Ram 1500 and wondering if it will fit in a standard-size garage? Here’s how the sizes of a one-car garage and a Ram 1500 add up:

DimensionRam 1500Standard 1-Car Garage
Length19.4 feet (5.91 meters) for largest cab size20 to 24 feet (6.09-7.31 meters)
Width 6.84 feet (2.08 meters)12 to 16 feet (3.65 to 4.87 meters)
Height6.5 feet (1.98 meters) 7 to 8 feet (2.13-2.43 meters)

So there you have it. The Ram 1500 will fit into a 1-car garage, but there will not be much room to spare. Likewise, it will fit much better in a two or three-car garage. 

The Ram 1500 is one of the smaller trucks Ram makes


If you intend to park a Ram 1500 in your garage, make sure you have adequate space. Your first step should be to measure your door opening. If it’s standard height and width, then the chances are that the Ram 1500 will fit in there. 

If not, well, it’s not going to work out. Since a Ram 1500 is about 6.84 feet (2.08 meters) wide and 19.4 feet (5.91 meters) long, it will fit into a one-car garage with little room to spare on either side, but there might not be much room left for anything else.