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Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab

Quad Cab Trucks


Crew Cab Trucks

Cargo Space


Passenger Space

Up to Six

Maximum Occupancy

Up to Six
Typically Superior


Often Inferior



From torque ratings to tow ratings and safety technology to comfort features, there’s plenty to consider when you’re looking for your next truck in northwestern Wisconsin, but few factors are as important as cab style. Names differ between manufacturers, but options basically break down as:

  • Regular Cab: Provides two front doors and one row of seating for up to 3 people.

  • Quad Cab: Provides two extra front doors and an extra row of seating.

  • Crew Cab: Like the Quad, but with more passenger space and less cargo space.

People often end up comparing quad cab vs. crew cab, so we’ve broken down the benefits of each option to help you choose.

Why Choose a Quad Cab?

When you choose a quad cab over a crew cab, you get:


  • A slightly larger cargo capacity than you would with a crew cab.

  • The same maximum passenger capacity as a crew cab.

  • Superior efficiency scores since the quad cab is generally smaller and lighter than the crew cab.

  • Typically a lower price, for the same reason.

2018 Ram 1500 quad cab

Why Choose a Crew Cab?

When you choose a crew cab over a quad cab, you get:


  • A little less cargo space, but significantly more legroom, especially in the rear row.

  • Extra comfort features in the rear row, such as armrests.

  • Larger rear doors, making it easier to haul larger items in and out if you’re using the rear seats for storage.

2018 Ford F-150 Exterior

Which One is For Me?

There’s no universal right choice when it comes to quad cab vs. crew cab, but you’ll generally find that one option better suits your own individual needs.

  • Quad Cab: Ideal if you want to prioritize cargo carrying. If you don’t often travel with over three passengers, or if you only tend to go short distances, the added rear comfort might not be worth the added initial and fuel costs.

  • Crew Cab: If you don’t need huge amounts of cargo space, a crew cab can be great. It’s a popular configuration among larger families or drivers who take their crews over longer distances.

Check Out a Variety of Pickup Trucks at Don Johnson Motors

We’ve love helping drivers find their perfect truck. We have plenty of models available, including the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and the Ram 1500, so visit one of our dealerships in Rice Lake, Hayward, or Cumberland today!

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(715) 475-1473
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