Truck Cab Styles: How to Tell the Difference Between Them

Truck Cab Styles:How to Tell the Difference Between Them

No doubt about it, truck cab styles can be frustrating to sort out. Some terms you’ll hear tossed around include:

  • Single Cab Trucks

  • Crew Cab Trucks

  • Extended Cab Trucks

  • Regular Cab Trucks

  • Quad Cab Trucks

With manufacturer-specific nomenclature rubbing shoulders with basic industry terms, it can be pull-your-hair-out agony to really work out what you’re getting. We’re going to break down the basic cab styles to help you find the right option.

Standard Cab

Dubbed standard for a reason, your basic pickup truck comes with no added length in the cab or extra windows beyond the windshield and door windows. There should be only two doors.

Manufacturers call them Regular Cabs. Examples include:

2018 Ford F-150 White

Extended Cab

These pickup trucks have more space behind the front seats and generally some form of limited second-row seating. That used to mean fold-down seats (jump seats), but designs are becoming more accommodating as more trucks are used as family vehicles.

Manufacturers call them:

  • Ford: SuperCab

  • Chevy and GMC: Extended Cab

  • Ram: Club Cab

  • Nissan: King Cab

  • Toyota: XtraCab or Access Cab (with rear doors)

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Black

Crew Cab

The Crew Cab is generally the most expensive configuration, and not without reason. With two doors to either side and two full-sized benches, they can accommodate up to six passengers in comfort. Most will also include a flip-down rear seat, so you can always drop the rear row for added cargo space.

Manufacturers call them:

  • Ford: SuperCrew

  • Chevyand GMC: Crew Cab

  • Dodge: Quad Cab

  • Ram: Quad Cab/Crew Cab

  • Toyota: Double Cab or CrewMax (for the Latest Tundra)

2018 Ram 1500 Blue

Some manufacturers produce crew cab models with even greater interior space. For example, Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 lines are available with a Mega Cab option. Likely to be taking all passengers further than between Rice Lake, Hayward, and Cumberland? Such a model might fit the bill.

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