When it comes to the world of trucks, there are different styles of pickup cabs to choose from. You need to know what your specific needs are so you can determine the type of cab you need. Each of the vehicle manufacturers use their own terms to describe the cab styles of their trucks. The basic types of cabs are regular/standard, extended, double, crew and mega.
Basic Guide to Pickup Cabs Types
This type of pickup cab usually appear as 2-door cabs with just one row of seating. There is no space behind the seat, or if there is it is very little. Seats on a regular/standard cab may be bucket seats or bench seat. Toyota, Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and GMC all make regular/standard cab pickup trucks.
Extended cab pickup trucks normally feature rear doors that open the opposite way that the front doors open. These doors can only be opened or shut in the adjacent front door is open. Some extended cab pickups include the Toyota Tacoma, Ford F-150, Chevy Colorado and Nissan Titan.
Double cab pickups are defined as a 4-door pickup that features 4-front hinged doors but the doors in the back are somewhat shorter than the doors in the front. Double cab style trucks have a back seat that can fit extra people but there isn’t much legroom back there. These back doors allow for easy access to the backseats but with the shorter door lengths, the overall truck length is fairly reasonable. Ram calls this style quad cab but other brands include Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado.
Crew cab is called the double cab on the Toyota Tacoma, the crew max cab on the Toyota Tundra and the super crew cab on the Ford F-150. However, Nissan, GM and Ram go by the name crew cab. Crew cab style trucks features 4-doors with the front and rear being roughly the same size. Crew cabs also features a full seat in the back.
The mega cab is exclusive to Ram trucks and are only found in their 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks. This cab style is almost the same as the crew cab style with the exception that the cab stretches behind the rear seat to accommodate for interior storage room.
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