Truck Cab Style Guide

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Can you name at least 6 different cab styles?

Here's a few to get you started: Regular Cab, Standard Cab, Access Cab, Extended Cab, King Cab, Quad Cab, Double Cab, Super Cab, Super Crew, Crew Cab, Mega Cab, Crew Max Cab....

We can continue adding to the list.

And the reason is that truck manufactures come up with their own names for the same cab style.

And if you're shopping for truck accessories, you might face some ordering issues.

This guide will make the shopping easier. All you need to remember is that there 4 basic types of pickup truck cabs.

-->> If you want to skip ahead, look up yo your truck cab by manufacturer: Chevy; Dodge; Ford; GMC; Isuzu; Mazda; Mitsubishi; Nissan; Toyota


Truck Cab Definitions

What's so complicated about doors on pickups? They open - you get in. You get out - they close.

Yes, but... truck doors can have several layouts. A pickup can have 2 doors, 4 doors, or.. 3 doors. In very different sizes. And these doors can hinge from the front or the back.

And what about the truck cab? The options available on the market today are so many, that it's easy to get confused.

Small Cabs or regular cabs are the standard, keeping up with the tradition of old work trucks. This cab style consists of one row of seats and coupled with a single pair of doors.

Large Cabs or crew cabs have front and rear seats with 4 full doors. This set up is not ideal for hauling cargo in the truck bed. But they are great for transporting full-size adults comfortably.

Extra-Large Cabs are for those of you who find large crew cabs restrictive. So if you want even more space and cabin comfort is your top priority, this is a great option.

Extended Cabs or all other "medium cabs" fit between the small and crew style. They offer you different configurations for fitting "smaller" passengers in the cabin while still having serious bed space. Their set up is of smaller second row of seats, with small rear doors or without. Different car manufacturers have different names for this style.

Now let's take a look at how truck manufacturers call each cab style.


Chevy

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Silverado 1500 (2014 - present), 2500 HD & 3500 HD (2015 - present)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Double cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small forward opening rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Silverado (1999 - 2013)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

C/K 1500, 2500 & 3500 (1988 - 2000)

  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and 1 passenger backward opening door, or, no rear-access doors at all
  • Regular cab = 4 full-size doors

Dodge

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Ram 1500 (2009 - present)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Quad cab = 2 full-size front doors and 2 smaller rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Ram 2500/3500 (2009 - present)

  • Mega cab = 4 full-size doors with extra space behind reclining rear seats
  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors without extra space behind non-reclining rear seats (2010 – Present)
  • Quad cab = 4 full-size doors (2009 only)
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Ram (2006 - 2008)

  • Mega cab = 4 full-size doors (larger rear doors than Quad)
  • Quad cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Ram (2002 - 2005)

  • Quad cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Ram (1998 - 2001)

  • Quad Cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening doors
  • Club cab = 2 full-size doors and rear room but no rear-access doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Ram (1981 - 1997)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Club cab = 2 full-size doors and rear room but no rear-access doors (1995-1997 only)
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Dakota up to 2008

  • Mega cab = 4 full-size doors (larger rear doors than Quad)
  • Quad cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Dakota (2008 - present)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening doors

Ford

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F-150 (1980 - present)

  • SuperCrew = 4 full-size doors (2001 - present)
  • SuperCab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors or simply a rear cab with fold-down seats (2001 – present)
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors
  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors rear room but no rear-access doors (1980 – 2000)

F-250/F-350 Super Duty (1999 - present)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • SuperCab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Ranger (1983 - 2012)

  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors rear room but no rear-access doors (1990 – 2000)
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors
  • SuperCab = 2 full-size doors and 2 backward opening rear doors or simply a rear cab with fold-down rear seats (2001 – 2012)

GMC

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Sierra 1500 (2014 - present) & 2500HD/3500HD (2015 - present)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Double cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small forward opening rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Sierra (1999 - 2013)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

C/K 1500, 2500 & 3500 (1988 - 2000)

  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and either 1 passenger backward opening door or no rear-access doors at all
  • Regular cab = 4 full-size doors

Isuzu

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I-Series

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Mazda

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B-Series

  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Mitsubishi

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Raider (2005 - 2009)

  • Double cab = 4 full-size doors
  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors

Nissan

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Titan (2004 - present)

  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors
  • King cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors

Frontier (1998 - present)

  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors (1998 – 2001 only)
  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors with rear room but no rear-access doors (1998 – 2000)
  • King cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors (2001 – present)
  • Crew cab = 4 full-size doors (2000 – present)

Hardbody (1986 - 1997)

  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors rear room but no rear-access doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Toyota

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Tundra (2000 - present)

  • CrewMax = 4 full-size doors, the biggest cab option (2007 - present)
  • Double cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 smaller forward opening rear doors (2004 - present)
  • Access cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening doors (2001 – 2006 only)
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

Tacoma (1995 - present)

  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors rear room but no rear-access doors (1995 – 2000)
  • Xtra cab = 2 full-size doors with rear room but no rear-access doors (2001 – 2005)
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors
  • Access cab = 2 full-size doors and 2 small backward opening rear doors (2005 – present)
  • Double cab (aka crew) = 4 full-size doors (2001 – present)

Pickup (1980 - 1995)

  • Extended cab = 2 full-size doors rear room but no rear-access doors
  • Regular cab = 2 full-size doors

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