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Pickup Truck Cab Styles

Extended Cabs, Quad Cabs, and King Cabs, Oh My!
When talking about pickup truck cabs (the part in the front where the people go), it can be confusing to know what is what. All of the vehicle manufacturers use their own terms to describe their cab styles. For example, when referring to the exact same style of cab, Chevy uses "Extended Cab," Dodge uses "Club Cab," Ford uses "SuperCab" , and Red Lobster uses "crab legs with unlimited cheddar biscuits". The following information should help clear up the confusion. Note: Red Lobster doesn't actually make trucks, I just hope they appreciate the plug enough to reach out. I shouldn't write before lunch. Search by Manufacturer:Note: Not all model years/models/trim levels for each manufacturer are included below. Manufacturers occasionally change the design of a particular model - for example, door handle placement may vary. Your particular vehicle may not match the pictured vehicle exactly.
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Four Basic Styles of Pickup Truck CabsNo matter what your specific manufacturer calls it, truck cabs come in 4 basic styles.
Standard or Regular Cab
  • Generally, no extra length added to the cab
  • Usually no extra windows in the cab beyond the windshield, the door windows, and the rear window
regular cab
Extended Cab
  • Extended cab provides additional interior storage behind the front seats.
  • Small windows are located behind the door windows on each side.
  • Bench or jump seats may be present behind the front seats to provide seating for additional passengers.
  • Some models have a door behind the front door for easy access to the storage area. If this door opens from the front, it may be called a suicide door. This door may look like a regular, full-size door, just more narrow. It may have a handle on the outside at the front or back, or the handle may be hidden inside the door accessible only when the front door is open.
extended cab
Full 4-Door Cab with Backseat
  • Cab has 2 doors per side, like a 4-door car
  • Full backseats provide the comfort of a full-size car, unlike jump seats
  • Full-size rear doors allow easy access for passengers
  • Full-size windows in the rear doors
full cab
Full 4-Door Cab with Backseat and Extra Storage Space
  • Cab has 2 doors per side, like a 4-door car
  • Additional storage space behind the backseats makes for a roomy interior and looks like an extended section of the cab from outside the truck
  • Full backseats provide the comfort of a full-size car, unlike jump seats
  • Full-size rear doors allow easy access for passengers
  • Full-size windows in the rear doors
full cab with extra space
Pickup Truck Cab Styles by ManufacturerThe tables below make it easy to compare truck cab styles from different vehicle manufacturers. Note: The tables below serve as examples, and are not comprehensive as to include every model and trim level
Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, 3500
GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500
Regular Cab
regular cab
Extended/
Double Cab
double cab
Crew Cab
crew cab
Dodge Ram and Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
Regular Cab
regular cab
Club Cab
club cab
Quad Cab
quad cab
Crew Cab
crew cab
Mega Cab
mega cab
Dodge Dakota
Regular Cab
regular cab
Extended Cab/
Club Cab
club cab
Quad Cab/
Crew Cab
quad cab
Ford F-150, F-250, F-350
Regular Cab
regular cab
Extended Cab/
Double Cab
super cab
SuperCrew/
Crew Cab
supercrew
Ford Ranger
Regular Cab
regular cab
SuperCab
supercab
Nissan Frontier
King Cab
king cab
Crew Cab
crew cab
Toyota Tundra
Access Cab/
Double Cab*
(*after 2007)
access cab
CrewMax/
Double Cab*
(*before 2007)
crewmax
Toyota Tacoma
Xtracab/
Access Cab
xtracab
Double Cab
double cab


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