Know Your Truck Cab Style
Trucks come in all shapes and sizes. Knowing what your truck cab is named can make searching and buying for your truck a lot easier. Here is a breakdown of generally what each cab style is and what the popular vehicle companies reference them:
There should only be two doors with no added length in the cab.
Extended Cab: A good rule of thumb with extended cabs is there is more space behind the front seats. Typically this extra space is for extra seating that is folding. There may be a set of half-doors along with the front full-sized set of doors.
Crew Cab: These trucks have more space behind the front seats than what extended cabs have and have four full-sized doors.
Ram produces models with even more space than their Crew Cab version. This is the Mega Cab. It combines their Crew Cab and extending it farther.
Vehicle Make Notes:
Chevy/GMC: In 2014 Chevy & GMC changed the name of the Extended Cab to Double Cab. They added door handles to the rear doors and changed them to traditional forward-opening doors.
Dodge/Ram: Club Cab (Extended Cab) was eliminated in 2002 and the addition of the Quad Cab. The Quad Cab has rear door handles while the Club Cab does not. The Mega Cab was introduced in 2006 and offers almost 2 feet of extra cab space.
Ford: Some Regular Cabs may have an extra window panel & storage space behind the first row that makes it look like a SuperCab (Extended Cab). However, it is only a SuperCab if there is room for passengers in the back.
Nissan: Nissan does not offer a Regular Cab for the Titan. They also discontinued the Single Cab for the Frontier beginning with the 2001 model year.
Toyota: Tundra (2007+), the former Access Cab (Extended Cab) was replaced by the Double Cab and the former Double Cab (Crew Cab) was replaced by the CrewMax Cab. They are slightly larger than a traditional Crew Cab and it's rear doors are the same size as the front doors.