What are extended cab vs regular cab vs crew cab trucks?
Doesn’t it seem like it doesn’t matter where you look, pickup trucks are everywhere? The days where pickup trucks were made only for work are in the past. These days, trucks can be optioned to be as luxurious as the well-known names from Germany. There is a truck out there for you, no matter if you want to cruise in style or require a workhorse. Once you decide if you require 4-Wheel Drive (or just Rear-Wheel Drive), the next big decision is to figure out what cab type works best for you and your needs.
A regular cab pickup features only one row of seats with very limited legroom and storage space, as you might guess. A regular cab was once the single way to purchase trucks. In most regular cab pickups, the seatbacks almost touch the back side part of the cab. This style is the more utilitarian version of a pickup and can usually be ordered with manual locks and windows. A regular cab is a work truck, not to haul family and friends around.
As one could probably assume, an Extended Cab (sometimes called a Double Cab ) is basically just a Regular Cab with more space behind the front-row seats. When they were first introduced, extended cab pickups were available as 2-doors and had small jump seats in the back. Now sometimes known as a Double Cab pickup truck, these trucks now boast a second row of small doors for access to the cargo area. Even though there are 2 rows of seats, an Extended Cab pickup would not be the ideal choice for road trips, even though it can haul more passengers.
While maybe not as clear as the previous cab versions, a Crew Cab truck features 4 normal-size doors and the space to carry your ‘crew.’ Crew Cab pickups are designed to transport more of your stuff and people. For some people, these pickups have replaced the standard 4-door sedan as the family vehicle. A Crew Cab pickup’s bigger size and more powerful engine options are unavailable in the 4-door sedan market while still being able to provide the luxuries and rear-seat legroom that families need.
Bob Howard Toyota has the selection of new and used trucks in Oklahoma City that you need, whether you need room for the family, hauling a trailer, need to transport supplies to a job site. Visit us in person or browse our online inventory of new and used trucks today. With double cab, crew cab, and regular cab options our friendly staff is ready to help you find the truck you need.