Pickup Truck Cab Styles

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Crew Cab Pickup Trucks

2012 Ram Express Crew Cab Truck
2012 Ram Express Crew Cab Truck. © Ram

Truck Cab Styles

Our collection of cab style photos will help you visualize the many body styles you'll see when you shop for a pickup truck -- use the images to preview and choose a cab style that suits your needs.

Crew Cab Pickup Trucks

A Crew Cab pickup truck has four doors that lead to two full rows of seating. The rear doors swing open forwards, just like the front doors.

Some manufacturers tag this configuration with another name. For instance, Toyota calls similar trucks Double Cab pickups and uses the name CrewMax to describe one model in its full-size Tundra lineup.

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Extended Cab Trucks

2012 Silverado LT Extended Cab Pickup Truck
2012 Silverado LT Extended Cab Pickup Truck. Silverado Photo © General Motors

Extended Cabs

Chevy and GMC call this pickup truck body style an Extended Cab. Trucks with this cab style have the second row of seating, but the rear seats -- and access to them -- are configured in different ways. The important thing to remember is that an Extended Cab truck's second row of seating is more compact than that of a Crew Cab truck and is not accessed through full-size doors.

The rear seats and limited legroom in this style of the truck are usually not comfortable for during a long trip, especially for adults.

Other Names for this Configuration

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Club Cab Pickup Trucks

2012 Toyota Tacoma Baha Pickup Truck
2012 Toyota Tacoma Baha Pickup Truck. Photo of Toyota Tacoma Baja Truck © Toyota

Automakers use a variety of terms to describe the club cab pickup truck cab style, with second-row seating that's similar to the Chevy Extended Cab truck on the previous page. Names that are used include the Nissan King Cab, the Toyota XtraCab, the Toyota Access Cab, the Ford SuperCab and the Mazda SE Cab Plus.

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Double Cab Truck Interior

Double Cab Pickup Truck
2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Configuration. © Basem Wasef

Double Cab Truck Interior

Toyota calls its four-door trucks with full seating and forward swinging doors 'Double Cabs.' The name CrewMax is reserved for big Toyota Tundras that are outfitted with full rear seats that have enough space to recline.

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Aerial of a Double Cab Truck with Doors Open

Toyota Tundra Double Cab
2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab. © Toyota Motors, Inc.

Aerial of Double Cab Truck

An aerial view of a Double Cab truck with all doors open. Tundra's style has changed since this photo was taken, but it's a good representation of a Double Cab truck.

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Full Side View of a Double Cab Truck

2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Pickup Truck
2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Pickup Truck. Photo Courtesy Toyota

Full Side View of a Double Cab Pickup Truck

Full side shot of a Tundra Double Cab pickup truck, with four full-size doors that lead to front and rear seating.

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Regular Cab Pickup Trucks

2012 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab Pickup Truck
2012 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab Pickup Truck. Photo Courtesy Toyota

Regular Cab Pickup Trucks

A regular cab pickup truck has one row of seating. The seats in this truck are accessed through two front doors, and there's no access to the space behind them, but the regular cab variation on the next page helps you use that area to carry extra gear.

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Regular Cab Truck with Rear Access Doors

2004 Ford F-150 Regular Cab with Easy Access
2004 Ford F-150 Regular Cab with Easy Access. Photo Courtesy Ford

Regular Cab Truck with Rear Access Doors

This Ford F-150 regular cab pickup truck has a rear door that swings open to provide easy access to the area behind seats. Newer F-150's have access doors on both sides.

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