Regular Cab vs Extended Cab vs Crew Cab Trucks

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What is a regular cab vs extended cab vs crew cab trucks?

These days pickup trucks are everywhere. Gone are the days where pickups were vehicles made for work and utility. Modern pickup trucks can be upgraded to be as opulent as the iconic brands in luxury. So, whether you want to cruise in style or need a workhorse, there is a pickup truck out there for you. Once you decide if you need 4-Wheel Drive (or if RWD will suffice), the next big decision is to decide which cab type works best for you.

What is a Regular Cab?

Is a Regular Cab truck right for me?

A regular cab pickup has only one row of seats with limited storage space and legroom, as the name implies. A regular cab used to be the only configuration available on pickup trucks. In most regular cabs, the seats nearly touch the rear of the cab. This style is the practical version of a pickup truck and is normally found with manual locks and windows. A regular cab is made for work, not for hauling your family and friends.

What makes a pickup truck an Extended Cab?

How to tell if a pickup is an Extended Cab

As one might expect, an Extended Cab (can also be called a Double Cab pickup) is basically a Regular Cab with extra room behind the front seats. When first introduced, extended cab pickups were sold as 2-door models and had small jump seats in the back. Sometimes known as a Double Cab pickup truck, these trucks now come with slim, second-row doors for easy access to the cargo area. Even though there are 2 rows of seats, an Extended Cab pickup wouldn’t be the best choice for road trips, even if it can carry more passengers.

What makes a pickup truck a Crew Cab?

Is a Crew Cab right for me?

While not as clear as the earlier types, a Crew Cab pickup boasts four full-size doors and the space to carry, well, your ‘crew.’ Crew Cab pickup trucks are built to carry more of your stuff and passengers. In some circles, these styles of pickups have become the family vehicle. A Crew Cab pickup truck’s bigger size and powerful engine options are unmatched in the 4-door sedan segment while still providing the legroom and comfort that families need.

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Whether you’re hauling a trailer, taking equipment to a job site, or need room for the whole crew, Gene Messer Chevrolet has the selection of new and used trucks in Lubbock that you need. With regular cab, crew cab, and extended cab options our team is ready to help you find the truck you need. Visit us in person or browse our online inventory of new and used trucks today.


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