What is a double cab vs crew cab – which should you get?
It seems like pickup trucks are everywhere. The times when pickups were used only for work are long gone. Modern pickups can be outfitted to be as luxurious as the iconic names from Germany. So, whether you require a workhorse or want to cruise in style, there is a truck for you. Once you figure out if you need 4WD (or just Rear-Wheel Drive), the next big decision is to figure out which cab type works best for you and your needs.
As you might guess, a regular cab pickup features only one row of seats with a small amount of storage space and legroom. A regular cab pickup was once the single configuration available on trucks. In nearly all regular cab pickups, the seats practically touch the back side of the cab. This model is the practical version of a pickup truck and usually comes with manual windows and locks. A regular cab is a work pickup, not to haul your friends and family.
As you could probably guess, an Extended Cab (occasionally called a Double Cab pickup) is basically a Regular Cab with more area behind the front-row seats. When first introduced, extended cab pickups were only sold as 2-doors and only had small rear jump seats available. These days they may be called a Double Cab pickup, these trucks now come with second-row doors for access to the rear cargo area. Despite having 2 rows of seating, an Extended Cab pickup truck would not be the ideal option for long trips, even if it can haul more people.
While maybe not as obvious as the earlier cab versions, a Crew Cab pickup features 4 normal-size doors and the room to carry your whole ‘crew.’ Crew Cab pickups are built to carry more stuff and-or passengers. For some folk, these kinds of trucks have replaced the 4-door sedan as the family vehicle. A Crew Cab pickup truck’s more powerful engine choices and larger size are unmatched in the sedan world while still providing the legroom and luxuries that families need.
Whether you’re hauling a trailer, taking equipment to a job site, or need room for the whole crew, Bob Howard Buick GMC has the selection of new and used trucks in Oklahoma City that you need. With double 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.