These days pickup trucks are everywhere. The days where pickups were built only for work are in the past. These days, pickups can be outfitted to be as opulent as the most iconic brands from Germany. There is a pickup truck for you, regardless of whether you need a workhorse or want to cruise in style. After deciding if you require 4-Wheel Drive (or if RWD will suffice), the next big decision is to decide which cab type is best for you.
As one might expect, an Extended Cab pickup (can also be called a Double Cab ) is basically just a Regular Cab with more room behind the front-row seats. When it was first introduced, extended cab trucks were just available as 2-door models and only had small jump seats behind the front row. Occasionally known as a Double Cab pickup, these trucks now come with tiny, second-row doors for access to the rear cargo area. Despite having 2 rows of seating, an Extended Cab truck would not be the best vehicle for long trips, even though it can carry more passengers.
As you might guess, a regular cab pickup truck has one row of seating with a small amount of legroom and storage space. A regular cab pickup truck was once the only way to purchase pickups. In nearly all regular cab pickups, the seats nearly touch the back side of the cab. This style is the more utilitarian version of a truck and usually comes with manual windows and locks. A regular cab is a work truck, not to haul family and friends.
While maybe not as obvious as the earlier cab versions, a Crew Cab pickup has 4 regular-size doors and the room to hold your 'crew.' Crew Cab pickup trucks are made to carry more of the driver's stuff and passengers. In some circles, these pickup trucks have replaced the bland 4-door sedan as the family vehicle. A Crew Cab truck's bigger size and more powerful engine options are unavailable in the sedan segment while still being able to offer the luxuries and legroom that families desire.