These days, GM trucks are offered in various body configurations, including three different cab types and several different bed lengths. From smallest to largest, the three cabs are Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab. Granted, not all trim levels and bed configurations are offered in all markets. But putting that aside, let’s talk about which cab is the right pick.
The Regular Cab is the smallest of the three, offering just two doors, with space for up to three passengers with the center armrest lifted. Alternatively, drivers can fold down the middle seat to gain access to an armrest and cup holder. When it comes to maximizing rear bed length, this is the configuration to choose.
Up next is the Crew Cab – the biggest and most spacious of the three GM truck cab configurations. Offering seating for five passengers, the Crew Cab comes with four full doors, providing easy ingress and egress to the rear bench seat, plus loads of legroom. Alternatively, owners can lift the rear seat cushions up to gain access to additional storage beneath the rear seat.
Finally, there is the Double Cab, which finds a nice middle ground between the Regular Cab and Crew Cab configurations. Rather than four full doors, the Double Cab comes with a pair of shortened rear doors when compared to those on the Crew Cab. The configuration creates a smaller cab, thereby providing more space for the bed.
The tradeoff is that rear-seated passengers will have less legroom, but the Double Cab makes for a decent compromise for those who don’t need maximum rear passenger room. For example, the Crew Cab would be ideal for full-sized (large) adult passengers, while the Double Cab would be a decent fit for children and adults of smaller dimensions. If a little space is needed in a pinch, the Double Cab is a solid choice.
So, which GM truck cab style are you most interested in, dear readers? Let us know by voting in the poll, and voice your opinion in the comments section as well. And if you really love everything GM truck-related, make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Silverado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.