Ex­tended Cab, Et Al.

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THIS MONTH WE’RE TAK­ING A LOOK AT THOSE TRUCKS WITH A LIT­TLE EX­TRA BE­HIND THE FRONT SEATS: EX­TENDED CAB PICKUPS. While we of­ten just call them ex­tra cabs, each truck man­u­fac­turer ac­tu­ally has its own term for that area with those tiny jump seats, which many of us even­tu­ally tend to fill up with speak­ers. Here’s a quick run­down of what each truck brand calls their cabs o’ plenty.

Chevy and GMC: In­tro­duced in 1983 on the S-10/S-15 and 1988 for full-size trucks, GM called them Ex­tended Cabs be­fore the days of rear sui­cide mini-doors. Th­ese days they’re re­ferred to as Dou­ble Cabs.

Ford: The Su­per­cab first came on the scene in 1974 on the F se­ries and has been a pop­u­lar op­tion ever since.

Dodge/ram: In­tro­duced in 1973 on the full-size D se­ries, the Club Cab beat Ford by a year. Since rear ac­cess doors were in­tro­duced, the clos­est thing to it is the Quad Cab.

Toy­ota: The Xtra­cab for Toy­ota mini-trucks came to light in 1984. They are now re­ferred to as Ac­cess Cabs.

Nis­san: Be­gin­ning with the Dat­sun 620 in 1977, the King Cab was and re­mains Nis­san’s ex­tended cab model.

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