Ford Regular Cab, SuperCab or SuperCrew? – Question of the Week

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Offered with three different cab sizes to meet customer demand, the Ford F-150 is everyone’s perfect truck.

The 2018 Ford F-150 and the majority of other F-Series models have been offered in three basic configurations in the past. While most non-commercial trucks nowadays are sold in the SuperCrew configuration, several options are offered to meet everyone’s needs.

The names may have changed from time to time, but the current options are the Regular Cab, the SuperCab and the SuperCrew. When it comes to the Super Duty, you’ll find a Regular Cab, the SuperCab and the Crew Cab. Basically, the Ford F-Series pickups have long been offered with only two full-size front doors, two full-size front doors with two smaller rear doors, and two full-size front doors with the addition of two full-size rear doors.

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The four-door trucks such as the SuperCab and SuperCrew have their obvious advantages, offering seating space for up to five people, more interior cargo space, and easier access to the rear seats. Also, a larger cab usually means a longer wheelbase, which translates into higher towing capacity.

Of course, there are drawbacks to large cabins. Most notably, the SuperCab, SuperCrew and Crew Cab trucks all cost more than the Regular Cab, and in some cases, premium trim lines are only offered in the bigger cabs – so if you want high-end you’ve got to go big.

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On the other hand, shoppers looking to keep the purchase price low will find that the two door trucks cost significantly less. In addition, trims like the King Ranch and Platinum can only be equipped with the pricier 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine (or V8), and not the more economical and versatile 325-horsepower, 2.7-liter EcoBoost.

Which cab would you prefer for your Ford pickup?

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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