What is the difference between Extended cab, Crew cab and Supercab?

Hello everyone,
I’m a bit confused about the differences between “extended cab,” “supercab,” and “Supercrew.”

From what I understand, “extended cab” and “supercab” are often used to mean the same thing. They both have an extra seating area for passengers, but the passengers get in behind the front seats. However, “Supercrew” means there’s an extra door for passengers to enter the back separately.

Am I correct?

Also, for 1993 or 1994 F-150 trucks, was there one that had the “super crew” feature (with the extra door for rear passengers), was a 4 x 4, and had a long bed? Where can I find this information?

Unfortunately, Ford didn’t offer the Supercrew option (with four doors for rear passengers) on the F-150 until 1997.

So, for 1993-1994 models, your choices would be between a Regular Cab (2 doors, no back seat), Extended Cab/Supercab (2 doors with a tight back seat), or a Crew Cab (4 doors with a full-size back seat).

The terms Extended Cab, Crew Cab, and SuperCab refer to different cab styles in Ford trucks. The main difference between the cabs is the varying amounts of interior space and door configurations. The cab descriptions are:

  • Extended Cab: This term is generally used to describe a cab style with smaller rear seating areas than a Crew Cab. It typically has smaller rear doors that open in the opposite direction of the front doors.
  • Crew Cab: This cab style has four full-size doors and offers the most interior space, making it suitable for comfortably seating up to five or six passengers. It provides ample legroom and easy access to the rear seats, making it ideal for frequent use by multiple passengers.
  • SuperCab: Ford’s version of an Extended Cab, the SuperCab has four doors, but the rear doors are smaller and open in the opposite direction (rear-hinged). The SuperCab offers additional seating compared to a Regular Cab but less than a Crew Cab. It is a recommended cab if you occasionally carry passengers in the back but don’t need the full space of a Crew Cab

A Regular Cab pickup features just one row of seats, offering limited storage space and legroom, as the name suggests.
Traditionally, Regular Cabs were the standard configuration for pickup trucks. In most cases, the seats are positioned close to the rear of the cab. Typically equipped with manual locks and windows, these trucks are designed for work rather than transporting family and friends.

How can you identify an Extended Cab pickup?

As the name implies, an Extended Cab (also known as a Double Cab) is essentially a Regular Cab with additional space behind the front seats.
Initially, Extended Cab trucks were marketed as 2-door models with small jump seats in the rear. Modern versions, sometimes labeled as Double Cab pickups, feature slim, second-row doors for convenient access to the cargo area. Despite offering two rows of seats, an Extended Cab pickup might not be ideal for extended road trips, even though it can accommodate more passengers.

What distinguishes a Crew Cab truck?

While not as straightforward as earlier models, a Crew Cab pickup boasts four full-size doors and ample space to transport your ‘crew.’
Designed to carry more passengers and cargo, Crew Cab pickups have become popular as family vehicles in some circles.
Offering a larger size and more powerful engine options compared to 4-door sedans, Crew Cab trucks provide the legroom and comfort essential for family outings.