Obviously it is just marketing to make their feature sound more unique than the other brand. But since literally every brand offers these configurations, it makes for pointless confusion. Learning all these terms makes it even more overwhelming when you are comparing trucks. If you are looking for a 4 door model pick up truck, you have to first learn the unique brand-specific name for their 4 door model. And often, even this varies by region. For example, a 4 door Toyota Hilux is known as a double cab in most regions. But in some places, it is referred to as a dual cab. And if it was a 4 door Chevrolet S10 pick up or Colorado, it is known as a Crew Cab. Since the single cabs as usually the cheapest, it seems that manufacturers don’t bother marketing a cuter name other than just Regular or Single Cab. These extended cabs have the most creative names varying wildly from brand to brand, from Space Cab to Freestyle cab!
So lets list the specific jargon that each pick up truck manufacturer uses for these cab variations:
|Brand||Single Cab||Extended Cab (without or without small rear-entry doors)||4 Door|
|Toyota Hilux||Single Cab||Xtra Cab or Extra Cab||Double Cab or Dual Cab|
|Ford Ranger||Single or Regular Cab||SuperCab||SuperCrew or Double Cab|
Mazda BT50 and B-Series
|Single Cab||Freestyle, Cab Plus or Maxi Cab||Dual|
|Isuzu DMax||Single Cab||Spacecab or S-Cab||Cab4|
|Chevrolet/Holden Colorado and S10||Regular or Single Cab||Extended Cab||Crew Cab|
|Nissan Navara/Frontier and NP300||Regular or Single Cab||King Cab||Crew Cab, Double Cab or Dual Cab|
Here at Jungle Fender Flares, we try to speak brand-neutral and refer to the models our fender flares fit in plain old english, Single, Extended or 4 Door. And as far as fender flares fitting, usually our 2 door fender flares fit both the Single and Extended cabs. So our listings are usually as simple as 2 door or 4 door, no further industry cab variant jargon required.
If we missed anything or if you have any other input, please let us know in the comments below.