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    Default Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    For those of you who own a Crewmax, could you please provide the pluses and minuses of the size of the cab.

    And the same for those of you who own a Double Cab.


    Wanting to get as much info about both... Thanks to all for your input.

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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    The CM has a bigger interior and a small bed

    The DC has a not as big interior and a bigger bed.

    Only you can decide what you need and like. personally i feel if you need tons of interior room get a full size SUV, if you want a truck get something with a useful bed.
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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    Bottom line is - What do you need your truck for. The CM has more cab room, but the DC has more bed room. I needed the room in the bed and the DC has plenty of room for my needs in the cab, so I bought the DC.

    Figure out what you will be using the truck for, then go to the dealers and crawl all over the CM and DC, then make your choice.
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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    Double cab.

    Pluses for me are a normal not abnormal looking bed. price was less when i got mine, dealer was able to deal more. big enough for us, same size as GM crew cabs, prior dodge quad cabs etc. did i say normal looking bed? 6/5 foot bed and not a bed short enough to fit a tacoma. overall proportions are right.

    Minusus? no roll down rear glass. slider but you cant reach it anyway. less leg room than CM but CM is like a limo. DC has weird non matching door handles, not only do they not match in style, they are not even the same color as the front door handles. rear window on side is smaller than it should be, making the door look much smallr than it is. no Factory Sunroof option on DC.

    i should have gotten a CM haha

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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    [QUOTE=Henry

    personally i feel if you need tons of interior room get a full size SUV, if you want a truck get something with a useful bed.[/QUOTE]

    Yep, good point, most people who go with the CM will not use their beds if at all, nothing a third row folding seat couldn't handle.
    I think they look a lil off personally.

    As for the door handle comment I think that set up is awesome, I like my chrome handle and black second door handle.

    How often are you in the back seat? If you have teenage kids and this will be the trip vehicle then yeah a CM is the way to go because back seat is awesome. The front is the same in either set up. Now if they had it set up so the back seat could slide forward and form a mini bed that would be kinda cool for hunting.
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    I am 100% happy with my choice to buy a CM.

    TRIPS/VACATIONS- It is great for trips with my 2 kids and wife. I throw the luggage, etc. in the bed and close the Undercover. My kids have plenty of room to recline the seats. The power rear window is one of my favoite features as I rarely have to use the air conditioning except for our recent HEAT WAVE of 100 degree heat indexes.

    BUSINESS- The bed is perfect for me for our yard card business in which I put our yard cards in the back with my bed extender if need be.

    LOOKS- I think it looks better than the double cabs in my opinion.
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    Love my CM!! I have too Kids they feel like they are sitting a mile away from us.We took it on vacation 5 hour drive the kids said it felt wonderful to be able to stretch their legs out we always drive me wife's Mazda 6 not anymore.The bed had no influence on me buying the CM.Plenty of room for what I will be doing with it, pulling enclosed trailer and hauling bicycles when we go on vacation now!! lol

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    It used to be that a 6.5' bed was a 'short bed', can't imagine having one a foot shorter.
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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    Love the DC myself and like that the bed is useful. At first I was going to get a crewmax but when they didn't have one with 4WD I chose the DC. Have no regrets and no one has complained about not enough room in the back.

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    to me, the crewmax is almost like an SUV, that has a box. so u can still do dump loads and whatnot with it. but unless you have a few kids, its not worth it in my opinion. if i had my time back, i wouldve got the DC. i very rarely ever have any passengers. but i sure couldve used the bigger box on occasion.
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    Well....having had both the 6.5 foot bed on my 2004 DC and the 5.5 foot bed on my crewmax, I can safely say that I dont haul anything less in my crewmax than I did in my DC..... I REALLY enjoy the interior room and the bed works out fantastic for my needs. If I need to move something that wont fit in the bed, I have 2 trailers. Realistically speaking, I would be hard pressed to find someone who can fit that much more in a 6.5 food bed than I can in my 5.5.... they are both small beds.... you are seriously talking like 5 square feet less floor space in the bed.... My quad didnt fit with the tailgate up in my 6.5 foot, nor in my 5.5 foot. My sled is just as bad..... Most of the time, I have my bed as a large trunk..... I have a tonneau cover on it, with a bedrug on the bottom.... any time I need more space, I take off the tonneau cover. The big stuff is safer on a trailer anyway....The bed is a small (pun intended) price to pay for the huge cab....in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    Quote Originally Posted by MTeator View Post
    It used to be that a 6.5' bed was a 'short bed', can't imagine having one a foot shorter.
    6.5' IS a short bed, the other is the mini bed.

    8' is the real deal. :laughing:

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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    We went back and forth with the same question and in the end we ended up with the CM. No we don't sit in the back seat and most of the people that would sit in the back seat would have plenty of room in the DC but on the other hand it is nice to have the extra space. When we take off for a quick weekend trip it's nice to be able to put our bag or suitcase in the back seat and not have to worry about it being in the bed. The 1ft difference in bed space wasn't as much of a negative as the added cab space was a positive for us. We also are looking at having our truck for 7+ years so right now the DC is fine for us but down the road we decided we would end up being happier with the CM.

    Like most people have said it all boils down to what you're going to be using it for really.

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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    love the interior of crewmax. knee room of double cab equals knee room in wife's highlander. i was driving a 2-door acura when our child was born. bought the CM for added space, especially for baby car seat... bed of truck is like having a huge trunk, but i dont hesitate to make a trip to lowe's and throw a bunch of filthy stuff in the back like i did with prior car, and with the back of wife's highlander. have an enclosed trailer for things that are too big for truck bed... no regrets on CM over DC - but had to pay the price... due to scarcity <is that a word?> of CM's, there was not nearly as much haggle room in price as compared to DC... have 2wd and no regrets.. the only use i'd have for 4wd is playing in the mud, since there's no snow where we live.
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    Default Re: Crewmax -vs- Double Cab

    My thinking was if you are going to buy a truck then buy one you can haul the most things with. Otherwise what's the point?. The extra bed space does make a difference when hauling a couch or other large items. I have had my truck loaded to the max and could not imagine having a smaller bed.

    People always comment on how much room there is in the back seat. The cm is really nice if you are a family man and have more of a need for seat room than you do for bed space. The sliding window is great and they do look good.

    The simple bottom line is it all comes down to needs. Hauling people or hauling stuff.

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