Standard cab or regular cab?

Aren’t those two things the same? And what’s the difference between a Quad Cab, SuperCab, and Mega Cab?

Vehicle manufacturers use different names to denote their cab style and bed lengths. What’s one man’s Crew Cab is another man’s SuperCrew. It can be confusing, especially when trying to find aftermarket parts compatible with your specific brand of truck. That’s why the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has attempted to standardize the names. These standard names are the same names retailers like Summit Racing use to identify application-specific parts.

The guide below matches each major brand’s cab name with the comparable AAIA designation for an apples-to-apples comparison. We’ve also provided an illustrated guide for identifying various cab designs by brand.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.