Dodge / Ram Cab Terms


CAB TERMINOLOGY


DODGE /RAM

2009-2016

Since their latest body style, which debuted in 2009 and is still in production, Ram’s (formerly Dodge) 1500 model is offered in 3 cab styles. These include the Regular Cab, the Quad Cab, and the all new “Crew Cab”. Along with the body style change, the Mega Cab was replaced by the “Crew Cab”, which has a full-sized rear door but does not have the large pillar behind the rear door like the Mega Cab. Therefore the 2009-2016 Ram 1500 Cab lineup consists of the Regular Cab, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab.

Despite the body style change for the Ram 1500, The Ram 2500/3500 retained the old body style until the following year, 2010. One major change implemented to the Ram 2500/3500 in 2010 was dropping the Quad Cab from the lineup and instead replacing it with the” Crew Cab”, which functions and looks just like the Ram 1500’s Crew Cab. Therefore the 2010-2017 Ram 2500/3500 cab lineup currently consists the Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Mega Cab. Because they have 4 different cab sizes, Dodge provides the widest variety of cab sizes in the full-size truck market.

DodgeRam2002-Current

2002-2008

From 2002-2008, Dodge featured a newly redesigned 1500 model with 2 cab styles, the “Regular Cab”, and the “Quad Cab”. One main difference from the older 1994-2001 body style was that the Quad Cab on the newly redesigned Ram 1500 model featured a fully functioning but smaller rear door instead of the suicide style door that was being offered on previous years Quad Cab models. In 2003, the 2500 and 3500 adapted the new body design and offered the same 2 cab sizes as before, while adding the conventionally opening rear door for the Quad Cab just like the 2002 Ram 1500. In 2006, Dodge released the “Mega Cab” option for all 1500/2500/3500 Ram trucks. The body style remained the same, but this new cab option featured an even larger rear door than the Quad Cab, as well as even more rear cab space as well. The distinguishing feature of the Mega Cab is the large rear pillar behind the rear door. From 2006-2008, the lineup consisted of the Regular Cab, the Quad Cab, and the Mega Cab for all Ram trucks.

1994-2001

From 1994-1997, Dodge’s Ram 1500/2500/3500 cab lineup consisted of a “Sweptline” or 2 door regular cab, and the “Club cab”, or extended cab, WITHOUT a functioning rear door. In 1998, they introduced the “Quad cab” to their lineup, which was essentially a Club Cab WITH a functioning rear door. The Quad Cab was available on all models including the Ram 3500 models, which were now offered in the Quad cab and Sweptline cab styles, but not the Club Cab style. In 2000, the Ram 2500 followed suit and Dodge no longer offered the Club Cab model, leaving the Ram 1500 as the only model to have the Club cab as an option. In 2001, Dodge began referring to the “Sweptline” model as “Regular cab”, joining the truck industry’s conventional lingo.

BED TERMINOLOGY

DODGE / RAM

2009-2017

From 2009 to 2017, the 1500 has been offered in the 5.5′ Extrashort bed, the 6.2′ shortbed, and the 8.0′ longbed. The Ram 2500/3500 is offered in the 6.2′ shortbed and 8.0′ longbed only. With the 3500 being the only model to offer a 8.0′ longbed dually.

From 2002-2008, Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 was offered three different bed types, the 6.0′ shortbed, the 8.0′ longbed, and the 8.0′ longbed dually, which was only offered on the Ram 3500 as standard. As in prior years, the 3500 could not be ordered with anything but  8.0′ dually longbed.

From 1994-2001 the Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 was offered three different bed types, the 6.0′ shortbed, the 8.0′ longbed, and the 8.0′ longbed dually, which was only offered on the Ram 3500 as standard. The 3500 could not be ordered with anything but  8.0′ dually longbed.

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