Pickups come in midsize, full-size light-duty and full-size heavy-duty flavors, and base prices can range from around $25,000 to about $55,000. Knowing what you need and what you want in a truck is important if you expect to get the right tool for the job and not pay for more capability than you’ll use.
Cab and Bed Designs
Truck manufacturers often have different names for them, but the three main cab designs are regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Regular-cab trucks have two doors, seat two or three people, and offer a small amount of in-cab storage.
Extended-cab trucks also have two doors but have a larger cab that can seat up to six people. The rear seating area can be cramped for passengers, so the primary benefit of an extended cab is its ability to hold more cargo in the locked, weathertight interior.
Crew-cab trucks have