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Crewmax vs double cab?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Rski85, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Feb 5, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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    Rski85

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    Can someone give there opinion and experience between both? Is it that much more room as it looks?
     
  2. Feb 5, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    Nobody has ever asked this before. Interesting question. The answer might involve your plans for the bed. If bed space is a greater priority than passenger space, the DC seems to be the answer.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    The back seat is HUGE in the CM, great for long trips with kids. And, the rear window rolls down. I don't care how cool that guy in the mall crawler thinks he is, sitting at the stop light behind you. One shot of the window rolling down, he's Smuckers.
     
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  4. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:05 PM
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    Can two adults be comfortable on long trips in the double cab?
     
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    I used to have a 2005 Tacoma double cab. Had about the same room as a DC tundra from front seat to back seat. The tundra is a bit wider. I know this because my dad has a 13 DC. I now have a 17 tundra crew max. It has more room then the DC but is limited to a 5.5 foot bed. Three car seats in the back. i have the drivers seat almost all the way back and my 4 year old daughter can't kick my seat like she could in my Tacoma .
     
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  6. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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    Two small adults probably. I know i wouldn't be.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    FlashCulprit

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    Comfortable? No... I would say not. If long trips are the game. A cm is by far the gold mine when it comes to passengers.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:13 PM
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    My dilemma is crewmax with 4.6 vs double cab with 5.7 and bucket seats vs branch. The double cab is also 4k more
     
  9. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:20 PM
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    If your fine with the smaller engine then go with the crew max definately the best bet. Still a bullet proof reliable engine. Dad's 13 4.6 had had zero issues.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:22 PM
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    Thanks guys. Cm it is.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    Have you considered a 2017 or 2016 CM 5.7?
     
  12. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:36 PM
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    There is nothing local but base 17 tundras left
     
  13. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    2014 DC, 2016 DC, 2018 CM all with the 5.7. I most definitely would go with the CM. Smoother ride on concrete roads with the stock suspension. You won't need the extra room until you need the extra room. When you do need it you will be thankful you (and others) have it.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:04 PM
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    Not sure how much of a rush you are in but test drive both the 5.7 and 4.6. This is a huge investment so you really should be looking for something you really like.
     
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  15. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:17 PM
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    Love my crewmax. If you can live with the smaller bed I'd say go for it.
    We did a road trip with 2 adults in the back and a large car seat and it looked like they had plenty of room.

    I would strongly recommend driving a 4.6 vs the 5.7. Both are good motors but from what I've heard the mpgs are similar but the 4.6 is way underpowered compared to the 5.7.
     
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  16. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    I had 6 people in my double cab on Saturday. (I was the DD)

    And back in November my friends and I went on a riding trip to PA. It was a 2.5 hour drive. Both guys in the back are over 6’ tall. We were in my friends 07 limited DC. Overall the double cab is a very spacious truck.

    I didn’t even look at the crew max when buying since I need the bed space.
     
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  17. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    pschiller86

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    If you have kids get a crew max.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:37 PM
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    CM back seat is huge. My kids can be seated and the other can walk back and forth in the back. Rear passengers have tons of room. This was a big reason I switched to Tundra. My sierra crew cab was cramped.
     
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  19. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:40 PM
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    BuckWallace

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    I see what you did there :D
     
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  20. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:55 PM
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    If you have rear facing child seats, get a CM.
    If you have 6ft tall children, get a CM.
    If you have 6ft tall friends who don’t have their own car, get a CM.
    Otherwise get a DC.

    Here’s a 2 day camping trip. DC bed is completely full. Not sure what I’d do with a foot less.
    F87F4DD3-9B5D-4B28-9C03-05D498430A74.jpg

    And you can mod a DC to fold down rear seats to access behind the seats. On a CM you have to buy and install your own storage bins under the seats. :notsure:
    6A3B6FEE-894F-44C1-B3AD-D4D694950A0A.jpg

    The roll down rear window is really cool but I wouldn’t give up the 5.7 for it.
     
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    Love the room of my CM, didn’t like the bed space at all. I have access to a flatbed trailer 24/7, so that isn’t an issue. That is up to you.

    No way in hell I would get the 4.6L Tundra.

    Unless you are in Antarctica, wait for the right deal and get exactly what you want/need.
     
  22. Feb 5, 2018 at 11:56 PM
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    I guarantee if you get the 4.6L you will always regret you didn't get the 5.7L especially with a CM! I owned a 2010 DC with a 5.7L and now a 2017 CM 5.7L!

    The power in a 5.7L is a must for the bigger CM, IMHO!


    Good luck!
     
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  23. Feb 6, 2018 at 12:10 AM
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    A caveat to the kids point:
    If they’re in car seats, crew max.
    If they’ve grown out of car seats, Double Cab.

    The Tundra double cab is the largest back seat in its class (so is the crew max).

    I don’t know anyone that got a 5.7 and wish they had the 4.6 instead.
     
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    Rski85, I made the mistake when I bought my 08 getting the 4.7 and regret it till this day. It was my first ever new vehicle, so I try to look at it as a learning curve. Get the 5.7, with no regrets.
     
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    Crew. 5.7. Don' over think it.
     
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    I would buy the CrewMax any day over a double cab they have so much room. As far as bed space yeah they are lacking there but let's be real if you need a big bed you need 8' anyway.
     
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    I have a 5.7 with a rear roll down window...
     
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    I don’t regret buying a 4.6 truck so far. Yeah it’s not as fast as the 5.7, but that’s ok for my use. And so far I’m getting almost the same fuel mileage I got in my Tacoma.
     
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    I have to agree on passing on the 4.6. I had my 5.7 dropped off to get spray in bed liner and they gave a brand new loaner with the 4.6. BIG DIFFERENCE. The small amount of gas savings is not worth it! Plus, you will get hit on resale value because there are not nearly as many people looking for the 4.6.
    Hell, I thought that engine was sluggish in my buddies second gen.

    One side note. I am in Colorado and live at 6200 feet so that does probably make a difference.
     

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