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Crewmax vs. Double cab

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Rockstar72, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Rockstar72

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    I'm searching for a used Tundra online first. I have two teenage boys. Both are 5'10 "ish. Just wondering if I they would fit in the back of a double cab or should I go crewmax? There are a lot more used double cabs than crewmax available at my price point.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    Trooper2

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    They will fit fine. May not be ideal for long road trips.
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    Yeah I’m 5’9” and I have plenty of room in my backseat. Pretty comfy for a bench seat. Like Trooper2 said. Might not be ideal for long trips but definitely doable.
     
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  4. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    Crewmax is the way to go IMO. At first I tried to convince my wife that double cab would be ok. It didn't work so I bought the crewmax. I thank her everyday lol. My kids love all the space in the back and also my step mom who is 6ft tall.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Also your trading bed space between the 2 models. The CM is a short bed and the double is a 6.5’ bed. Something else to keep in mind while thinking about seating room. Good luck
     
  6. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 Toyota SUPER WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    CM with a tailgate extender and you have the best of both worlds....
     
  7. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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  8. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    You’ll want the CrewMax. They’ll fit in the DC but it won’t be great.
     
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  9. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    Luckily my family is short except for me. If the front passengers are short they can scoot the seat up and leave even more room in the back. Best bet is to go try both.
     
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  10. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    CM is so spacious, everyone I take small or big loves it back there. DC has slightly more payload and tow capacity, almost negligible.
     
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  11. Aug 3, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    How often are they actually in it on a daily basis and for how much time? For example: 30 minutes a day every day to and from wherever is an hour total each day every day during the week. That's a total of 7 hours a week for 52 weeks. That's 364 hours a year in the back of a DC or CM. Now add a friend, or some bags or whatever else is going in or on the truck on the other random days where those things happen and you will wish you went with the CM.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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    What are you hauling more of? People or cargo? Sounds like a CM is in order.
     
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  13. Aug 3, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    theraven

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    I rented both and took them on 2+ hour weekend road trips w/ the fam before I bought. I ended up with the DC. The CM’s bed was too small for my use. No friends have complained on road trips yet. And I’ve been back there for 2+ hours no problem. Try them out and see what works for you, my local dealer rents them, I’m sure you can find one that does.
     
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    I’ve taken people on long trips in my DC before. Unless you need the 6.5 bed, get the crew max. Easier resale too
     
  15. Aug 3, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    Hey when I was 17 my dad had the old s10 with the seats thet where not really seats you know they folded down amd you sat sideways . So I'm going to say get a DC if you need the bed space. Actually look for an 8' bed they are nice . :spending:
     
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    This is how we rolled lol

    Screenshot_20190803-144329_Chrome.jpg
     
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  18. Aug 3, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Crew max unless you really need the extra box length.

    My girls always want to have their bags and stuff in the cab with them. The CM is perfect for us and my oldest is only 7. There’s room for bags and stuff at their feet.
     
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    double cab is like your average back seat to me, CM is like a limo. with that being said. DC for life
     
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    Also depends on what you and your kids are accustomed to riding in. I came from a Honda Civic Del Sol so to me my DC is spacious. The back seat is decent, but the front has plenty of room to slide forward if necessary. I definitely appreciate having the extra foot in the bed.
     
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    do you fit in the back seat? a few more years, your boys will be driving, and you being in the back seat...
     
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    I just had to make the switch because the baby seat didn’t fit in the back of the DC with the wife up front. There was no place for his legs because they stuck straight out. I will say I like the crewmax a lot more inside, but the double cab is a way better looking truck.
     
  23. Aug 3, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    How long do you expect your sons to be riding with you. In a few years it could be a lot less, as they become drivers and have vehicles .
    As mentioned, what are they used to?
     
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    I was considering a DC simply as Crewmax's were all out of my price point. Found a crewmax in my area for the right price (after looking for easily 6 months) and pulled the trigger. The moment my wife saw the backseats she was happy. Carseat fits with a ton of space from the front seats. If you have kids the CM will fit the bill. Also dont let the short bed turn you off, i throw 10-12 ft lumber in there frequently no problem.
     
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    I have a CM I have a two year old in a car seat and we plan on trying again so that would be two car seats. It will be more then enough room. Usually if we go camping I’ll pack up the backseat with the more expensive stuff and leave fire wood etc in the bed since I don’t have a bed cover
     
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    DC is a better use of space IMO and better value. Toyo ruined The CM with the under seat foam and no slide/recline for rear seat. Wish they cut the rear slide window if they were trying to cut costs.

    If you are looking at 2007-2013, CM is more attractive.
     
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    My rear seats can slide and recline
     
  28. Aug 3, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    What do you use the bed for. That’s the only thing to look at imo
     
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    I normally have one car seat and two child booster seats in the back seat of my crewmax, but I've had three cars seats before without too much difficulty.
     
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    Either is fine in my opinion. Just have to weigh priorities. My kids have enough room in the back of the double cab, I don't get frustrated with a short bed and I prefer the looks of the double cab. On the other hand, I fully understand why people like the crew max. It is all personal preference on this question!!
     
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