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Ram 1500 Quad Cab Vs. Crew Cab Comparison Guide

Ram 1500 Quad Cab Vs. Crew Cab

Now that you’ve evaluated the competition and decided on a Ram 1500 as your next truck, it’s time to compare the Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab configurations and find the best choice for your lifestyle. See the Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab dimensions, availability, and other benefits below, then visit Marion CDJR to meet your new workhorse in person.


What Makes the Ram 1500 Body Styles Different?

What Makes the Ram 1500 Body Styles Different?

The Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab debate is a matter of practicality vs. passenger space. The Ram 1500 Quad Cab is well suited to many tasks but shines in work trucks. The Ram 1500 Crew Cab configuration is oriented toward families. Let’s look at some in-depth details about the two versatile cab options.


Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab Trim Availability

The first Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab difference is that the Quad Cab configuration is only available on the lowest three 1500 trims, which are ideal for work-truck needs. Almost every Ram 1500 trim can have a Crew Cab configuration.

Quad Cab Crew Cab
Available On: – Tradesman
– Tradesman HFE
– Big Horn
– Tradesman
– Big Horn
– Laramie
– Rebel
– Limited Longhorn
– Limited
– TRX

Ram 1500 Crew Cab vs. Quad Cab Exterior Dimensions

The new Ram 1500 for sale is a full-size truck, no matter how it’s configured. Some dimensions do differ, though.

2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab 6’4″ Box 2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 6’4″ Box
Overall Exterior Length: 228.9 in 241.8 in
Cab Length: 152.6 in 165.5 in
Cab Width: 82.1 in 82.1 in
Bed Length: 76.3 in 76.3 in
Bed Width (Maximum): 66.4 in 66.4 in
Bed Depth (Maximum): 21.5 in 21.5 in
Bed Cargo Volume: 61.5 cu ft 61.5 cu ft
Max Payload Capacity: 2,010 lbs1 1,680 lbs1

Furthermore, the available Crew Cab bed lengths include the 5-foot-7-inch bed and 6-foot-4-inch bed. Available Quad Cab bed lengths are limited to the 6-foot-4-inch configuration.

Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab Interior Dimensions

While all of these configurations are competitively spacious, measuring up Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab interior space reveals more in the Crew Cab configuration.

2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab 6’4″ Box 2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 6’4″ Box
Passenger Capacity: 6 6
Passenger Volume: 117 cu ft 132 cu ft
Max Interior Cargo Volume: 53.3 cu ft 68.5 cu ft
Legroom (Front/Rear): 40.9 / 35.6 in 40.9 / 45.2 in
Headroom (Front/Rear): 40.9 / 39.2 in 40.9 / 39.8 in
Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 66 / 65.7 in 66 / 65.7 in
Hip Room (Front/Rear): 63.4 / 63.4 in 63.4 / 63.4 in

Ram 1500 Quad Cab Benefits

Ram 1500 Quad Cab Benefits

The 2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4×2 Quad Cab 6’4″ gets an EPA-estimated 20/25 MPG (City/Highway),2 while the 2024 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4×2 Crew Cab 6’4″ gets an EPA-estimated 18/23 MPG (City/Highway).3 If you want the largest bed and fuel economy estimate, the Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab showdown favors the Quad Cab.

However, the 5-foot-7-inch version of the Big Horn Crew Cab has an EPA-estimated 20/25 MPG (City/Highway),2 but at the cost of bed space. The Big Horn Quad Cab 6’4″ also has a 100-pound higher towing capacity4 than the Big Horn Crew Cab 5’7″. Tradesman Crew Cab vs. Quad Cab models tell a similar story.

Ram 1500 Crew Cab Benefits

Ram 1500 Crew Cab Benefits

Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab benefits mark the Crew Cab models as more spacious, but that’s not all. Models from the Ram 1500 Tradesman to the TRX can be configured with a Crew Cab, giving you more choice over the three-trim-only Quad Cab. You also gain access to the 5-foot-7-inch bed option, which is ideal for those with more modest hauling needs.

You may have noticed how the Crew Cab 6’4″ model lost the MPG comparison above but tied when given the 5-foot-7-inch bed – it’s because all Crew Cab 6’4″ configurations have a standard 5.7-liter V8 HEMI with 395 horsepower, while the Crew Cab 5’7″ options use the 3.6-liter V-6 found in Quad Cab models.

To see more details about the Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab debate, schedule a full tour of the lineup at our Ram dealer near Asheville, NC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which cab offers more passenger comfort between the Crew Cab and Quad Cab?

The Crew Cab will be a more comfortable option for your rear seat passengers, as it offers more rear legroom than Quad Cab models. Quad Cab configurations are also unavailable on the most comfortably equipped Ram 1500 trims, like the Ram 1500 Limited. On the flip side, Quad Cab models can cost less and are better suited as work trucks.

Is a Ram 1500 Quad Cab or Crew Cab better?

The better cab in the Ram 1500 Quad Cab vs. Crew Cab debate depends on what you’re looking for. Quad Cab Ram 1500 models tend to cost less than Crew Cab models but offer less interior space. The Quad Cab is great for hauling gear to jobs, whereas the Crew Cab will offer more space and comfort for your family.

Can you get a Quad Cab or Crew Cab on any trim level?

The Ram 1500 trim levels are not universally available with a Crew Cab or Quad Cab. However, trim levels such as the Ram 1500 Big Horn do offer both Crew Cab and Quad Cab configurations. The Ram 1500 Tradesman is the only other trim level to offer both cabs; most other Ram 1500 trim levels are limited to a Crew Cab.


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