When it comes to fitting rear-seat passengers into the Ford F-150, the SuperCrew is the obvious go-to answer. However, most folks forget that the Ford F-150 SuperCab configuration is another totally viable alternative. What’s more, the SuperCab actually provides several benefits that the SuperCrew does not. So we decided to take a few moments to make a case for why the 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCab is the better pick over the Ford F-150 SuperCrew.
Let’s begin with price. The 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCab starts at $32,240, which is noticeably less than the $34,695 price tag attached to the 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew. Right out of the gate, the Ford F-150 SuperCab has a $2,500 advantage over the SuperCrew.
But what about interior room? The SuperCrew is obviously more spacious, right? Indeed it is, as the SuperCab offers 33.5 inches of rear legroom, a sizable 10.1 inches less than the 43.6 inches offered by the SuperCrew. While an extra 10.1 inches is nothing to sneeze at, the SuperCab’s 33.5 inches is still a decent amount of room for rear-seat passengers. Meanwhile, the shoulder room, headroom, and hip room are nearly identical between the two trim levels.
|Front Headroom (in)||40.8||40.8|
|Rear Headroom (in)||40.3||40.4|
|Front Shoulder Room (in)||66.7||66.7|
|Rear Shoulder Room (in)||65.8||65.9|
|Front Hip Room (in)||62.5||62.5|
|Rear Hip Room (in)||64.7||64.7|
|Front Leg Room (in)||43.9||43.9|
|Rear Leg Room (in)||33.5||43.6|
Additionally, the SuperCab offers some very cool rear-hinged doors. Not only do these look slick, but they provide easy access to the rear seat thanks to the lack of a dividing B-pillar, unlike the SuperCrew that has a B-pillar between the front and rear rows.
The SuperCab also comes with a longer standard bed, measuring in at 6.5 feet compared to the standard 5.5-foot bed offered on the SuperCrew. Customers can still opt for a 6.5-foot bed with the SuperCrew for an extra $1,305, but if it’s maximum bed space that you’re after, the SuperCab is the right choice, as it comes with an optional 8-foot bed configuration. By comparison, the SuperCrew maxes out with the 6.5-foot bed.
Finally, when both models are equipped with Ford’s glorious 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, the SuperCrew comes out on top in terms of payload rating, posting an impressive 13,200 pounds, as opposed to the 12,000 pounds offered by the SuperCab.
All told, the Ford F-150 SuperCab might not offer as much rear-seat legroom as the SuperCrew, but it still boasts enough rear seat space, while featuring numerous benefits that the SuperCrew simply does not match.
So, which cab of the F-150 would you opt for? Vote in the poll and sound off in the comments to share your opinion.