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Old 08-20-2013, 11:42 AM
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I like the crew cab much better. You need the room if you have a family. I bought a 2500 Hemi with the crew cab and solved both problems.
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I got the QC because it had the longer bed. I'm 6'3" and fit in the back just fine, even with the front seats all the way back. Everyone has their own comfort requirements so it's really a personal preference.

As far as engine, get the Hemi. More power, better mileage.
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I went with the Quad for the bed length, but that was before you could get the the Crew with the long bed so I guess if I had to do it again I would go with a Crew. The Quad cab has worked out fine for us though. I have 3 daughters, 5, 6, and 12 and they fit just fine. They complain about EVERYTHING and they love riding in my truck.

I would be weary of the 4.7 though. They are notorious for oil consumption as they age and they are a non-clearance motor which could get awfully expensive down the road if you have a problem. Being that you will likely not gain anything in fuel mileage there just isn't much of an incentive other than a small savings up front.
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I feel that the quad cab is the perfect cab size. All doors open independently unlike the Ford and Chevy (until 2014) extended cabs, but you still have the full size bed. I also didn't want to go with the 149" wheelbase because that would just be too big for me, and honestly I think the crew cab makes the truck look obese (no offense to anyone). I'm only 5'9" but haven't had any trouble fitting my friends in it either, In fact my friend (who is 6'3) prefers riding in it to taking his M3 when we go to Austin for 6th street because my rear seat still has more room than his even when my rear seat has 3 people in it and his has 2. My dog has plenty of room to lay down in the back seat with the fold flat floor out. I don't have kids but I doubt they'll ever grow too tall for the rear seat. I usually use the back seat for lockable storage though like when I go to the gun range.

Billacuda is exactly right though, everyone has different comfort requirements. I am accustomed to riding in the back of 7-tons with 17 other Marines and all of our gear. I also like my knees snuggled relatively close to the dash.

Keep in mind that the extra weight of the crew cab will reduce your towing/payload ratings, as will the 4.7 as opposed to the Hemi.

Lastly, you would be surprised how many things will fit in the 6.4 bed that won't fit in the 5.7 bed.
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Do you haul passengers or bed cargo more? What about towing? If you haul an ATV in the bed, you can always buy a small trailer and haul it on that if you go with the CC.
This isn't an issue anymore.

You can get the crew with the 6'4" bed now, you aren't restricted to the 5'7" one anymore. I'm getting an outdoorsman crew with the long bed tomorrow.

I don't know that you could do this early in the 2013's, I think this is one of the things along with the 8 speed tranny that became available 2nd half of 2013.

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mine is an Outdoorsman 4x4 with 3.92 gearing so i get about 17-18 hwy, hers is a SLT 2wd and gets 22-24 hwy. both of those numbers are with pure gas, if she uses E85 she gets 15 hwy AT BEST!

I do have to add i have a topper on my truck and a bunch of work stuff in it. prior to putting the topper on i would see right at 20 mpg, could get nearly 600 miles out of the 32 gallon tank and still not quite be empty.
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I just bought a new 13' crew with the 6'4" bed and I love it so much room in the cab without the loss of bed space
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+1 for crew cab. The extra space is awesome for passengers, especially on longer trips. If you have kids in carseats, unless they have legs like Manute Bol, they won't be able to kick the back of the front seats. Fold flat storage is an awesome option and I am not sure it is available for quad cabs... maybe???
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Quad with a Hemi....I like the longer bed and stronger engine. I bought the Express and am very happy with it. There is plenty of room for my kids in the back and the Hemi will have more resale value.
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The crew cab if you have a family and passengers for sure!
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