Both single cab and double cab bakkies exist as workhorses because they have very different and specific purposes. It’s not as if double cabs were manufactured to stop the need for single cab bakkies. And it’s not as if the only single cab bakkie for sale is in the used car section.
So, what are the main differences between single cab and double cab bakkies?
The most noticeable difference between a single cab and double cab bakkie is, of course, the extra space inside the cabin. A single cab only has the front seats to accommodate the driver and a passenger, as well as packing space in the form of a loading bin. A double cab, on the other hand, has extra space in the cabin for passengers or other items, but there is less packing space available in the loading bin.
However, it is also possible to pack other items on the back seats when the loading bin is filled to capacity. In single cabs, it isn’t always possible to transport other items when the storage bin is full. Single cabs have more storage space available, which means that it is possible to transport heavy loads, if packed well.
As mentioned at the beginning, both single and double cabs exist because they have very different and specific purposes. If you are mainly looking at transporting goods and equipment, then a single cab is definitely first option, because single cabs provide a bigger storage area and are therefore perfect for transporting heavy loads. If, however, you see yourself having to transport both passengers and goods, then a double cab would be the preferred option.
By Wanita Wallace