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9 Trucks with Suicide Doors (Rear-Hinged Rear Doors)

It’s such a convenient feature.

There one of those options that are better to have and not need than to need and not have.

I can understand how their usefulness can be diminished in places like a crowded supermarket parking lot.

While suicide doors have a long history with cars, today the only vehicle with rear-hinged doors are trucks.

For trucks, these are half doors that are hinged backward.

While their practically is a polarizing issue, suicide doors sure make ingress and egress easier if you happen to be a passenger in the backseat of one of these trucks.

Checkout this list of trucks with suicide doors.

1. 1997 Ford F-150 Super Cab

1997 Ford F-150 Super Cab

This was the first truck I can remember having suicide doors. In high school I had friends with extended cab trucks.

Snaking your way to the back seat of a Nissan Hardbody King Cab isn’t as easy as dropping into the backseat of a Camaro.

To stay competitive as not only the bestselling truck in America but also the bestselling vehicle.

It makes sense that Ford would add suicide doors to make the venerable F-150 even more livable for the increasing number of family buyers.

But this feature was only available to the passenger side and not the driver’s side of the vehicle.

With family in mind, however, it was one of the first trucks to offer driver and passenger side air bags.

2. 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab

2017 Nissan Titan King Cab

After a one-year hiatus, Titan’s King Cab returned in 2017 this time offering two more doors.

Slotting in between the regular Titan and the Titan XD, the King Cab isn’t as tall as the XD and it’s over a foot shorter.

But you can get a work truck version with and eight foot two and a half inch bed.

The cabin is cavernous though not as refined as F-150s of the same generation. The F-150 also offers higher payload limits.

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But every Titan comes with safety features you can use like stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-side airbags, full-length side curtain air bags and hill start assist.

3. 2004 Ford Ranger Edge Plus SuperCab

2004 Ford Ranger Edge Plus SuperCab

A guy I knew back in high school got one of these for his eighteenth birthday.

Much like the mid-model-life face lift of the SN95 Mustang in 1999, the Ford Ranger also received an edgier redesign in 2001.

The Edge Plus SuperCab is a pickup truck with jump seats in the back to accommodate four occupants.

How do the rear seat occupants gain access to the back? I’m glad you asked. Why by the pair of extra doors.

Of course, the Ranger got a rear-hinged back door long before the Edge model.

The Ford Ranger Edge Plus SuperCab also received an optional 4.0-liter SOHC V6 that paired to a five-speed automatic.

All Edge Rangers got 4×4 and 0.7-inches extra axle clearance.

4. 2008 Ford F-250 SuperCab

2008 Ford F-250 SuperCab

The Ford F-250 is a more focused truck than either of the other Ford trucks we’ve mentioned – it’s work boot on wheels.

And like a work boot it has a singular focus: to get the job done.

As such the ride isn’t as forgiving as the F-150 and it isn’t as sporty as the Ranger. It was refreshed in 2008 gaining a revised exterior and adding engine options.

Like the Ranger and F-150 this is the generation that offered rear suicide doors to make it easy for work men and women to get in and out of the SuperCab easily.

5. 1998 Dodge RAM 2500 Quad Cab

1998 Dodge RAM 2500 Quad Cab

The way Big Tymers changed the rap game in the early 2000s with songs like, Get Your Roll On and Still Fly is the same way Dodge set the current trend for full size trucks when the company released the new Dodge Ram in 1994.

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Following the 1997 Ford F-150, in 1998 the Ram 2500 Club Cab offered rear suicide doors.

But where the F-150 only came with three doors, the Ram 2500 dropped the mic by offering a total of four doors.

Along with a huge interior you get conventional front doors along with rear hinged doors. You can also get the feature on the 1500 and 3500 trucks.

6. 1999 Toyota Tundra Access Cab

1999 Toyota Tundra Access Cab

Toyota needed a compelling truck to be competitive in the U.S. market.

While it got its foot in the door with T100, it just wasn’t cutting it against the likes of the F-150, Silverado and Ram.

Enter the Tundra which offered a longer wheelbase than the T100.

And just to make sure Toyota wasn’t leaving any stones unturned, they added two more doors to the extended cab model.

Access cab versions offer a pair of rear-hinged doors in the back and two regular doors for the front passengers.

The Tundra Access cab proved to be highly successful among the contractor type, a demographic that also used the new truck to haul their family around after work.

7. 2023 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2023 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

Toyota also came up with an Access Cab version of the mighty Tacoma.

Also known as an extended cab, these Tacomas come with four doors and a 6.1-foot bed.

Access cab models have two small rear jump seats that can be accessed through the small, rear-hinged back doors.

In its category the Tacoma leads the pack when it comes to off-road capabilities.

This third generation is more focused for off road duty compared to the outgoing generation who’s driving characteristics was more like a Camry.

But I think the best part is you can still get a Tacoma with a manual transmission.

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You can get a late model Tacoma with an Access Cab in all six trim levels.

8. 1996 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

1996 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

The Chevy Silverado Extended Cab also gained four doors for easy rear seat accessibility in the mid-90s.

Like the Ford F-150 it only had three doors with the third door available on the passenger side.

But by 1999 the Silverado Extended Cab gained fourth door to compete against the Dodge RAM.

These trucks are so bulletproof that you can easily find them still going strong on the road today.

They will easily last up to 200,000 miles and beyond. The engines are simple with plenty of room to move around making working on them easy.

Many owners on Cars.com report this generation Silverado as easily the best car they’ve ever owned.

9. 2006 Mitsubishi Raider

2006 Mitsubishi Raider

It’s easy to forget that Mitsubishi has sold pickup trucks in America before.

Remember the Mighty Max which was available to us until 1996?

While the Mighty Max was also sold by Dodge as the rebadged Ram 50. But this time it was the Dodge Dakota that got rebadged as the Mitsubishi Raider.

Thanks to Dodge the Raider even had a V8 version with a 6,500-pound tow rating. You also had a choice of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

And an extended cab version with two rear suicide doors if you didn’t want the double cab with proper four doors.

Sources:

Edmunds.com; Newcartestdrive.com; Satchmo.com; Autoevolution.com