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Selected Style Reg Cab 117.5" WB (CMI)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 22 $14,452 $16,517
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 22 $13,949 $15,942
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 22 $14,211 $16,242
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 17 22 $15,769 $18,022
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,639 $19,017
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $17,077 $19,517
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $16,574 $18,942
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $16,836 $19,242
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $18,223 $20,826
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,093 $21,821
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 22 $16,272 $18,597
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $18,726 $21,401
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,183
$11,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,170
$12,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$212 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.0 56.7
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.6 49.4
Wheelbase (in) 117.5 111.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 8.5
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.0 30.0
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 34.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) 36.7 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0 103.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 194.5 195.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.8 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 55.6 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.2 57.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 44.7
Tailgate Width (in) 62.0 57.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 77.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.4 59.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.2 17.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.25 9 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 15.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Inboard LH
Steering
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.8 36.0
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 1583
Rear Tire Order Code YFL TME
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1583
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 722 755
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code XFL TME
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1583
Spare Tire Order Code ZFL TME
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 722 755
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 722 755
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000 400
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 2700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1596 1421
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2278 1852
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400 120 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 2800 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code L35 EPE
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 4.22
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.33
Trans Order Code MG5 DDQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.02 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name Chevrolet C/K 1500 Dodge Dakota
Body Code E63 112" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 30.2
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3262 3000
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 2700
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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