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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 117.5" WB 17 22 $13,949 $15,942
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 22 $14,211 $16,242
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 22 $14,452 $16,517
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 17 22 $15,769 $18,022
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 22 $16,272 $18,597
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $16,574 $18,942
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,639 $19,017
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $16,836 $19,242
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $17,077 $19,517
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $18,223 $20,826
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 20 $18,726 $21,401
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,093 $21,821
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $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 SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 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 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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.6 49.4
Wheelbase (in) 117.5 111.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³) 55.6 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.2 57.8
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 15.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 2700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1596 1421
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 117
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400 120 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 4.22
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet C/K 1500 Dodge Dakota
Body Code E63 112" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 30.2
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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