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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 119" WB Work Special
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,183
$12,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,170
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$235 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 60.0 65.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 8.8
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.0 31.0
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) 36.7 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 194.5 199.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA 79.7
Height, Overall (in) 70.8 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.6 43.5
Wheelbase (in) 117.5 118.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) 62.0 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.4 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.2 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 55.6 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.2 60.4
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 Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.25 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25 11.6 x 1.26
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 26.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.8 40.6
Steering Type Power Power
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 722 713
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code XFL TRW
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1803
Spare Tire Order Code ZFL TRW
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 722 713
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 722 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 1803
Rear Tire Order Code YFL TRW
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1803
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P225/75R16
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 700
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 3606
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2278 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 3606
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1596 1680
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 20.0
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 V6
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 2800 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code L35 EHC
Displacement 4.3L/262 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400 175 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.33
Trans Order Code MG5 DDC
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 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.73
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 3.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet C/K 1500 Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code E63 119" 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 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.21
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3262 3650
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 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 31.8
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Wide Track
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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