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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 107.9" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,183
$10,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,170
$11,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$185 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 60.0 52.8
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 NA
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.0 26.7
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) 36.7 32.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 194.5 184.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6 6.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 70.8 63.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.6 43.0
Wheelbase (in) 117.5 107.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 62.0 54.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.4 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.2 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 55.6 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.2 51.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 40.4
Brakes
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 9.0 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25 10.28 x 1.33
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 17.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Midship
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 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5 27.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.8 36.50
Steering Type Power Manual
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 722 834
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code XFL T83
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1192
Spare Tire Order Code ZFL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 722 834
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 722 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 1192
Rear Tire Order Code YFL T83
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 2050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2278 1772
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100 4220
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 2384
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1596 1191
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 14.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 14.0 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 95
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 2800 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code L35 99A
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400 112 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
Transmission
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 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.50
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 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.20
Trans Order Code MG5 44M
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet C/K 1500 Ford Ranger
Body Code E63 107.9" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 6'
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 2050
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.45
Axle Type - Front NA Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3262 2400
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 25.4
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 2750
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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