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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,459 $17,145
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,356 $18,270
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,566 $19,340
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,614 $19,390
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,824 $20,650
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,802 $20,845
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,686 $21,775
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,782 $22,690
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,883 $22,795
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 25 $22,747 $23,945
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,747 $23,945
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,925 $25,185
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,056 $26,375
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,189 $26,515
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,177 $27,555
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,319 $27,705
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,823 $28,235
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,621 $29,075
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,617 $25,240
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $27,543 $29,585
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $27,601 $29,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $28,777 $31,115
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $30,482 $32,805
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $31,471 $34,035
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $31,891 $34,475
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,877 $36,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $34,351 $37,255
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $34,820 $37,695
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,988 $39,015
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $36,818 $39,850
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $36,864 $40,005
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,862 $42,160
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,219 $42,665
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,092 $45,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,459
$19,557
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$20,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 66.0
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 62.9
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 209.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 9.7
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 76.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.8 x 0.87
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 26
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.31 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QRD TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code QRD TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY TBS
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 9050
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 1358
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 - TBD -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 3700
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 20 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 20 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 700
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 330 @ 3950
Engine Order Code LLV EVE
Displacement 2.9L/177 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 310 @ 5650
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 1.67
Trans Order Code MA5 DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Colorado Ram 1500
Body Code E63 120.5" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 3700
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front Independent NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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