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Selected Style Reg Cab 119.0" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119.0" WB LS 15 21 $19,687 $22,500
Reg Cab 133.0" WB Work Truck 15 21 $17,421 $19,250
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 15 21 $17,421 $19,250
Reg Cab 133.0" WB LS 15 21 $19,950 $22,800
Ext Cab 143.5" WB Work Truck 15 20 $20,737 $23,700
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 15 20 $20,737 $23,700
Ext Cab 143.5" WB LS 15 20 $22,885 $26,155
Ext Cab 143.5" WB LT 15 19 $28,052 $32,060
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 15 19 $22,308 $25,495
Ext Cab 157.5" WB LS 15 19 $24,456 $27,950
Ext Cab 157.5" WB LT 15 19 $28,315 $32,360
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD 14 18 $19,955 $22,050
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD LS 14 18 $22,356 $25,550
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD Work Truck 14 18 $20,226 $22,350
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD 14 18 $20,226 $22,350
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD LS 14 18 $22,618 $25,850
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD 14 18 $23,975 $27,400
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LS 14 18 $26,031 $29,750
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT 14 18 $30,686 $35,070
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD 14 18 $24,937 $28,500
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LS 14 18 $26,993 $30,850
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT 14 18 $30,948 $35,370
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 15 21 $17,149 $18,950
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW ST N/A N/A $22,342 $25,305
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW SLT N/A N/A $23,224 $26,330
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW ST N/A N/A $27,823 $31,620
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW SLT N/A N/A $28,855 $32,820
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW ST N/A N/A $25,123 $28,480
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW SLT N/A N/A $26,155 $29,680
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $24,994 $28,330
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $25,875 $29,355
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SRW ST N/A N/A $30,506 $34,710
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SRW SLT N/A N/A $31,538 $35,910
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,805 $31,570
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $28,837 $32,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,149
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,950
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$422 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.9
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 67.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) 78.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.2 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.3 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 36.9 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) 42.0 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 114.0 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 203.2 229.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 56.9 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 63.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 63.8 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 97.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.8 66.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 35
Fuel Tank Location LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 45.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center NA 13.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/75R16 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA 649
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1723 2835
Rear Tire Order Code QNF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1723 2835
Front Tire Size P235/75R16 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 649
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 LT235/80R17
Front Tire Order Code QNF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1903 2835
Spare Tire Order Code QNF NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 649
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 520 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5200 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 6150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1676 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3150 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2347 2997
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100 11000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1904
Engine
Displacement 4.3L/262 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400 345 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LU3 EZA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 NA
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.67
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 5.04
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code MG5 DDP
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 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.42 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3686 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3476 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.73
Axle Type - Front Indepdent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3150 9350
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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