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Selected Style Reg Cab 119.0" WB 2WD Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 22 $14,968 $15,840
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 2WD LS 16 22 $18,048 $19,725
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 2WD LT1 16 21 $21,045 $23,000
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 22 $15,228 $16,115
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 2WD LS 16 22 $18,450 $20,165
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 2WD LT1 16 21 $21,310 $23,290
Ext Cab 134.0" WB 2WD LT1 16 20 $24,320 $26,580
Ext Cab 134.0" WB 2WD LT2 16 20 $25,693 $28,080
Ext Cab 134.0" WB 2WD LT3 16 20 $27,417 $29,965
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 21 $19,320 $21,115
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LS 16 21 $21,584 $23,590
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT1 16 21 $23,433 $25,610
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT2 16 20 $25,830 $28,230
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT3 16 20 $27,555 $30,115
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD Work Truck 16 20 $22,110 $24,165
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LS 16 20 $23,391 $25,565
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT1 16 20 $24,508 $26,785
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT2 16 20 $26,095 $28,520
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT3 16 20 $27,820 $30,405
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT1 16 20 $25,770 $28,165
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT2 16 20 $27,536 $30,095
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT3 16 20 $29,261 $31,980
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 20 $18,210 $19,270
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD LS 15 20 $21,250 $23,225
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD LT1 15 19 $24,096 $26,335
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 20 $18,441 $19,515
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD LS 15 20 $21,658 $23,670
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD LT1 15 19 $24,361 $26,625
Ext Cab 134.0" WB 4WD LT1 15 19 $26,882 $29,380
Ext Cab 134.0" WB 4WD LT2 15 19 $28,593 $31,250
Ext Cab 134.0" WB 4WD LT3 15 19 $30,318 $33,135
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 19 $23,648 $25,845
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LS 15 19 $24,933 $27,250
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT1 15 19 $25,995 $28,410
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT2 15 19 $28,859 $31,540
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT3 15 19 $30,583 $33,425
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD Work Truck 15 19 $24,759 $27,060
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LS 15 19 $26,040 $28,460
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT1 15 19 $27,065 $29,580
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT2 15 19 $28,991 $31,685
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT3 15 19 $30,721 $33,575
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT1 15 19 $28,470 $31,115
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT2 15 19 $30,121 $32,920
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT3 15 19 $31,851 $34,810
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LS 16 21 $22,522 $24,615
Crew Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LS 15 19 $25,743 $28,135
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $22,540 $25,535
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $23,920 $27,140
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $25,916 $29,460
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $24,998 $28,335
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,546 $30,135
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 ST N/A N/A $25,162 $28,525
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,710 $30,325
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,885 $32,855
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $30,319 $34,365
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $34,701 $39,460
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,346 $28,740
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $26,727 $30,345
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,702 $31,450
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,250 $33,250
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,426 $35,780
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,865 $31,640
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,413 $33,440
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,589 $35,970
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $33,033 $37,480
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $37,415 $42,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,968
$22,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,840
$25,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$264 / month
$426 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.2
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
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 114.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.7 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 7.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.2 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.0 49.9
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 8.4
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.6 36.2
Overhang, Front (in) 36.9 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 56.9 74.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 63.8 60.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 98.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.18 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type Hydraulic Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 35
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.1 44.6
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code QPR TWD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QPR TWD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P245/70R17 LT245/70R17E
Front Tire Order Code QPR TWD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 4000 940
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) 4000 9400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100 8650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1682 2340
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3150 4410
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2400 3127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.9 18.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LU3 EZA
Displacement 4.3L/262 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 4600 330 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System MFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 NA
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.02 6.29
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 2.10
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 5.74
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 3.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code MG5 DEG
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.38
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Summary
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Dodge Ram 2500
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3150 5200
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.23 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3686 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - 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 6150
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3476 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Hypoid
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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