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Selected Style Crew Cab 156.0" WB LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crew Cab 156.0" WB LS N/A N/A $26,731 $30,550
Crew Cab 156.0" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $29,750 $34,000
Crew Cab 156.0" WB LT N/A N/A $30,599 $34,971
Crew Cab 156.0" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $33,585 $38,383
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB ST N/A N/A $20,721 $23,420
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $22,145 $25,075
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB ST N/A N/A $22,788 $25,765
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB ST N/A N/A $22,951 $25,955
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $23,528 $26,625
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $24,362 $27,595
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $24,525 $27,785
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $24,951 $28,280
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,492 $28,880
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,655 $29,070
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $27,066 $30,710
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $27,229 $30,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,731
$20,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,550
$23,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$390 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 67.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 65.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 -
Passenger Capacity 6 3
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.9
Second Hip Room (in) 62.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 148.1 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 237.2 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 77.0 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 153.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.7- 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 84.7 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 37.0 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 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 61.9 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 97.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 1.5 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) 13.0 x 1.4 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Steering Type Pwr 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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 49.6 45.6
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2205 2835
Rear Tire Order Code QIZ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2205 3195
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 657
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QIZ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042 3195
Spare Tire Order Code QIZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 657
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA 657
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,200 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 11,000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6000 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2258 2430
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4410 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3097 2913
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8600 8650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Chrome 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
Rear Wheel Material Chrome Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.4 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 4400 345 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 360 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LQ4 EZA
Displacement 6.0L/364 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler Yes None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.08 5.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 3.04
Trans Order Code MT1 DDP
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.67
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Body Style Crew Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6000 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 9350
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6000 NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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