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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 LT N/A N/A $30,599 $34,971
Crew Cab 156.0" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $29,750 $34,000
Crew Cab 156.0" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $33,585 $38,383
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
$26,731
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,550
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$422 / 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 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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
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
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
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042 2835
Spare Tire Order Code QIZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 649
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA 649
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2205 2835
Rear Tire Order Code QIZ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2205 2835
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 649
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17
Front Tire Order Code QIZ NA
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3097 2997
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8600 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6000 6150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2258 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4410 4000
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Chrome Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.4 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 136
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 4400 345 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Body Style Crew Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Dodge Ram 3500
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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