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Selected Style Reg Cab 133" WB Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD N/A N/A $25,375 $29,000
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $27,650 $31,600
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $32,405 $37,035
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD N/A N/A $27,343 $31,250
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $29,443 $33,650
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $34,407 $39,323
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD N/A N/A $25,637 $29,300
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $27,912 $31,900
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $32,668 $37,335
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD N/A N/A $27,606 $31,550
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $29,706 $33,950
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $34,670 $39,623
Reg Cab 133" WB Work Truck N/A N/A $20,956 $23,950
Reg Cab 133" WB N/A N/A $20,956 $23,950
Reg Cab 133" WB LS N/A N/A $22,925 $26,200
Ext Cab 143.5" WB N/A N/A $22,925 $26,200
Ext Cab 143.5" WB LS N/A N/A $25,156 $28,750
Ext Cab 143.5" WB LT N/A N/A $29,774 $34,028
Crew Cab 153" WB N/A N/A $24,675 $28,200
Crew Cab 153" WB LS N/A N/A $26,775 $30,600
Crew Cab 153" WB LT N/A N/A $31,601 $36,116
Ext Cab 157.5" WB N/A N/A $23,187 $26,500
Ext Cab 157.5" WB LS N/A N/A $25,418 $29,050
Ext Cab 157.5" WB LT N/A N/A $30,037 $34,328
Crew Cab 167" WB N/A N/A $24,937 $28,500
Crew Cab 167" WB LS N/A N/A $27,037 $30,900
Crew Cab 167" WB LT N/A N/A $31,864 $36,416
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $23,450 $26,800
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD N/A N/A $23,450 $26,800
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $25,611 $29,270
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
$20,956
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,950
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / 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 Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 65.1
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 133.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) 55.9 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.7 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) NA 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 37.0 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 114.1 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 222.1 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 12.1 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 76.2 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) 97.6 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) 70.7 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.9 - TBD -
Brakes
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 1.1 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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 34 35
Fuel Tank Location LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
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) 43.8 45.6
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,600 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2071 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4410 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 16,000 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2809 2997
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 9200 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6084 6150
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel 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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 4400 345 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.61 5.04
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 3.04
Trans Order Code MW3 DDP
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off Yes 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) 5.61 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.67
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access RH NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6900 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front NA Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4800 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) 6084 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating Full-floating
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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