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Selected Style Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $19,969 $21,825
Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $21,607 $23,615
Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $22,490 $24,580
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $22,431 $24,515
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $23,712 $25,915
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $24,915 $27,230
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $27,436 $29,985
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $29,165 $31,875
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $24,256 $26,510
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $25,533 $27,905
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $26,672 $29,150
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $29,334 $32,060
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $31,064 $33,950
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $22,701 $24,810
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $23,982 $26,210
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $25,185 $27,525
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $27,706 $30,280
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $29,430 $32,165
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $24,522 $26,800
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $25,803 $28,200
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $26,942 $29,445
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $29,604 $32,355
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $31,329 $34,240
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $22,513 $24,605
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $24,151 $26,395
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $25,235 $27,580
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $24,933 $27,250
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $26,210 $28,645
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $27,463 $30,015
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $30,126 $32,925
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $31,851 $34,810
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $26,983 $29,490
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $28,259 $30,885
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $29,398 $32,130
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $32,208 $35,200
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $33,932 $37,085
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $25,203 $27,545
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $26,480 $28,940
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $27,733 $30,310
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $30,391 $33,215
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $32,116 $35,100
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $27,248 $29,780
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $28,525 $31,175
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $29,668 $32,425
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $32,477 $35,495
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $34,202 $37,380
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 DRW ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 DRW ST N/A N/A $24,161 $27,420
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 DRW SLT N/A N/A $25,000 $28,395
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 DRW Laramie N/A N/A $26,995 $30,715
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SRW ST N/A N/A $31,091 $35,420
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SRW SLT N/A N/A $32,097 $36,590
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SRW Laramie N/A N/A $34,273 $39,120
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 DRW ST N/A N/A $27,333 $31,050
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 DRW SLT N/A N/A $28,339 $32,220
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 DRW Laramie N/A N/A $30,515 $34,750
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SRW SLT N/A N/A $34,916 $39,710
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SRW Laramie N/A N/A $39,297 $44,805
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $26,860 $30,500
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $27,699 $31,475
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 DRW 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $29,694 $33,795
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $33,774 $38,510
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $34,780 $39,680
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SRW 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $36,956 $42,210
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $30,063 $34,195
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $31,069 $35,365
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 DRW 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $33,245 $37,895
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $37,608 $42,800
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SRW 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $41,990 $47,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,969
$24,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,825
$27,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$364 / month
$457 / 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
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.2
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) 114.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 224.5 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 12.1 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 76.2 74.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.2 49.9
Wheelbase (in) 133.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 7.6
Cab to Axle (in) 55.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.7 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 37.1
Overhang, Front (in) 37.0 39.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 73.9 74.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 61.9 60.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.6 98.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 1.1 13.9 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 34 35
Fuel Tank Location LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.8 47.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2205 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QIZ TPY
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2205 - TBD -
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17E
Front Tire Order Code QIZ TPY
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code QIZ TPY
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1500 1085
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2625 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10500 10850
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10500 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 9200 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6084 9350
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2122 2824
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4410 4110
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 16000 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2843 3183
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.4 18.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
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 330 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 2.10
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.04 5.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 3.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code MW3 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.61 6.29
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4800 - TBD -
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) 36 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front NA Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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