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Selected Style Ext Cab 143.5" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 13 17 $34,304 $39,205
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
$34,304
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,205
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$422 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 13 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 -
Passenger Capacity 6 3
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.9
Second Hip Room (in) 61.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 67.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 66.3 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.9 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 36.9 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 138.5 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 227.7 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.3 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.9 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 143.5 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 63.8 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 68.7 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) 113.6 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 63.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12 x 1.1 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 1.2 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 NA Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 45.6
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
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 649
Rear Tire Size P275/55R20 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA 649
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2064 2835
Rear Tire Order Code QSS NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2064 2835
Front Tire Size P275/55R20 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 649
Spare Tire Size P265/75R16 LT235/80R17
Front Tire Order Code QSS NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2064 2835
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 740 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7400 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 6150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1862 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3650 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13000 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2942 2997
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 17 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.9 18
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
Displacement 6.0L/394 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler Yes None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 345 @ 5200 345 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 380 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LQ9 EZA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 NA
Transmission
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 All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 5.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 3.04
Trans Order Code M32 DDP
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model New Venture Gear NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 5.61
Summary
Body Style Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado SS Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 4.10 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3925 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3925 9350
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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