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Selected Style Reg Cab 112" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,598
$12,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,725
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$212 / month
$235 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 66.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 65.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.2
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in) 65.6 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.4 43.5
Wheelbase (in) 111.9 118.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 8.8
Cab to Axle (in) 38.0 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.0 31.0
Overhang, Front (in) 34.4 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 103.2 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 195.8 199.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 47.1 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.8 60.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.7 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) 57.8 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.9 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.3 64.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.9 11.6 x 1.26
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9 x 2.5 11.0 x 2.0
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 26.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 40.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.8 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 755 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 1803
Rear Tire Order Code TME TRW
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 1803
Front Tire Size P215/75R15 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 755 713
Spare Tire Size P215/75R15 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code TME TRW
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 1803
Spare Tire Order Code TME TRW
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 755 713
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15 P225/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400 700
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) 10,000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2700 3606
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1421 1680
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3000 3606
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 5400 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1852 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4550 6010
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1404 1404
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5200 175 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 3400 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code EPE EHC
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 15
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 3.57
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code DDQ DDC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA 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) 3.83 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.1 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.38
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code 112" WB 119" WB
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2700 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 31.8
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Hypoid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.21
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 3650
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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