Compare 1997 Dodge Dakota vs 1997 Ford Ranger

1997 Dodge Dakota
1997 Ford Ranger
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $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 SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
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Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,598
$10,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,725
$11,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$212 / month
$185 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 52.8
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.0 26.7
Overhang, Front (in)
34.4 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
103.2 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
195.8 184.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 6.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 72.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.6 63.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.4 43.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 NA
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.9 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.3 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
47.1 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.8 51.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 40.4
Tailgate Width (in)
57.8 54.4
Brakes
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 9.0 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 10.28 x 1.33
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14.8 27.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36.50
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA NA
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1192
Spare Tire Order Code
TMD NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
755 834
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
755 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1192
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD T83
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
755 834
Spare Tire Size
P215/75R15 T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code
TMD T83
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 2000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
5400 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1852 1772
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4550 4220
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2700 2384
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1421 1191
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3000 2050
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 95
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 3400 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
EPE 99A
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5200 112 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.1 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.50
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.20
Trans Order Code
DDQ 44M
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
Summary
Body Code
112" WB 107.9" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Reg Cab 6'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
NA Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2700 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 25.4
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 2050
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.45
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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