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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 107.9" WB XL
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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
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
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
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA Rear Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 17.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 36.50
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.8 27.2
Tires
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 TME 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 TME T83
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 1192
Spare Tire Order Code TME NA
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
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
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 5400 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1852 1772
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 14.0 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1404 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
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
Fuel System MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 3400 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code EPE 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.72
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Reg Cab 6'
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger
Body Code 112" WB 107.9" WB
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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