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Selected Style 2-Door Reg Cab 112" WB Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 15 21 $15,497 $16,845
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 15 21 $16,249 $17,690
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 15 21 $16,249 $17,690
Reg Cab 112" WB R/T 13 18 $21,999 $24,150
Club Cab 131" WB Base 15 21 $17,903 $19,515
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 15 21 $17,917 $19,530
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 15 21 $17,917 $19,530
Club Cab 131" WB R/T 13 18 $24,076 $26,450
Quad Cab 131" WB Sport 15 21 $19,891 $21,715
Quad Cab 131" WB SLT 15 21 $19,891 $21,715
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $18,295 $19,955
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $19,207 $20,980
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $19,207 $20,980
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $20,848 $22,790
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $20,870 $22,815
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $20,870 $22,815
Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $22,372 $24,480
Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $22,372 $24,480
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB ST 16 21 $16,692 $18,735
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB ST 16 21 $16,937 $19,020
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB SLT 14 19 $19,534 $22,040
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB SLT 14 19 $19,780 $22,325
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB ST 16 21 $20,591 $23,210
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB ST 14 19 $21,339 $24,080
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SLT 14 19 $22,788 $25,765
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB SLT 14 19 $23,029 $26,045
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB 4WD ST 14 18 $20,406 $22,995
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST 14 18 $20,698 $23,335
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB 4WD SLT 14 18 $22,526 $25,460
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT 14 18 $22,818 $25,800
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST 14 18 $23,875 $27,000
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD ST 14 18 $24,159 $27,330
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT 14 18 $25,453 $28,835
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD SLT 14 18 $25,737 $29,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,497
$16,692
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,845
$18,735
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 67.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.2 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 196 - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.9 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 4.9
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 74.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.6 47.9
Wheelbase (in) 112.0 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.0 8.3
Cab to Axle (in) 38.0 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 38.2 34.0
Overhang, Front (in) 37.8 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.3 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.5 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.0 57.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.1 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 63.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.9 75
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.8 x .87
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11 x 2.25 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 1.0 13.2 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 26.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.8 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 670 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6700 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5000 6350
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3850 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1421 2032
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 5800 8,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1934 2484
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 17
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1904 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3200 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EHC EKG
Displacement 3.9L 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800 215 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 10.5 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.17 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code DDC 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
Summary
Body Code 112.0" WB 120.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6'5" Bed Reg Cab 6.25' Bed
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Dodge Ram 1500
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 3650
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Leaf spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Hypoid Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Independant SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 3.55
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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