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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 140.5" WB ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB ST N/A N/A $20,721 $23,420
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $22,145 $25,075
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB ST N/A N/A $22,788 $25,765
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $24,362 $27,595
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB ST N/A N/A $22,951 $25,955
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $24,525 $27,785
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $23,528 $26,625
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $24,951 $28,280
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,492 $28,880
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $27,066 $30,710
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,655 $29,070
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $27,229 $30,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,497
$20,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,845
$23,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$390 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 65.1
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 112.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.0 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) 38.0 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 38.2 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 37.8 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.2 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 196 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.9 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.1 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.9 97.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.3 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.0 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.8 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-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 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 35
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.8 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 45.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 3195
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 657
Spare Tire Size P245/70R16 LT265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 3195
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 657
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 657
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2835
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 670 1000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1421 2430
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 5800 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1934 2913
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5000 8650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3850 6000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1904 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3200 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code EHC EZA
Displacement 3.9L 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800 345 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.57 5.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.17 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code DDC DDP
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) 3.50 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 10.5 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.67
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code 112.0" WB 140.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6'5" Bed Reg Cab 8' Box
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 3.73
Axle Type - Front NA Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 9350
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Hypoid Full-floating
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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