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