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Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
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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
$12,871
$10,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,075
$11,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$185 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.6 6.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)
79.7 72.2
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 63.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.5 43.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.7 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.8 NA
Cab to Axle (in)
39.7 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.0 26.7
Overhang, Front (in)
37.9 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
116.9 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
199.9 184.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.5 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.4 51.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 40.4
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 54.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.5 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.2 54.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 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
Rear Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.0 x 2.0 9.0 x 1.75
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 17.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 36.50
Steering Type
Power Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 27.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
713 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1803 1192
Rear Tire Order Code
TRW T83
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1803 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
713 834
Spare Tire Size
P225/75R16 T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code
TRW T83
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1803 1192
Spare Tire Order Code
TRW NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
713 834
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P195/70R14SL
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 300
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3606 2384
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 1191
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3606 2050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7800 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2340 1772
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 4220
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 14.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 1425
Engine
Displacement
3.9L/239 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 112 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 3200 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
EHC 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 23
Transmission
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 3.40
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
DDC 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)
4.03 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.50
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Reg Cab 6'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 Ford Ranger
Body Code
119" WB 107.9" WB
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
31.8 25.4
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 2050
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.45
Axle Type - Front
NA Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
31.8 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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