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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 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,871
$11,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,075
$12,238
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$204 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 54.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 54.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 199.9 180.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.6 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) 79.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 61.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 43.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 118.7 103.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.8 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 66.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4 15.9
Cargo Volume (ft³) 55.5 39.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.4 57.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.5 74.5
Brakes
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.0 15.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TRW NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 713 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P195/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 713 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code TRW NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P195/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 713 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P225/75R16 P195/75R14
Front Tire Order Code TRW NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 700 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7800 6700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2340 1408
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 4244
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3606 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1680 1152
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3606 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 14" x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 14" x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 14" x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1404 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 3200 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EHC NA
Displacement 3.9L/239 2.4L/147
Engine Oil Cooler NA - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800 142 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.0 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 - TBD -
Trans Order Code DDC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Code 119" WB 103.3
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 1500 Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 31.8 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3650 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 31.8 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3650 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 3.42
Axle Type - Front NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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