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Selected Style 2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $14,579 $16,575
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,821 $16,860
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,646 $20,130
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,935 $20,470
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,510 $14,795
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,747 $15,065
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB 13 18 $16,841 $19,195
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB 13 18 $17,079 $19,475
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 17 $19,652 $22,455
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 17 $19,932 $22,785
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB 13 18 $17,527 $19,990
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB 13 18 $17,765 $20,270
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 17 $20,328 $23,250
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 17 $20,608 $23,580
XE Reg Cab I4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab I4 Manual XE 18 21 $14,871 $15,990
King Cab I4 Manual XE 18 21 $15,899 $17,290
King Cab V6 Manual XE 16 19 $16,819 $18,290
King Cab V6 Automatic XE 15 19 $17,785 $19,340
King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 19 $18,355 $20,190
King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 19 $19,310 $21,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,510
$14,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,795
$15,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$247 / month
$267 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 63.6 52.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 38.7
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.5 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 37.8 34.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 199.9 184.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) 79.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.2 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.1 52.0
Wheelbase (in) 118.7 104.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.6 8.0
Cab to Axle (in) 39.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 63.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.9 77.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.3 52.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4 17.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) 55.5 73.8
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 63.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 41.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.0 x 2.0 11.6 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 10.8 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.0 15.8
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails RH Rear
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 - 17.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 35.3
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Recirculating Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 15.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code TR8 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TR8 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 713 747
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P235/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 713 747
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code TR8 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P235/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 713 747
Spare Tire Size P225/75R16 P235/70R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 700 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7800 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2340 2033
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400 5190
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3900 2851
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1680 1466
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3650 2741
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 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1404 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 70
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 3200 154 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EHC NA
Displacement 3.9L/239 2.4L/146
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800 143 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA Fuji Univance TX10A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.59
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA 1.00
Clutch Size (in) 11.0 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.42
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 2.02
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.66
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.25
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code DDC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 1500 Nissan Frontier 4WD
Body Code 119" WB 104.3" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Reg Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 4.63
Axle Type - Front NA Solid Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 31.8 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3650 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Rigid Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 4.63
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 31.8 30
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Straight Tube
Suspension Type - Front Coil Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3650 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Body-on-Frame w/Box Section
 
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