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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 17 $36,426 $41,350
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 14 20 $16,818 $17,900
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 14 20 $17,090 $18,200
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 14 20 $19,641 $21,490
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 14 19 $21,273 $23,335
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 13 17 $22,239 $23,890
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 14 20 $21,782 $23,910
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 14 19 $22,335 $23,995
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 13 17 $22,511 $24,190
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 14 20 $22,047 $24,210
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $22,606 $24,295
2WD Reg Cab 126" FX2 14 19 $22,450 $24,665
2WD Reg Cab 145" FX2 14 19 $22,715 $24,965
2WD SuperCab 133" STX 14 19 $23,132 $25,435
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 14 19 $23,397 $25,735
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 14 19 $23,415 $25,755
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 13 17 $24,056 $26,480
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 14 19 $24,061 $26,485
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX2 14 19 $24,082 $26,510
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 13 17 $25,180 $27,140
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 13 17 $24,720 $27,230
2WD SuperCrew 139" XL 14 19 $25,357 $27,335
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $25,452 $27,440
2WD SuperCrew 150" XL 14 19 $25,629 $27,635
2WD SuperCab 133" XLT 14 19 $25,274 $27,855
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 14 19 $25,539 $28,155
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $25,805 $28,455
4WD SuperCab 133" STX 13 17 $25,915 $28,580
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 13 17 $26,180 $28,880
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 13 17 $26,198 $28,900
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 14 19 $26,203 $28,905
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 13 17 $26,464 $29,200
2WD SuperCab 133" FX2 14 19 $26,517 $29,260
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 14 19 $26,782 $29,560
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 13 17 $26,844 $29,630
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 13 17 $26,862 $29,650
2WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 14 19 $27,398 $30,255
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX2 14 19 $27,446 $30,310
2WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $27,574 $30,455
4WD SuperCrew 139" XL 13 17 $28,203 $30,480
2WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $27,658 $30,550
2WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 14 19 $27,663 $30,555
4WD Reg Cab 126" FX4 13 17 $27,703 $30,600
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $27,840 $30,755
4WD SuperCrew 150" XL 13 17 $28,474 $30,780
4WD SuperCab 133" XLT 13 17 $28,057 $31,000
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 13 17 $28,322 $31,300
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 14 19 $28,327 $31,305
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX4 13 17 $28,367 $31,350
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $28,588 $31,600
2WD SuperCrew 139" FX2 14 19 $28,641 $31,660
2WD SuperCrew 150" FX2 14 19 $28,906 $31,960
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 13 17 $28,986 $32,050
2WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,517 $32,650
4WD SuperCab 133" FX4 13 17 $29,561 $32,700
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX2 14 19 $29,570 $32,710
2WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $29,698 $32,855
2WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,782 $32,950
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 13 17 $29,827 $33,000
2WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $29,964 $33,155
4WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 13 17 $30,180 $33,400
4WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $30,357 $33,600
4WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $30,441 $33,695
4WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 13 17 $30,446 $33,700
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX4 13 17 $30,491 $33,750
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $30,623 $33,900
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 13 17 $31,110 $34,450
4WD SuperCrew 139" FX4 13 17 $31,685 $35,100
2WD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $31,747 $35,160
4WD SuperCrew 150" FX4 13 17 $31,951 $35,400
4WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,300 $35,795
4WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $32,481 $36,000
4WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,565 $36,095
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX4 13 17 $32,615 $36,150
2WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $32,662 $36,205
4WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $32,747 $36,300
2WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $32,928 $36,505
2WD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $33,420 $37,060
AWD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $34,402 $38,160
4WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $35,446 $39,350
4WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $35,712 $39,650
AWD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $36,203 $40,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,729
$16,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,150
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want. The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 65.0 65.4
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 67.0 66.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.2 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 36.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.6 78.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.9 33.2
Overhang, Front (in) 39.3 36.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) 41.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 122.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 207.7 211.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.8 73.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.9 48.4
Wheelbase (in) 120.5 126.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 63.5 65.2
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 76.3 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 66.4 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.2 22.3
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 65.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 62.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.0 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 x 0.86 13.7 x 0.47
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.10 13.0 x 0.55
Brake Type Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.5 41.8
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 684 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P235/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TSB T72
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 1986
Spare Tire Order Code TBB T72
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 684 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004 1986
Rear Tire Order Code TSB T72
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1986
Front Tire Size P245/70R17 P235/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 360
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 2400
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 3400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8000 7200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2543 2537
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6025 6500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3900 3400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1972 1987
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.2 19.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 110
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 260 @ 3750
Engine Order Code EKG 992
Displacement 3.7L/226 4.2L/256
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 202 @ 4350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.90
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.49
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.25
Trans Order Code DEJ 44M
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 1500 Ford F-150
Body Code 120.5" WB 126" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.3' Bed Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 3.31
Axle Type - Front NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 4150
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3800
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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