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2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,390 $21,520
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,653 $21,820
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,008 $25,575
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,061 $25,715
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 14 20 $23,061 $25,715
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" TRX 14 19 $23,061 $25,715
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,343 $25,975
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $23,323 $26,015
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" TRX 14 19 $23,323 $26,015
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,606 $26,275
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $26,239 $29,285
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 18 $26,239 $29,285
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" TRX 13 18 $26,239 $29,285
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $26,509 $29,530
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $26,502 $29,585
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" TRX 13 18 $26,502 $29,585
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $26,639 $29,725
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $26,639 $29,725
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" TRX 14 19 $26,639 $29,725
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $26,907 $29,985
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $28,565 $31,880
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $28,565 $31,880
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" TRX 14 19 $28,565 $31,880
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $29,371 $32,750
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $29,497 $32,945
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 18 $29,497 $32,945
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" TRX 13 18 $29,497 $32,945
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $31,428 $35,100
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 18 $31,428 $35,100
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" TRX 13 18 $31,428 $35,100
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $33,985 $38,120
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,906 $40,270
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $36,843 $41,340
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $38,769 $43,490
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2WD Reg Cab 126" XL
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
$19,390
$16,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,520
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 currently stands as the leader in the full-size light-duty truck market. Competition is a wonderful thing, and this may change once the 2009 Ford F-150 bows later this year. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
63.6 65.4
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 66.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
40.0 36.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
41.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
123.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
209.0 211.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.0 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 73.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.4 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.5 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 78.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 33.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.1 22.3
Cargo Volume (ft³)
57.5 65.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 62.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 65.2
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
76.3 78.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x 0.86 13.7 x 0.47
Brake ABS System
4-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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 41.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1986
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB T72
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1986
Rear Tire Order Code
TSB T72
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1986
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P235/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
TSB T72
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 360
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 7200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2537
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6025 6500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3900 3400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 1987
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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)
625 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.90
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 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)
2.21 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.25
Trans Order Code
DGV 44M
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Code
120.5" WB 126" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.3' Bed Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 Ford F-150
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 4150
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link coil 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 Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.31
Axle Type - Front
NA Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder

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