Compare 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 1997 Dodge Dakota

1997 Dodge Ram 2500
1997 Dodge Dakota
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Reg Cab 135" WB HD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 135" WB HD N/A N/A $16,440 $18,770
Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,179 $20,775
Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,353 $20,980
Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $19,097 $21,855
Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,777 $23,785
Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,952 $23,990
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,440
$11,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,770
$12,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$212 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
116.9 103.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
220.1 195.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in)
99.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.1 65.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.5 49.4
Wheelbase (in)
134.7 111.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 8.5
Cab to Axle (in)
55.7 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.9 30.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.9 34.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.2 59.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
70.0 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.4 57.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 44.7
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 57.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
97.5 77.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
13.0 x 2.5 9 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 x 1.26 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type
Power Power
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 Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35.0 15.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.4 36.0
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TYD TMD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
683 755
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
683 755
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1583
Rear Tire Order Code
TYD TMD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1583
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
683 755
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TYD TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1583
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8800 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6085 2700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2050 1421
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4500 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14,000 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2775 1852
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 3000 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
EML EPE
Displacement
5.9L/360 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4000 120 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.61 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.06 4.22
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 2.33
Trans Order Code
DDP DDQ
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
Summary
Body Code
135" WB 112" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Dakota
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 3000
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6085 2700
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35.1 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Full-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.54 3.55
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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