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Selected Style Reg Cab 135" WB HD
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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
Reg Cab 112" WB Base
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.0
Passenger Capacity 3 3
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
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2 59.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 15.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Inboard LH
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 14.8
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code TYD TMD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 683 755
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
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
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8800 4550
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1404
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3000 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code EML EPE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 20
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.06 4.22
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.61 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Dakota
Body Code 135" WB 112" WB
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35.1 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 3000
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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