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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
Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $19,097 $21,855
Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,353 $20,980
Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,952 $23,990
Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,179 $20,775
Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,777 $23,785
Reg Cab 120" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
Reg Cab 120" 4W XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 16 20 $16,313 $18,020
Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 16 20 $16,590 $18,335
Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,440
$13,652
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,770
$15,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$259 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 40.9
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 61.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.8
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 63.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 78.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.9 32.5
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9 37.2
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 220.1 202.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) 99.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.1 72.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 134.7 119.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.5 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4 19.7
Cargo Volume (ft³) 70.0 58.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.4 62.1 @ Belt
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 2.5 11.03 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.5 x 1.26 12.13 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 25.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.22
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.4 40.49
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 683 719
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E P235/70R16SL
Front Tire Order Code TYD T52
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 1804
Spare Tire Order Code TYD T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 683 719
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E P235/70R16SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 683 719
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 1804
Rear Tire Order Code TYD T52
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 1804
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E P235/70R16SL
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000 2,000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4500 2500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000 6,500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2775 2236
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8800 5550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6085 2900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2050 1614
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 15.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 95
Engine
Fuel System MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3000 255 @ 3000
Engine Order Code EML 992
Displacement 5.9L/360 4.2L/256
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4000 205 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 22
Transmission
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 3.90
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.0 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.06 3.41
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 2.24
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code DDP 44M
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Ford F-150
Body Code 135" WB 119.9" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.54 3.08
Axle Type - Front NA Twin Forged SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35.1 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 3400
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6085 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35.1 30.2
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6200 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 2500
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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