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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 107.9" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,440
$10,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,770
$11,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$185 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 52.8
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.5 43.0
Wheelbase (in) 134.7 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 NA
Cab to Axle (in) 55.7 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.9 26.7
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 32.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 220.1 184.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 6.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) 99.7 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 72.1 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 40.4
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4 54.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.5 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 70.0 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.4 51.9
Brakes
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 Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 2.5 9.0 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.5 x 1.26 10.28 x 1.33
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 17.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Power Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 27.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.4 36.50
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 - TBD -
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 683 834
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code TYD T83
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 1192
Spare Tire Order Code TYD NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 683 834
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 683 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 1192
Rear Tire Order Code TYD T83
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 300
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2050 1191
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4500 2050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2775 1772
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8800 4220
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6085 2384
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3000 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code EML 99A
Displacement 5.9L/360 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4000 112 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.06 3.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 2.20
Trans Order Code DDP 44M
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 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.0 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Ford Ranger
Body Code 135" WB 107.9" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 6'
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6200 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 2050
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.54 3.45
Axle Type - Front NA Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35.1 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6085 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35.1 25.4
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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