Compare 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 1997 Ford Ranger

1997 Dodge Ram 2500
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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 107.9" WB XL XLT
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
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
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 40.4
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 54.4
Brakes
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
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 Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35.0 17.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Power Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
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
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2050 1191
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4500 2050
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 6.5
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 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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 23
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.06 3.40
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
Summary
Body Code
135" WB 107.9" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 6'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Ford Ranger
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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