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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 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,440
$11,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,770
$12,238
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$204 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 54.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 38.2
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 55.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 66.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 220.1 180.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) 99.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.1 61.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 134.7 103.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.5 74.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4 15.9
Cargo Volume (ft³) 70.0 39.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.4 57.9
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 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 2.5 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.5 x 1.26 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 15.1
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.4 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 683 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E P195/75R14
Front Tire Order Code TYD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TYD NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 683 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E P195/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 683 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code TYD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 - TBD -
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E P195/75R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4500 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000 6700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2775 1408
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8800 4244
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6085 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2050 1152
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14" x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14" x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14" x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3000 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EML NA
Displacement 5.9L/360 2.4L/147
Engine Oil Cooler NA - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4000 142 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code DDP NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.0 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.06 - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Toyota Tacoma
Body Code 135" WB 103.3
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Regular Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6200 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.54 3.42
Axle Type - Front NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35.1 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6085 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35.1 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track Double-wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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