Compare 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 1998 GMC Sierra 1500

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500
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2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD N/A N/A $17,069 $19,510
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,617 $21,290
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,778 $21,480
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $19,302 $22,085
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $19,464 $22,275
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,016 $22,925
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,415 $24,535
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,576 $24,725
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $22,091 $25,330
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $22,252 $25,520
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Reg Cab 117.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,459 $16,525
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,721 $16,825
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,962 $17,100
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,209 $18,525
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,905 $19,320
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,084 $19,525
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,346 $19,825
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,587 $20,100
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $18,834 $21,525
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,530 $22,320
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 15 20 $20,360 $23,269
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 14 18 $22,985 $26,269
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,069
$14,459
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,510
$16,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 17 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 65.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 60.1
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
116.9 111.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
220.1 194.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 6.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
99.7 NA
Height, Overall (in)
72.1 70.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.5 41.6
Wheelbase (in)
134.7 117.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 6.8
Cab to Axle (in)
55.7 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 76.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.9 32.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.9 35.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 19.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
70.0 55.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.4 60.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 49.1
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 62.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
97.5 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.2 64.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
13.0 x 2.5 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 x 1.26 11.57 x 1.25
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 Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35.0 25
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Inboard LH Frame
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.4 39.8
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 44.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 16.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
683 722
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
683 722
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1763
Rear Tire Order Code
TYD YFL
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1843
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
683 722
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TYD XFL
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
TYD ZFL
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8800 6100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6080 3686
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2050 1546
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4500 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14,000 6500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2775 2330
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
5.9L/360 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 4400 200 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 3200 255 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EML L35
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.40
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.06 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 2.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
DDP MG5
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 4.02
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
135" WB E63
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6080 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35.1 25
Axle Type - Rear
Full-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.54 3.08
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 25
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 3262
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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