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Selected Style 2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD
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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
Reg Cab 117.5" WB
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 60.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel Four Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 25
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Inboard LH Frame
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 44.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.4 39.8
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 15.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code TYD XFL
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 1843
Spare Tire Order Code TYD ZFL
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000 6500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2775 2330
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 7
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 100
Engine
Fuel System MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 3200 255 @ 2800
Engine Order Code EML L35
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 17
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 2.32
Trans Order Code DDP MG5
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code 135" WB E63
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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