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2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $22,540 $25,535
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $23,920 $27,140
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $24,998 $28,335
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 ST N/A N/A $25,162 $28,525
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,346 $28,740
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $25,916 $29,460
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,546 $30,135
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,710 $30,325
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $26,727 $30,345
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,702 $31,450
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,865 $31,640
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,885 $32,855
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,250 $33,250
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,413 $33,440
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $30,319 $34,365
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,426 $35,780
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,589 $35,970
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $33,033 $37,480
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $34,701 $39,460
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $37,415 $42,575
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Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $19,969 $21,825
Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $21,607 $23,615
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $22,431 $24,515
Reg Cab 133" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $22,490 $24,580
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $22,513 $24,605
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $22,701 $24,810
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $23,712 $25,915
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $23,982 $26,210
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $24,151 $26,395
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $24,256 $26,510
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD Work Truck N/A N/A $24,522 $26,800
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $24,915 $27,230
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $24,933 $27,250
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $25,185 $27,525
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $25,203 $27,545
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $25,235 $27,580
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $25,533 $27,905
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LS N/A N/A $25,803 $28,200
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $26,210 $28,645
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $26,480 $28,940
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $26,672 $29,150
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LT1 N/A N/A $26,942 $29,445
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $26,983 $29,490
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $27,248 $29,780
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $27,436 $29,985
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $27,463 $30,015
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $27,706 $30,280
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $27,733 $30,310
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $28,259 $30,885
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $28,525 $31,175
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $29,165 $31,875
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $29,334 $32,060
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $29,398 $32,130
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $29,430 $32,165
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LT2 N/A N/A $29,604 $32,355
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT1 N/A N/A $29,668 $32,425
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $30,126 $32,925
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $30,391 $33,215
Crew Cab 153" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $31,064 $33,950
Crew Cab 167" WB 2WD LT3 N/A N/A $31,329 $34,240
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $31,851 $34,810
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $32,116 $35,100
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $32,208 $35,200
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT2 N/A N/A $32,477 $35,495
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $33,932 $37,085
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT3 N/A N/A $34,202 $37,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,540
$19,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,535
$21,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
67.0 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
65.1 61.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.1 12.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.8 76.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.9 52.2
Wheelbase (in)
140.5 133.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.4 9.1
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 79.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
36.2 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.4 37.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 114.1
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
229.7 224.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 19.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
74.9 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
60.6 61.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
98.3 97.6
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 64.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x 1.26 12.8 x 1.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x 1.18 13 x 1.1
Brake ABS System
4-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 34
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails LH
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.6 43.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2205
Rear Tire Order Code
TWD QIZ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2205
Front Tire Size
LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
TWD QIZ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 3042
Spare Tire Order Code
TWD QIZ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
940 1500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 2625
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
9400 10500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 10500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6084
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2340 2122
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4410 4410
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15000 16000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3127 2843
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8650 9200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18.7 16.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1904 NA
Engine
Displacement
5.7L/350 6.0L/364
Engine Oil Cooler
None Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
330 @ 4800 300 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
375 @ 4200 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EZA LQ4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.67
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.74 5.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.48 3.04
Trans Order Code
DEG MW3
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
6.29 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Box Reg Cab 8' Fleetside
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Body Code
140.5" WB E63
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
NA 6084
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Axle Type - Rear
Full-floating Full-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6150 6900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
NA 4500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.10
Axle Type - Front
Hypoid NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5200 4800
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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